The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 119 124 119
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 4 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.20% 0.47% 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.64% 1.23% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4 10 12
Average salary £52,500 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.61% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £37,150 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £54,250 £57,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-2.10% -5.00%
Mainframe
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
628 815 800
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.09% 38.26% 37.56%
Number of salaries quoted 486 655 732
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,600 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Mainframe
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Birmingham region.

Mainframe Salary Trend in Birmingham

Mainframe
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Mainframe Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Mainframe also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Mainframe.

1 20 (86.96%) UNIX
2 19 (82.61%) AIX
2 19 (82.61%) Linux
2 19 (82.61%) Java
2 19 (82.61%) IBM
2 19 (82.61%) WebSphere
3 16 (69.57%) SQL
3 16 (69.57%) Oracle
4 15 (65.22%) DB2
4 15 (65.22%) WebSphere Application Server
4 15 (65.22%) Perl
4 15 (65.22%) Web Services
4 15 (65.22%) Solaris
4 15 (65.22%) BusinessObjects
4 15 (65.22%) MQSeries
4 15 (65.22%) SOA
4 15 (65.22%) CICS
4 15 (65.22%) MVS
4 15 (65.22%) WebSphere MQ
4 15 (65.22%) Tivoli
4 15 (65.22%) ISPF
4 15 (65.22%) JCL
5 9 (39.13%) COBOL
6 6 (26.09%) ITIL
7 5 (21.74%) Windows
7 5 (21.74%) Finance
7 5 (21.74%) Incident Management
8 4 (17.39%) JBoss
8 4 (17.39%) HTTP
9 3 (13.04%) i2

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Mainframe also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (82.61%) WebSphere
2 15 (65.22%) MQSeries
2 15 (65.22%) CICS
2 15 (65.22%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (17.39%) JBoss
4 1 (4.35%) Apache
4 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (65.22%) DB2
1 15 (65.22%) BusinessObjects
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
2 3 (13.04%) Retail
2 3 (13.04%) Retail Banking
2 3 (13.04%) Private Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Consultant
1 15 (65.22%) Technical Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) Applications Support
3 2 (8.70%) Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Service Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) Web Services
1 15 (65.22%) WebSphere MQ
1 15 (65.22%) ISPF
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 20 (86.96%) UNIX
2 19 (82.61%) AIX
2 19 (82.61%) Linux
3 15 (65.22%) MVS
3 15 (65.22%) Solaris
4 5 (21.74%) Windows
5 1 (4.35%) OS/390
5 1 (4.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) SOA
2 6 (26.09%) ITIL
3 5 (21.74%) Incident Management
4 3 (13.04%) Wealth Management
4 3 (13.04%) DevOps
5 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.70%) Quantitative Risk Management
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.70%) Operations Management
5 2 (8.70%) Change Management
5 2 (8.70%) Service Management
6 1 (4.35%) Quality Management
6 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
6 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (82.61%) Java
2 16 (69.57%) SQL
3 15 (65.22%) JCL
3 15 (65.22%) Perl
4 9 (39.13%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 15 (65.22%) Tivoli
2 2 (8.70%) Control-M
Vendors
1 19 (82.61%) IBM
2 16 (69.57%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) i2
4 2 (8.70%) Sitecore
5 1 (4.35%) SAP