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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 126 110 106
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -4
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 4 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.20% 0.44% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.74% 1.30% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 2
Average salary £58,750 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.55% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £39,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £47,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
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
538 615 443
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 26.63% 33.70% 26.57%
Number of salaries quoted 477 554 391
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 2014.

Mainframe Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 10 (66.67%) UNIX
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 9 (60.00%) Finance
3 7 (46.67%) Oracle
4 6 (40.00%) ITIL
4 6 (40.00%) Internet
5 5 (33.33%) DB2
5 5 (33.33%) IIS
5 5 (33.33%) Windows
5 5 (33.33%) Apache
5 5 (33.33%) Tomcat
5 5 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (33.33%) Middleware
6 4 (26.67%) COBOL
7 3 (20.00%) IBM
7 3 (20.00%) Supplier Management
8 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
8 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (13.33%) SAS
8 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 2 (13.33%) Project Management
8 2 (13.33%) Service Management
8 2 (13.33%) Financial Institution
8 2 (13.33%) Teradata
8 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
8 2 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (13.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (13.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (13.33%) Line Management
9 1 (6.67%) Java

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 5 (33.33%) IIS
1 5 (33.33%) Apache
1 5 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (13.33%) SAS
3 1 (6.67%) CICS
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) DB2
2 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (13.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (13.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (6.67%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.67%) Back Office
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Consultant
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Support Manager
5 2 (13.33%) SAS Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) COBOL Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Testing Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Service Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
6 1 (6.67%) COBOL Programmer
6 1 (6.67%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (6.67%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) D-Bus
2 1 (6.67%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) UNIX
2 5 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Supplier Management
3 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (13.33%) Line Management
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) COBOL
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) JCL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Control-M
1 1 (6.67%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) IBM
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) Teradata
4 1 (6.67%) BMC