The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 3 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 114 104 127
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +23
Permanent jobs citing IBM Mainframe 11 10 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.57% 0.63% 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.10% 2.17% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 12
Average salary £44,000 £55,000 £52,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,400 £42,500 £45,350
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%
IBM Mainframe
North West

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

Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
524 461 541
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.01% 29.03% 25.43%
Number of salaries quoted 409 364 442
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,900 £59,750 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

IBM Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

IBM Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

IBM Mainframe
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

IBM Mainframe Salary Trend in Cheshire

IBM Mainframe
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 September 2014.

IBM Mainframe Salary Histogram in Cheshire

IBM Mainframe
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -6 5 £44,000 +3.52%
IBM Mainframe
North West

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe.

1 12 (100.00%) IBM
1 12 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (66.67%) Finance
3 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (41.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (41.67%) Java
5 4 (33.33%) .NET
5 4 (33.33%) DB2
5 4 (33.33%) PMI
5 4 (33.33%) PMI Certification
5 4 (33.33%) MBA
5 4 (33.33%) CSQA
5 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
6 3 (25.00%) Release Management
6 3 (25.00%) PKI
6 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (25.00%) Legal
6 3 (25.00%) Tandem
6 3 (25.00%) Cryptography
6 3 (25.00%) UNIX
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
7 2 (16.67%) JMS
7 2 (16.67%) JDBC
7 2 (16.67%) JSP
7 2 (16.67%) J2EE
7 2 (16.67%) CICS
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (16.67%) JNDI

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) DB2
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Test Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Designer
5 1 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) J2EE
2 2 (16.67%) JDBC
2 2 (16.67%) JSP
2 2 (16.67%) JMS
2 2 (16.67%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (33.33%) PMI
3 3 (25.00%) Tandem
3 3 (25.00%) Cryptography
3 3 (25.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 5 (41.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (25.00%) Release Management
5 2 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (33.33%) CSQA
2 4 (33.33%) PMI Certification
2 4 (33.33%) MBA
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Ab Initio