The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire 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 86 105 103
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -2
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 37 19 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.95% 1.12% 1.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.09% 3.15% 5.33%
Number of salaries quoted 37 16 38
Average salary £54,000 £46,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.75% +8.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £40,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
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
727 603 788
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 38.34% 35.68% 35.67%
Number of salaries quoted 639 447 683
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,100 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Mainframe
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Mainframe Salary Trend in Cheshire

Mainframe
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Mainframe Salary Histogram in Cheshire

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 Mainframe within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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 14 £54,000 +27.05%
Chester +4 2 £62,500 +56.25%
Wilmslow - 1 £38,750 -
Mainframe
North West

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 76 (89.41%) Finance
2 50 (58.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 46 (54.12%) Risk Analysis
4 38 (44.71%) DB2
5 37 (43.53%) UNIX
6 36 (42.35%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (41.18%) COBOL
7 35 (41.18%) CICS
8 33 (38.82%) Java
9 32 (37.65%) Windows
9 32 (37.65%) Waterfall
10 31 (36.47%) J2EE
10 31 (36.47%) IBM
11 30 (35.29%) Middleware
11 30 (35.29%) IBM Mainframe
12 28 (32.94%) UML
12 28 (32.94%) Banking
13 22 (25.88%) Tandem
14 20 (23.53%) Internet
15 18 (21.18%) Problem Management
16 12 (14.12%) SQL
17 10 (11.76%) JCL
17 10 (11.76%) WebSphere
18 9 (10.59%) AIX
18 9 (10.59%) Linux
18 9 (10.59%) SSL
18 9 (10.59%) WebSphere MQ
18 9 (10.59%) ISPF
19 8 (9.41%) Perl
19 8 (9.41%) WebSphere Message Broker

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 35 (41.18%) CICS
2 10 (11.76%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.71%) JBoss
3 4 (4.71%) SAS
4 1 (1.18%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.18%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 20 (23.53%) Internet
2 9 (10.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (44.71%) DB2
2 4 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.71%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 4 (4.71%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (1.18%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (4.71%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.18%) ChangeMan
2 1 (1.18%) Subversion
General
1 76 (89.41%) Finance
2 28 (32.94%) Banking
3 2 (2.35%) Legal
4 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (61.18%) Designer
2 46 (54.12%) Architect
3 20 (23.53%) Infrastructure Designer
4 18 (21.18%) Applications Architect
5 17 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 16 (18.82%) Solutions Designer
7 15 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (10.59%) Consultant
8 9 (10.59%) Analyst
9 7 (8.24%) Lead Designer
10 6 (7.06%) Lead Architect
11 4 (4.71%) SAS Consultant
11 4 (4.71%) WebSphere Specialist
11 4 (4.71%) Test Analyst
11 4 (4.71%) Developer
12 3 (3.53%) COBOL Developer
13 2 (2.35%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
13 2 (2.35%) COBOL Programmer
13 2 (2.35%) WebSphere Consultant
13 2 (2.35%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (36.47%) J2EE
2 30 (35.29%) Middleware
3 9 (10.59%) WebSphere MQ
3 9 (10.59%) ISPF
4 8 (9.41%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 4 (4.71%) .NET
6 3 (3.53%) JSP
7 2 (2.35%) Web Services
7 2 (2.35%) JDBC
7 2 (2.35%) JMS
7 2 (2.35%) JNDI
8 1 (1.18%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.18%) WSDL
8 1 (1.18%) jQuery
8 1 (1.18%) HTML5
8 1 (1.18%) XML
8 1 (1.18%) XSD
8 1 (1.18%) Servlets
8 1 (1.18%) Struts
8 1 (1.18%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (35.29%) IBM Mainframe
2 22 (25.88%) Tandem
3 3 (3.53%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.35%) PMI
4 2 (2.35%) PKI
4 2 (2.35%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.18%) VUI
5 1 (1.18%) User Experience
5 1 (1.18%) IVR
5 1 (1.18%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 37 (43.53%) UNIX
2 32 (37.65%) Windows
3 9 (10.59%) AIX
3 9 (10.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (58.82%) Stakeholder Management
2 46 (54.12%) Risk Analysis
3 36 (42.35%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (37.65%) Waterfall
5 28 (32.94%) UML
6 18 (21.18%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.71%) Unit Testing
7 4 (4.71%) Line Management
8 3 (3.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (3.53%) Test Strategy
9 2 (2.35%) Release Management
9 2 (2.35%) Performance Testing
9 2 (2.35%) Integration Testing
9 2 (2.35%) Test Scripting
9 2 (2.35%) Data Protection
9 2 (2.35%) TOGAF
9 2 (2.35%) Scrum
9 2 (2.35%) Workflow
10 1 (1.18%) Migration
10 1 (1.18%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 35 (41.18%) COBOL
2 33 (38.82%) Java
3 12 (14.12%) SQL
4 10 (11.76%) JCL
5 8 (9.41%) Perl
6 2 (2.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.53%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.35%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.35%) MBA
2 2 (2.35%) CSQA
3 1 (1.18%) Degree
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 31 (36.47%) IBM
2 4 (4.71%) Oracle
2 4 (4.71%) Teradata
3 2 (2.35%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.35%) HP
3 2 (2.35%) Citrix