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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 114 94 76
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -18
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 10 31 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.58% 1.72% 2.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.41% 4.65% 7.53%
Number of salaries quoted 7 27 36
Average salary £40,000 £55,000 £53,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.27% +2.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,200 £30,000 £46,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £60,000 £104,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,377 £47,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year
-2.36% -1.04%
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
708 667 571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 41.16% 37.01% 33.45%
Number of salaries quoted 534 492 439
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -20 2 £44,250 -19.54%
Chester -3 1 £42,500 -17.87% 2
Wilmslow - 1 £30,250 -
Mainframe
North West

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 24 (60.00%) Finance
2 19 (47.50%) COBOL
2 19 (47.50%) IBM
3 15 (37.50%) HP
3 15 (37.50%) UNIX
4 14 (35.00%) Windows
4 14 (35.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 12 (30.00%) SQL
6 11 (27.50%) JCL
7 9 (22.50%) Java
7 9 (22.50%) .NET
7 9 (22.50%) Oracle
8 8 (20.00%) Exstream
9 7 (17.50%) Exstream Dialogue
9 7 (17.50%) Tandem
9 7 (17.50%) Papyrus
9 7 (17.50%) StreamWeaver
9 7 (17.50%) Cryptography
9 7 (17.50%) PKI
9 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
9 7 (17.50%) ODBC
9 7 (17.50%) J2EE
9 7 (17.50%) VB
9 7 (17.50%) HTML
9 7 (17.50%) C
9 7 (17.50%) C++
9 7 (17.50%) HTTP
9 7 (17.50%) LoadRunner
9 7 (17.50%) Time Management
9 7 (17.50%) Portfolio Management

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 7 (17.50%) Papyrus
1 7 (17.50%) StreamWeaver
1 7 (17.50%) Exstream Dialogue
2 6 (15.00%) CICS
3 1 (2.50%) JBoss
3 1 (2.50%) SAS
Business Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) DB2
3 3 (7.50%) Big Data
4 2 (5.00%) IMS/DB
5 1 (2.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 24 (60.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Analyst
2 6 (15.00%) Test Manager
2 6 (15.00%) Developer
3 5 (12.50%) Performance Test Manager
3 5 (12.50%) Performance Manager
3 5 (12.50%) Applications Support
4 4 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Applications Support Specialist
5 3 (7.50%) Applications Support Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Support Specialist
5 3 (7.50%) Lead Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.00%) COBOL Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Test Leader
6 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) .NET
2 7 (17.50%) J2EE
2 7 (17.50%) ODBC
2 7 (17.50%) HTML
3 3 (7.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 7 (17.50%) Tandem
2 7 (17.50%) Cryptography
2 7 (17.50%) PKI
3 1 (2.50%) VSAM
3 1 (2.50%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) UNIX
2 14 (35.00%) Windows
3 6 (15.00%) Linux
4 3 (7.50%) VME
5 1 (2.50%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) Unit Testing
1 7 (17.50%) Test Scripting
1 7 (17.50%) Time Management
1 7 (17.50%) Portfolio Management
2 6 (15.00%) Performance Testing
3 5 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 5 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 5 (12.50%) Service Management
3 5 (12.50%) Change Management
4 4 (10.00%) Migration
4 4 (10.00%) ITIL
4 4 (10.00%) SDLC
5 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (5.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (2.50%) Release Management
7 1 (2.50%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.50%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.50%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (47.50%) COBOL
2 12 (30.00%) SQL
3 11 (27.50%) JCL
4 9 (22.50%) Java
5 7 (17.50%) C
5 7 (17.50%) C++
5 7 (17.50%) VB
6 1 (2.50%) REXX
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) ISEB
2 1 (2.50%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 19 (47.50%) IBM
2 15 (37.50%) HP
3 9 (22.50%) Oracle
4 3 (7.50%) ICL
4 3 (7.50%) Fujitsu
5 1 (2.50%) Citrix
5 1 (2.50%) Sun
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