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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 76 84 98
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +14
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 51 30 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.62% 1.88% 1.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.66% 5.31% 6.69%
Number of salaries quoted 45 29 37
Average salary £52,500 £53,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.86% +18.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,400 £42,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £104,000 £60,800
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +19.04%
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
666 565 628
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 34.26% 35.33% 29.62%
Number of salaries quoted 524 442 506
Average salary £39,750 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.24% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 16 September 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 16 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 25 £51,500 +6.73%
Chester - 1 £28,500 - 1
Mainframe
North West

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 46 (79.31%) Finance
2 34 (58.62%) DB2
3 29 (50.00%) CICS
3 29 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 29 (50.00%) Banking
4 28 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (48.28%) COBOL
5 27 (46.55%) Java
5 27 (46.55%) Waterfall
6 25 (43.10%) J2EE
7 23 (39.66%) Risk Analysis
7 23 (39.66%) UML
8 13 (22.41%) UNIX
9 12 (20.69%) IBM
10 11 (18.97%) Windows
10 11 (18.97%) IBM Mainframe
11 9 (15.52%) SQL
12 6 (10.34%) AIX
12 6 (10.34%) Linux
12 6 (10.34%) Test Strategy
12 6 (10.34%) Integration Testing
12 6 (10.34%) Test Scripting
12 6 (10.34%) ISTQB
13 5 (8.62%) CA Endevor
13 5 (8.62%) Continuous Improvement
14 4 (6.90%) Workflow
14 4 (6.90%) MBA
14 4 (6.90%) PMI
14 4 (6.90%) PMI Certification
14 4 (6.90%) Tivoli

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 29 (50.00%) CICS
2 2 (3.45%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.72%) SAS
3 1 (1.72%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (58.62%) DB2
2 1 (1.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (1.72%) Big Data
2 1 (1.72%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.72%) ChangeMan
General
1 46 (79.31%) Finance
2 29 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Legal
3 2 (3.45%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (44.83%) Architect
2 24 (41.38%) Designer
3 15 (25.86%) Applications Architect
4 14 (24.14%) Analyst
5 13 (22.41%) Solutions Designer
6 12 (20.69%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (15.52%) Test Analyst
8 5 (8.62%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (8.62%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (6.90%) Tivoli Specialist
10 3 (5.17%) Test Architect
11 2 (3.45%) Developer
11 2 (3.45%) Analyst Programmer
11 2 (3.45%) Programmer
11 2 (3.45%) Security Analyst
11 2 (3.45%) WebSphere Specialist
11 2 (3.45%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
11 2 (3.45%) COBOL Programmer
11 2 (3.45%) UAT Manager
11 2 (3.45%) DB2 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (43.10%) J2EE
2 3 (5.17%) .NET
2 3 (5.17%) Middleware
3 2 (3.45%) JDBC
3 2 (3.45%) JSP
3 2 (3.45%) JMS
3 2 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (3.45%) JNDI
3 2 (3.45%) ISPF
4 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (6.90%) PMI
3 3 (5.17%) Cryptography
4 2 (3.45%) Tandem
4 2 (3.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) UNIX
2 11 (18.97%) Windows
3 6 (10.34%) AIX
3 6 (10.34%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 28 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (46.55%) Waterfall
4 23 (39.66%) Risk Analysis
4 23 (39.66%) UML
5 6 (10.34%) Test Strategy
5 6 (10.34%) Integration Testing
5 6 (10.34%) Test Scripting
6 5 (8.62%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (6.90%) Workflow
7 4 (6.90%) Performance Testing
7 4 (6.90%) Unit Testing
8 2 (3.45%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.45%) ITIL
8 2 (3.45%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.45%) Release Management
8 2 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.45%) Test Management
9 1 (1.72%) Demand Management
9 1 (1.72%) Customer Insight
Programming Languages
1 28 (48.28%) COBOL
2 27 (46.55%) Java
3 9 (15.52%) SQL
4 2 (3.45%) C
4 2 (3.45%) JCL
5 1 (1.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.90%) MBA
2 4 (6.90%) PMI Certification
2 4 (6.90%) CSQA
3 1 (1.72%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) CA Endevor
2 4 (6.90%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (20.69%) IBM
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.45%) Teradata
4 1 (1.72%) JBoss
4 1 (1.72%) Ab Initio