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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 98 98 77
Rank change year-on-year
0 -21
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 3 28 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.23% 1.51% 2.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.62% 3.94% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2 27 31
Average salary £24,830 £54,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-54.01% +16.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,294 £45,000 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £25,366 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,794 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +11.11%
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
483 710 555
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 37.07% 38.30% 34.93%
Number of salaries quoted 411 599 396
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
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 9 February 2016. 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
Wilmslow +11 2 £24,830 -38.87%
Knutsford 0 1 - - 2
Mainframe
North West

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 19 (76.00%) Unix
1 19 (76.00%) Windows
2 18 (72.00%) Linux
3 16 (64.00%) Oracle
4 14 (56.00%) SQL
5 13 (52.00%) Cisco
5 13 (52.00%) Finance
6 12 (48.00%) VMware
6 12 (48.00%) Juniper
6 12 (48.00%) Sybase
6 12 (48.00%) Informix
6 12 (48.00%) Fortinet
7 10 (40.00%) Information Security
8 9 (36.00%) Banking
9 8 (32.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (32.00%) Matrix Management
9 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (32.00%) Java
10 7 (28.00%) C
10 7 (28.00%) Corporate Banking
11 6 (24.00%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (24.00%) Middleware
11 6 (24.00%) Management Information System
12 5 (20.00%) ITIL
12 5 (20.00%) IT Audit
13 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
14 3 (12.00%) GIS
14 3 (12.00%) Change Management
14 3 (12.00%) Clustering

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (8.00%) JBoss
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) DMZ
1 3 (12.00%) SSL
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (4.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (48.00%) Informix
2 3 (12.00%) GIS
3 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (8.00%) Toad
General
1 13 (52.00%) Finance
2 9 (36.00%) Banking
3 7 (28.00%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Compliance Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Audit Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) IT Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Security Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Tester
4 4 (16.00%) Testing Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Audit Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) IT Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) IT Security Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Security Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Test Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Compliance Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Computer Operator
7 1 (4.00%) Operations Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) Middleware
2 3 (12.00%) Web Services
3 2 (8.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (24.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.00%) Clustering
3 2 (8.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (76.00%) Unix
1 19 (76.00%) Windows
2 18 (72.00%) Linux
3 2 (8.00%) AIX
3 2 (8.00%) HPUX
3 2 (8.00%) Solaris
4 1 (4.00%) MVS
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Information Security
2 8 (32.00%) Matrix Management
3 6 (24.00%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (20.00%) IT Audit
4 5 (20.00%) ITIL
5 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Change Management
7 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.00%) Load Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (8.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Performance Management
7 2 (8.00%) Resource Management
7 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (8.00%) System Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Test Management
7 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) SQL
2 8 (32.00%) Java
3 7 (28.00%) C
4 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.00%) JCL
5 1 (4.00%) Perl
5 1 (4.00%) REXX
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) CA Wily
2 1 (4.00%) Netcool
2 1 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Oracle
2 13 (52.00%) Cisco
3 12 (48.00%) Fortinet
3 12 (48.00%) Juniper
3 12 (48.00%) Sybase
3 12 (48.00%) VMware
4 2 (8.00%) F5
4 2 (8.00%) IBM
4 2 (8.00%) Siebel
5 1 (4.00%) Apple
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix
5 1 (4.00%) GFI Software
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) Intel
5 1 (4.00%) Intel Security
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.00%) Sophos
5 1 (4.00%) Symantec