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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 81 73 84
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 47 37 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.44% 2.22% 2.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.92% 7.99% 10.04%
Number of salaries quoted 41 36 52
Average salary £55,000 £53,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.80% +15.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £42,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £104,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £48,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +15.47%
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
527 463 558
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.41% 27.82% 25.21%
Number of salaries quoted 408 367 472
Average salary £37,500 £39,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.06% +12.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £58,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +11 25 £51,500 +6.73%
Chester - 2 £51,750 -
Mainframe
North West

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 41 (74.55%) Finance
2 29 (52.73%) DB2
3 27 (49.09%) Banking
4 26 (47.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (45.45%) Java
6 24 (43.64%) CICS
7 23 (41.82%) COBOL
8 22 (40.00%) J2EE
8 22 (40.00%) Waterfall
9 20 (36.36%) Risk Analysis
9 20 (36.36%) UML
10 15 (27.27%) UNIX
11 13 (23.64%) Windows
11 13 (23.64%) IBM
12 12 (21.82%) IBM Mainframe
13 7 (12.73%) AIX
13 7 (12.73%) Linux
13 7 (12.73%) SQL
14 6 (10.91%) Test Scripting
14 6 (10.91%) Test Strategy
14 6 (10.91%) Integration Testing
14 6 (10.91%) ISTQB
15 5 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
15 5 (9.09%) Tivoli
15 5 (9.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 4 (7.27%) MBA
16 4 (7.27%) Workflow
16 4 (7.27%) PMI
16 4 (7.27%) PMI Certification
16 4 (7.27%) .NET

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 24 (43.64%) CICS
2 2 (3.64%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.82%) SAS
3 1 (1.82%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (52.73%) DB2
2 1 (1.82%) Big Data
2 1 (1.82%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (1.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.82%) ChangeMan
General
1 41 (74.55%) Finance
2 27 (49.09%) Banking
3 3 (5.45%) Legal
4 2 (3.64%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Retail
5 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (41.82%) Architect
2 21 (38.18%) Designer
3 15 (27.27%) Applications Architect
4 14 (25.45%) Analyst
5 10 (18.18%) Solutions Designer
6 9 (16.36%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (16.36%) Test Analyst
7 5 (9.09%) Tivoli Specialist
7 5 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Test Architect
8 3 (5.45%) Security Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) UAT Manager
9 2 (3.64%) WebSphere Specialist
9 2 (3.64%) Lead Test Analyst
10 1 (1.82%) Information Security Specialist
10 1 (1.82%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
10 1 (1.82%) Mainframe Programmer
10 1 (1.82%) COBOL Developer
10 1 (1.82%) Senior SAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (40.00%) J2EE
2 4 (7.27%) .NET
3 3 (5.45%) Middleware
4 2 (3.64%) JDBC
4 2 (3.64%) JSP
4 2 (3.64%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (3.64%) JMS
4 2 (3.64%) JNDI
4 2 (3.64%) ISPF
5 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (7.27%) PMI
2 4 (7.27%) Cryptography
3 3 (5.45%) PKI
3 3 (5.45%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.27%) UNIX
2 13 (23.64%) Windows
3 7 (12.73%) AIX
3 7 (12.73%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (47.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 22 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 20 (36.36%) Risk Analysis
3 20 (36.36%) UML
4 6 (10.91%) Test Scripting
4 6 (10.91%) Test Strategy
4 6 (10.91%) Integration Testing
5 5 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (7.27%) Workflow
6 4 (7.27%) Performance Testing
7 3 (5.45%) Release Management
7 3 (5.45%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.64%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.64%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.64%) ITIL
8 2 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.64%) Portfolio Management
8 2 (3.64%) Unit Testing
8 2 (3.64%) Test Management
9 1 (1.82%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (45.45%) Java
2 23 (41.82%) COBOL
3 7 (12.73%) SQL
4 2 (3.64%) C
4 2 (3.64%) JCL
5 1 (1.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (10.91%) ISTQB
2 4 (7.27%) MBA
2 4 (7.27%) PMI Certification
2 4 (7.27%) CSQA
3 1 (1.82%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) Tivoli
2 3 (5.45%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 13 (23.64%) IBM
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle
3 2 (3.64%) Teradata
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.82%) JBoss
4 1 (1.82%) Ab Initio
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