The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT jobs advertised for the Chester 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 34 38 62
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +24
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 2 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.92% 2.16% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.27% 6.41% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 0
Average salary £62,500 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+56.25% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
Mainframe
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Miscellaneous Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
88 78 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 40.37% 33.77% 33.51%
Number of salaries quoted 77 57 89
Average salary £48,750 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £32,050 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £39,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Mainframe
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Mainframe Salary Trend in Chester

Mainframe
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 5 (100.00%) UNIX
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (80.00%) SAS
2 4 (80.00%) Teradata
2 4 (80.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 4 (80.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 4 (80.00%) Line Management
3 1 (20.00%) AIX
3 1 (20.00%) JCL
3 1 (20.00%) ChangeMan
3 1 (20.00%) ISPF
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) CA Endevor

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 4 (80.00%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (80.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 4 (80.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) ChangeMan
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Consultant
1 4 (80.00%) SAS Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Senior SAS Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) FIX Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) ISPF
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Teradata