The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 99 89 77
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -12
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 1 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.080% 0.095% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.28% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 2
Average salary £52,000 £47,500 £71,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.47% -33.09%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £43,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
Mainframe
East of England

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

Miscellaneous Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
467 352 307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 37.18% 33.36% 35.01%
Number of salaries quoted 353 241 262
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,600 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,750 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Mainframe
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Mainframe Salary Trend in Essex

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 (35.71%) C#
1 5 (35.71%) COBOL
1 5 (35.71%) Java
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
1 5 (35.71%) DB2
1 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
1 5 (35.71%) Web Services
1 5 (35.71%) XML
1 5 (35.71%) XSD
1 5 (35.71%) E-Commerce
1 5 (35.71%) IBM
1 5 (35.71%) Assembly Language
1 5 (35.71%) REXX
1 5 (35.71%) JCL
1 5 (35.71%) MVC
1 5 (35.71%) Manufacturing
1 5 (35.71%) Information Management
1 5 (35.71%) SELCOPY
2 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 4 (28.57%) .NET Framework
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) OOD
2 4 (28.57%) OO
3 2 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (14.29%) Middleware
3 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 2 (14.29%) NonStop SQL

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) BASE24
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) DB2
2 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (14.29%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (35.71%) Manufacturing
2 4 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) DBA
1 5 (35.71%) Administrator
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Vendor Manager
3 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
1 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
1 5 (35.71%) Web Services
1 5 (35.71%) XML
1 5 (35.71%) XSD
2 4 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 2 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 2 (14.29%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) E-Commerce
1 5 (35.71%) MVC
1 5 (35.71%) Information Management
2 4 (28.57%) OO
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) OOD
3 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C#
1 5 (35.71%) COBOL
1 5 (35.71%) Java
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
1 5 (35.71%) Assembly Language
1 5 (35.71%) REXX
1 5 (35.71%) JCL
1 5 (35.71%) SELCOPY
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) IBM
2 2 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Twitter
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle