The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT jobs advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 25 26 42
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +16
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 9 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 4.64% 3.28% 0.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 20.00% 17.14% 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 2
Average salary £40,438 £33,000 £29,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.53% +12.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,388 £32,650 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £40,488 £44,900 £30,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
Mainframe
West Yorkshire

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

Miscellaneous Category
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
45 35 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 23.20% 19.13% 14.85%
Number of salaries quoted 35 27 34
Average salary £40,000 £39,900 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.25% +14.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Mainframe
Salary Trend in Halifax

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

Mainframe Salary Trend in Halifax

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 9 (100.00%) IBM
2 7 (77.78%) Assembly Language
3 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
3 5 (55.56%) Internet
3 5 (55.56%) CICS
3 5 (55.56%) Migration
3 5 (55.56%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (55.56%) Online Banking
3 5 (55.56%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (55.56%) Middleware
3 5 (55.56%) MQSeries
3 5 (55.56%) Banking
3 5 (55.56%) Retail
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) COBOL
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) Change Management
5 2 (22.22%) Workflow
5 2 (22.22%) REXX
5 2 (22.22%) PL/1
5 2 (22.22%) JCL
5 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
5 2 (22.22%) ATM
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) EMV
5 2 (22.22%) Tandem
5 2 (22.22%) Cryptography
5 2 (22.22%) VSAM

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 5 (55.56%) MQSeries
1 5 (55.56%) CICS
2 2 (22.22%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Internet
2 2 (22.22%) ATM
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) DB2
General
1 5 (55.56%) Banking
1 5 (55.56%) Retail
2 4 (44.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Programmer
1 5 (55.56%) CICS Programmer
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) Middleware
2 2 (22.22%) J2EE
2 2 (22.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Online Banking
1 5 (55.56%) IBM Mainframe
1 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) EMV
2 2 (22.22%) Tandem
2 2 (22.22%) Cryptography
2 2 (22.22%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
1 2 (22.22%) zOS
1 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
1 5 (55.56%) Migration
1 5 (55.56%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) Workflow
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) UML
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Assembly Language
2 4 (44.44%) COBOL
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) C++
3 2 (22.22%) REXX
3 2 (22.22%) PL/1
3 2 (22.22%) JCL
3 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) ISO 8583
1 2 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) RACF
1 2 (22.22%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Tivoli
1 2 (22.22%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) NCR
2 2 (22.22%) VocaLink
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle