The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT jobs advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 10 16 8
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 25 10 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Knutsford 13.89% 8.06% 18.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 40.98% 38.46% 60.00%
Number of salaries quoted 24 10 33
Average salary £51,500 £48,250 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.73% +22.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £42,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,000 £61,100
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £48,750 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +16.07%
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 Knutsford region.

Miscellaneous Category
Knutsford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
61 26 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Knutsford 33.89% 20.97% 30.05%
Number of salaries quoted 58 25 55
Average salary £47,500 £46,500 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% -4.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £42,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £63,500 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

Mainframe
Salary Trend in Knutsford

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

Mainframe Salary Trend in Knutsford

Mainframe
Salary Histogram in Knutsford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Knutsford region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Mainframe Salary Histogram in Knutsford

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Knutsford 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 23 (85.19%) Finance
2 15 (55.56%) DB2
3 13 (48.15%) COBOL
3 13 (48.15%) Banking
4 12 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (44.44%) Java
4 12 (44.44%) CICS
4 12 (44.44%) Waterfall
5 11 (40.74%) J2EE
5 11 (40.74%) UML
5 11 (40.74%) Risk Analysis
6 6 (22.22%) IBM
6 6 (22.22%) Integration Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 5 (18.52%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (14.81%) Workflow
8 4 (14.81%) UNIX
8 4 (14.81%) Windows
8 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy
9 3 (11.11%) SQL
9 3 (11.11%) MBA
9 3 (11.11%) PMI
9 3 (11.11%) PMI Certification
9 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
9 3 (11.11%) CSQA
9 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
10 2 (7.41%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
10 2 (7.41%) Test Management

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Knutsford 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 12 (44.44%) CICS
2 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.70%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (55.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) ClearCase
General
1 23 (85.19%) Finance
2 13 (48.15%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.70%) Retail
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Architect
1 11 (40.74%) Designer
2 10 (37.04%) Applications Architect
2 10 (37.04%) Analyst
3 9 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (14.81%) Solutions Designer
6 2 (7.41%) UAT Manager
6 2 (7.41%) WebSphere Specialist
6 2 (7.41%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) COBOL Developer
7 1 (3.70%) DB2 Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Mainframe Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Middleware Specialist
7 1 (3.70%) Security Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) J2EE
2 2 (7.41%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (7.41%) Middleware
3 1 (3.70%) ISPF
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (11.11%) PMI
3 1 (3.70%) Tandem
3 1 (3.70%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) UNIX
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
1 12 (44.44%) Waterfall
2 11 (40.74%) Risk Analysis
2 11 (40.74%) UML
3 6 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (14.81%) Workflow
5 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Test Management
6 2 (7.41%) ITIL
6 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Release Management
7 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) COBOL
2 12 (44.44%) Java
3 3 (11.11%) SQL
4 2 (7.41%) C
5 1 (3.70%) JCL
5 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) PMI Certification
1 3 (11.11%) MBA
1 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 3 (11.11%) CSQA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) IBM
2 2 (7.41%) Teradata
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) JBoss