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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 166 173 159
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -14
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 19 19 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.53% 0.48% 0.95%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.47% 1.41% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 10 8 35
Average salary £57,500 £45,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £22,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,250 £47,300
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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 Manchester region.

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1291 1346 1396
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 35.72% 33.82% 33.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1052 1085 1204
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Mainframe
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Mainframe Salary Trend in Manchester

Mainframe
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Mainframe Salary Histogram in Manchester

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 27 (79.41%) Finance
2 21 (61.76%) UNIX
2 21 (61.76%) Windows
3 16 (47.06%) Banking
4 13 (38.24%) IBM
4 13 (38.24%) Middleware
5 12 (35.29%) Java
6 10 (29.41%) Retail
6 10 (29.41%) IBM Mainframe
7 8 (23.53%) SQL
8 7 (20.59%) Mentoring
9 6 (17.65%) Service Delivery
9 6 (17.65%) DB2
9 6 (17.65%) .NET
9 6 (17.65%) CICS
9 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
10 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
10 5 (14.71%) EAI
10 5 (14.71%) RACF
10 5 (14.71%) JCL
10 5 (14.71%) zOS
10 5 (14.71%) PRINCE
10 5 (14.71%) HTML
10 5 (14.71%) Firewall
10 5 (14.71%) GAP Analysis
10 5 (14.71%) WebSphere
10 5 (14.71%) Degree
10 5 (14.71%) Risk Analysis
10 5 (14.71%) Performance Testing
10 5 (14.71%) ACF2

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 6 (17.65%) CICS
2 5 (14.71%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.88%) SAS
4 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.94%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
2 5 (14.71%) Firewall
3 4 (11.76%) SSL
3 4 (11.76%) Internet
4 3 (8.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) DB2
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.94%) Subversion
2 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.94%) ClearCase
General
1 27 (79.41%) Finance
2 16 (47.06%) Banking
3 10 (29.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Architect
2 5 (14.71%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Manager
2 5 (14.71%) Technical Leader
2 5 (14.71%) Designer
3 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Designer
3 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (5.88%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) WebSphere Specialist
4 2 (5.88%) Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Test Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Applications Support
4 2 (5.88%) .NET Developer
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Performance Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Performance Test Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Test Leader
5 1 (2.94%) Performance Test Leader
5 1 (2.94%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (38.24%) Middleware
2 6 (17.65%) .NET
3 5 (14.71%) HTML
4 4 (11.76%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (11.76%) J2EE
4 4 (11.76%) ISPF
4 4 (11.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 3 (8.82%) ODBC
6 2 (5.88%) Web Services
6 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
6 2 (5.88%) CSS
6 2 (5.88%) jQuery
7 1 (2.94%) WCF
7 1 (2.94%) JSP
7 1 (2.94%) Servlets
7 1 (2.94%) Struts
7 1 (2.94%) EJB
7 1 (2.94%) XML
7 1 (2.94%) JMS
7 1 (2.94%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (11.76%) Tandem
3 2 (5.88%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.94%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.94%) VUI
4 1 (2.94%) VSAM
4 1 (2.94%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 21 (61.76%) UNIX
1 21 (61.76%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) zOS
3 4 (11.76%) AIX
3 4 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) Mentoring
2 6 (17.65%) Service Delivery
3 5 (14.71%) GAP Analysis
3 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
3 5 (14.71%) EAI
3 5 (14.71%) PRINCE
3 5 (14.71%) Risk Analysis
3 5 (14.71%) Performance Testing
4 4 (11.76%) Problem Management
4 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.88%) Time Management
6 2 (5.88%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.88%) Project Management
6 2 (5.88%) ITIL
6 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.94%) TDD
7 1 (2.94%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) Java
2 8 (23.53%) SQL
3 5 (14.71%) JCL
4 4 (11.76%) Perl
5 3 (8.82%) VB
5 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.82%) C
5 3 (8.82%) C++
5 3 (8.82%) COBOL
6 2 (5.88%) C#
6 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Degree
2 3 (8.82%) ISEB
3 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) RACF
1 5 (14.71%) ACF2
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) IBM
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle
3 3 (8.82%) HP
4 1 (2.94%) Chordiant
4 1 (2.94%) Unisys