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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 170 155 140
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -15
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 16 41 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.42% 0.99% 0.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.18% 3.11% 3.10%
Number of salaries quoted 9 39 34
Average salary £60,000 £52,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +20.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £70,250
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-4.04% +4.21%
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
1359 1317 1227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 35.29% 31.87% 31.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1087 1012 1008
Average salary £38,000 £38,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,550 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £56,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 3 September 2015.

Mainframe Salary Histogram in Manchester

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 20 (60.61%) Finance
2 13 (39.39%) IBM
3 11 (33.33%) Unisys
3 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (30.30%) IBM Mainframe
4 10 (30.30%) LINC
4 10 (30.30%) COBOL
4 10 (30.30%) Java
4 10 (30.30%) CICS
4 10 (30.30%) Banking
5 9 (27.27%) Mentoring
6 8 (24.24%) VSAM
6 8 (24.24%) JCL
7 7 (21.21%) Easytrieve
7 7 (21.21%) REXX
7 7 (21.21%) Assembly Language
7 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
7 7 (21.21%) Change Management
7 7 (21.21%) SQL
7 7 (21.21%) MS Office
8 5 (15.15%) UNIX
9 4 (12.12%) Windows
9 4 (12.12%) .NET
9 4 (12.12%) J2EE
9 4 (12.12%) Oracle
9 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (12.12%) HP
10 3 (9.09%) ISEB
10 3 (9.09%) ODBC
10 3 (9.09%) zOS

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 10 (30.30%) CICS
2 3 (9.09%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.06%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.03%) JBoss
4 1 (3.03%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) HTTP
1 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) Easytrieve
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) DB2
3 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) Base SAS
3 1 (3.03%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (3.03%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.03%) Subversion
2 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.03%) ClearCase
General
1 20 (60.61%) Finance
2 10 (30.30%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Architect
1 11 (33.33%) Analyst
2 10 (30.30%) Analyst Programmer
2 10 (30.30%) Programmer
2 10 (30.30%) Analyst Developer
2 10 (30.30%) Developer Analyst
2 10 (30.30%) Developer
3 8 (24.24%) Technical Architect
4 7 (21.21%) Mainframe Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Applications Support
6 2 (6.06%) Performance Test Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Leader
6 2 (6.06%) Performance Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Java Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Java Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) .NET
1 4 (12.12%) J2EE
2 3 (9.09%) ODBC
2 3 (9.09%) JMS
2 3 (9.09%) HTML
3 2 (6.06%) jQuery
3 2 (6.06%) Java EE 5
3 2 (6.06%) REST
3 2 (6.06%) Spring Integration
3 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
3 2 (6.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (6.06%) Apache Camel
3 2 (6.06%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (6.06%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (6.06%) Spring
3 2 (6.06%) JSF
3 2 (6.06%) Java EE
3 2 (6.06%) JSON
3 2 (6.06%) SOAP
3 2 (6.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (24.24%) VSAM
3 1 (3.03%) IVR
3 1 (3.03%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (3.03%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) UNIX
2 4 (12.12%) Windows
3 3 (9.09%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Mentoring
3 7 (21.21%) Change Management
4 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.09%) EAI
5 3 (9.09%) SDLC
5 3 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 2 (6.06%) Open Source
6 2 (6.06%) Project Management
6 2 (6.06%) ITIL
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (6.06%) Resource Management
7 1 (3.03%) Scrum
7 1 (3.03%) TDD
7 1 (3.03%) Automated Testing
7 1 (3.03%) Supplier Management
7 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.03%) OO
7 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) COBOL
1 10 (30.30%) Java
1 10 (30.30%) LINC
2 8 (24.24%) JCL
3 7 (21.21%) SQL
3 7 (21.21%) Assembly Language
3 7 (21.21%) REXX
4 3 (9.09%) VB
4 3 (9.09%) C
4 3 (9.09%) C++
5 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) ISEB
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) PMP
3 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) RACF
1 2 (6.06%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) zSecure
2 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) IBM
2 11 (33.33%) Unisys
3 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.12%) HP
4 4 (12.12%) Oracle
5 1 (3.03%) Chordiant
5 1 (3.03%) CA
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