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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 174 160 174
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +14
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 18 28 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.47% 0.69% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.36% 2.10% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 8 12 10
Average salary £63,750 £36,200 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+76.10% -5.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £22,500 £24,550
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £49,250 £43,050
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
1326 1336 1379
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 34.76% 33.13% 33.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1085 1058 1183
Average salary £38,500 £36,000 £34,700
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% +3.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 March 2015.

Mainframe Salary Histogram in Manchester

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 39 (73.58%) Finance
2 29 (54.72%) UNIX
2 29 (54.72%) Windows
3 28 (52.83%) Banking
4 25 (47.17%) Middleware
5 22 (41.51%) IBM
5 22 (41.51%) IBM Mainframe
6 19 (35.85%) Risk Analysis
7 17 (32.08%) Retail
8 16 (30.19%) CICS
9 15 (28.30%) DB2
9 15 (28.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (22.64%) Tandem
10 12 (22.64%) Problem Management
10 12 (22.64%) Internet
11 11 (20.75%) COBOL
11 11 (20.75%) Java
12 9 (16.98%) zOS
12 9 (16.98%) Service Delivery
12 9 (16.98%) Mentoring
13 8 (15.09%) JCL
13 8 (15.09%) SQL
14 7 (13.21%) HTML
14 7 (13.21%) .NET
14 7 (13.21%) Performance Testing
14 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
15 6 (11.32%) VSAM
15 6 (11.32%) J2EE
16 5 (9.43%) RACF
16 5 (9.43%) PRINCE2

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 16 (30.19%) CICS
2 4 (7.55%) SAS
2 4 (7.55%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.77%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.64%) Internet
2 5 (9.43%) Firewall
2 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.55%) SSL
4 3 (5.66%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.30%) DB2
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.77%) Big Data
3 2 (3.77%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.89%) DataStage
4 1 (1.89%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) LoadRunner
2 2 (3.77%) Subversion
General
1 39 (73.58%) Finance
2 28 (52.83%) Banking
3 17 (32.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (37.74%) Architect
2 15 (28.30%) Designer
3 12 (22.64%) Infrastructure Designer
3 12 (22.64%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (11.32%) Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (9.43%) Technical Leader
5 5 (9.43%) Technical Specialist
6 4 (7.55%) .NET Developer
6 4 (7.55%) SQL Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Applications Architect
8 2 (3.77%) WebSphere Specialist
8 2 (3.77%) Lead Designer
8 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Performance Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Lead Architect
8 2 (3.77%) Performance Test Manager
9 1 (1.89%) Teradata Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (47.17%) Middleware
2 7 (13.21%) HTML
2 7 (13.21%) .NET
3 6 (11.32%) J2EE
4 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET
4 4 (7.55%) CSS
4 4 (7.55%) SOAP
4 4 (7.55%) XML
4 4 (7.55%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (7.55%) ISPF
4 4 (7.55%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 4 (7.55%) jQuery
5 3 (5.66%) ODBC
6 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (3.77%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 22 (41.51%) IBM Mainframe
2 12 (22.64%) Tandem
3 6 (11.32%) VSAM
4 4 (7.55%) Data Extraction
4 4 (7.55%) Credit Risk
5 2 (3.77%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (54.72%) UNIX
1 29 (54.72%) Windows
2 9 (16.98%) zOS
3 4 (7.55%) AIX
3 4 (7.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) Risk Analysis
2 15 (28.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (22.64%) Problem Management
4 9 (16.98%) Service Delivery
4 9 (16.98%) Mentoring
5 7 (13.21%) Performance Testing
5 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (9.43%) GAP Analysis
6 5 (9.43%) PRINCE
6 5 (9.43%) PRINCE2
6 5 (9.43%) EAI
7 4 (7.55%) Project Management
7 4 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (7.55%) Time Management
7 4 (7.55%) Agile Project Management
7 4 (7.55%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (5.66%) Waterfall
8 3 (5.66%) Test Scripting
8 3 (5.66%) Information Security
8 3 (5.66%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.75%) COBOL
1 11 (20.75%) Java
2 8 (15.09%) SQL
2 8 (15.09%) JCL
3 4 (7.55%) T-SQL
3 4 (7.55%) C#
3 4 (7.55%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.55%) Perl
4 3 (5.66%) C++
4 3 (5.66%) VB
4 3 (5.66%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) Degree
2 3 (5.66%) ISEB
3 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) RACF
1 5 (9.43%) ACF2
Vendors
1 22 (41.51%) IBM
2 3 (5.66%) HP
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle
3 1 (1.89%) Teradata