The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 62 68 65
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 3 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.49% 0.78% 1.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.35% 2.50% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 7
Average salary £25,000 £32,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.87% +10.34%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
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 Merseyside region.

Miscellaneous Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
223 200 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 36.56% 31.01% 35.20%
Number of salaries quoted 180 168 215
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,076
10% offered a salary of more than £57,150 £67,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Mainframe
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Mainframe Salary Trend in Merseyside

Mainframe
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +7 3 £25,000 -21.87%
Mainframe
North West

Mainframe
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 6 (75.00%) ITIL
1 6 (75.00%) IBM
1 6 (75.00%) Problem Management
1 6 (75.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (62.50%) Service Management
2 5 (62.50%) CICS
2 5 (62.50%) zOS
3 3 (37.50%) ITSM
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Advertising
4 2 (25.00%) PrintSoft PReS
4 2 (25.00%) Release Management
4 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (25.00%) UNIX
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) COBOL
5 1 (12.50%) Adobe
5 1 (12.50%) MVS
5 1 (12.50%) Assembly Language
5 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 (62.50%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) PrintSoft PReS
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Advertising
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Technical Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Services Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Service Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) COBOL Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Development Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) zOS
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
1 6 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 5 (62.50%) Service Management
3 3 (37.50%) ITSM
4 2 (25.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) COBOL
2 1 (12.50%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Adobe