The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 79 64 69
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +5
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 2 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.26% 0.32% 0.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.74% 1.10% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 4
Average salary £36,250 £28,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.19% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
Mainframe
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the North East region.

Miscellaneous Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
271 182 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 35.66% 29.45% 27.80%
Number of salaries quoted 196 148 159
Average salary £31,000 £42,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.05% +16.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,218 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Mainframe
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Mainframe Salary Trend in the North East

Mainframe
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the North East region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Tyne and Wear -15 2 £36,250 +27.19% 1
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 18 (75.00%) IBM
2 17 (70.83%) DB2
3 16 (66.67%) SQL
4 12 (50.00%) BMC
4 12 (50.00%) zOS
4 12 (50.00%) MVS
4 12 (50.00%) ISPF
4 12 (50.00%) OMEGAMON
5 11 (45.83%) REXX
6 10 (41.67%) CA
6 10 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (41.67%) Degree
7 8 (33.33%) COBOL
8 7 (29.17%) Windows
8 7 (29.17%) Banking
8 7 (29.17%) Retail
9 6 (25.00%) C#
9 6 (25.00%) Java
10 5 (20.83%) Oracle
10 5 (20.83%) Linux
10 5 (20.83%) Finance
11 4 (16.67%) C++
11 4 (16.67%) J2EE
11 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 4 (16.67%) XML
11 4 (16.67%) UNIX
11 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
11 4 (16.67%) ATM
11 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
11 4 (16.67%) HP

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) BASE24
2 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) ATM
1 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (70.83%) DB2
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (29.17%) Banking
1 7 (29.17%) Retail
2 5 (20.83%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) DBA
1 13 (54.17%) DB2 DBA
1 13 (54.17%) Mainframe DBA
2 4 (16.67%) Senior Technical Specialist
2 4 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (8.33%) COBOL Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) ISPF
2 4 (16.67%) J2EE
2 4 (16.67%) XML
3 3 (12.50%) Middleware
4 2 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) EMV
1 4 (16.67%) Tandem
1 4 (16.67%) Cryptography
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) zOS
1 12 (50.00%) MVS
2 7 (29.17%) Windows
3 5 (20.83%) Linux
4 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 4 (16.67%) UNIX
4 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.33%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (16.67%) Change Management
2 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 4 (16.67%) Coaching
3 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 3 (12.50%) Project Management
3 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.33%) ITIL
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (4.17%) Change Control
5 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) SQL
2 11 (45.83%) REXX
3 8 (33.33%) COBOL
4 6 (25.00%) Java
4 6 (25.00%) C#
5 4 (16.67%) C++
5 4 (16.67%) PL/1
5 4 (16.67%) JCL
5 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) ISO 8583
1 4 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (50.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) IBM
2 12 (50.00%) BMC
3 10 (41.67%) CA
4 5 (20.83%) Oracle
5 4 (16.67%) HP
5 4 (16.67%) NCR
5 4 (16.67%) VocaLink
6 1 (4.17%) SAP