The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Mainframe
Rank 240 227 203
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -24
Permanent jobs citing IBM Mainframe 13 22 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.31% 0.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.90% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 13 15 36
Average salary £60,000 £44,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% -12.00%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £46,750
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -9.09%
IBM 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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2395 2450 2415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 36.73% 34.25% 33.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1878 1866 1954
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

IBM Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

IBM Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

IBM Mainframe
Salary Trend in the North West

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

IBM Mainframe Salary Trend in the North West

IBM Mainframe
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

IBM Mainframe Salary Histogram in the North West

IBM Mainframe
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
Manchester +2 7 £60,000 +27.65% 1
Cheshire -3 3 £38,500 -8.33%
Lancashire -7 1 £39,000 -
IBM Mainframe
England

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe.

1 30 (100.00%) IBM
1 30 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 20 (66.67%) Finance
3 14 (46.67%) Banking
3 14 (46.67%) CICS
4 12 (40.00%) Change Management
5 10 (33.33%) DB2
6 9 (30.00%) COBOL
6 9 (30.00%) JCL
6 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (26.67%) VSAM
7 8 (26.67%) REXX
8 7 (23.33%) Assembly Language
8 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
8 7 (23.33%) Easytrieve
8 7 (23.33%) MS Office
8 7 (23.33%) UNIX
8 7 (23.33%) Windows
8 7 (23.33%) Cryptography
8 7 (23.33%) Tandem
8 7 (23.33%) PKI
8 7 (23.33%) Mentoring
9 5 (16.67%) ACF2
9 5 (16.67%) zSecure
9 5 (16.67%) Problem Management
9 5 (16.67%) Incident Management
9 5 (16.67%) Retail
9 5 (16.67%) Linux
9 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 5 (16.67%) RACF

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (46.67%) CICS
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) DB2
2 7 (23.33%) Easytrieve
3 1 (3.33%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) ClearCase
1 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 20 (66.67%) Finance
2 14 (46.67%) Banking
3 5 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Architect
1 7 (23.33%) Technical Architect
1 7 (23.33%) Mainframe Architect
2 5 (16.67%) Technical Leader
3 3 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Developer
4 2 (6.67%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) J2EE
1 1 (3.33%) EJB
1 1 (3.33%) JSP
1 1 (3.33%) Servlets
1 1 (3.33%) Struts
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
1 1 (3.33%) XML
1 1 (3.33%) JMS
1 1 (3.33%) WSDL
1 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 30 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (26.67%) VSAM
3 7 (23.33%) PKI
3 7 (23.33%) Tandem
3 7 (23.33%) Cryptography
4 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.33%) VUI
5 1 (3.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) UNIX
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Linux
2 5 (16.67%) zOS
3 1 (3.33%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Change Management
2 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (23.33%) Mentoring
4 5 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 5 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 4 (13.33%) SDLC
6 2 (6.67%) Service Management
6 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.33%) Line Management
7 1 (3.33%) Release Management
7 1 (3.33%) Supplier Management
7 1 (3.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) COBOL
1 9 (30.00%) JCL
2 8 (26.67%) REXX
3 7 (23.33%) Assembly Language
4 2 (6.67%) Java
5 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) RACF
1 5 (16.67%) ACF2
2 1 (3.33%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) zSecure
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) IBM
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Sun
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) Chordiant