The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 245 237 225
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Permanent jobs citing iSeries 8 6 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.085% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 0.25% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 27
Average salary £50,000 £28,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+78.57% -34.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £23,750 £33,700
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £36,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+16.43% -14.11%
iSeries
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
2282 2421 2419
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 35.53% 34.41% 33.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1814 1890 1989
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

iSeries
Salary Trend in the North West

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

iSeries Salary Trend in the North West

iSeries
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing iSeries across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

iSeries Salary Histogram in the North West

iSeries
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 iSeries within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
Cheshire +4 5 £53,000 +39.47%
Manchester +2 2 £32,500 +30.00%
Lancashire +3 1 £50,000 +122.22%
iSeries
England

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing iSeries 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 iSeries.

1 22 (75.86%) RPG
2 17 (58.62%) AS400
3 13 (44.83%) C#
3 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (44.83%) Billing
3 13 (44.83%) Mentoring
4 12 (41.38%) QA
4 12 (41.38%) Java
4 12 (41.38%) .NET
4 12 (41.38%) ASP.NET
5 9 (31.03%) SQL
6 7 (24.14%) BT
6 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
6 7 (24.14%) Degree
7 6 (20.69%) SLA
7 6 (20.69%) DB2
8 5 (17.24%) Oracle
8 5 (17.24%) Web Services
8 5 (17.24%) Swing
8 5 (17.24%) JMS
8 5 (17.24%) Synon
8 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
8 5 (17.24%) RPG/400
8 5 (17.24%) Technical Analysis
9 4 (13.79%) Line Management
9 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
9 4 (13.79%) Validation
9 4 (13.79%) ISO 9001
9 4 (13.79%) ITIL
10 3 (10.34%) IBM

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing iSeries 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 iSeries. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
1 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Synon
2 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 13 (44.83%) Billing
2 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Team Leader
1 13 (44.83%) Development Team Leader
2 12 (41.38%) .NET Team Leader
2 12 (41.38%) Software Development Team Leader
2 12 (41.38%) Software Team Leader
3 5 (17.24%) Software Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Leader
5 2 (6.90%) Software Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Development Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.45%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Team Leader
6 1 (3.45%) Java Team Leader
6 1 (3.45%) Software Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (41.38%) .NET
1 12 (41.38%) ASP.NET
2 5 (17.24%) Web Services
2 5 (17.24%) Swing
2 5 (17.24%) JMS
3 3 (10.34%) Apache Flex
4 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.45%) Thymeleaf
5 1 (3.45%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (58.62%) AS400
2 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
3 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.90%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) UNIX
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (44.83%) Mentoring
2 5 (17.24%) Technical Analysis
3 4 (13.79%) Line Management
3 4 (13.79%) Validation
3 4 (13.79%) ITIL
3 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.45%) Coaching
5 1 (3.45%) People Management
5 1 (3.45%) TDD
5 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (75.86%) RPG
2 13 (44.83%) C#
3 12 (41.38%) Java
4 9 (31.03%) SQL
5 5 (17.24%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (41.38%) QA
2 6 (20.69%) SLA
3 4 (13.79%) ISO 9001
4 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) BT
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle
3 3 (10.34%) IBM
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) Lotus
4 1 (3.45%) VMware