The table below looks at the prevalence of the term 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 Mainframe over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 169 145 138
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -7
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 85 101 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.16% 1.41% 1.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.51% 5.31% 5.70%
Number of salaries quoted 77 93 91
Average salary £52,500 £46,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.90% +9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £69,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +11.76%
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
1886 1903 1984
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.69% 26.59% 26.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1457 1568 1705
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Mainframe
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Mainframe Salary Trend in the North West

Mainframe
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Mainframe across the North West region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Mainframe Salary Histogram in the North West

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 Mainframe within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 August 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
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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 -8 44 £55,000 +2.80% 1
Manchester -15 34 £52,500 +15.38% 6
Merseyside 0 3 £25,000 -21.87%
Lancashire -14 3 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 77 (61.60%) Finance
2 57 (45.60%) Banking
3 53 (42.40%) Java
4 48 (38.40%) CICS
5 46 (36.80%) IBM
6 45 (36.00%) COBOL
6 45 (36.00%) DB2
7 43 (34.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 41 (32.80%) IBM Mainframe
9 40 (32.00%) J2EE
10 35 (28.00%) UNIX
11 34 (27.20%) UML
11 34 (27.20%) Risk Analysis
12 32 (25.60%) Waterfall
13 26 (20.80%) Windows
14 22 (17.60%) Linux
15 17 (13.60%) ITIL
16 15 (12.00%) AIX
17 12 (9.60%) Tandem
18 11 (8.80%) Teradata
19 10 (8.00%) JCL
19 10 (8.00%) Perl
19 10 (8.00%) Retail
19 10 (8.00%) Problem Management
20 9 (7.20%) Integration Testing
20 9 (7.20%) Test Scripting
20 9 (7.20%) SQL
20 9 (7.20%) ITIL Certification
20 9 (7.20%) Service Management
21 8 (6.40%) zOS

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 48 (38.40%) CICS
2 7 (5.60%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.20%) Apache Solr
3 4 (3.20%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.40%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.60%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.80%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.60%) PrintSoft PReS
3 1 (0.80%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.00%) FTP
1 5 (4.00%) SSL
2 2 (1.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (36.00%) DB2
2 7 (5.60%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 5 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.40%) DataStage
5 2 (1.60%) IMS/DB
5 2 (1.60%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.80%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.80%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.80%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.80%) ChangeMan
General
1 77 (61.60%) Finance
2 57 (45.60%) Banking
3 10 (8.00%) Retail
4 5 (4.00%) Advertising
5 3 (2.40%) Legal
5 3 (2.40%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.60%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.80%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 39 (31.20%) Architect
2 32 (25.60%) Designer
3 28 (22.40%) Analyst
4 25 (20.00%) Applications Architect
5 19 (15.20%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (12.00%) Solutions Designer
6 15 (12.00%) Test Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) Support Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) Senior Test Analyst
8 7 (5.60%) Developer
9 6 (4.80%) Technical Manager
9 6 (4.80%) Java Developer
10 5 (4.00%) Service Manager
10 5 (4.00%) UNIX Support Analyst
10 5 (4.00%) Technical Services Manager
10 5 (4.00%) UNIX Support
10 5 (4.00%) Tivoli Specialist
11 4 (3.20%) Teradata DBA
11 4 (3.20%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (32.00%) J2EE
2 7 (5.60%) .NET
3 6 (4.80%) HTML
3 6 (4.80%) CSS
3 6 (4.80%) JSP
4 5 (4.00%) Web Services
4 5 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (3.20%) Hibernate
5 4 (3.20%) Spring
5 4 (3.20%) Struts
5 4 (3.20%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 3 (2.40%) ISPF
6 3 (2.40%) Middleware
7 2 (1.60%) JNDI
7 2 (1.60%) XML
7 2 (1.60%) JMS
7 2 (1.60%) WSDL
7 2 (1.60%) SOAP
7 2 (1.60%) JDBC
7 2 (1.60%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 41 (32.80%) IBM Mainframe
2 12 (9.60%) Tandem
3 8 (6.40%) Cryptography
4 5 (4.00%) PMI
5 4 (3.20%) Data Integration
6 3 (2.40%) PKI
7 2 (1.60%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 35 (28.00%) UNIX
2 26 (20.80%) Windows
3 22 (17.60%) Linux
4 15 (12.00%) AIX
5 8 (6.40%) zOS
6 5 (4.00%) HPUX
6 5 (4.00%) Solaris
7 2 (1.60%) CentOS
7 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.80%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (34.40%) Stakeholder Management
2 34 (27.20%) Risk Analysis
2 34 (27.20%) UML
3 32 (25.60%) Waterfall
4 17 (13.60%) ITIL
5 10 (8.00%) Problem Management
6 9 (7.20%) Integration Testing
6 9 (7.20%) Test Scripting
6 9 (7.20%) Service Management
7 7 (5.60%) Test Strategy
8 6 (4.80%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (4.80%) ETL
8 6 (4.80%) Workflow
9 5 (4.00%) Performance Testing
9 5 (4.00%) Release Management
9 5 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (4.00%) Change Management
9 5 (4.00%) ITSM
10 4 (3.20%) Service Delivery
10 4 (3.20%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 53 (42.40%) Java
2 45 (36.00%) COBOL
3 10 (8.00%) Perl
3 10 (8.00%) JCL
4 9 (7.20%) SQL
5 6 (4.80%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.80%) C
6 3 (2.40%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.60%) C#
7 2 (1.60%) PL/1
8 1 (0.80%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 9 (7.20%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (5.60%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.00%) PMI Certification
3 5 (4.00%) MBA
3 5 (4.00%) CSQA
4 2 (1.60%) ISEB
5 1 (0.80%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.80%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.80%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (4.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (4.00%) Tivoli
2 4 (3.20%) CA Endevor
3 2 (1.60%) CA Wily
3 2 (1.60%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (1.60%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.80%) Control-M
Vendors
1 46 (36.80%) IBM
2 11 (8.80%) Teradata
3 5 (4.00%) Axway
3 5 (4.00%) Oracle
3 5 (4.00%) JBoss
3 5 (4.00%) Sophos
4 4 (3.20%) CA
4 4 (3.20%) Veritas
4 4 (3.20%) Unisys
5 3 (2.40%) HP
6 2 (1.60%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.60%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.60%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.80%) Adobe
Rochdale
Agilisys
Salary: £17500 - £19500
Posted: 18 hours ago
North West
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: On Application + Excellent Package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Incentives
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Steria
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Steria
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Flexible Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Blackburn
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 25 days ago