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 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 178 170 169
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 76 71 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.04% 1.06% 1.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.11% 3.20% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 69 60 84
Average salary £52,500 £41,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.04% +5.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,200 £29,250 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,500 £49,350
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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2447 2219 2552
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 33.47% 33.08% 32.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2110 1788 2235
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 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 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
Cheshire +19 37 £54,000 +16.75%
Manchester -23 37 £52,500 +39.07% 4
Lancashire -7 2 £41,000 +2.50% 1
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 143 (84.62%) Finance
2 88 (52.07%) Stakeholder Management
3 86 (50.89%) Risk Analysis
4 74 (43.79%) COBOL
4 74 (43.79%) DB2
4 74 (43.79%) Banking
5 70 (41.42%) CICS
6 63 (37.28%) UNIX
7 59 (34.91%) Java
7 59 (34.91%) IBM
7 59 (34.91%) Agile Software Development
8 53 (31.36%) Windows
8 53 (31.36%) IBM Mainframe
9 52 (30.77%) Waterfall
10 51 (30.18%) Middleware
11 49 (28.99%) J2EE
12 46 (27.22%) UML
13 34 (20.12%) Tandem
14 32 (18.93%) Internet
15 31 (18.34%) Problem Management
16 25 (14.79%) JCL
17 22 (13.02%) SQL
18 17 (10.06%) WebSphere
19 16 (9.47%) Perl
19 16 (9.47%) WebSphere MQ
20 15 (8.88%) WebSphere Message Broker
21 14 (8.28%) AIX
21 14 (8.28%) SSL
21 14 (8.28%) ISPF
22 13 (7.69%) Linux

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 70 (41.42%) CICS
2 17 (10.06%) WebSphere
3 7 (4.14%) SAS
4 4 (2.37%) JBoss
5 2 (1.18%) CMS
6 1 (0.59%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.18%) PrintSoft PReS
2 1 (0.59%) MS Project
2 1 (0.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 32 (18.93%) Internet
2 14 (8.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (43.79%) DB2
2 9 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.55%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.55%) Big Data
3 6 (3.55%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.96%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.96%) Easytrieve
5 4 (2.37%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 4 (2.37%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 3 (1.78%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.78%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.18%) DataStage
7 2 (1.18%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 6 (3.55%) ClearCase
2 3 (1.78%) Subversion
3 1 (0.59%) ChangeMan
General
1 143 (84.62%) Finance
2 74 (43.79%) Banking
3 13 (7.69%) Retail
4 3 (1.78%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.18%) Legal
5 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (49.11%) Architect
2 81 (47.93%) Designer
3 32 (18.93%) Infrastructure Designer
4 31 (18.34%) Solutions Architect
4 31 (18.34%) Applications Architect
5 29 (17.16%) Infrastructure Architect
6 24 (14.20%) Solutions Designer
7 19 (11.24%) Developer
8 14 (8.28%) Analyst
9 12 (7.10%) Consultant
10 9 (5.33%) Lead Designer
11 8 (4.73%) Lead Architect
12 7 (4.14%) WebSphere Specialist
12 7 (4.14%) Mainframe Developer
13 6 (3.55%) Test Analyst
14 5 (2.96%) COBOL Developer
15 4 (2.37%) SAS Consultant
15 4 (2.37%) SQL Developer
15 4 (2.37%) Technical Specialist
15 4 (2.37%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (30.18%) Middleware
2 49 (28.99%) J2EE
3 16 (9.47%) WebSphere MQ
4 15 (8.88%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 14 (8.28%) ISPF
6 10 (5.92%) .NET
7 5 (2.96%) XML
8 4 (2.37%) SOAP
8 4 (2.37%) Web Services
8 4 (2.37%) HTML
8 4 (2.37%) CSS
8 4 (2.37%) jQuery
9 3 (1.78%) JSP
9 3 (1.78%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.18%) JDBC
10 2 (1.18%) JMS
10 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (1.18%) JNDI
10 2 (1.18%) Ajax
10 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 53 (31.36%) IBM Mainframe
2 34 (20.12%) Tandem
3 13 (7.69%) VSAM
4 4 (2.37%) Data Integration
4 4 (2.37%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.78%) Data Extraction
5 3 (1.78%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.18%) PMI
6 2 (1.18%) PKI
6 2 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.18%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.59%) VUI
7 1 (0.59%) User Experience
7 1 (0.59%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 63 (37.28%) UNIX
2 53 (31.36%) Windows
3 14 (8.28%) AIX
4 13 (7.69%) Linux
5 4 (2.37%) zOS
6 1 (0.59%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (52.07%) Stakeholder Management
2 86 (50.89%) Risk Analysis
3 59 (34.91%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (30.77%) Waterfall
5 46 (27.22%) UML
6 31 (18.34%) Problem Management
7 12 (7.10%) Mentoring
8 11 (6.51%) Service Delivery
9 6 (3.55%) Unit Testing
9 6 (3.55%) ETL
10 5 (2.96%) Performance Testing
11 4 (2.37%) Data Protection
11 4 (2.37%) Release Management
11 4 (2.37%) Information Security
11 4 (2.37%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (2.37%) Line Management
12 3 (1.78%) Agile Project Management
12 3 (1.78%) Performance Tuning
12 3 (1.78%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (1.78%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 74 (43.79%) COBOL
2 59 (34.91%) Java
3 25 (14.79%) JCL
4 22 (13.02%) SQL
5 16 (9.47%) Perl
6 6 (3.55%) C#
7 5 (2.96%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.78%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.78%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.18%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.59%) VB
10 1 (0.59%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (4.14%) SC Cleared
1 7 (4.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.78%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.18%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.18%) MBA
3 2 (1.18%) CSQA
4 1 (0.59%) ISEB
4 1 (0.59%) CISSP
4 1 (0.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.18%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (4.73%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 59 (34.91%) IBM
2 10 (5.92%) Teradata
3 4 (2.37%) Veritas
3 4 (2.37%) HP
3 4 (2.37%) Oracle
4 2 (1.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.18%) Citrix
5 1 (0.59%) Adobe
5 1 (0.59%) Sybase
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