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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 197 205 131
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -74
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 48 42 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.75% 0.60% 1.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.02% 1.73% 5.35%
Number of salaries quoted 30 30 123
Average salary £46,250 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a salary of more than £36,775 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £46,250 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +0.54%
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
2374 2428 2581
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 36.92% 34.46% 34.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1891 1879 2113
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 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
Cheshire +3 24 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Manchester +3 19 £60,000 +20.00% 4
Merseyside +14 2 - -
Lancashire -18 1 £39,000 -4.29% 1
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 63 (61.76%) Finance
2 48 (47.06%) IBM
3 31 (30.39%) COBOL
3 31 (30.39%) IBM Mainframe
4 30 (29.41%) UNIX
4 30 (29.41%) Windows
5 28 (27.45%) SQL
6 25 (24.51%) HP
6 25 (24.51%) Banking
7 24 (23.53%) Java
8 22 (21.57%) Oracle
8 22 (21.57%) DB2
9 20 (19.61%) CICS
10 19 (18.63%) JCL
11 15 (14.71%) .NET
12 14 (13.73%) J2EE
12 14 (13.73%) HTML
13 12 (11.76%) Service Management
13 12 (11.76%) Linux
13 12 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (10.78%) ODBC
14 11 (10.78%) SQL Server
14 11 (10.78%) Middleware
14 11 (10.78%) Change Management
15 10 (9.80%) LoadRunner
15 10 (9.80%) C++
15 10 (9.80%) VB
15 10 (9.80%) C
15 10 (9.80%) Unisys
15 10 (9.80%) HTTP

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 20 (19.61%) CICS
2 9 (8.82%) WebSphere
3 7 (6.86%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.86%) Papyrus
3 7 (6.86%) StreamWeaver
3 7 (6.86%) Exstream Dialogue
4 5 (4.90%) JBoss
4 5 (4.90%) Apache
5 3 (2.94%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.94%) SAS
6 1 (0.98%) IIS
6 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (7.84%) MS Office
2 1 (0.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (8.82%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.80%) HTTP
2 9 (8.82%) Firewall
3 7 (6.86%) SAN
4 6 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.90%) SMS
6 1 (0.98%) SSH
6 1 (0.98%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.98%) SSL
6 1 (0.98%) Internet
6 1 (0.98%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (21.57%) DB2
2 11 (10.78%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.88%) Easytrieve
4 5 (4.90%) Ingres
5 4 (3.92%) Big Data
6 2 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.96%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (1.96%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.98%) IMS/DB
7 1 (0.98%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.98%) MySQL
7 1 (0.98%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (9.80%) LoadRunner
2 3 (2.94%) Subversion
3 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.98%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.98%) ClearCase
General
1 63 (61.76%) Finance
2 25 (24.51%) Banking
3 10 (9.80%) Retail
4 6 (5.88%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.98%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (18.63%) Analyst
1 19 (18.63%) Architect
2 13 (12.75%) Developer
3 12 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (9.80%) Analyst Developer
4 10 (9.80%) Technical Specialist
5 9 (8.82%) Test Manager
6 8 (7.84%) Applications Support
7 7 (6.86%) Technical Architect
7 7 (6.86%) Performance Manager
7 7 (6.86%) Performance Test Manager
8 6 (5.88%) Mainframe Architect
8 6 (5.88%) Developer Analyst
8 6 (5.88%) Analyst Programmer
8 6 (5.88%) Programmer
9 5 (4.90%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) Applications Support Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (4.90%) Technical Leader
9 5 (4.90%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.71%) .NET
2 14 (13.73%) J2EE
2 14 (13.73%) HTML
3 11 (10.78%) Middleware
3 11 (10.78%) ODBC
4 7 (6.86%) WSDL
5 4 (3.92%) Web Services
6 3 (2.94%) XML
6 3 (2.94%) JSP
6 3 (2.94%) Servlets
6 3 (2.94%) Struts
6 3 (2.94%) EJB
6 3 (2.94%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.96%) XSD
8 1 (0.98%) CSS
8 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.98%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.98%) WCF
8 1 (0.98%) jQuery
8 1 (0.98%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (30.39%) IBM Mainframe
2 10 (9.80%) VSAM
3 9 (8.82%) Tandem
3 9 (8.82%) Cryptography
4 7 (6.86%) PKI
5 5 (4.90%) AS400
6 4 (3.92%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.94%) IVR
7 3 (2.94%) VUI
7 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.96%) BYOD
8 2 (1.96%) Replication
8 2 (1.96%) Clustering
9 1 (0.98%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.98%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 30 (29.41%) UNIX
1 30 (29.41%) Windows
2 12 (11.76%) Linux
3 8 (7.84%) zOS
4 5 (4.90%) VMS
4 5 (4.90%) AIX
4 5 (4.90%) HPUX
4 5 (4.90%) Solaris
5 4 (3.92%) VME
6 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.98%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.76%) Service Management
1 12 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (10.78%) Change Management
3 10 (9.80%) Performance Testing
3 10 (9.80%) Test Scripting
3 10 (9.80%) Mentoring
4 9 (8.82%) Product Management
5 8 (7.84%) Time Management
5 8 (7.84%) Unit Testing
5 8 (7.84%) ITIL
5 8 (7.84%) SDLC
6 7 (6.86%) Portfolio Management
6 7 (6.86%) Migration
6 7 (6.86%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.90%) Incident Management
7 5 (4.90%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.90%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.90%) PRINCE
8 4 (3.92%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (2.94%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 31 (30.39%) COBOL
2 28 (27.45%) SQL
3 24 (23.53%) Java
4 19 (18.63%) JCL
5 10 (9.80%) C++
5 10 (9.80%) C
5 10 (9.80%) VB
6 9 (8.82%) Assembly Language
7 8 (7.84%) LINC
8 7 (6.86%) REXX
9 5 (4.90%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.98%) C#
10 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (5.88%) ISEB
2 5 (4.90%) Degree
3 3 (2.94%) MCP
4 1 (0.98%) MCSE
4 1 (0.98%) CCNA
4 1 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.90%) RACF
1 5 (4.90%) ACF2
2 2 (1.96%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 5 (4.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 48 (47.06%) IBM
2 25 (24.51%) HP
3 22 (21.57%) Oracle
4 10 (9.80%) Unisys
5 9 (8.82%) Microsoft
6 7 (6.86%) EMC
7 5 (4.90%) Cisco
7 5 (4.90%) Novell
7 5 (4.90%) Veritas
8 4 (3.92%) ICL
8 4 (3.92%) Fujitsu
9 2 (1.96%) Citrix
10 1 (0.98%) CA
10 1 (0.98%) Chordiant
10 1 (0.98%) Alias
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