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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 217 164 150
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -14
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 37 95 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 1.29% 1.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.53% 3.84% 4.09%
Number of salaries quoted 22 86 86
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £60,000 £71,250
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-2.10% -5.00%
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
2426 2471 2247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 36.07% 33.67% 32.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1926 1879 1818
Average salary £39,000 £39,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,200 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -21 17 £60,000 +14.28% 4
Cheshire -32 12 £47,500 -13.63% 4
Merseyside +9 4 - -
Lancashire +5 3 £45,000 +13.92% 6
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 44 (51.76%) Finance
2 35 (41.18%) IBM
3 29 (34.12%) COBOL
4 27 (31.76%) SQL
5 25 (29.41%) Windows
5 25 (29.41%) IBM Mainframe
6 23 (27.06%) UNIX
7 22 (25.88%) Java
8 21 (24.71%) Oracle
8 21 (24.71%) JCL
9 20 (23.53%) HP
10 18 (21.18%) Banking
11 16 (18.82%) CICS
12 15 (17.65%) Unisys
12 15 (17.65%) C
13 14 (16.47%) DB2
13 14 (16.47%) Linux
13 14 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (16.47%) LINC
14 13 (15.29%) .NET
15 11 (12.94%) REXX
15 11 (12.94%) J2EE
15 11 (12.94%) HTTP
15 11 (12.94%) LoadRunner
15 11 (12.94%) Microsoft
16 10 (11.76%) SQL Server
16 10 (11.76%) C++
16 10 (11.76%) HTML
16 10 (11.76%) VB
16 10 (11.76%) ODBC

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (18.82%) CICS
2 7 (8.24%) Papyrus
2 7 (8.24%) StreamWeaver
2 7 (8.24%) Exstream Dialogue
3 5 (5.88%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.53%) JBoss
4 3 (3.53%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (3.53%) SAS
5 2 (2.35%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.18%) Apache
6 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) MS Office
2 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (9.41%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.94%) HTTP
2 5 (5.88%) SAN
3 3 (3.53%) Firewall
3 3 (3.53%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.18%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.47%) DB2
2 10 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 7 (8.24%) Easytrieve
4 6 (7.06%) Informix
5 3 (3.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.35%) IMS/DB
6 2 (2.35%) Base SAS
6 2 (2.35%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.18%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.18%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 11 (12.94%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.18%) ProC
2 1 (1.18%) Subversion
2 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.18%) ClearCase
General
1 44 (51.76%) Finance
2 18 (21.18%) Banking
3 5 (5.88%) Corporate Banking
4 4 (4.71%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.35%) Retail
6 1 (1.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (31.76%) Analyst
2 19 (22.35%) Developer
3 14 (16.47%) Analyst Developer
4 12 (14.12%) Architect
5 11 (12.94%) Programmer
6 10 (11.76%) Analyst Programmer
6 10 (11.76%) Developer Analyst
7 9 (10.59%) Test Manager
8 8 (9.41%) Technical Architect
9 7 (8.24%) Applications Support
9 7 (8.24%) Performance Manager
9 7 (8.24%) Mainframe Architect
9 7 (8.24%) Performance Test Manager
10 5 (5.88%) COBOL Developer
10 5 (5.88%) Support Engineer
10 5 (5.88%) Applications Support Engineer
11 4 (4.71%) Administrator
11 4 (4.71%) Security Analyst
11 4 (4.71%) Systems Administrator
11 4 (4.71%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.29%) .NET
2 11 (12.94%) J2EE
3 10 (11.76%) ODBC
3 10 (11.76%) HTML
4 3 (3.53%) Java EE
4 3 (3.53%) JMS
4 3 (3.53%) Web Services
4 3 (3.53%) SOAP
5 2 (2.35%) JSP
5 2 (2.35%) Servlets
5 2 (2.35%) XML
5 2 (2.35%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (2.35%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (2.35%) Spring
5 2 (2.35%) JSF
5 2 (2.35%) JSON
5 2 (2.35%) jQuery
5 2 (2.35%) Java EE 5
5 2 (2.35%) REST
5 2 (2.35%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 25 (29.41%) IBM Mainframe
2 9 (10.59%) VSAM
3 6 (7.06%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.71%) Replication
4 4 (4.71%) Clustering
4 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.71%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.53%) PKI
5 3 (3.53%) Tandem
5 3 (3.53%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.18%) IVR
6 1 (1.18%) AS400
6 1 (1.18%) BYOD
6 1 (1.18%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.18%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.18%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 25 (29.41%) Windows
2 23 (27.06%) UNIX
3 14 (16.47%) Linux
4 4 (4.71%) zOS
4 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.35%) AIX
5 2 (2.35%) HPUX
5 2 (2.35%) Solaris
6 1 (1.18%) MVS
6 1 (1.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (11.76%) Performance Testing
2 10 (11.76%) Test Scripting
3 9 (10.59%) Mentoring
4 8 (9.41%) Unit Testing
4 8 (9.41%) Change Management
5 7 (8.24%) ITIL
5 7 (8.24%) Time Management
5 7 (8.24%) SDLC
5 7 (8.24%) Portfolio Management
6 6 (7.06%) Cyber Security
6 6 (7.06%) Information Security
6 6 (7.06%) Matrix Management
6 6 (7.06%) Service Management
7 4 (4.71%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (4.71%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (4.71%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (4.71%) Change Control
8 3 (3.53%) Waterfall
8 3 (3.53%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (34.12%) COBOL
2 27 (31.76%) SQL
3 22 (25.88%) Java
4 21 (24.71%) JCL
5 15 (17.65%) C
6 14 (16.47%) LINC
7 11 (12.94%) REXX
8 10 (11.76%) C++
8 10 (11.76%) VB
9 7 (8.24%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.18%) Perl
10 1 (1.18%) SAS Macro
10 1 (1.18%) PROC SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.06%) ISEB
2 4 (4.71%) MCP
3 2 (2.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.18%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.35%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.71%) SRDF
3 3 (3.53%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (2.35%) RACF
4 2 (2.35%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) zSecure
2 1 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.18%) Netcool
2 1 (1.18%) SCOM
2 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.18%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 35 (41.18%) IBM
2 21 (24.71%) Oracle
3 20 (23.53%) HP
4 15 (17.65%) Unisys
5 11 (12.94%) Microsoft
6 7 (8.24%) Cisco
7 6 (7.06%) Sybase
7 6 (7.06%) Juniper
7 6 (7.06%) VMware
7 6 (7.06%) Fortinet
8 5 (5.88%) EMC
9 2 (2.35%) Lotus
10 1 (1.18%) CA
10 1 (1.18%) Novell
10 1 (1.18%) Veritas
10 1 (1.18%) Citrix
10 1 (1.18%) Sun
10 1 (1.18%) Chordiant
Cheshire
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Burnley
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 12 days ago
Burnley
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Burnley
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 17 days ago
Burnley
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Burnley
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago