The first 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 172 141 120
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -21
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 73 107 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.03% 1.47% 1.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.81% 5.53% 6.94%
Number of salaries quoted 60 93 107
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £64,600 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £48,000 £43,125
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +11.30%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1916 1936 2004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 26.92% 26.67% 26.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1469 1607 1728
Average salary £39,000 £36,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.84% +2.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Mainframe
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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
Manchester -21 33 £51,250 +26.54% 5
Cheshire -18 30 £55,000 +2.80% 3
Lancashire -7 5 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Merseyside - 4 £25,000 -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 59 (51.75%) Finance
2 45 (39.47%) Banking
3 44 (38.60%) IBM
4 42 (36.84%) Java
5 41 (35.96%) IBM Mainframe
6 36 (31.58%) CICS
7 34 (29.82%) UNIX
8 33 (28.95%) COBOL
9 32 (28.07%) DB2
9 32 (28.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 28 (24.56%) J2EE
11 24 (21.05%) Windows
11 24 (21.05%) Linux
11 24 (21.05%) UML
12 23 (20.18%) Risk Analysis
13 22 (19.30%) Waterfall
14 16 (14.04%) ITIL
15 13 (11.40%) Tandem
15 13 (11.40%) Retail
15 13 (11.40%) Teradata
15 13 (11.40%) AIX
15 13 (11.40%) Test Scripting
16 10 (8.77%) JCL
16 10 (8.77%) Problem Management
17 9 (7.89%) Integration Testing
17 9 (7.89%) Test Strategy
17 9 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
17 9 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
17 9 (7.89%) SQL
17 9 (7.89%) Service Management

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 36 (31.58%) CICS
2 4 (3.51%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.51%) Apache Solr
3 3 (2.63%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.75%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.88%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.75%) PrintSoft PReS
3 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.39%) FTP
2 2 (1.75%) SSL
2 2 (1.75%) Internet
2 2 (1.75%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (28.07%) DB2
2 9 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.39%) RDBMS
3 5 (4.39%) DataStage
3 5 (4.39%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.75%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (1.75%) IMS/DB
5 1 (0.88%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.88%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.88%) ChangeMan
General
1 59 (51.75%) Finance
2 45 (39.47%) Banking
3 13 (11.40%) Retail
4 5 (4.39%) Advertising
5 4 (3.51%) Legal
6 3 (2.63%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.75%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.88%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 30 (26.32%) Architect
1 30 (26.32%) Analyst
2 21 (18.42%) Designer
3 17 (14.91%) Applications Architect
4 16 (14.04%) Test Analyst
5 15 (13.16%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (9.65%) Solutions Designer
7 9 (7.89%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (7.02%) Senior Test Analyst
9 7 (6.14%) Support Analyst
9 7 (6.14%) Developer
10 6 (5.26%) DBA
10 6 (5.26%) Technical Manager
10 6 (5.26%) Java Developer
10 6 (5.26%) Teradata DBA
11 5 (4.39%) UNIX Support
11 5 (4.39%) UNIX Support Analyst
11 5 (4.39%) Technical Services Manager
11 5 (4.39%) Test Architect
11 5 (4.39%) Tivoli Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (24.56%) J2EE
2 6 (5.26%) HTML
2 6 (5.26%) .NET
2 6 (5.26%) CSS
3 4 (3.51%) JSP
3 4 (3.51%) Hibernate
3 4 (3.51%) Spring
3 4 (3.51%) Struts
3 4 (3.51%) Web Services
4 2 (1.75%) XML
4 2 (1.75%) WSDL
4 2 (1.75%) ATL
4 2 (1.75%) SOAP
5 1 (0.88%) ISPF
5 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 41 (35.96%) IBM Mainframe
2 13 (11.40%) Tandem
3 8 (7.02%) Cryptography
4 5 (4.39%) PMI
5 4 (3.51%) PKI
5 4 (3.51%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.88%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 34 (29.82%) UNIX
2 24 (21.05%) Windows
2 24 (21.05%) Linux
3 13 (11.40%) AIX
4 8 (7.02%) zOS
5 5 (4.39%) HPUX
5 5 (4.39%) Solaris
6 2 (1.75%) CentOS
6 2 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.88%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (28.07%) Stakeholder Management
2 24 (21.05%) UML
3 23 (20.18%) Risk Analysis
4 22 (19.30%) Waterfall
5 16 (14.04%) ITIL
6 13 (11.40%) Test Scripting
7 10 (8.77%) Problem Management
8 9 (7.89%) Integration Testing
8 9 (7.89%) Service Management
8 9 (7.89%) Test Strategy
9 8 (7.02%) ETL
10 6 (5.26%) Release Management
10 6 (5.26%) Workflow
11 5 (4.39%) Performance Testing
11 5 (4.39%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (4.39%) Service Delivery
11 5 (4.39%) Change Management
11 5 (4.39%) ITSM
11 5 (4.39%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (3.51%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (36.84%) Java
2 33 (28.95%) COBOL
3 10 (8.77%) JCL
4 9 (7.89%) SQL
5 8 (7.02%) Perl
6 6 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.26%) C
7 3 (2.63%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.75%) PL/1
9 1 (0.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (6.14%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.39%) PMI Certification
3 5 (4.39%) MBA
3 5 (4.39%) CSQA
4 3 (2.63%) ISEB
5 2 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.88%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (4.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (4.39%) Tivoli
1 5 (4.39%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.51%) CA Endevor
2 4 (3.51%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.75%) BladeLogic
3 2 (1.75%) CA Wily
3 2 (1.75%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.88%) Control-M
Vendors
1 44 (38.60%) IBM
2 13 (11.40%) Teradata
3 7 (6.14%) Oracle
4 5 (4.39%) CA
4 5 (4.39%) Sophos
4 5 (4.39%) Axway
5 4 (3.51%) HP
5 4 (3.51%) Veritas
5 4 (3.51%) JBoss
5 4 (3.51%) Unisys
6 2 (1.75%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.75%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.88%) Adobe
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