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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 189 200 156
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -44
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 49 38 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 0.56% 1.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.23% 1.65% 4.07%
Number of salaries quoted 35 15 82
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £71,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £47,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +9.19%
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
2196 2305 2410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 36.04% 34.12% 33.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1754 1795 1995
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,280 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £52,500
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +21 31 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Manchester +13 15 £57,500 +24.32% 8
Lancashire -11 2 £47,500 - 1
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 58 (62.37%) Finance
2 42 (45.16%) IBM
3 32 (34.41%) UNIX
4 31 (33.33%) Windows
4 31 (33.33%) SQL
5 27 (29.03%) Java
6 26 (27.96%) COBOL
6 26 (27.96%) HP
7 25 (26.88%) Oracle
7 25 (26.88%) IBM Mainframe
8 23 (24.73%) DB2
9 22 (23.66%) Banking
10 16 (17.20%) .NET
11 15 (16.13%) CICS
11 15 (16.13%) JCL
11 15 (16.13%) J2EE
11 15 (16.13%) HTML
11 15 (16.13%) Linux
12 12 (12.90%) Middleware
12 12 (12.90%) Service Management
13 11 (11.83%) ODBC
13 11 (11.83%) SQL Server
13 11 (11.83%) Exstream
13 11 (11.83%) WebSphere
13 11 (11.83%) Performance Testing
14 10 (10.75%) Test Scripting
14 10 (10.75%) Retail
14 10 (10.75%) C++
14 10 (10.75%) VB
14 10 (10.75%) C

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 15 (16.13%) CICS
2 11 (11.83%) WebSphere
3 8 (8.60%) JBoss
4 7 (7.53%) SharePoint
4 7 (7.53%) Papyrus
4 7 (7.53%) StreamWeaver
4 7 (7.53%) Exstream Dialogue
5 5 (5.38%) Apache
6 4 (4.30%) WebLogic
7 3 (3.23%) SAS
8 1 (1.08%) IIS
8 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) MS Office
2 1 (1.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (11.83%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.75%) HTTP
2 7 (7.53%) Firewall
3 6 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.38%) SAN
4 5 (5.38%) SMS
5 2 (2.15%) SSL
6 1 (1.08%) Internet
6 1 (1.08%) Telnet
6 1 (1.08%) SSH
6 1 (1.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (24.73%) DB2
2 11 (11.83%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.38%) Ingres
4 4 (4.30%) Big Data
5 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.08%) MySQL
6 1 (1.08%) MS Access
6 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.08%) Easytrieve
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.08%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.08%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (1.08%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 10 (10.75%) LoadRunner
2 4 (4.30%) Subversion
3 1 (1.08%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.08%) WinDbg
General
1 58 (62.37%) Finance
2 22 (23.66%) Banking
3 10 (10.75%) Retail
4 6 (6.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (17.20%) Architect
2 14 (15.05%) Analyst
2 14 (15.05%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (11.83%) Developer
4 10 (10.75%) Technical Specialist
5 8 (8.60%) Applications Support
5 8 (8.60%) Test Manager
6 7 (7.53%) Performance Manager
6 7 (7.53%) Performance Test Manager
6 7 (7.53%) Designer
7 6 (6.45%) Analyst Developer
8 5 (5.38%) Applications Support Engineer
8 5 (5.38%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (5.38%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.38%) Technical Leader
9 4 (4.30%) Lead Architect
9 4 (4.30%) Lead Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.30%) Applications Specialist
9 4 (4.30%) Support Specialist
9 4 (4.30%) Applications Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.20%) .NET
2 15 (16.13%) J2EE
2 15 (16.13%) HTML
3 12 (12.90%) Middleware
4 11 (11.83%) ODBC
5 8 (8.60%) WSDL
6 5 (5.38%) Web Services
7 4 (4.30%) Hibernate
7 4 (4.30%) XML
7 4 (4.30%) JSP
7 4 (4.30%) Servlets
7 4 (4.30%) Struts
7 4 (4.30%) EJB
8 3 (3.23%) XSD
9 2 (2.15%) jQuery
9 2 (2.15%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.15%) CSS
10 1 (1.08%) JMS
10 1 (1.08%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 25 (26.88%) IBM Mainframe
2 9 (9.68%) Tandem
2 9 (9.68%) Cryptography
3 7 (7.53%) PKI
4 5 (5.38%) AS400
4 5 (5.38%) VSAM
5 4 (4.30%) VUI
5 4 (4.30%) BYOD
5 4 (4.30%) IVR
6 2 (2.15%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.08%) Open Source
7 1 (1.08%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 32 (34.41%) UNIX
2 31 (33.33%) Windows
3 15 (16.13%) Linux
4 8 (8.60%) zOS
5 6 (6.45%) AIX
6 5 (5.38%) HPUX
6 5 (5.38%) Solaris
6 5 (5.38%) VMS
7 4 (4.30%) VME
8 1 (1.08%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.90%) Service Management
2 11 (11.83%) Performance Testing
3 10 (10.75%) Test Scripting
4 9 (9.68%) Time Management
4 9 (9.68%) Product Management
5 8 (8.60%) Unit Testing
5 8 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.60%) Migration
5 8 (8.60%) ITIL
6 7 (7.53%) Problem Management
6 7 (7.53%) Portfolio Management
6 7 (7.53%) Mentoring
7 6 (6.45%) Change Management
8 5 (5.38%) EAI
8 5 (5.38%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.38%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.38%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (5.38%) Scrum
8 5 (5.38%) PRINCE
8 5 (5.38%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (33.33%) SQL
2 27 (29.03%) Java
3 26 (27.96%) COBOL
4 15 (16.13%) JCL
5 10 (10.75%) C++
5 10 (10.75%) VB
5 10 (10.75%) C
6 7 (7.53%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.30%) Assembly Language
8 2 (2.15%) LINC
8 2 (2.15%) REXX
8 2 (2.15%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.15%) C#
9 1 (1.08%) VBScript
9 1 (1.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (6.45%) ISEB
2 5 (5.38%) Degree
3 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.08%) MCP
4 1 (1.08%) CCNA
4 1 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.08%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (5.38%) RACF
1 5 (5.38%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 5 (5.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 42 (45.16%) IBM
2 26 (27.96%) HP
3 25 (26.88%) Oracle
4 5 (5.38%) EMC
4 5 (5.38%) Cisco
4 5 (5.38%) Novell
4 5 (5.38%) Veritas
5 4 (4.30%) Fujitsu
5 4 (4.30%) ICL
5 4 (4.30%) Unisys
5 4 (4.30%) Citrix
6 2 (2.15%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.08%) Chordiant
7 1 (1.08%) Alias
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