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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 197 154 216
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +62
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 45 89 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 1.34% 0.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.99% 4.11% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 42 75 45
Average salary £54,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.05% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £26,300 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £50,000 £52,800
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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
2259 2168 2576
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 33.21% 32.75% 32.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1969 1720 2204
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £51,000
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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -6 30 £54,000 +16.12% 1
Manchester -39 13 £54,000 +35.33% 5
Lancashire -7 3 £54,858 +21.90% 1
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 120 (83.33%) Finance
2 63 (43.75%) Risk Analysis
3 60 (41.67%) IBM
4 59 (40.97%) UNIX
5 58 (40.28%) DB2
5 58 (40.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 55 (38.19%) Middleware
7 54 (37.50%) Windows
8 53 (36.81%) COBOL
9 51 (35.42%) CICS
10 50 (34.72%) Banking
10 50 (34.72%) IBM Mainframe
11 38 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
12 37 (25.69%) Java
13 36 (25.00%) Tandem
14 32 (22.22%) Internet
14 32 (22.22%) Problem Management
15 30 (20.83%) Waterfall
16 29 (20.14%) J2EE
17 24 (16.67%) JCL
17 24 (16.67%) SQL
17 24 (16.67%) UML
18 18 (12.50%) WebSphere
19 15 (10.42%) Linux
20 14 (9.72%) SSL
20 14 (9.72%) WebSphere MQ
20 14 (9.72%) AIX
20 14 (9.72%) VSAM
21 13 (9.03%) Perl
21 13 (9.03%) ISPF

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 51 (35.42%) CICS
2 18 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 8 (5.56%) SAS
4 7 (4.86%) JBoss
5 3 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.08%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.39%) CMS
7 1 (0.69%) Apache
7 1 (0.69%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (1.39%) MS Office
2 1 (0.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 32 (22.22%) Internet
2 14 (9.72%) SSL
3 1 (0.69%) SAN
3 1 (0.69%) SMS
3 1 (0.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (40.28%) DB2
2 7 (4.86%) Big Data
3 6 (4.17%) Hadoop
3 6 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.47%) Easytrieve
4 5 (3.47%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.78%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 4 (2.78%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 3 (2.08%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.39%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.39%) DataStage
8 1 (0.69%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 6 (4.17%) ClearCase
2 5 (3.47%) Subversion
General
1 120 (83.33%) Finance
2 50 (34.72%) Banking
3 11 (7.64%) Retail
4 4 (2.78%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.39%) Legal
6 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (43.75%) Designer
2 58 (40.28%) Architect
3 32 (22.22%) Infrastructure Designer
4 29 (20.14%) Infrastructure Architect
5 21 (14.58%) Developer
6 17 (11.81%) Solutions Architect
7 14 (9.72%) Solutions Designer
7 14 (9.72%) Applications Architect
8 13 (9.03%) Technical Specialist
9 11 (7.64%) Consultant
10 9 (6.25%) Lead Designer
10 9 (6.25%) Lead Architect
11 7 (4.86%) Analyst
11 7 (4.86%) WebSphere Specialist
11 7 (4.86%) Mainframe Developer
12 6 (4.17%) COBOL Developer
13 5 (3.47%) SQL Developer
14 4 (2.78%) SAS Consultant
14 4 (2.78%) .NET Developer
14 4 (2.78%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (38.19%) Middleware
2 29 (20.14%) J2EE
3 14 (9.72%) WebSphere MQ
4 13 (9.03%) ISPF
4 13 (9.03%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 9 (6.25%) .NET
6 8 (5.56%) HTML
7 7 (4.86%) XML
8 6 (4.17%) WSDL
9 5 (3.47%) CSS
9 5 (3.47%) JSP
9 5 (3.47%) jQuery
10 4 (2.78%) SOAP
10 4 (2.78%) ASP.NET
11 3 (2.08%) EJB
11 3 (2.08%) Struts
11 3 (2.08%) Web Services
11 3 (2.08%) Servlets
11 3 (2.08%) XSD
11 3 (2.08%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 50 (34.72%) IBM Mainframe
2 36 (25.00%) Tandem
3 14 (9.72%) VSAM
4 5 (3.47%) Cryptography
5 4 (2.78%) Data Extraction
5 4 (2.78%) Credit Risk
6 3 (2.08%) IVR
6 3 (2.08%) VUI
7 2 (1.39%) PKI
7 2 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.39%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.69%) AS400
8 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 59 (40.97%) UNIX
2 54 (37.50%) Windows
3 15 (10.42%) Linux
4 14 (9.72%) AIX
5 7 (4.86%) zOS
6 1 (0.69%) VMS
6 1 (0.69%) HPUX
6 1 (0.69%) Solaris
6 1 (0.69%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (43.75%) Risk Analysis
2 58 (40.28%) Stakeholder Management
3 38 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (22.22%) Problem Management
5 30 (20.83%) Waterfall
6 24 (16.67%) UML
7 11 (7.64%) Mentoring
7 11 (7.64%) Service Delivery
8 9 (6.25%) Product Management
9 6 (4.17%) Unit Testing
10 4 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (2.78%) Performance Testing
10 4 (2.78%) Time Management
10 4 (2.78%) Data Protection
10 4 (2.78%) Line Management
10 4 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (2.78%) Agile Project Management
10 4 (2.78%) Migration
10 4 (2.78%) Project Management
10 4 (2.78%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (36.81%) COBOL
2 37 (25.69%) Java
3 24 (16.67%) JCL
3 24 (16.67%) SQL
4 13 (9.03%) Perl
5 8 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.47%) Assembly Language
6 5 (3.47%) C#
7 4 (2.78%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.69%) VB
8 1 (0.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (4.86%) SC Cleared
1 7 (4.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.69%) CISSP
2 1 (0.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (1.39%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (4.17%) CA Endevor
2 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 60 (41.67%) IBM
2 7 (4.86%) Oracle
3 6 (4.17%) Teradata
4 4 (2.78%) HP
5 3 (2.08%) Citrix
6 2 (1.39%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.69%) EMC
7 1 (0.69%) Novell
7 1 (0.69%) Veritas
7 1 (0.69%) Cisco
7 1 (0.69%) Sybase
7 1 (0.69%) ICL
7 1 (0.69%) Fujitsu
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