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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 158 193 151
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -42
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 98 54 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.31% 0.80% 1.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.08% 2.51% 4.11%
Number of salaries quoted 88 46 76
Average salary £52,500 £42,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.26% +5.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £31,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £72,500 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
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
2403 2154 2333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 32.07% 31.89% 32.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1961 1758 1990
Average salary £38,750 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Cheshire +22 49 £55,000 +18.27%
Manchester 0 46 £51,250 +13.88% 8
Lancashire -5 2 £41,750 +19.28% 1
Merseyside +13 1 £35,000 +9.37%
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 123 (75.46%) Finance
2 76 (46.63%) Stakeholder Management
2 76 (46.63%) COBOL
2 76 (46.63%) Banking
3 74 (45.40%) DB2
4 71 (43.56%) CICS
4 71 (43.56%) Risk Analysis
5 63 (38.65%) IBM
5 63 (38.65%) Java
6 57 (34.97%) Agile Software Development
7 55 (33.74%) IBM Mainframe
8 50 (30.67%) Waterfall
8 50 (30.67%) J2EE
9 47 (28.83%) UNIX
10 46 (28.22%) UML
11 34 (20.86%) Windows
12 27 (16.56%) Middleware
13 26 (15.95%) Tandem
14 22 (13.50%) Internet
15 21 (12.88%) SQL
15 21 (12.88%) Problem Management
16 16 (9.82%) Retail
17 14 (8.59%) Mentoring
17 14 (8.59%) JCL
18 12 (7.36%) Teradata
19 10 (6.13%) Service Delivery
19 10 (6.13%) Data Warehouse
19 10 (6.13%) VSAM
19 10 (6.13%) CA Endevor
20 9 (5.52%) Integration Testing

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 71 (43.56%) CICS
2 7 (4.29%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.68%) SAS
4 3 (1.84%) MQSeries
4 3 (1.84%) JBoss
5 2 (1.23%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.23%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.61%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.23%) PrintSoft PReS
2 1 (0.61%) MS Project
2 1 (0.61%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.50%) Internet
2 5 (3.07%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (45.40%) DB2
2 10 (6.13%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.68%) Big Data
3 6 (3.68%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.68%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.07%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.07%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.07%) Easytrieve
4 5 (3.07%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 5 (3.07%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 3 (1.84%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.23%) Pentaho
6 2 (1.23%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (1.23%) IMS/DB
6 2 (1.23%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 6 (3.68%) ClearCase
2 2 (1.23%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.61%) ChangeMan
3 1 (0.61%) Subversion
General
1 123 (75.46%) Finance
2 76 (46.63%) Banking
3 16 (9.82%) Retail
4 3 (1.84%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.23%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Advertising
6 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (41.72%) Architect
2 65 (39.88%) Designer
3 29 (17.79%) Solutions Architect
4 28 (17.18%) Applications Architect
5 23 (14.11%) Solutions Designer
6 22 (13.50%) Analyst
7 20 (12.27%) Infrastructure Designer
7 20 (12.27%) Developer
8 17 (10.43%) Infrastructure Architect
9 14 (8.59%) Test Analyst
10 8 (4.91%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (4.91%) Senior Test Analyst
11 7 (4.29%) Consultant
11 7 (4.29%) Mainframe Developer
12 6 (3.68%) Lead Designer
13 5 (3.07%) Lead Architect
13 5 (3.07%) SAS Consultant
14 4 (2.45%) Lead Test Analyst
14 4 (2.45%) COBOL Developer
14 4 (2.45%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (30.67%) J2EE
2 27 (16.56%) Middleware
3 8 (4.91%) .NET
4 6 (3.68%) CSS
4 6 (3.68%) HTML
5 5 (3.07%) SOAP
5 5 (3.07%) Web Services
5 5 (3.07%) XML
5 5 (3.07%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (2.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 4 (2.45%) JSP
7 3 (1.84%) ISPF
8 2 (1.23%) Spring
8 2 (1.23%) JNDI
8 2 (1.23%) jQuery
8 2 (1.23%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.23%) JDBC
8 2 (1.23%) ATL
8 2 (1.23%) Struts
8 2 (1.23%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 55 (33.74%) IBM Mainframe
2 26 (15.95%) Tandem
3 10 (6.13%) VSAM
4 7 (4.29%) Cryptography
5 5 (3.07%) PMI
6 4 (2.45%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.84%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.23%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.23%) PKI
9 1 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.61%) User Experience
9 1 (0.61%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 47 (28.83%) UNIX
2 34 (20.86%) Windows
3 6 (3.68%) Linux
4 5 (3.07%) zOS
4 5 (3.07%) AIX
5 2 (1.23%) CentOS
5 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.61%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (46.63%) Stakeholder Management
2 71 (43.56%) Risk Analysis
3 57 (34.97%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (30.67%) Waterfall
5 46 (28.22%) UML
6 21 (12.88%) Problem Management
7 14 (8.59%) Mentoring
8 10 (6.13%) Service Delivery
9 9 (5.52%) Integration Testing
9 9 (5.52%) Test Scripting
10 7 (4.29%) Test Strategy
11 6 (3.68%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (3.68%) Performance Testing
11 6 (3.68%) Unit Testing
11 6 (3.68%) Workflow
11 6 (3.68%) ETL
12 5 (3.07%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (3.07%) Line Management
13 4 (2.45%) Data Management
13 4 (2.45%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (46.63%) COBOL
2 63 (38.65%) Java
3 21 (12.88%) SQL
4 14 (8.59%) JCL
5 6 (3.68%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.07%) Perl
7 4 (2.45%) C
7 4 (2.45%) C#
8 3 (1.84%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.23%) PL/1
9 2 (1.23%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.61%) VB
10 1 (0.61%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (4.29%) ISTQB
2 5 (3.07%) PMI Certification
2 5 (3.07%) MBA
2 5 (3.07%) CSQA
2 5 (3.07%) SC Cleared
2 5 (3.07%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.61%) ISEB
3 1 (0.61%) CISSP
3 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.61%) SLA
Systems Management
1 10 (6.13%) CA Endevor
2 2 (1.23%) CA Wily
2 2 (1.23%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 63 (38.65%) IBM
2 12 (7.36%) Teradata
3 4 (2.45%) CA
3 4 (2.45%) Veritas
3 4 (2.45%) Unisys
4 2 (1.23%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.23%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.23%) HP
5 1 (0.61%) Adobe
5 1 (0.61%) Sybase
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle
5 1 (0.61%) Ab Initio
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