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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 208 165 212
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +47
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 43 80 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 1.23% 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.85% 3.67% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 34 58 36
Average salary £55,608 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.84% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £29,150 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £43,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
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
2321 2178 2448
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 33.37% 33.42% 32.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1940 1698 2031
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -17 27 £50,000 +7.52%
Manchester -26 12 £65,000 +62.90% 8
Lancashire +7 7 £61,215 +63.24% 1
Merseyside +11 1 - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 97 (76.98%) Finance
2 62 (49.21%) UNIX
3 59 (46.83%) IBM
4 58 (46.03%) Windows
4 58 (46.03%) Middleware
5 49 (38.89%) IBM Mainframe
5 49 (38.89%) Risk Analysis
6 43 (34.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 40 (31.75%) Banking
8 39 (30.95%) DB2
9 38 (30.16%) Tandem
10 36 (28.57%) Problem Management
11 35 (27.78%) COBOL
12 33 (26.19%) Internet
13 32 (25.40%) CICS
14 22 (17.46%) Java
15 21 (16.67%) Linux
15 21 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
16 20 (15.87%) JCL
17 19 (15.08%) SQL
18 18 (14.29%) WebSphere
19 16 (12.70%) J2EE
20 15 (11.90%) Retail
21 14 (11.11%) AIX
22 13 (10.32%) Waterfall
23 12 (9.52%) VSAM
23 12 (9.52%) WebSphere MQ
23 12 (9.52%) Service Delivery
23 12 (9.52%) UML
23 12 (9.52%) SSL

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 32 (25.40%) CICS
2 18 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 8 (6.35%) SAS
4 6 (4.76%) JBoss
5 5 (3.97%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.38%) Apache
6 3 (2.38%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.59%) CMS
8 1 (0.79%) IIS
8 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.59%) MS Office
2 1 (0.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 33 (26.19%) Internet
2 12 (9.52%) SSL
3 6 (4.76%) Firewall
4 3 (2.38%) SAN
4 3 (2.38%) SMS
5 2 (1.59%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.79%) SSH
6 1 (0.79%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.79%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (30.95%) DB2
2 7 (5.56%) Big Data
3 6 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.17%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 4 (3.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 3 (2.38%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.38%) Easytrieve
5 3 (2.38%) Ingres
5 3 (2.38%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.59%) DataStage
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.79%) MySQL
7 1 (0.79%) MS Access
7 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.79%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Subversion
2 1 (0.79%) WinDbg
2 1 (0.79%) ClearCase
General
1 97 (76.98%) Finance
2 40 (31.75%) Banking
3 15 (11.90%) Retail
4 3 (2.38%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (40.48%) Architect
2 50 (39.68%) Designer
3 32 (25.40%) Infrastructure Designer
4 29 (23.02%) Infrastructure Architect
5 17 (13.49%) Solutions Architect
6 14 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
7 13 (10.32%) Developer
8 12 (9.52%) Lead Architect
9 11 (8.73%) Consultant
10 9 (7.14%) Lead Designer
11 8 (6.35%) Solutions Designer
12 6 (4.76%) Applications Architect
13 5 (3.97%) Infrastructure Manager
14 4 (3.17%) SAS Consultant
14 4 (3.17%) WebSphere Specialist
14 4 (3.17%) .NET Developer
14 4 (3.17%) SQL Developer
14 4 (3.17%) Lead Solutions Architect
15 3 (2.38%) COBOL Developer
15 3 (2.38%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (46.03%) Middleware
2 16 (12.70%) J2EE
3 12 (9.52%) WebSphere MQ
4 11 (8.73%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 11 (8.73%) ISPF
5 8 (6.35%) HTML
6 7 (5.56%) WSDL
6 7 (5.56%) XML
7 6 (4.76%) .NET
8 5 (3.97%) CSS
8 5 (3.97%) jQuery
9 4 (3.17%) SOAP
9 4 (3.17%) ASP.NET
10 3 (2.38%) EJB
10 3 (2.38%) Struts
10 3 (2.38%) Web Services
10 3 (2.38%) JSP
10 3 (2.38%) Servlets
10 3 (2.38%) XSD
10 3 (2.38%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 49 (38.89%) IBM Mainframe
2 38 (30.16%) Tandem
3 12 (9.52%) VSAM
4 6 (4.76%) Cryptography
5 4 (3.17%) PKI
5 4 (3.17%) Data Extraction
5 4 (3.17%) Credit Risk
6 3 (2.38%) VUI
6 3 (2.38%) AS400
6 3 (2.38%) IVR
7 2 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.79%) Open Source
8 1 (0.79%) User Experience
8 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 62 (49.21%) UNIX
2 58 (46.03%) Windows
3 21 (16.67%) Linux
4 14 (11.11%) AIX
5 9 (7.14%) zOS
6 4 (3.17%) VME
7 3 (2.38%) VMS
7 3 (2.38%) HPUX
7 3 (2.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (38.89%) Risk Analysis
2 43 (34.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 36 (28.57%) Problem Management
4 21 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (10.32%) Waterfall
6 12 (9.52%) Service Delivery
6 12 (9.52%) UML
7 10 (7.94%) Mentoring
8 9 (7.14%) Product Management
9 7 (5.56%) Migration
10 6 (4.76%) Service Management
11 5 (3.97%) PRINCE2
11 5 (3.97%) PRINCE
12 4 (3.17%) Project Management
12 4 (3.17%) Change Management
12 4 (3.17%) Incident Management
12 4 (3.17%) Enterprise Architecture
12 4 (3.17%) Time Management
12 4 (3.17%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (3.17%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (27.78%) COBOL
2 22 (17.46%) Java
3 20 (15.87%) JCL
4 19 (15.08%) SQL
5 11 (8.73%) Perl
6 9 (7.14%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.17%) C#
7 4 (3.17%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.17%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (3.97%) Degree
1 5 (3.97%) SC Cleared
1 5 (3.97%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.59%) VCP4
3 1 (0.79%) MCP
3 1 (0.79%) MCSE
3 1 (0.79%) CCNA
3 1 (0.79%) CISSP
3 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.59%) SLA
1 2 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.59%) RACF
1 2 (1.59%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 3 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.79%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 59 (46.83%) IBM
2 10 (7.94%) Oracle
3 6 (4.76%) HP
3 6 (4.76%) Teradata
4 4 (3.17%) ICL
4 4 (3.17%) Fujitsu
5 3 (2.38%) Cisco
5 3 (2.38%) EMC
5 3 (2.38%) Citrix
5 3 (2.38%) Novell
5 3 (2.38%) Veritas
6 1 (0.79%) Alias
6 1 (0.79%) Unisys
6 1 (0.79%) Microsoft
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