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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 186 189 216
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +27
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 56 62 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.83% 0.87% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.43% 2.54% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 43 30 27
Average salary £55,000 £44,250 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.29% +13.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £31,050 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,900 £64,000
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
2303 2442 2442
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 34.03% 34.15% 32.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1855 1888 2004
Average salary £39,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,690 £24,500 £24,000
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 1 April 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 1 April 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 32 £50,000 +3.62% 1
Manchester -9 18 £63,750 +59.77%
Lancashire +14 9 £48,500 +29.33% 1
Merseyside +8 1 - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 96 (73.85%) Finance
2 72 (55.38%) UNIX
3 70 (53.85%) Windows
4 62 (47.69%) IBM
5 58 (44.62%) Middleware
6 53 (40.77%) IBM Mainframe
7 40 (30.77%) Risk Analysis
8 39 (30.00%) Tandem
9 37 (28.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 37 (28.46%) Problem Management
10 35 (26.92%) Banking
11 33 (25.38%) Internet
12 32 (24.62%) DB2
13 27 (20.77%) Java
13 27 (20.77%) SQL
14 26 (20.00%) COBOL
15 25 (19.23%) CICS
16 24 (18.46%) Linux
17 21 (16.15%) Oracle
18 20 (15.38%) WebSphere
19 19 (14.62%) J2EE
19 19 (14.62%) JCL
20 18 (13.85%) HP
21 17 (13.08%) HTML
21 17 (13.08%) Retail
22 16 (12.31%) AIX
23 15 (11.54%) .NET
24 14 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
25 12 (9.23%) SSL
25 12 (9.23%) zOS

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 25 (19.23%) CICS
2 20 (15.38%) WebSphere
3 7 (5.38%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.62%) SAS
4 6 (4.62%) JBoss
5 5 (3.85%) Apache
6 3 (2.31%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.54%) CMS
8 1 (0.77%) Papyrus
8 1 (0.77%) StreamWeaver
8 1 (0.77%) Exstream Dialogue
8 1 (0.77%) IIS
8 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.54%) MS Office
2 1 (0.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.08%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 33 (25.38%) Internet
2 12 (9.23%) SSL
3 9 (6.92%) HTTP
4 6 (4.62%) Firewall
5 5 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.85%) SAN
5 5 (3.85%) SMS
6 1 (0.77%) SSH
6 1 (0.77%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.77%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (24.62%) DB2
2 11 (8.46%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.62%) Big Data
4 5 (3.85%) Ingres
5 4 (3.08%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.54%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (1.54%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.54%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.77%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.77%) DataStage
8 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.77%) MySQL
8 1 (0.77%) MS Access
8 1 (0.77%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 9 (6.92%) LoadRunner
2 5 (3.85%) Subversion
3 1 (0.77%) WinDbg
General
1 96 (73.85%) Finance
2 35 (26.92%) Banking
3 17 (13.08%) Retail
4 5 (3.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 50 (38.46%) Architect
2 44 (33.85%) Designer
3 32 (24.62%) Infrastructure Designer
4 29 (22.31%) Infrastructure Architect
5 16 (12.31%) Solutions Architect
6 14 (10.77%) Technical Specialist
7 12 (9.23%) Lead Architect
8 11 (8.46%) Developer
9 9 (6.92%) Test Manager
9 9 (6.92%) Consultant
9 9 (6.92%) Lead Designer
10 6 (4.62%) Applications Architect
10 6 (4.62%) Performance Test Manager
10 6 (4.62%) Performance Manager
11 5 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
11 5 (3.85%) Technical Leader
12 4 (3.08%) .NET Developer
12 4 (3.08%) SQL Developer
12 4 (3.08%) WebSphere Specialist
12 4 (3.08%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (44.62%) Middleware
2 19 (14.62%) J2EE
3 17 (13.08%) HTML
4 15 (11.54%) .NET
5 12 (9.23%) WebSphere MQ
6 11 (8.46%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 11 (8.46%) ISPF
7 10 (7.69%) ODBC
8 7 (5.38%) WSDL
8 7 (5.38%) XML
9 5 (3.85%) CSS
9 5 (3.85%) jQuery
10 4 (3.08%) SOAP
10 4 (3.08%) ASP.NET
11 3 (2.31%) EJB
11 3 (2.31%) Struts
11 3 (2.31%) Web Services
11 3 (2.31%) JSP
11 3 (2.31%) Servlets
11 3 (2.31%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 53 (40.77%) IBM Mainframe
2 39 (30.00%) Tandem
3 10 (7.69%) VSAM
4 7 (5.38%) Cryptography
5 5 (3.85%) AS400
5 5 (3.85%) PKI
6 4 (3.08%) Data Extraction
6 4 (3.08%) Credit Risk
7 3 (2.31%) VUI
7 3 (2.31%) IVR
8 2 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.77%) Open Source
9 1 (0.77%) User Experience
9 1 (0.77%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 72 (55.38%) UNIX
2 70 (53.85%) Windows
3 24 (18.46%) Linux
4 16 (12.31%) AIX
5 12 (9.23%) zOS
6 5 (3.85%) VMS
6 5 (3.85%) HPUX
6 5 (3.85%) Solaris
7 4 (3.08%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (30.77%) Risk Analysis
2 37 (28.46%) Problem Management
2 37 (28.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (9.23%) Performance Testing
5 9 (6.92%) Product Management
5 9 (6.92%) Service Delivery
5 9 (6.92%) Test Scripting
5 9 (6.92%) Mentoring
6 8 (6.15%) Service Management
6 8 (6.15%) Migration
7 6 (4.62%) UML
7 6 (4.62%) Waterfall
8 5 (3.85%) Incident Management
8 5 (3.85%) EAI
8 5 (3.85%) PRINCE2
8 5 (3.85%) PRINCE
8 5 (3.85%) Change Management
8 5 (3.85%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (3.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (20.77%) Java
1 27 (20.77%) SQL
2 26 (20.00%) COBOL
3 19 (14.62%) JCL
4 11 (8.46%) Perl
5 9 (6.92%) VB
5 9 (6.92%) C++
5 9 (6.92%) C
5 9 (6.92%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.08%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.08%) C#
7 3 (2.31%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (4.62%) ISEB
2 5 (3.85%) Degree
3 2 (1.54%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.54%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.77%) MCP
4 1 (0.77%) MCSE
4 1 (0.77%) CCNA
4 1 (0.77%) CISSP
4 1 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.54%) SLA
1 2 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (3.85%) RACF
1 5 (3.85%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 5 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 62 (47.69%) IBM
2 21 (16.15%) Oracle
3 18 (13.85%) HP
4 5 (3.85%) EMC
4 5 (3.85%) Novell
4 5 (3.85%) Veritas
4 5 (3.85%) Cisco
5 4 (3.08%) ICL
5 4 (3.08%) Fujitsu
6 3 (2.31%) Teradata
6 3 (2.31%) Citrix
7 1 (0.77%) Alias
7 1 (0.77%) Unisys
7 1 (0.77%) Microsoft
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago