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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 213 210 163
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -47
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 31 40 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.54% 0.58% 1.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.43% 1.61% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 22 36 67
Average salary £46,000 £54,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.81% +27.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,700 £44,250 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £67,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,397 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-11.20% +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
2161 2492 2190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 37.93% 36.06% 33.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1729 2141 1731
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
Manchester +24 14 £39,250 -34.03% 2
Lancashire +25 11 £47,500 -13.41%
Cheshire -9 4 £25,500 -52.77% 1
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 39 (55.71%) Finance
2 31 (44.29%) IBM
3 28 (40.00%) Linux
4 23 (32.86%) Banking
5 22 (31.43%) Windows
5 22 (31.43%) COBOL
6 21 (30.00%) Oracle
6 21 (30.00%) Unix
7 20 (28.57%) JCL
8 17 (24.29%) Java
9 16 (22.86%) SQL
9 16 (22.86%) DB2
10 15 (21.43%) CICS
11 14 (20.00%) Cisco
12 13 (18.57%) Juniper
12 13 (18.57%) Informix
12 13 (18.57%) Sybase
12 13 (18.57%) VMware
12 13 (18.57%) Fortinet
13 12 (17.14%) QA
13 12 (17.14%) IBM Mainframe
13 12 (17.14%) Middleware
14 11 (15.71%) Information Security
15 10 (14.29%) WebSphere
15 10 (14.29%) Mentoring
15 10 (14.29%) VSAM
15 10 (14.29%) Web Services
15 10 (14.29%) ITIL
16 9 (12.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 8 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (21.43%) CICS
2 10 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 5 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.86%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.86%) JBoss
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.14%) HTTP
2 4 (5.71%) DMZ
2 4 (5.71%) SSL
2 4 (5.71%) WinSCP
3 2 (2.86%) Firewall
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (22.86%) DB2
2 13 (18.57%) Informix
3 6 (8.57%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.71%) GIS
4 4 (5.71%) MS Access
5 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (8.57%) LoadRunner
1 6 (8.57%) Toad
2 4 (5.71%) HP UFT
General
1 39 (55.71%) Finance
2 23 (32.86%) Banking
3 7 (10.00%) Corporate Banking
4 6 (8.57%) Retail
5 3 (4.29%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.43%) Advertising
6 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.43%) Legal
6 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (34.29%) Developer
2 19 (27.14%) Analyst
3 16 (22.86%) Senior Developer
4 11 (15.71%) Mainframe Developer
4 11 (15.71%) Senior Mainframe Developer
5 8 (11.43%) COBOL Developer
6 7 (10.00%) Compliance Analyst
7 6 (8.57%) Operations Analyst
8 5 (7.14%) Audit Analyst
8 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (7.14%) IT Analyst
8 5 (7.14%) Java Developer
9 4 (5.71%) Audit Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 4 (5.71%) IT Security Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Mainframe Project Manager
9 4 (5.71%) Security Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Security Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (5.71%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.14%) Middleware
2 10 (14.29%) Web Services
3 6 (8.57%) RESTful
3 6 (8.57%) SOAP
4 5 (7.14%) Java EE
4 5 (7.14%) JSP
4 5 (7.14%) Servlets
4 5 (7.14%) XML
5 4 (5.71%) ISPF
5 4 (5.71%) J2EE
5 4 (5.71%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (4.29%) .NET
7 1 (1.43%) Ajax
7 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.43%) CSS
7 1 (1.43%) HTML
7 1 (1.43%) JDBC
7 1 (1.43%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.14%) IBM Mainframe
2 10 (14.29%) VSAM
3 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.57%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.71%) Clustering
6 1 (1.43%) AS400
6 1 (1.43%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.43%) iSeries
6 1 (1.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (40.00%) Linux
2 22 (31.43%) Windows
3 21 (30.00%) Unix
4 5 (7.14%) zOS
5 4 (5.71%) AIX
6 2 (2.86%) HPUX
6 2 (2.86%) Solaris
7 1 (1.43%) MVS
7 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.43%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.71%) Information Security
2 10 (14.29%) ITIL
2 10 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 8 (11.43%) Load Testing
3 8 (11.43%) Matrix Management
4 7 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 7 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 6 (8.57%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (8.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 6 (8.57%) Performance Management
5 6 (8.57%) Resource Management
6 5 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 4 (5.71%) Change Management
7 4 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.71%) Load Balancing
7 4 (5.71%) PRINCE2
7 4 (5.71%) Project Management
7 4 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.71%) Supplier Management
7 4 (5.71%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (31.43%) COBOL
2 20 (28.57%) JCL
3 17 (24.29%) Java
4 16 (22.86%) SQL
5 8 (11.43%) REXX
6 7 (10.00%) C
7 2 (2.86%) LINC
7 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.43%) C#
8 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.43%) Perl
8 1 (1.43%) VB
8 1 (1.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (5.71%) PMI Certification
1 4 (5.71%) PMP
2 3 (4.29%) Degree
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.14%) QA
2 9 (12.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.71%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.43%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) DameWare
1 4 (5.71%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (2.86%) CA Wily
2 2 (2.86%) Xymon
3 1 (1.43%) Netcool
3 1 (1.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (44.29%) IBM
2 21 (30.00%) Oracle
3 14 (20.00%) Cisco
4 13 (18.57%) Fortinet
4 13 (18.57%) Juniper
4 13 (18.57%) Sybase
4 13 (18.57%) VMware
5 5 (7.14%) HP
6 4 (5.71%) LexisNexis
7 2 (2.86%) F5
7 2 (2.86%) Lotus
7 2 (2.86%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.86%) Siebel
7 2 (2.86%) Unisys
8 1 (1.43%) Apple
8 1 (1.43%) Citrix
8 1 (1.43%) Intel
8 1 (1.43%) McAfee
8 1 (1.43%) Sophos
8 1 (1.43%) Symantec