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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
England / North West
Rank 224 211 216
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 21 26 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.46% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.87% 1.24% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 11 19 33
Median salary £46,750 £46,000 £61,215
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.63% -24.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £29,500 £44,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £44,794 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.04% -10.41%

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
2423 2095 2407
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.40% 37.05% 34.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1958 1686 2007
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Mainframe as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +29 15 £46,750 +88.27% 5
Lancashire -17 2 £37,500 -21.05%
Manchester -35 2 £53,750 +21.46%
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 30 (71.43%) Finance
2 20 (47.62%) SQL
3 18 (42.86%) SDLC
4 17 (40.48%) Unix
4 17 (40.48%) Banking
5 16 (38.10%) Windows
6 15 (35.71%) Oracle
6 15 (35.71%) Service Management
6 15 (35.71%) Relational Database
7 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (30.95%) JavaScript
9 12 (28.57%) SQL Server
9 12 (28.57%) Web Services
10 11 (26.19%) Linux
10 11 (26.19%) IBM
11 10 (23.81%) DB2
11 10 (23.81%) Advertising
12 9 (21.43%) JCL
12 9 (21.43%) VB
12 9 (21.43%) SOAP
12 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
12 9 (21.43%) Incident Management
13 8 (19.05%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (19.05%) Ajax
13 8 (19.05%) WCF
13 8 (19.05%) RESTful
13 8 (19.05%) iSeries
13 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (19.05%) RDBMS
13 8 (19.05%) CSS

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (16.67%) CICS
2 4 (9.52%) JBoss
2 4 (9.52%) WebLogic
2 4 (9.52%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Firewall
2 2 (4.76%) FTP
2 2 (4.76%) HTTP
2 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.38%) DNS
3 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.38%) LAN
3 1 (2.38%) Network Security
3 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (35.71%) Relational Database
2 12 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 10 (23.81%) DB2
4 8 (19.05%) RDBMS
4 8 (19.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database
6 6 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (7.14%) Data Mining
7 3 (7.14%) DataStage
8 1 (2.38%) Easytrieve
8 1 (2.38%) IMS/DB
8 1 (2.38%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) ClearCase
1 4 (9.52%) Subversion
2 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (2.38%) Fiddler
3 1 (2.38%) Firebug
3 1 (2.38%) JMeter
3 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.38%) The Grinder
3 1 (2.38%) Toad
General
1 30 (71.43%) Finance
2 17 (40.48%) Banking
3 10 (23.81%) Advertising
4 8 (19.05%) Financial Institution
5 7 (16.67%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (19.05%) .NET Analyst Programmer
2 8 (19.05%) .NET Programmer
2 8 (19.05%) Analyst Programmer
2 8 (19.05%) C# Programmer
2 8 (19.05%) Programmer
2 8 (19.05%) VB Analyst Programmer
2 8 (19.05%) VB Programmer
2 8 (19.05%) VB6 Analyst Programmer
2 8 (19.05%) VB6 Programmer
3 7 (16.67%) Support Specialist
4 6 (14.29%) Applications Specialist
4 6 (14.29%) Applications Support
4 6 (14.29%) Applications Support Specialist
5 5 (11.90%) Test Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Software Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Test Manager
7 3 (7.14%) Data Manager
7 3 (7.14%) Product Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Information Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (28.57%) Web Services
2 9 (21.43%) SOAP
3 8 (19.05%) .NET
3 8 (19.05%) Ajax
3 8 (19.05%) ASP.NET
3 8 (19.05%) CSS
3 8 (19.05%) HTML
3 8 (19.05%) RESTful
3 8 (19.05%) WCF
4 4 (9.52%) EJB
4 4 (9.52%) ISPF
4 4 (9.52%) J2EE
4 4 (9.52%) JMS
4 4 (9.52%) JSP
4 4 (9.52%) Middleware
4 4 (9.52%) Servlets
4 4 (9.52%) Struts
4 4 (9.52%) WSDL
4 4 (9.52%) XML
4 4 (9.52%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) AS400
1 8 (19.05%) iSeries
2 7 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (11.90%) VSAM
4 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.38%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (2.38%) IVR
6 1 (2.38%) PMI
6 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (40.48%) Unix
2 16 (38.10%) Windows
3 11 (26.19%) Linux
4 4 (9.52%) AIX
5 1 (2.38%) Android
5 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.38%) HPUX
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) SDLC
2 15 (35.71%) Service Management
3 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (21.43%) Incident Management
5 8 (19.05%) Risk Management
6 6 (14.29%) Performance Management
6 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (11.90%) Asset Management
7 5 (11.90%) Information Security
7 5 (11.90%) ITIL
7 5 (11.90%) Software Testing
7 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
7 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
8 4 (9.52%) Defect Management
8 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Programme Management
8 4 (9.52%) Software Asset Management
8 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
8 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (47.62%) SQL
2 13 (30.95%) JavaScript
3 9 (21.43%) JCL
3 9 (21.43%) VB
4 8 (19.05%) C#
4 8 (19.05%) VB6
5 7 (16.67%) COBOL
5 7 (16.67%) Java
6 3 (7.14%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.38%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (14.29%) Degree
3 4 (9.52%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.76%) CISM
4 2 (4.76%) CISSP
5 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.38%) Postgraduate
5 1 (2.38%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (9.52%) RACF
2 4 (9.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Netcool
1 4 (9.52%) SCOM
1 4 (9.52%) Tivoli
2 3 (7.14%) Ganglia
3 1 (2.38%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (2.38%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) Oracle
2 11 (26.19%) IBM
3 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 6 (14.29%) Snow
5 5 (11.90%) Cognizant
6 4 (9.52%) Chordiant
7 3 (7.14%) Informatica
7 3 (7.14%) Teradata
7 3 (7.14%) TOWER Software
8 2 (4.76%) Avaya
8 2 (4.76%) CA
8 2 (4.76%) Cisco
8 2 (4.76%) HP
8 2 (4.76%) Riverbed
9 1 (2.38%) Adobe
9 1 (2.38%) Intel
9 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
9 1 (2.38%) Sun
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