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

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 218 174 145
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -29
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 37 77 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 1.06% 1.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.53% 3.14% 4.37%
Number of salaries quoted 21 65 95
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £64,200
UK excluding London average salary £46,377 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-2.36% -
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
2417 2452 2427
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 36.73% 33.71% 33.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1897 1868 1964
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 August 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 5 August 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
Manchester -13 20 £60,000 +14.28% 4
Cheshire -15 10 £40,000 -27.27% 2
Merseyside +9 4 - -
Lancashire -7 1 £39,000 -2.50%
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 52 (59.09%) Finance
2 41 (46.59%) IBM
3 29 (32.95%) IBM Mainframe
4 28 (31.82%) COBOL
5 27 (30.68%) Windows
6 26 (29.55%) UNIX
7 23 (26.14%) SQL
8 22 (25.00%) Java
8 22 (25.00%) HP
9 21 (23.86%) Banking
10 19 (21.59%) CICS
10 19 (21.59%) JCL
11 17 (19.32%) Oracle
12 16 (18.18%) DB2
13 14 (15.91%) .NET
13 14 (15.91%) Unisys
13 14 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (13.64%) LINC
14 12 (13.64%) Microsoft
14 12 (13.64%) J2EE
15 11 (12.50%) SQL Server
15 11 (12.50%) ODBC
15 11 (12.50%) Change Management
15 11 (12.50%) Mentoring
16 10 (11.36%) Test Scripting
16 10 (11.36%) LoadRunner
16 10 (11.36%) HTML
16 10 (11.36%) C
16 10 (11.36%) C++
16 10 (11.36%) HTTP

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 19 (21.59%) CICS
2 7 (7.95%) Papyrus
2 7 (7.95%) StreamWeaver
2 7 (7.95%) Exstream Dialogue
2 7 (7.95%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.41%) Apache
3 3 (3.41%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.41%) SAS
4 2 (2.27%) JBoss
4 2 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.14%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.14%) IIS
5 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (9.09%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.36%) HTTP
2 7 (7.95%) SAN
2 7 (7.95%) Firewall
3 6 (6.82%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.41%) SMS
5 1 (1.14%) SSH
5 1 (1.14%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.14%) SSL
5 1 (1.14%) Internet
5 1 (1.14%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.18%) DB2
2 11 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.95%) Easytrieve
4 3 (3.41%) Ingres
4 3 (3.41%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.27%) Base SAS
5 2 (2.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (2.27%) Big Data
5 2 (2.27%) IMS/DB
6 1 (1.14%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.14%) MySQL
6 1 (1.14%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (11.36%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.14%) ProC
2 1 (1.14%) Subversion
2 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.14%) WinDbg
2 1 (1.14%) ClearCase
General
1 52 (59.09%) Finance
2 21 (23.86%) Banking
3 8 (9.09%) Retail
4 4 (4.55%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (21.59%) Analyst
2 18 (20.45%) Architect
3 14 (15.91%) Developer
4 12 (13.64%) Analyst Developer
5 9 (10.23%) Programmer
5 9 (10.23%) Test Manager
6 8 (9.09%) Technical Architect
6 8 (9.09%) Analyst Programmer
6 8 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (9.09%) Applications Support
6 8 (9.09%) Developer Analyst
7 7 (7.95%) Performance Manager
7 7 (7.95%) Mainframe Architect
7 7 (7.95%) Performance Test Manager
8 5 (5.68%) Technical Leader
8 5 (5.68%) Applications Support Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Support Specialist
9 4 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.55%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.91%) .NET
2 12 (13.64%) J2EE
3 11 (12.50%) ODBC
4 10 (11.36%) HTML
5 5 (5.68%) Middleware
6 3 (3.41%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (3.41%) JMS
7 2 (2.27%) WSDL
7 2 (2.27%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (2.27%) Spring
7 2 (2.27%) JSF
7 2 (2.27%) SOAP
7 2 (2.27%) Web Services
7 2 (2.27%) Java EE
7 2 (2.27%) JSON
7 2 (2.27%) jQuery
7 2 (2.27%) Java EE 5
7 2 (2.27%) REST
7 2 (2.27%) Spring Integration
7 2 (2.27%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (32.95%) IBM Mainframe
2 9 (10.23%) VSAM
3 6 (6.82%) PKI
3 6 (6.82%) Tandem
3 6 (6.82%) Cryptography
4 4 (4.55%) Replication
4 4 (4.55%) Clustering
4 4 (4.55%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.41%) AS400
5 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.14%) BYOD
6 1 (1.14%) IVR
6 1 (1.14%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.14%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.14%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 27 (30.68%) Windows
2 26 (29.55%) UNIX
3 8 (9.09%) Linux
4 5 (5.68%) zOS
5 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.41%) VMS
6 3 (3.41%) AIX
6 3 (3.41%) HPUX
6 3 (3.41%) Solaris
7 2 (2.27%) VME
8 1 (1.14%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (12.50%) Change Management
2 11 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 10 (11.36%) Test Scripting
4 9 (10.23%) Performance Testing
5 8 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 8 (9.09%) Service Management
6 7 (7.95%) Time Management
6 7 (7.95%) SDLC
6 7 (7.95%) Portfolio Management
7 6 (6.82%) ITIL
8 5 (5.68%) EAI
9 4 (4.55%) Problem Management
9 4 (4.55%) Incident Management
9 4 (4.55%) Change Control
9 4 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (4.55%) Performance Analysis
9 4 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (3.41%) Waterfall
10 3 (3.41%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 28 (31.82%) COBOL
2 23 (26.14%) SQL
3 22 (25.00%) Java
4 19 (21.59%) JCL
5 12 (13.64%) LINC
6 10 (11.36%) C
6 10 (11.36%) C++
6 10 (11.36%) VB
7 8 (9.09%) REXX
8 7 (7.95%) Assembly Language
9 2 (2.27%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.14%) VBScript
10 1 (1.14%) SAS Macro
10 1 (1.14%) PROC SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.82%) ISEB
2 5 (5.68%) MCP
3 3 (3.41%) Degree
4 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) MCSE
5 1 (1.14%) CCNA
5 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.68%) RACF
1 5 (5.68%) ACF2
2 4 (4.55%) SRDF
3 3 (3.41%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (5.68%) zSecure
2 3 (3.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (46.59%) IBM
2 22 (25.00%) HP
3 17 (19.32%) Oracle
4 14 (15.91%) Unisys
5 12 (13.64%) Microsoft
6 7 (7.95%) EMC
7 3 (3.41%) Cisco
7 3 (3.41%) Novell
7 3 (3.41%) Veritas
8 2 (2.27%) ICL
8 2 (2.27%) Fujitsu
9 1 (1.14%) Alias
9 1 (1.14%) Sun
9 1 (1.14%) Chordiant
9 1 (1.14%) Citrix
9 1 (1.14%) CA
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