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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 166 184 158
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -26
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 99 58 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.32% 0.85% 1.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.11% 2.65% 4.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88 48 79
Average salary £52,500 £40,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.43% +0.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £31,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £72,500 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +10.58%
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
2409 2187 2298
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 32.01% 32.22% 32.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1960 1784 1962
Average salary £39,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 +20 49 £53,750 +15.59%
Manchester +12 47 £50,000 +14.94% 4
Lancashire -4 2 £41,750 +19.28%
Merseyside +8 1 £35,000 +9.37%
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 128 (75.74%) Finance
2 81 (47.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 79 (46.75%) COBOL
3 79 (46.75%) Banking
4 78 (46.15%) DB2
5 76 (44.97%) Risk Analysis
6 74 (43.79%) CICS
7 66 (39.05%) IBM
8 64 (37.87%) Java
9 59 (34.91%) Agile Software Development
10 58 (34.32%) IBM Mainframe
11 52 (30.77%) Waterfall
12 51 (30.18%) J2EE
13 50 (29.59%) UNIX
14 48 (28.40%) UML
15 37 (21.89%) Windows
16 31 (18.34%) Middleware
17 29 (17.16%) Tandem
18 25 (14.79%) Internet
19 24 (14.20%) Problem Management
20 22 (13.02%) SQL
21 18 (10.65%) Retail
22 14 (8.28%) JCL
23 13 (7.69%) Mentoring
24 12 (7.10%) Teradata
25 11 (6.51%) VSAM
26 10 (5.92%) CA Endevor
26 10 (5.92%) Service Delivery
26 10 (5.92%) Data Warehouse
27 9 (5.33%) .NET

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 74 (43.79%) CICS
2 7 (4.14%) WebSphere
2 7 (4.14%) SAS
3 3 (1.78%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.18%) JBoss
4 2 (1.18%) CMS
5 1 (0.59%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.18%) PrintSoft PReS
2 1 (0.59%) MS Project
2 1 (0.59%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 25 (14.79%) Internet
2 5 (2.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (46.15%) DB2
2 10 (5.92%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (4.14%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.55%) Hadoop
4 6 (3.55%) Big Data
5 5 (2.96%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 5 (2.96%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.96%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.96%) Easytrieve
5 5 (2.96%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 3 (1.78%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.18%) IBM InfoSphere
7 2 (1.18%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.18%) IMS/DB
7 2 (1.18%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 6 (3.55%) ClearCase
2 2 (1.18%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.18%) Subversion
3 1 (0.59%) ChangeMan
General
1 128 (75.74%) Finance
2 79 (46.75%) Banking
3 18 (10.65%) Retail
4 3 (1.78%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.18%) Legal
5 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.59%) Advertising
6 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (43.20%) Architect
2 70 (41.42%) Designer
3 30 (17.75%) Applications Architect
4 29 (17.16%) Solutions Architect
5 23 (13.61%) Solutions Designer
5 23 (13.61%) Infrastructure Designer
6 22 (13.02%) Analyst
7 20 (11.83%) Developer
7 20 (11.83%) Infrastructure Architect
8 14 (8.28%) Test Analyst
9 8 (4.73%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (4.73%) Senior Test Analyst
10 7 (4.14%) Consultant
10 7 (4.14%) Lead Designer
10 7 (4.14%) Mainframe Developer
11 6 (3.55%) Lead Architect
12 5 (2.96%) SAS Consultant
13 4 (2.37%) Lead Test Analyst
13 4 (2.37%) COBOL Developer
13 4 (2.37%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (30.18%) J2EE
2 31 (18.34%) Middleware
3 9 (5.33%) .NET
4 6 (3.55%) HTML
4 6 (3.55%) CSS
4 6 (3.55%) SOAP
4 6 (3.55%) XML
5 5 (2.96%) Web Services
5 5 (2.96%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (2.37%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 3 (1.78%) jQuery
7 3 (1.78%) ISPF
7 3 (1.78%) JSP
8 2 (1.18%) JMS
8 2 (1.18%) WSDL
8 2 (1.18%) JNDI
8 2 (1.18%) Ajax
8 2 (1.18%) JDBC
8 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.18%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 58 (34.32%) IBM Mainframe
2 29 (17.16%) Tandem
3 11 (6.51%) VSAM
4 7 (4.14%) Cryptography
5 5 (2.96%) PMI
6 4 (2.37%) Credit Risk
6 4 (2.37%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.18%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.18%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.18%) PKI
7 2 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 50 (29.59%) UNIX
2 37 (21.89%) Windows
3 6 (3.55%) zOS
4 5 (2.96%) AIX
4 5 (2.96%) Linux
5 2 (1.18%) CentOS
5 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.59%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (47.93%) Stakeholder Management
2 76 (44.97%) Risk Analysis
3 59 (34.91%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (30.77%) Waterfall
5 48 (28.40%) UML
6 24 (14.20%) Problem Management
7 13 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 10 (5.92%) Service Delivery
9 9 (5.33%) Integration Testing
9 9 (5.33%) Test Scripting
10 7 (4.14%) Performance Testing
10 7 (4.14%) Test Strategy
11 6 (3.55%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (3.55%) Unit Testing
11 6 (3.55%) Workflow
11 6 (3.55%) ETL
12 5 (2.96%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (2.96%) Line Management
13 4 (2.37%) Information Security
13 4 (2.37%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 79 (46.75%) COBOL
2 64 (37.87%) Java
3 22 (13.02%) SQL
4 14 (8.28%) JCL
5 6 (3.55%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.96%) Perl
6 5 (2.96%) C#
7 4 (2.37%) C
8 3 (1.78%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.18%) Assembly Language
9 2 (1.18%) PL/1
9 2 (1.18%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.59%) VB
10 1 (0.59%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (4.14%) ISTQB
2 5 (2.96%) CSQA
2 5 (2.96%) SC Cleared
2 5 (2.96%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.96%) PMI Certification
2 5 (2.96%) MBA
3 1 (0.59%) ISEB
3 1 (0.59%) CISSP
3 1 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.18%) SLA
Systems Management
1 10 (5.92%) CA Endevor
2 2 (1.18%) CA Wily
2 2 (1.18%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 66 (39.05%) IBM
2 12 (7.10%) Teradata
3 4 (2.37%) Unisys
3 4 (2.37%) CA
3 4 (2.37%) Veritas
4 2 (1.18%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.18%) HP
5 1 (0.59%) Adobe
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle
5 1 (0.59%) Sybase
5 1 (0.59%) Ab Initio
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