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

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 195 205 182
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -23
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 54 51 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.82% 0.71% 1.05%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.34% 2.10% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 38 21 61
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +7.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,250 £22,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £71,500 £55,000
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 2432 2391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 34.94% 33.93% 32.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1826 1888 1957
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 21 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 21 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 +15 29 £50,000 +17.64% 4
Manchester +3 19 £60,000 +65.51% 1
Lancashire +10 9 £48,500 +29.33% 2
Merseyside +5 1 - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 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 75 (72.12%) Finance
2 53 (50.96%) UNIX
2 53 (50.96%) Windows
3 46 (44.23%) IBM
4 36 (34.62%) Middleware
5 32 (30.77%) IBM Mainframe
6 29 (27.88%) SQL
7 28 (26.92%) Java
8 25 (24.04%) Oracle
8 25 (24.04%) DB2
8 25 (24.04%) Linux
9 24 (23.08%) Banking
10 22 (21.15%) HP
11 21 (20.19%) COBOL
11 21 (20.19%) Tandem
11 21 (20.19%) WebSphere
12 20 (19.23%) Problem Management
13 19 (18.27%) JCL
14 17 (16.35%) J2EE
15 16 (15.38%) .NET
15 16 (15.38%) HTML
15 16 (15.38%) AIX
15 16 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (15.38%) CICS
15 16 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
16 14 (13.46%) Internet
17 12 (11.54%) Retail
17 12 (11.54%) Performance Testing
17 12 (11.54%) WebSphere MQ
17 12 (11.54%) SSL

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 21 (20.19%) WebSphere
2 16 (15.38%) CICS
3 8 (7.69%) JBoss
4 7 (6.73%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.81%) Apache
6 4 (3.85%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.88%) SAS
7 3 (2.88%) Papyrus
7 3 (2.88%) StreamWeaver
7 3 (2.88%) Exstream Dialogue
8 1 (0.96%) CMS
8 1 (0.96%) IIS
8 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.92%) MS Office
2 1 (0.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (6.73%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.46%) Internet
2 12 (11.54%) SSL
3 10 (9.62%) HTTP
4 6 (5.77%) TCP/IP
4 6 (5.77%) Firewall
5 5 (4.81%) SAN
5 5 (4.81%) SMS
6 1 (0.96%) SSH
6 1 (0.96%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.96%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (24.04%) DB2
2 11 (10.58%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.81%) Ingres
4 4 (3.85%) Big Data
5 3 (2.88%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.96%) MySQL
6 1 (0.96%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (9.62%) LoadRunner
2 5 (4.81%) Subversion
3 1 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.96%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.96%) ClearCase
General
1 75 (72.12%) Finance
2 24 (23.08%) Banking
3 12 (11.54%) Retail
4 6 (5.77%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 30 (28.85%) Architect
2 22 (21.15%) Designer
3 14 (13.46%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 13 (12.50%) Infrastructure Designer
5 11 (10.58%) Technical Specialist
6 9 (8.65%) Test Manager
6 9 (8.65%) Developer
7 7 (6.73%) Consultant
7 7 (6.73%) Lead Architect
7 7 (6.73%) Performance Test Manager
7 7 (6.73%) Performance Manager
8 6 (5.77%) Analyst
9 5 (4.81%) Applications Support
9 5 (4.81%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (4.81%) Technical Leader
10 4 (3.85%) WebSphere Specialist
10 4 (3.85%) Lead Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.88%) COBOL Developer
11 3 (2.88%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (34.62%) Middleware
2 17 (16.35%) J2EE
3 16 (15.38%) HTML
3 16 (15.38%) .NET
4 12 (11.54%) WebSphere MQ
5 11 (10.58%) ISPF
5 11 (10.58%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 11 (10.58%) ODBC
6 8 (7.69%) WSDL
7 5 (4.81%) Web Services
7 5 (4.81%) XML
8 4 (3.85%) Struts
8 4 (3.85%) EJB
8 4 (3.85%) JSP
8 4 (3.85%) Servlets
8 4 (3.85%) Hibernate
9 3 (2.88%) jQuery
9 3 (2.88%) CSS
9 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET
9 3 (2.88%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 32 (30.77%) IBM Mainframe
2 21 (20.19%) Tandem
3 8 (7.69%) Cryptography
4 6 (5.77%) VSAM
4 6 (5.77%) PKI
5 5 (4.81%) AS400
6 4 (3.85%) IVR
6 4 (3.85%) VUI
6 4 (3.85%) BYOD
7 3 (2.88%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.96%) Open Source
8 1 (0.96%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.96%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 53 (50.96%) UNIX
1 53 (50.96%) Windows
2 25 (24.04%) Linux
3 16 (15.38%) AIX
4 9 (8.65%) zOS
5 5 (4.81%) VMS
5 5 (4.81%) HPUX
5 5 (4.81%) Solaris
6 4 (3.85%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.23%) Problem Management
2 16 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
2 16 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (11.54%) Performance Testing
4 10 (9.62%) Test Scripting
4 10 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (9.62%) Service Management
5 9 (8.65%) Product Management
6 8 (7.69%) Migration
7 7 (6.73%) Mentoring
8 6 (5.77%) Time Management
8 6 (5.77%) Service Delivery
9 5 (4.81%) Change Management
9 5 (4.81%) GAP Analysis
9 5 (4.81%) Scrum
9 5 (4.81%) ITIL
9 5 (4.81%) PRINCE2
9 5 (4.81%) EAI
9 5 (4.81%) PRINCE
9 5 (4.81%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.88%) SQL
2 28 (26.92%) Java
3 21 (20.19%) COBOL
4 19 (18.27%) JCL
5 11 (10.58%) Perl
6 10 (9.62%) VB
6 10 (9.62%) C++
6 10 (9.62%) C
7 8 (7.69%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.88%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.88%) C#
8 3 (2.88%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (5.77%) ISEB
2 5 (4.81%) Degree
3 2 (1.92%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.96%) MCP
4 1 (0.96%) MCSE
4 1 (0.96%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.81%) RACF
1 5 (4.81%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 46 (44.23%) IBM
2 25 (24.04%) Oracle
3 22 (21.15%) HP
4 5 (4.81%) EMC
4 5 (4.81%) Cisco
4 5 (4.81%) Novell
4 5 (4.81%) Veritas
5 4 (3.85%) ICL
5 4 (3.85%) Fujitsu
5 4 (3.85%) Citrix
6 2 (1.92%) Unisys
7 1 (0.96%) Chordiant
7 1 (0.96%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.96%) Alias
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