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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 209 196 212
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 19 49 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.80% 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.86% 2.13% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 13 35 15
Median salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,500 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,250 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-2.57% +2.10%
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
2205 2305 2432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.30% 37.82% 35.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1878 1833 1885
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 25 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester +6 13 £60,000 +4.34%
Cheshire +5 6 £32,500 -31.57%
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 23 (54.76%) Finance
2 19 (45.24%) IBM
3 15 (35.71%) JCL
4 14 (33.33%) COBOL
4 14 (33.33%) Banking
5 11 (26.19%) CICS
6 9 (21.43%) Unix
6 9 (21.43%) QA
7 8 (19.05%) VSAM
7 8 (19.05%) ITIL
7 8 (19.05%) Mentoring
8 7 (16.67%) DB2
8 7 (16.67%) HP
9 6 (14.29%) Risk Management
9 6 (14.29%) Project Management
9 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (14.29%) Degree
10 5 (11.90%) IBM Mainframe
10 5 (11.90%) Retail
10 5 (11.90%) Oracle
10 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2
10 5 (11.90%) Linux
10 5 (11.90%) Data Centre
11 4 (9.52%) Data Centre Operations
11 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (9.52%) REXX
11 4 (9.52%) OS/2
11 4 (9.52%) Service Management
11 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
11 4 (9.52%) Change Management

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 11 (26.19%) CICS
2 4 (9.52%) WebSphere
3 3 (7.14%) Exstream Dialogue
4 1 (2.38%) JBoss
4 1 (2.38%) SAS
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) WinSCP
2 2 (4.76%) Firewall
3 1 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.38%) Network Security
3 1 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) DB2
2 3 (7.14%) MS Access
3 1 (2.38%) Base SAS
3 1 (2.38%) Big Data
3 1 (2.38%) GIS
3 1 (2.38%) MySQL
3 1 (2.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (2.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) HP UFT
1 3 (7.14%) LoadRunner
1 3 (7.14%) Toad
2 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.38%) JIRA
General
1 23 (54.76%) Finance
2 14 (33.33%) Banking
3 5 (11.90%) Retail
4 2 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Legal
5 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Developer
2 9 (21.43%) Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Mainframe Developer
3 8 (19.05%) Senior Developer
3 8 (19.05%) Senior Mainframe Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Data Centre Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Data Migration Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Migration Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.14%) COBOL Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Data Migration Project Manager
5 3 (7.14%) IT Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Migration Project Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Service Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Senior IT Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Supply Chain Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) Middleware
1 3 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (4.76%) ISPF
2 2 (4.76%) REST
2 2 (4.76%) SOAP
2 2 (4.76%) Web Services
2 2 (4.76%) XML
3 1 (2.38%) Django
3 1 (2.38%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.38%) J2EE
3 1 (2.38%) Java EE
3 1 (2.38%) jQuery
3 1 (2.38%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) VSAM
2 5 (11.90%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.90%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) AS400
3 1 (2.38%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Unix
2 5 (11.90%) Linux
3 4 (9.52%) OS/2
4 3 (7.14%) Windows
5 1 (2.38%) AIX
5 1 (2.38%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) ITIL
1 8 (19.05%) Mentoring
2 6 (14.29%) Project Management
2 6 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2
4 4 (9.52%) Change Management
4 4 (9.52%) Data Centre Operations
4 4 (9.52%) Migration
4 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 4 (9.52%) Service Management
4 4 (9.52%) Supplier Management
5 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.14%) Load Testing
5 3 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (7.14%) Performance Management
5 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) JCL
2 14 (33.33%) COBOL
3 4 (9.52%) REXX
4 3 (7.14%) SQL
5 1 (2.38%) Java
5 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Degree
2 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (4.76%) CISSP
3 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.38%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.43%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) SLA
3 1 (2.38%) COBIT
3 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.38%) ISO27002
3 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) DameWare
1 3 (7.14%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) IBM
2 7 (16.67%) HP
3 5 (11.90%) Oracle
4 3 (7.14%) LexisNexis
5 2 (4.76%) VMware
6 1 (2.38%) Ab Initio
6 1 (2.38%) ATG
6 1 (2.38%) Chordiant
6 1 (2.38%) Cognizant
6 1 (2.38%) Intel
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.38%) Yahoo!