The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 233 230 214
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 22 16 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.39% 0.27% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.95% 0.81% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 19 6 13
Average salary £39,500 £66,250 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.37% +20.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £23,916 £21,300
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £88,750 £63,900
UK excluding London average salary £44,397 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-11.20% +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 South West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2312 1964 2130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 40.60% 33.36% 39.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1757 1590 1717
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Mainframe across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Mainframe
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Mainframe across the South West region.

Mainframe Salary Trend in the South West

Mainframe
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Mainframe across the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Mainframe Salary Histogram in the South West

Mainframe
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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
Wiltshire +5 10 £38,533 +61.12% 5
Bristol +3 7 £42,500 -51.42%
Gloucestershire +4 3 £36,000 -
Dorset -1 2 - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the South 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 17 (42.50%) Windows
2 16 (40.00%) DB2
2 16 (40.00%) Finance
3 14 (35.00%) Banking
4 13 (32.50%) Citrix
5 12 (30.00%) IBM
5 12 (30.00%) Linux
5 12 (30.00%) Information Security
6 11 (27.50%) Oracle
6 11 (27.50%) Unix
6 11 (27.50%) CISSP
7 10 (25.00%) Risk Management
7 10 (25.00%) PCI DSS
8 9 (22.50%) SAP
8 9 (22.50%) Web Services
9 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 8 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
10 7 (17.50%) IBM Mainframe
10 7 (17.50%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (17.50%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (17.50%) ITIL
10 7 (17.50%) Security Management
10 7 (17.50%) Management Information System
10 7 (17.50%) AS400
10 7 (17.50%) VMware
10 7 (17.50%) Firewall
11 6 (15.00%) SOA
11 6 (15.00%) zOS
11 6 (15.00%) JCL

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the South 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 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) Firewall
1 7 (17.50%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (40.00%) DB2
2 5 (12.50%) Informix
2 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 16 (40.00%) Finance
2 14 (35.00%) Banking
3 5 (12.50%) Investment Banking
3 5 (12.50%) Legal
4 2 (5.00%) Billing
4 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Analyst
2 11 (27.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 7 (17.50%) Security Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Architect
4 6 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Senior Security Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
6 4 (10.00%) Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) DB2 DBA
8 2 (5.00%) DB2 Specialist
8 2 (5.00%) DBA
8 2 (5.00%) Financial Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Service Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) Information Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) Programme Manager
9 1 (2.50%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) Web Services
2 6 (15.00%) ISPF
3 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) AS400
1 7 (17.50%) IBM Mainframe
1 7 (17.50%) Management Information System
2 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (42.50%) Windows
2 12 (30.00%) Linux
3 11 (27.50%) Unix
4 6 (15.00%) zOS
5 5 (12.50%) AIX
5 5 (12.50%) HPUX
5 5 (12.50%) Solaris
5 5 (12.50%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Information Security
2 10 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 8 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
4 7 (17.50%) ITIL
4 7 (17.50%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (17.50%) Security Management
5 6 (15.00%) Requirements Management
5 6 (15.00%) SOA
6 5 (12.50%) Asset Management
6 5 (12.50%) Data Management
6 5 (12.50%) MODAF
6 5 (12.50%) Quality Management
6 5 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (12.50%) Threat Management
7 3 (7.50%) Content Management
7 3 (7.50%) Line Management
7 3 (7.50%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (7.50%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) JCL
2 2 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) CISSP
2 5 (12.50%) CISA
2 5 (12.50%) CISM
2 5 (12.50%) CRISC
2 5 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (5.00%) CITP
4 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (7.50%) ISO27002
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Tivoli
1 4 (10.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 4 (10.00%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Citrix
2 12 (30.00%) IBM
3 11 (27.50%) Oracle
4 9 (22.50%) SAP
5 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (17.50%) VMware
7 5 (12.50%) Sybase
8 2 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (2.50%) HP
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