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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 202 201 187
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 25 7 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.14% 0.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.49% 0.45% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 12 5 8
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £36,625
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +29.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £46,000 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £56,900 £52,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £48,750 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +16.07%
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
1677 1549 1569
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 27.19% 30.59% 27.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1340 1287 1341
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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
Gloucestershire - 13 £45,000 -
Bristol -3 5 - -
Wiltshire -11 5 £51,500 +8.42%
Dorset -5 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 19 (41.30%) IBM
2 17 (36.96%) Finance
3 13 (28.26%) zOS
3 13 (28.26%) DB2
3 13 (28.26%) IBM Mainframe
4 12 (26.09%) CICS
4 12 (26.09%) RACF
5 9 (19.57%) JCL
5 9 (19.57%) Banking
5 9 (19.57%) ITIL
5 9 (19.57%) Windows
6 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
6 8 (17.39%) Retail
6 8 (17.39%) Data Management
6 8 (17.39%) Teradata
6 8 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (15.22%) SAP
8 6 (13.04%) Relational Database
8 6 (13.04%) UNIX
8 6 (13.04%) SQL
8 6 (13.04%) RDBMS
8 6 (13.04%) Validation
8 6 (13.04%) Project Management
9 5 (10.87%) Middleware
9 5 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (10.87%) SOA
9 5 (10.87%) Web Services
9 5 (10.87%) Data Protection
10 4 (8.70%) Git (software)
10 4 (8.70%) Hudson

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 12 (26.09%) CICS
2 4 (8.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.26%) DB2
2 6 (13.04%) RDBMS
2 6 (13.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.17%) Adabas
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Ant
1 4 (8.70%) Subversion
1 4 (8.70%) Maven
1 4 (8.70%) Git (software)
1 4 (8.70%) Hudson
1 4 (8.70%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.35%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.17%) JIRA
3 1 (2.17%) Toad
3 1 (2.17%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 17 (36.96%) Finance
2 9 (19.57%) Banking
3 8 (17.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Analyst
2 7 (15.22%) Technical Leader
3 6 (13.04%) Architect
3 6 (13.04%) Support Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (8.70%) Environment Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Platform Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Technical Architect
5 2 (4.35%) QA Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Senior Technician
6 1 (2.17%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (2.17%) Consultant
6 1 (2.17%) Integration Manager
6 1 (2.17%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.17%) Tester
6 1 (2.17%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.17%) Lead Architect
6 1 (2.17%) Technical Design Manager
6 1 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
6 1 (2.17%) Senior Disaster Recovery Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) Web Services
1 5 (10.87%) Middleware
2 4 (8.70%) MSMQ
3 2 (4.35%) SAP Basis
3 2 (4.35%) WCF
3 2 (4.35%) REST
3 2 (4.35%) SOAP
4 1 (2.17%) PhoneGap
4 1 (2.17%) Sencha Touch
4 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (2.17%) HTML5
4 1 (2.17%) HTML
4 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.35%) CMDB
4 1 (2.17%) Open Source
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.26%) zOS
2 9 (19.57%) Windows
3 6 (13.04%) UNIX
4 3 (6.52%) MVS
5 2 (4.35%) Linux
6 1 (2.17%) Android
6 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.57%) ITIL
2 8 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (17.39%) Data Management
3 6 (13.04%) Project Management
3 6 (13.04%) Validation
4 5 (10.87%) Data Protection
4 5 (10.87%) SOA
4 5 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (8.70%) Release Management
6 3 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (6.52%) Service Management
7 2 (4.35%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.35%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (4.35%) IT Governance
7 2 (4.35%) Change Control
7 2 (4.35%) Test Strategy
7 2 (4.35%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.17%) Low Latency
8 1 (2.17%) Data Architecture
8 1 (2.17%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) JCL
2 6 (13.04%) SQL
3 1 (2.17%) REXX
3 1 (2.17%) C#
3 1 (2.17%) C++
3 1 (2.17%) COBOL
3 1 (2.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 12 (26.09%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) CA Endevor
2 2 (4.35%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (41.30%) IBM
2 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.39%) Teradata
3 7 (15.22%) SAP
4 4 (8.70%) Unisys
4 4 (8.70%) CA
5 3 (6.52%) Trillium
6 2 (4.35%) HP
7 1 (2.17%) Sencha
7 1 (2.17%) Green Hat
7 1 (2.17%) Oracle