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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 198 208 207
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 41 27 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.68% 0.44% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.94% 1.19% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 30 13 7
Average salary £43,000 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.81% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £42,500 £34,800
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £58,500 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £46,250 £46,250
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -
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
2118 2278 2060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 35.33% 37.36% 39.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1679 1797 1750
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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
Wiltshire +4 23 £45,245 -19.56% 4
Dorset +9 6 - -
Gloucestershire -4 6 £58,000 +36.47%
Devon - 6 £24,500 - 1
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 26 (37.14%) Finance
1 26 (37.14%) Banking
2 24 (34.29%) Web Services
3 21 (30.00%) Citrix
3 21 (30.00%) zOS
3 21 (30.00%) Technical Analysis
4 20 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (27.14%) IBM
6 17 (24.29%) DB2
7 16 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (22.86%) Retail
7 16 (22.86%) Systems Analysis
7 16 (22.86%) PCI DSS
8 15 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 14 (20.00%) Management Information System
9 14 (20.00%) Time Management
10 12 (17.14%) RACF
10 12 (17.14%) UNIX
10 12 (17.14%) Windows
11 11 (15.71%) SAP
11 11 (15.71%) Middleware
12 10 (14.29%) SQL
12 10 (14.29%) CICS
12 10 (14.29%) Mentoring
13 9 (12.86%) Data Centre
13 9 (12.86%) WebSphere
13 9 (12.86%) UML
13 9 (12.86%) SQL Server
13 9 (12.86%) JCL
14 8 (11.43%) SLA

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 10 (14.29%) CICS
2 9 (12.86%) WebSphere
3 5 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (5.71%) StreamWeaver
4 4 (5.71%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (24.29%) DB2
2 9 (12.86%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.71%) Oracle Database
4 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.71%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.43%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 26 (37.14%) Finance
1 26 (37.14%) Banking
2 16 (22.86%) Retail
3 8 (11.43%) Telecoms
3 8 (11.43%) Legal
4 4 (5.71%) Law
5 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (30.00%) Technical Specialist
2 14 (20.00%) Senior Technical Specialist
3 8 (11.43%) Designer
3 8 (11.43%) Data Centre Technician
4 7 (10.00%) Technical Designer
4 7 (10.00%) Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Senior Designer
6 5 (7.14%) Architect
6 5 (7.14%) Technical Leader
7 4 (5.71%) Principal Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Development Manager
7 4 (5.71%) Performance Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 3 (4.29%) Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Designer
9 2 (2.86%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
9 2 (2.86%) Analyst Developer
10 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Architect
10 1 (1.43%) Senior Infrastructure Designer
10 1 (1.43%) Natural/Adabas Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (34.29%) Web Services
2 11 (15.71%) Middleware
3 6 (8.57%) ISPF
4 5 (7.14%) JSON
4 5 (7.14%) WCF
4 5 (7.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 5 (7.14%) MSMQ
4 5 (7.14%) HTML
4 5 (7.14%) .NET
4 5 (7.14%) SOAP
4 5 (7.14%) HTML5
4 5 (7.14%) REST
5 4 (5.71%) SAML
5 4 (5.71%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 9 (12.86%) Data Centre
4 6 (8.57%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (7.14%) Mobile App
6 4 (5.71%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.43%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.00%) zOS
2 12 (17.14%) UNIX
2 12 (17.14%) Windows
3 8 (11.43%) Linux
4 5 (7.14%) Android
4 5 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.00%) Technical Analysis
2 20 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (22.86%) Systems Analysis
4 14 (20.00%) Time Management
5 10 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 9 (12.86%) UML
7 8 (11.43%) Configuration Management
7 8 (11.43%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (10.00%) SDLC
9 6 (8.57%) Line Management
9 6 (8.57%) Performance Analysis
9 6 (8.57%) Validation
10 5 (7.14%) Unit Testing
10 5 (7.14%) BPEL
10 5 (7.14%) Information Management
10 5 (7.14%) Data Modelling
10 5 (7.14%) SOA
10 5 (7.14%) MVC
11 4 (5.71%) ITIL
11 4 (5.71%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.29%) SQL
2 9 (12.86%) JCL
3 5 (7.14%) C#
3 5 (7.14%) COBOL
4 4 (5.71%) Java
4 4 (5.71%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.71%) VBScript
4 4 (5.71%) VBA
4 4 (5.71%) C
5 2 (2.86%) PL/1
6 1 (1.43%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.86%) PCI DSS
2 8 (11.43%) SLA
3 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 12 (17.14%) RACF
2 5 (7.14%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.86%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 21 (30.00%) Citrix
2 19 (27.14%) IBM
3 15 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 11 (15.71%) SAP
5 7 (10.00%) Unisys
6 5 (7.14%) Twitter
7 4 (5.71%) Oracle
8 1 (1.43%) Cognizant
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