The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 93 104 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 16 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.16% 0.37% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.64% 1.05% -
Number of salaries quoted 16 0 0
Average salary £52,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £46,377 £47,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year
-2.36% -1.04%
Mainframe
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Miscellaneous Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
440 474 497
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 31.77% 35.24% 39.35%
Number of salaries quoted 369 391 437
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Mainframe
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Mainframe Salary Trend in Wales

Mainframe
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Mainframe Salary Histogram in Wales

Mainframe
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 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
South Wales - 16 £52,500 -
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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 24 (80.00%) Finance
2 18 (60.00%) B2B
2 18 (60.00%) Migration
3 13 (43.33%) TOGAF
4 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (36.67%) Unisys
6 10 (33.33%) .NET
7 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
8 7 (23.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (16.67%) Business Transformation
9 5 (16.67%) SDLC
9 5 (16.67%) Internet
9 5 (16.67%) C#
9 5 (16.67%) Back Office
10 4 (13.33%) Web Development
10 4 (13.33%) COBOL
10 4 (13.33%) VB
10 4 (13.33%) XML
11 3 (10.00%) Java
11 3 (10.00%) SOA
11 3 (10.00%) .NET Framework
11 3 (10.00%) Change Management
11 3 (10.00%) Workflow
11 3 (10.00%) Scrum
11 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (10.00%) TDD
11 3 (10.00%) BDD
12 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
12 2 (6.67%) Test-First Development
12 2 (6.67%) Banking

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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 2 (6.67%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) JMeter
1 2 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (80.00%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Back Office
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (76.67%) Architect
1 23 (76.67%) Solutions Architect
2 9 (30.00%) Solutions Designer
2 9 (30.00%) Designer
3 8 (26.67%) Applications Architect
4 5 (16.67%) Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Mainframe Developer
6 2 (6.67%) COBOL Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Mainframe Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Agile Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Automation Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Designer
7 1 (3.33%) AWS Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (13.33%) XML
3 3 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.33%) REST
4 1 (3.33%) Middleware
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.33%) SOAP
4 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) B2B
1 18 (60.00%) Migration
2 13 (43.33%) TOGAF
3 7 (23.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (16.67%) Business Transformation
4 5 (16.67%) SDLC
5 4 (13.33%) Web Development
6 3 (10.00%) BDD
6 3 (10.00%) Scrum
6 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.00%) TDD
6 3 (10.00%) Change Management
6 3 (10.00%) SOA
6 3 (10.00%) Workflow
7 2 (6.67%) Test-First Development
7 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
8 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) C#
2 4 (13.33%) COBOL
2 4 (13.33%) VB
3 3 (10.00%) Java
4 2 (6.67%) SQL
4 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (36.67%) Unisys
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle