The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands 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 221 202 172
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -30
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 6 10 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.11% 0.20% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.62% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 14
Average salary £40,000 £33,000 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% +0.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,750 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,400 £43,750 £48,500
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 West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1891 1611 1446
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.83% 32.59% 34.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1479 1382 1169
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Mainframe
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Mainframe Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Mainframe
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Mainframe Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Mainframe
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the West Midlands 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
Warwickshire -21 4 £34,500 +4.54%
Birmingham -10 2 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 4 (44.44%) Unix
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Information Security
2 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 3 (33.33%) ISPF
2 3 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) IBM Notes
3 2 (22.22%) HTTP
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) JCL
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security Management
3 2 (22.22%) Security Management
3 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 2 (22.22%) Intel
3 2 (22.22%) Lotus
3 2 (22.22%) Games
4 1 (11.11%) SAP CRM
4 1 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) EPoS
4 1 (11.11%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (11.11%) Control-M

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 (22.22%) IBM Notes
2 1 (11.11%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) HTTP
1 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (22.22%) Games
2 1 (11.11%) Billing
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Mainframe Operator
1 2 (22.22%) Service Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Operator
2 1 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (11.11%) IT Manager
2 1 (11.11%) IT Security Manager
2 1 (11.11%) IT Security Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Support
2 1 (11.11%) Operations Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Products Support Technician
2 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Security Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Security Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Support Technician
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Unix
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 3 (33.33%) Information Security
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security Management
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
2 2 (22.22%) Security Management
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Line Management
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Release Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) JCL
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (22.22%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Control-M
1 1 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (11.11%) OpenView
1 1 (11.11%) ServiceCenter
1 1 (11.11%) Tivoli NetView
1 1 (11.11%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) IBM
1 2 (22.22%) Intel
1 2 (22.22%) Lotus
2 1 (11.11%) Computacenter
2 1 (11.11%) Fujitsu
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) Syclo
2 1 (11.11%) VMware
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