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

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 198 182 193
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +11
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 14 18 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.37% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.98% 1.16% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 14 17 5
Average salary £33,000 £32,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.53% -27.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £22,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
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
1435 1556 1406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.80% 32.09% 29.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1211 1281 1239
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 December 2014.

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 29 December 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
Warwickshire - 9 £33,000 -
Birmingham -12 4 £58,750 +30.55%
Coventry - 1 £62,500 -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 34 (82.93%) UNIX
2 27 (65.85%) IBM
3 23 (56.10%) IBM Notes
3 23 (56.10%) Intel
3 23 (56.10%) Lotus
4 22 (53.66%) JCL
5 21 (51.22%) Incident Management
5 21 (51.22%) ISPF
6 19 (46.34%) Windows
7 15 (36.59%) SAS
8 12 (29.27%) SLA
8 12 (29.27%) OpenView
8 12 (29.27%) HP
8 12 (29.27%) ServiceCenter
8 12 (29.27%) Migration
8 12 (29.27%) VMware
9 10 (24.39%) QA
9 10 (24.39%) Release Management
9 10 (24.39%) Finance
10 9 (21.95%) Oracle
10 9 (21.95%) SQL
11 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
11 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
12 6 (14.63%) Middleware
12 6 (14.63%) Internet
12 6 (14.63%) DB2
12 6 (14.63%) ITIL
13 5 (12.20%) IIS
13 5 (12.20%) Apache
13 5 (12.20%) Tomcat

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 23 (56.10%) IBM Notes
2 15 (36.59%) SAS
3 5 (12.20%) IIS
3 5 (12.20%) Apache
3 5 (12.20%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.44%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) DB2
2 3 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.32%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 3 (7.32%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.44%) MarkLogic
4 1 (2.44%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (24.39%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.44%) Back Office
3 1 (2.44%) Legal
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (46.34%) Mainframe Operator
2 10 (24.39%) Computer Operator
3 7 (17.07%) Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Support
7 2 (4.88%) Support Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Developer
7 2 (4.88%) SAS Consultant
8 1 (2.44%) COBOL Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Lead Architect
8 1 (2.44%) Testing Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Lead Security Architect
8 1 (2.44%) Architect
8 1 (2.44%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Analyst Programmer
8 1 (2.44%) Programmer
8 1 (2.44%) Operations Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) SAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (51.22%) ISPF
2 6 (14.63%) Middleware
3 1 (2.44%) WinForms
3 1 (2.44%) .NET
3 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.44%) JMS
3 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.44%) LINQ
3 1 (2.44%) D-Bus
3 1 (2.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.44%) AS400
2 1 (2.44%) E-Learning
2 1 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 34 (82.93%) UNIX
2 19 (46.34%) Windows
3 4 (9.76%) MVS
4 3 (7.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (51.22%) Incident Management
2 12 (29.27%) Migration
3 10 (24.39%) Release Management
4 6 (14.63%) ITIL
5 3 (7.32%) Supplier Management
6 2 (4.88%) Project Management
6 2 (4.88%) Service Management
6 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.88%) Line Management
7 1 (2.44%) Coaching
7 1 (2.44%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.44%) Information Security
7 1 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.44%) Web Development
7 1 (2.44%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.44%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.44%) OO
7 1 (2.44%) ETL
7 1 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 22 (53.66%) JCL
2 9 (21.95%) SQL
3 4 (9.76%) COBOL
4 1 (2.44%) Java
4 1 (2.44%) Perl
4 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.44%) SAS Macro
4 1 (2.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
1 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.20%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.44%) CISA
3 1 (2.44%) CISM
3 1 (2.44%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (29.27%) SLA
2 10 (24.39%) QA
3 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.44%) HIPAA
3 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.44%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 12 (29.27%) OpenView
1 12 (29.27%) ServiceCenter
2 3 (7.32%) Control-M
3 2 (4.88%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.88%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (2.44%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 27 (65.85%) IBM
2 23 (56.10%) Intel
2 23 (56.10%) Lotus
3 12 (29.27%) VMware
3 12 (29.27%) HP
4 9 (21.95%) Oracle
5 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.32%) BMC
5 3 (7.32%) Teradata
6 2 (4.88%) Remedy
7 1 (2.44%) SAP
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco