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 12 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 192 192 193
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 24 18 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.44% 0.33% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.48% 1.00% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 24 15 6
Average salary £35,750 £40,000 £26,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.62% +52.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £25,800 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,250 £50,000 £31,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £47,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +13.09%
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
1620 1799 1475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.51% 32.92% 30.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1337 1555 1280
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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
Birmingham -7 11 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Warwickshire - 11 £33,000 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £41,572 -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 21 (53.85%) UNIX
2 20 (51.28%) IBM
3 15 (38.46%) JCL
4 14 (35.90%) Lotus
4 14 (35.90%) Intel
4 14 (35.90%) IBM Notes
5 12 (30.77%) Windows
5 12 (30.77%) SQL
5 12 (30.77%) DB2
5 12 (30.77%) Finance
6 11 (28.21%) IBM Mainframe
7 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
7 10 (25.64%) Internet
8 9 (23.08%) Oracle
8 9 (23.08%) COBOL
8 9 (23.08%) ISPF
9 8 (20.51%) Incident Management
9 8 (20.51%) SAS
10 6 (15.38%) CICS
10 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
10 6 (15.38%) CA Endevor
10 6 (15.38%) Migration
11 5 (12.82%) VMware
11 5 (12.82%) ServiceCenter
11 5 (12.82%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (12.82%) SLA
11 5 (12.82%) BMC
11 5 (12.82%) Tivoli
11 5 (12.82%) BMC PATROL
11 5 (12.82%) Control-M

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 14 (35.90%) IBM Notes
2 8 (20.51%) SAS
3 6 (15.38%) CICS
4 5 (12.82%) IIS
4 5 (12.82%) Apache
4 5 (12.82%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.56%) INSURE/90
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) DB2
2 4 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 3 (7.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 2 (5.13%) Base SAS
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (2.56%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) ERwin
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.56%) Back Office
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Analyst
1 10 (25.64%) Programmer
2 9 (23.08%) Mainframe Operator
3 6 (15.38%) Analyst Programmer
3 6 (15.38%) Computer Operator
4 5 (12.82%) Technical Support
4 5 (12.82%) COBOL Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
4 5 (12.82%) COBOL Programmer
5 4 (10.26%) Graduate Programmer
5 4 (10.26%) Support Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Graduate
6 3 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Support Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse Architect
8 1 (2.56%) SAS Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Siebel Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) ISPF
2 5 (12.82%) Middleware
3 1 (2.56%) WinForms
3 1 (2.56%) .NET
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.56%) LINQ
3 1 (2.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.13%) AS400
3 2 (5.13%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.56%) E-Learning
4 1 (2.56%) VSAM
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (53.85%) UNIX
2 12 (30.77%) Windows
3 5 (12.82%) MVS
4 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Incident Management
2 6 (15.38%) Migration
3 5 (12.82%) ITIL
4 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
5 3 (7.69%) Supplier Management
5 3 (7.69%) Data Management
5 3 (7.69%) Data Modelling
5 3 (7.69%) ETL
5 3 (7.69%) Release Management
5 3 (7.69%) Data Governance
6 2 (5.13%) Analytics
6 2 (5.13%) Line Management
6 2 (5.13%) Project Management
6 2 (5.13%) Process Management
6 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.13%) Data Security
6 2 (5.13%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.56%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) JCL
2 12 (30.77%) SQL
3 9 (23.08%) COBOL
4 4 (10.26%) Assembly Language
4 4 (10.26%) C
5 1 (2.56%) C#
5 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.56%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.82%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (10.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) SLA
2 3 (7.69%) QA
2 3 (7.69%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) CA Endevor
2 5 (12.82%) ServiceCenter
2 5 (12.82%) OpenView
2 5 (12.82%) Tivoli
2 5 (12.82%) BMC PATROL
2 5 (12.82%) Control-M
Vendors
1 20 (51.28%) IBM
2 14 (35.90%) Intel
2 14 (35.90%) Lotus
3 9 (23.08%) Oracle
4 5 (12.82%) BMC
4 5 (12.82%) Remedy
4 5 (12.82%) VMware
4 5 (12.82%) HP
5 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.56%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.56%) Siebel
6 1 (2.56%) Trillium
6 1 (2.56%) Teradata
6 1 (2.56%) DataFlux
Warwick, Warwickshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £33000 per annum + including shift allowance
Posted: 3 days ago