The first 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 199 196 196
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 22 14 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.41% 0.25% 0.061%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.77% 0.90% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 18 11 3
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1243 1560 1223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.07% 28.15% 25.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1025 1322 1062
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Mainframe
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -2 9 £52,500 +31.25%
Warwickshire - 8 £33,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £41,572 -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 14 (50.00%) IBM
2 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 11 (39.29%) IBM Mainframe
3 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 10 (35.71%) UNIX
4 9 (32.14%) Intel
4 9 (32.14%) DB2
4 9 (32.14%) IBM Notes
4 9 (32.14%) Lotus
5 8 (28.57%) JCL
6 7 (25.00%) COBOL
7 6 (21.43%) SQL
7 6 (21.43%) Remedy
7 6 (21.43%) MVS
7 6 (21.43%) BMC
7 6 (21.43%) Tivoli
7 6 (21.43%) BMC PATROL
7 6 (21.43%) Control-M
7 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
7 6 (21.43%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (17.86%) CA Endevor
8 5 (17.86%) Internet
8 5 (17.86%) CICS
9 4 (14.29%) Assembly Language
9 4 (14.29%) SAS
9 4 (14.29%) C
9 4 (14.29%) HP
9 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
9 4 (14.29%) Degree
9 4 (14.29%) Financial Institution

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 9 (32.14%) IBM Notes
2 5 (17.86%) CICS
3 4 (14.29%) SAS
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.57%) INSURE/90
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) DB2
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.14%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (7.14%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (3.57%) Base SAS
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (3.57%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) ERwin
General
1 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Financial Institution
3 2 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Programmer
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Technical Support
3 5 (17.86%) Analyst Programmer
4 4 (14.29%) Graduate
4 4 (14.29%) Graduate Programmer
4 4 (14.29%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
4 4 (14.29%) COBOL Programmer
4 4 (14.29%) COBOL Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Mainframe Operator
5 3 (10.71%) Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Computer Operator
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Tester
7 1 (3.57%) SAS Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Senior SAS Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Business Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) ISPF
2 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.57%) LINQ
2 1 (3.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (3.57%) WinForms
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) Data Integration
3 2 (7.14%) AS400
4 1 (3.57%) VSAM
4 1 (3.57%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) UNIX
2 6 (21.43%) MVS
3 3 (10.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 3 (10.71%) Data Management
2 3 (10.71%) Data Governance
2 3 (10.71%) Migration
2 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (10.71%) Data Modelling
3 2 (7.14%) ETL
3 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (7.14%) Process Management
3 2 (7.14%) Analytics
3 2 (7.14%) Data Security
3 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.57%) Web Development
4 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.57%) Information Management
4 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.57%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (3.57%) Data Transformation
4 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) JCL
2 7 (25.00%) COBOL
3 6 (21.43%) SQL
4 4 (14.29%) Assembly Language
4 4 (14.29%) C
5 1 (3.57%) C#
5 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) Degree
4 2 (7.14%) ISEB
4 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) Data Quality
2 2 (7.14%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Tivoli
1 6 (21.43%) BMC PATROL
1 6 (21.43%) Control-M
2 5 (17.86%) CA Endevor
3 2 (7.14%) OpenView
3 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (7.14%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) IBM
2 9 (32.14%) Intel
2 9 (32.14%) Lotus
3 6 (21.43%) Remedy
3 6 (21.43%) BMC
4 4 (14.29%) HP
5 3 (10.71%) Oracle
6 2 (7.14%) VMware
7 1 (3.57%) DataFlux
7 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.57%) Trillium
7 1 (3.57%) Siebel
7 1 (3.57%) Business Objects