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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 193 176 195
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +19
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 11 16 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.37% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.82% 1.19% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 11 15 6
Average salary £33,000 £32,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.53% -27.77%
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -
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
1344 1345 1436
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.94% 31.13% 30.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1138 1098 1269
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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
Warwickshire -7 6 £33,000 -
Birmingham -8 4 £42,500 -5.55%
Coventry - 1 £62,500 -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 30 (88.24%) UNIX
2 23 (67.65%) IBM
3 19 (55.88%) Incident Management
4 18 (52.94%) JCL
5 17 (50.00%) Intel
5 17 (50.00%) Lotus
5 17 (50.00%) IBM Notes
5 17 (50.00%) ISPF
6 16 (47.06%) Windows
7 13 (38.24%) SAS
8 12 (35.29%) SLA
9 10 (29.41%) OpenView
9 10 (29.41%) HP
9 10 (29.41%) Migration
9 10 (29.41%) VMware
9 10 (29.41%) Release Management
9 10 (29.41%) ServiceCenter
9 10 (29.41%) QA
10 9 (26.47%) SQL
10 9 (26.47%) Oracle
11 8 (23.53%) Finance
12 6 (17.65%) Middleware
12 6 (17.65%) ITIL
12 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
12 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
13 5 (14.71%) DB2
13 5 (14.71%) IIS
13 5 (14.71%) Apache
13 5 (14.71%) Tomcat
13 5 (14.71%) Internet

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 17 (50.00%) IBM Notes
2 13 (38.24%) SAS
3 5 (14.71%) IIS
3 5 (14.71%) Apache
3 5 (14.71%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.94%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) DB2
2 3 (8.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 3 (8.82%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 3 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.94%) Base SAS
3 1 (2.94%) MarkLogic
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) Mainframe Operator
2 7 (20.59%) Computer Operator
2 7 (20.59%) Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Support Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) SAS Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) COBOL Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) C++ Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Lead Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Lead Security Architect
6 1 (2.94%) SAS Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Security Architect
6 1 (2.94%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
6 1 (2.94%) COBOL Programmer
6 1 (2.94%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (2.94%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (50.00%) ISPF
2 6 (17.65%) Middleware
3 1 (2.94%) D-Bus
3 1 (2.94%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (88.24%) UNIX
2 16 (47.06%) Windows
3 3 (8.82%) Linux
4 2 (5.88%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Incident Management
2 10 (29.41%) Migration
2 10 (29.41%) Release Management
3 6 (17.65%) ITIL
4 3 (8.82%) Supplier Management
5 2 (5.88%) Service Management
5 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.88%) Project Management
5 2 (5.88%) Line Management
6 1 (2.94%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.94%) Information Security
6 1 (2.94%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.94%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) JCL
2 9 (26.47%) SQL
3 3 (8.82%) COBOL
4 1 (2.94%) SAS Macro
4 1 (2.94%) Java
4 1 (2.94%) Perl
4 1 (2.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.71%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.94%) CISA
3 1 (2.94%) CISM
3 1 (2.94%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (35.29%) SLA
2 10 (29.41%) QA
3 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.94%) COBIT
3 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.94%) HIPAA
3 1 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 17799
Systems Management
1 10 (29.41%) OpenView
1 10 (29.41%) ServiceCenter
2 3 (8.82%) Control-M
3 1 (2.94%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 23 (67.65%) IBM
2 17 (50.00%) Intel
2 17 (50.00%) Lotus
3 10 (29.41%) HP
3 10 (29.41%) VMware
4 9 (26.47%) Oracle
5 3 (8.82%) Teradata
5 3 (8.82%) BMC
6 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco
7 1 (2.94%) SAP