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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 171 203 193
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -10
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 40 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.74% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.25% 0.44% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 38 6 7
Average salary £34,417 £43,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.33% +45.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £39,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £61,250 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
1781 1805 1665
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.00% 33.42% 32.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1460 1528 1362
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 May 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 28 May 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 - 21 £33,000 - 2
Birmingham +3 19 £52,500 +20.00% 1
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 46 (97.87%) UNIX
2 45 (95.74%) IBM
3 37 (78.72%) JCL
3 37 (78.72%) ISPF
4 26 (55.32%) Incident Management
5 22 (46.81%) Lotus
5 22 (46.81%) Intel
5 22 (46.81%) IBM Notes
6 20 (42.55%) Linux
7 19 (40.43%) AIX
7 19 (40.43%) Java
7 19 (40.43%) WebSphere
8 17 (36.17%) Oracle
8 17 (36.17%) Windows
9 16 (34.04%) DB2
9 16 (34.04%) SQL
9 16 (34.04%) MVS
10 15 (31.91%) WebSphere MQ
10 15 (31.91%) Tivoli
10 15 (31.91%) SLA
10 15 (31.91%) CICS
10 15 (31.91%) MQSeries
10 15 (31.91%) SOA
10 15 (31.91%) WebSphere Application Server
10 15 (31.91%) Business Objects
10 15 (31.91%) Perl
10 15 (31.91%) Web Services
10 15 (31.91%) Solaris
11 12 (25.53%) SAS
11 12 (25.53%) OpenView

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 22 (46.81%) IBM Notes
2 19 (40.43%) WebSphere
3 15 (31.91%) CICS
3 15 (31.91%) MQSeries
3 15 (31.91%) WebSphere Application Server
4 12 (25.53%) SAS
5 4 (8.51%) JBoss
6 1 (2.13%) Apache
6 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.13%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) HTTP
2 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.04%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.13%) Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Retail
2 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Private Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Marketing
2 1 (2.13%) Electronics
2 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (44.68%) Mainframe Operator
2 16 (34.04%) Consultant
2 16 (34.04%) Technical Consultant
3 11 (23.40%) Computer Operator
4 5 (10.64%) Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Applications Support
6 2 (4.26%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Service Manager
7 1 (2.13%) C++ Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (78.72%) ISPF
2 15 (31.91%) WebSphere MQ
2 15 (31.91%) Web Services
3 1 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) IBM Mainframe
1 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.13%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 46 (97.87%) UNIX
2 20 (42.55%) Linux
3 19 (40.43%) AIX
4 17 (36.17%) Windows
5 16 (34.04%) MVS
6 15 (31.91%) Solaris
7 1 (2.13%) OS/390
7 1 (2.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (55.32%) Incident Management
2 15 (31.91%) SOA
3 12 (25.53%) Migration
3 12 (25.53%) Release Management
4 5 (10.64%) ITIL
5 3 (6.38%) DevOps
6 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.26%) Quantitative Risk Management
6 2 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.13%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.13%) Operations Management
7 1 (2.13%) Wealth Management
7 1 (2.13%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.13%) Service Management
7 1 (2.13%) Change Management
7 1 (2.13%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.13%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.13%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 37 (78.72%) JCL
2 19 (40.43%) Java
3 16 (34.04%) SQL
4 15 (31.91%) Perl
5 7 (14.89%) COBOL
6 1 (2.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
1 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (31.91%) SLA
2 12 (25.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (31.91%) Tivoli
2 12 (25.53%) OpenView
2 12 (25.53%) ServiceCenter
3 5 (10.64%) Control-M
Vendors
1 45 (95.74%) IBM
2 22 (46.81%) Lotus
2 22 (46.81%) Intel
3 17 (36.17%) Oracle
4 15 (31.91%) Business Objects
5 12 (25.53%) HP
5 12 (25.53%) VMware
6 3 (6.38%) BMC
6 3 (6.38%) i2
7 2 (4.26%) Sitecore
8 1 (2.13%) SAP
Warwick, Warwickshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £34330 per annum + including shift allowance
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Pomeroy IT Solutions
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago