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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 202 198 199
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 29 21 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.39% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.54% 1.21% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 29 17 11
Average salary £34,500 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.53% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,665 £33,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,377 £47,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year
-2.36% -1.04%
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
1887 1734 2024
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.23% 32.28% 36.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1499 1420 1704
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,800 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 July 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 29 July 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 -5 19 £34,333 +4.03%
Birmingham -4 9 £52,500 -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 52 (92.86%) UNIX
2 51 (91.07%) IBM
3 47 (83.93%) JCL
3 47 (83.93%) ISPF
4 35 (62.50%) Incident Management
5 30 (53.57%) Intel
5 30 (53.57%) Lotus
5 30 (53.57%) IBM Notes
5 30 (53.57%) Time Sharing Option
5 30 (53.57%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 21 (37.50%) WebSphere
6 21 (37.50%) Linux
6 21 (37.50%) AIX
6 21 (37.50%) Java
7 20 (35.71%) Windows
8 18 (32.14%) SQL
8 18 (32.14%) Oracle
8 18 (32.14%) MVS
9 17 (30.36%) WebSphere MQ
9 17 (30.36%) Tivoli
9 17 (30.36%) DB2
9 17 (30.36%) WebSphere Application Server
9 17 (30.36%) Perl
9 17 (30.36%) Web Services
9 17 (30.36%) Solaris
9 17 (30.36%) CICS
9 17 (30.36%) BusinessObjects
9 17 (30.36%) SOA
9 17 (30.36%) MQSeries
9 17 (30.36%) SLA

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 30 (53.57%) IBM Notes
2 21 (37.50%) WebSphere
3 17 (30.36%) WebSphere Application Server
3 17 (30.36%) MQSeries
3 17 (30.36%) CICS
4 15 (26.79%) SAS
5 4 (7.14%) JBoss
6 1 (1.79%) IIS
6 1 (1.79%) Apache
6 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (30.36%) DB2
1 17 (30.36%) BusinessObjects
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Retail
3 3 (5.36%) Retail Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Private Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Marketing
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Electronics
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (51.79%) Mainframe Operator
2 17 (30.36%) Consultant
2 17 (30.36%) Technical Consultant
3 13 (23.21%) Computer Operator
4 4 (7.14%) Applications Support
5 3 (5.36%) Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Service Manager
7 1 (1.79%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (1.79%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (83.93%) ISPF
2 17 (30.36%) Web Services
2 17 (30.36%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.79%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 52 (92.86%) UNIX
2 21 (37.50%) AIX
2 21 (37.50%) Linux
3 20 (35.71%) Windows
4 18 (32.14%) MVS
5 17 (30.36%) Solaris
6 1 (1.79%) OS/390
6 1 (1.79%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (62.50%) Incident Management
2 17 (30.36%) SOA
3 15 (26.79%) Migration
3 15 (26.79%) Release Management
4 6 (10.71%) ITIL
5 3 (5.36%) Wealth Management
5 3 (5.36%) DevOps
6 2 (3.57%) Change Management
6 2 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.57%) Quantitative Risk Management
6 2 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.57%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.57%) Operations Management
6 2 (3.57%) Service Management
7 1 (1.79%) Quality Management
7 1 (1.79%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.79%) ERP
7 1 (1.79%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.79%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.79%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (83.93%) JCL
2 21 (37.50%) Java
3 18 (32.14%) SQL
4 17 (30.36%) Perl
5 9 (16.07%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) SC Cleared
1 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (30.36%) SLA
2 15 (26.79%) QA
System Software
1 30 (53.57%) Time Sharing Option
1 30 (53.57%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 17 (30.36%) Tivoli
2 15 (26.79%) OpenView
2 15 (26.79%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (3.57%) Control-M
Vendors
1 51 (91.07%) IBM
2 30 (53.57%) Intel
2 30 (53.57%) Lotus
3 18 (32.14%) Oracle
4 15 (26.79%) HP
4 15 (26.79%) VMware
5 3 (5.36%) i2
6 2 (3.57%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.79%) SAP
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