Period
to 14 November 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 6 months to 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 121 132
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11 +27
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 31 53 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.19% 1.75% 0.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.69% 4.11% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 23 33 20
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +33.33% -25.00%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,950 £32,500
90th Percentile £58,250 £58,250 £47,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +33.33% -25.00%

Mainframe is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,151 1,290 922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 44.10% 42.64% 40.65%
Number of salaries quoted 868 899 741
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £21,875
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Mainframe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in Cheshire

Mainframe
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Mainframe in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Mainframe in Cheshire

Mainframe
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in Cheshire over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Mainframe in Cheshire

Mainframe
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 14 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wilmslow -3 12 £43,500 +65.87% 1
Knutsford -2 7 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Crewe - 2 £32,500 -
Mainframe
North West

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, IT jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 17 (54.84%) Oracle
2 14 (45.16%) SQL
3 12 (38.71%) IBM
3 12 (38.71%) Risk Management
3 12 (38.71%) Banking
4 11 (35.48%) IBM Mainframe
4 11 (35.48%) DB2
5 10 (32.26%) Unix
5 10 (32.26%) Windows
6 9 (29.03%) PL/SQL
6 9 (29.03%) DevOps
7 8 (25.81%) Line Management
7 8 (25.81%) COBOL
7 8 (25.81%) Management Information System
8 7 (22.58%) Finance
9 6 (19.35%) Law
9 6 (19.35%) PMI
9 6 (19.35%) PMI Certification
9 6 (19.35%) JCL
9 6 (19.35%) PHP
9 6 (19.35%) .NET
9 6 (19.35%) Data Modelling
9 6 (19.35%) Investment Banking
9 6 (19.35%) Performance Management
9 6 (19.35%) Wealth Management
9 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
10 5 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (16.13%) MariaDB
10 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (16.13%) SQL Server

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.90%) WebSphere
2 3 (9.68%) CICS
2 3 (9.68%) JBoss
3 2 (6.45%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.23%) Apache Pig
4 1 (3.23%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) OpenShift
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Internet
1 2 (6.45%) LAN
1 2 (6.45%) MQTT
1 2 (6.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) DB2
2 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
3 5 (16.13%) MariaDB
3 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
4 4 (12.90%) RDBMS
5 3 (9.68%) DB2 UDB
5 3 (9.68%) MongoDB
5 3 (9.68%) NoSQL
6 2 (6.45%) Blockchain
6 2 (6.45%) Hadoop
6 2 (6.45%) OLTP
6 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
7 1 (3.23%) Apache Hive
7 1 (3.23%) Big Data
7 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.23%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
1 2 (6.45%) JIRA
1 2 (6.45%) Log4j
1 2 (6.45%) Log4Net
1 2 (6.45%) Selenium
1 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (6.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.23%) SOAtest
2 1 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (38.71%) Banking
2 7 (22.58%) Finance
3 6 (19.35%) Investment Banking
3 6 (19.35%) Law
4 3 (9.68%) Retail Banking
5 2 (6.45%) Financial Institution
5 2 (6.45%) Retail
6 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Administrator
2 5 (16.13%) DBA
2 5 (16.13%) IT Administrator
2 5 (16.13%) IT Security Administrator
2 5 (16.13%) Security Administrator
3 4 (12.90%) DB2 DBA
4 3 (9.68%) Applications Support
4 3 (9.68%) Architect
4 3 (9.68%) IT Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) IT Security Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Security Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Digital Transformation Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) .NET
2 5 (16.13%) Web Services
3 4 (12.90%) Middleware
4 3 (9.68%) J2EE
4 3 (9.68%) XML
5 2 (6.45%) Hibernate
5 2 (6.45%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (6.45%) Java EE
5 2 (6.45%) Regular Expression
5 2 (6.45%) REST
5 2 (6.45%) SOAP
5 2 (6.45%) Struts
5 2 (6.45%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
6 1 (3.23%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (25.81%) Management Information System
3 6 (19.35%) PMI
4 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
4 3 (9.68%) VSAM
5 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Unix
1 10 (32.26%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Risk Management
2 9 (29.03%) DevOps
3 8 (25.81%) Line Management
4 6 (19.35%) Data Modelling
4 6 (19.35%) Performance Management
4 6 (19.35%) Wealth Management
5 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (12.90%) ITIL
6 4 (12.90%) SDLC
7 3 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (9.68%) Data Architecture
7 3 (9.68%) Data Development
7 3 (9.68%) Mathematics
7 3 (9.68%) Physics
7 3 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (6.45%) Capacity Management
8 2 (6.45%) Demand Management
8 2 (6.45%) MVVM
8 2 (6.45%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) SQL
2 9 (29.03%) PL/SQL
3 8 (25.81%) COBOL
4 6 (19.35%) JCL
4 6 (19.35%) PHP
5 3 (9.68%) Java
5 3 (9.68%) Perl
5 3 (9.68%) REXX
6 2 (6.45%) Jython
6 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
6 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) PMI Certification
2 4 (12.90%) Degree
3 3 (9.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) Docker
3 2 (6.45%) ACF2
3 2 (6.45%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.23%) CA Endevor
2 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Oracle
2 12 (38.71%) IBM
3 2 (6.45%) Ab Initio
3 2 (6.45%) Chordiant
3 2 (6.45%) Cognizant
3 2 (6.45%) EMC
3 2 (6.45%) Informatica
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) NetApp
4 1 (3.23%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (3.23%) HP
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.23%) Syncsort
4 1 (3.23%) Talend