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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 78 98
Rank change year-on-year -17 +20  
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 24 7 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.66% 0.74% 1.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.83% 2.24% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 14 9 17
Median salary £50,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.85% -22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £31,500 £29,175
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £37,500 £51,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £47,500 £47,750
% change year-on-year -10.52% -0.52%  

Mainframe is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 626 313 683
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 43.17% 32.98% 40.32%
Number of salaries quoted 558 375 851
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £26,041
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,250 £54,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -25 17 £50,000 +42.85%
Mainframe
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 32 (71.11%) Banking
2 30 (66.67%) Finance
3 24 (53.33%) SDLC
4 23 (51.11%) Java
5 20 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 20 (44.44%) EJB
5 20 (44.44%) JSP
5 20 (44.44%) Servlets
5 20 (44.44%) JMS
6 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (33.33%) WebSphere
8 12 (26.67%) WSDL
8 12 (26.67%) JBoss
8 12 (26.67%) Web Services
8 12 (26.67%) XML
8 12 (26.67%) XSD
8 12 (26.67%) WebLogic
8 12 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (24.44%) Test Automation
10 10 (22.22%) TDD
10 10 (22.22%) SQL
11 9 (20.00%) DB2
11 9 (20.00%) Oracle
11 9 (20.00%) Risk Management
11 9 (20.00%) Service Management
11 9 (20.00%) BDD
12 8 (17.78%) Waterfall
12 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (17.78%) Unix
12 8 (17.78%) IBM

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 15 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 12 (26.67%) JBoss
2 12 (26.67%) WebLogic
3 5 (11.11%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) Firewall
1 3 (6.67%) SSH
2 1 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.22%) LAN
2 1 (2.22%) Network Security
2 1 (2.22%) VPN
2 1 (2.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) DB2
2 2 (4.44%) IMS/DB
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) ClearCase
1 6 (13.33%) Subversion
General
1 32 (71.11%) Banking
2 30 (66.67%) Finance
3 4 (8.89%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.67%) Advertising
4 3 (6.67%) Retail
4 3 (6.67%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.44%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (4.44%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Integration Engineer
2 13 (28.89%) Consultant
3 8 (17.78%) Integration Consultant
3 8 (17.78%) Senior Consultant
3 8 (17.78%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Designer
6 5 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (8.89%) Analyst Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Applications Support
8 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Messaging Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Middleware Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Applications Support Specialist
9 2 (4.44%) Information Security Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Mainframe Support
9 2 (4.44%) Product Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Security Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (44.44%) EJB
1 20 (44.44%) JMS
1 20 (44.44%) JSP
1 20 (44.44%) Servlets
2 12 (26.67%) Web Services
2 12 (26.67%) WSDL
2 12 (26.67%) XML
2 12 (26.67%) XSD
3 7 (15.56%) J2EE
4 6 (13.33%) Hibernate
4 6 (13.33%) Struts
5 4 (8.89%) Middleware
6 3 (6.67%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (2.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
1 3 (6.67%) PKI
1 3 (6.67%) PMI
2 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Unix
2 7 (15.56%) Linux
3 6 (13.33%) Windows
4 4 (8.89%) AIX
5 1 (2.22%) HPUX
5 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (53.33%) SDLC
2 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (24.44%) Test Automation
5 10 (22.22%) TDD
6 9 (20.00%) BDD
6 9 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 9 (20.00%) Service Management
7 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (17.78%) Waterfall
8 5 (11.11%) Information Security
8 5 (11.11%) ITIL
9 4 (8.89%) Change Management
9 4 (8.89%) Incident Management
9 4 (8.89%) Performance Management
9 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
9 4 (8.89%) Time Management
9 4 (8.89%) Wealth Management
10 3 (6.67%) Agile Project Management
10 3 (6.67%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 23 (51.11%) Java
2 20 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 10 (22.22%) SQL
4 5 (11.11%) COBOL
5 4 (8.89%) Assembly Language
6 3 (6.67%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.22%) C#
7 1 (2.22%) Perl
7 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Degree
2 3 (6.67%) CISM
2 3 (6.67%) CISSP
2 3 (6.67%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.22%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) PCI DSS
1 3 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (2.22%) QA
3 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) BladeLogic
1 3 (6.67%) CA Wily
1 3 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.22%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (2.22%) Netcool
2 1 (2.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) Oracle
2 8 (17.78%) IBM
3 6 (13.33%) Chordiant
4 4 (8.89%) CA
5 3 (6.67%) BMC
5 3 (6.67%) Teradata
6 2 (4.44%) Avaya
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco
6 2 (4.44%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow