Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 126 128
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2 +16
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 29 49 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.05% 1.73% 0.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.51% 4.02% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 26 32 12
Cheshire median annual salary £37,500 £50,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +42.86% -26.32%
10th Percentile £27,375 £35,150 £32,500
90th Percentile £58,250 £59,625 £47,500
North West median annual salary £40,250 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -19.50% +11.11% -5.26%

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 1,157 1,219 770
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 41.92% 43.04% 36.63%
Number of salaries quoted 862 821 645
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £62,500 £55,750
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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +8 11 £32,000 +24.01%
Knutsford -16 8 £41,250 -17.50% 1
Crewe - 3 £37,500 -
Runcorn - 1 £37,500 -
Warrington - 1 £40,500 -
Mainframe
North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 14 (48.28%) Oracle
1 14 (48.28%) IBM
2 13 (44.83%) IBM Mainframe
3 12 (41.38%) Risk Management
4 9 (31.03%) COBOL
4 9 (31.03%) SQL
4 9 (31.03%) Windows
4 9 (31.03%) Banking
5 8 (27.59%) Unix
6 7 (24.14%) DB2
6 7 (24.14%) Line Management
7 6 (20.69%) Web Services
7 6 (20.69%) Finance
7 6 (20.69%) Law
7 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
7 6 (20.69%) JCL
7 6 (20.69%) Investment Banking
7 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (20.69%) Wealth Management
8 5 (17.24%) Performance Management
8 5 (17.24%) WebSphere
8 5 (17.24%) PMI
8 5 (17.24%) PMI Certification
8 5 (17.24%) .NET
8 5 (17.24%) PHP
8 5 (17.24%) SDLC
9 4 (13.79%) PL/SQL
9 4 (13.79%) Java
9 4 (13.79%) Perl
9 4 (13.79%) ITIL

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 5 (17.24%) WebSphere
2 4 (13.79%) CICS
2 4 (13.79%) JBoss
3 3 (10.34%) Confluence
4 2 (6.90%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (3.45%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Internet
1 2 (6.90%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) DB2
2 2 (6.90%) Blockchain
2 2 (6.90%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.90%) IMS/DB
2 2 (6.90%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) Apache Hive
3 1 (3.45%) Big Data
3 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) JIRA
2 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.90%) Log4j
3 2 (6.90%) Log4Net
3 2 (6.90%) Selenium
3 2 (6.90%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.45%) SOAtest
General
1 9 (31.03%) Banking
2 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 6 (20.69%) Investment Banking
2 6 (20.69%) Law
3 3 (10.34%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.90%) Financial Institution
4 2 (6.90%) Retail
5 1 (3.45%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Administrator
2 5 (17.24%) IT Administrator
2 5 (17.24%) IT Security Administrator
2 5 (17.24%) Security Administrator
3 4 (13.79%) Applications Support
4 3 (10.34%) IT Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) IT Security Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Security Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Digital Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Digital Transformation Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Mainframe Support
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Digital Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) Web Services
2 5 (17.24%) .NET
3 3 (10.34%) J2EE
3 3 (10.34%) XML
4 2 (6.90%) Hibernate
4 2 (6.90%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (6.90%) Java EE
4 2 (6.90%) Middleware
4 2 (6.90%) Regular Expression
4 2 (6.90%) REST
4 2 (6.90%) SOAP
4 2 (6.90%) Struts
4 2 (6.90%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (3.45%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) IBM Mainframe
2 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
3 5 (17.24%) PMI
4 3 (10.34%) VSAM
5 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
6 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (3.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Unix
3 4 (13.79%) Linux
4 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.45%) Android
5 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Risk Management
2 7 (24.14%) Line Management
3 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.69%) Wealth Management
4 5 (17.24%) Performance Management
4 5 (17.24%) SDLC
5 4 (13.79%) ITIL
6 3 (10.34%) DevOps
7 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (6.90%) Data Augmentation
7 2 (6.90%) ITIL V3
7 2 (6.90%) KYC
7 2 (6.90%) Migration
7 2 (6.90%) MVC
7 2 (6.90%) MVVM
7 2 (6.90%) Open Source
7 2 (6.90%) Server Management
7 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) COBOL
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) JCL
3 5 (17.24%) PHP
4 4 (13.79%) Java
4 4 (13.79%) Perl
4 4 (13.79%) PL/SQL
5 3 (10.34%) REXX
6 2 (6.90%) Jython
6 2 (6.90%) Python
6 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
6 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) PMI Certification
2 2 (6.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) MCSE
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.45%) OCP
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) ACF2
2 2 (6.90%) Docker
2 2 (6.90%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Kubernetes
1 2 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (6.90%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.45%) CA Endevor
2 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) IBM
1 14 (48.28%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) Ab Initio
3 2 (6.90%) Chordiant
3 2 (6.90%) Cognizant
3 2 (6.90%) Informatica
3 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.45%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) HP
4 1 (3.45%) Syncsort
4 1 (3.45%) Talend
4 1 (3.45%) VMware