Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 122 111 125
Rank change year-on-year -11 +14 +24
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 19 62 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.89% 1.93% 0.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.99% 4.77% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 12 35 14
Cheshire median annual salary £53,250 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.33% +20.00% -25.00%
10th Percentile £42,275 £25,925 £36,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £59,500 £48,625
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +20.00% -21.05%

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 954 1,301 845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 44.50% 40.52% 38.17%
Number of salaries quoted 703 908 624
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £73,500 £70,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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
Knutsford +1 6 £44,000 -2.22% 1
Wilmslow -15 4 £56,500 +105.83%
Mainframe
North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 13 (68.42%) Oracle
2 11 (57.89%) SQL
3 10 (52.63%) Banking
4 9 (47.37%) DB2
4 9 (47.37%) DevOps
5 7 (36.84%) Finance
6 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
6 6 (31.58%) PL/SQL
6 6 (31.58%) Unix
6 6 (31.58%) Data Modelling
6 6 (31.58%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
6 6 (31.58%) MariaDB
7 5 (26.32%) Windows
8 4 (21.05%) ITIL
8 4 (21.05%) Web Services
8 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
8 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
8 4 (21.05%) Middleware
8 4 (21.05%) Line Management
9 3 (15.79%) Docker
9 3 (15.79%) Demand Management
9 3 (15.79%) Capacity Management
9 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
9 3 (15.79%) OpenShift
9 3 (15.79%) SDLC
9 3 (15.79%) Dashboard Development
9 3 (15.79%) Planning and Forecasting
9 3 (15.79%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (15.79%) Problem-Solving

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 2 (10.53%) JBoss
2 1 (5.26%) CICS
2 1 (5.26%) StreamWeaver
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (15.79%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) LAN
1 3 (15.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) DB2
2 6 (31.58%) MariaDB
2 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
2 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
3 3 (15.79%) DB2 UDB
3 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
3 3 (15.79%) NoSQL
3 3 (15.79%) OLTP
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
3 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
4 2 (10.53%) Blockchain
5 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
5 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) Selenium
1 1 (5.26%) SOAtest
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (52.63%) Banking
2 7 (36.84%) Finance
3 3 (15.79%) Investment Banking
3 3 (15.79%) Law
3 3 (15.79%) Retail Banking
4 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
5 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) DBA
2 4 (21.05%) Architect
2 4 (21.05%) DB2 DBA
3 3 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Digital Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Digital Transformation Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Digital Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Middleware Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Software Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Middleware
1 4 (21.05%) Web Services
2 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) J2EE
2 3 (15.79%) XML
3 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
3 2 (10.53%) Java EE
3 2 (10.53%) REST
3 2 (10.53%) SOAP
3 2 (10.53%) Struts
4 1 (5.26%) ISPF
4 1 (5.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (15.79%) PMI
3 2 (10.53%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Unix
2 5 (26.32%) Windows
3 3 (15.79%) Linux
3 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) AIX
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) DevOps
2 6 (31.58%) Data Modelling
2 6 (31.58%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL
3 4 (21.05%) Line Management
3 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
4 3 (15.79%) Capacity Management
4 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
4 3 (15.79%) Dashboard Development
4 3 (15.79%) Data Architecture
4 3 (15.79%) Data Development
4 3 (15.79%) Demand Management
4 3 (15.79%) Mathematics
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Management
4 3 (15.79%) Physics
4 3 (15.79%) Planning and Forecasting
4 3 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (15.79%) SDLC
4 3 (15.79%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) PL/SQL
3 3 (15.79%) COBOL
3 3 (15.79%) JCL
3 3 (15.79%) PHP
4 2 (10.53%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) REXX
5 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
1 3 (15.79%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Docker
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) EMC
2 3 (15.79%) NetApp
3 2 (10.53%) Chordiant
3 2 (10.53%) Cognizant
3 2 (10.53%) HP
3 2 (10.53%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) Ab Initio
4 1 (5.26%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (5.26%) Informatica