Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 131 154
Rank change year-on-year +3 +23 -40
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 49 17 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.60% 0.75% 0.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.88% 1.92% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 28 20 22
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -25.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £27,203 £32,500 £42,625
90th Percentile £57,000 £47,500 £54,875
North West median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £48,750
% change year-on-year +33.33% -23.08% -7.14%

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 1263 886 1231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 41.11% 39.12% 38.11%
Number of salaries quoted 878 705 1019
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% -2.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £55,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -22 26 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Wilmslow +11 4 £26,225 -41.72%
Mainframe
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 33 (67.35%) Finance
2 23 (46.94%) Banking
2 23 (46.94%) DB2
3 22 (44.90%) COBOL
3 22 (44.90%) CICS
4 21 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (36.73%) SQL
6 17 (34.69%) Java
6 17 (34.69%) IBM
6 17 (34.69%) SDLC
7 15 (30.61%) WebSphere
7 15 (30.61%) Service Management
8 14 (28.57%) Web Services
8 14 (28.57%) Unix
8 14 (28.57%) Waterfall
9 13 (26.53%) XML
9 13 (26.53%) JavaScript
9 13 (26.53%) Risk Management
10 12 (24.49%) Investment Banking
10 12 (24.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (24.49%) WebLogic
10 12 (24.49%) EJB
10 12 (24.49%) JSP
10 12 (24.49%) Servlets
10 12 (24.49%) XSD
10 12 (24.49%) JBoss
10 12 (24.49%) JMS
10 12 (24.49%) WSDL
10 12 (24.49%) Assembly Language
10 12 (24.49%) Middleware

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 22 (44.90%) CICS
2 15 (30.61%) WebSphere
3 12 (24.49%) JBoss
3 12 (24.49%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.04%) Confluence
4 1 (2.04%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.08%) PaaS
3 1 (2.04%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Firewall
1 2 (4.08%) HTTPS
1 2 (4.08%) VPN
2 1 (2.04%) DMZ
2 1 (2.04%) SSH
2 1 (2.04%) SSL
2 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (46.94%) DB2
2 7 (14.29%) IMS/DB
3 1 (2.04%) Big Data
3 1 (2.04%) GIS
3 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (18.37%) ClearCase
1 9 (18.37%) Subversion
2 2 (4.08%) XPEDITER
3 1 (2.04%) Ant
3 1 (2.04%) Artifactory
3 1 (2.04%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.04%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.04%) JIRA
3 1 (2.04%) JMeter
3 1 (2.04%) JUnit
3 1 (2.04%) Maven
3 1 (2.04%) Selenium
3 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.04%) TestNG
3 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 33 (67.35%) Finance
2 23 (46.94%) Banking
3 12 (24.49%) Investment Banking
4 9 (18.37%) Law
5 5 (10.20%) Retail Banking
6 2 (4.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (18.37%) Integration Engineer
2 5 (10.20%) Analyst
2 5 (10.20%) Architect
2 5 (10.20%) Programmer
2 5 (10.20%) Systems Programmer
3 4 (8.16%) Consultant
3 4 (8.16%) Designer
3 4 (8.16%) Software Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) DB2 Programmer
4 3 (6.12%) DB2 Systems Programmer
4 3 (6.12%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (4.08%) CICS Programmer
5 2 (4.08%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (4.08%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Technician
5 2 (4.08%) Mainframe Support
5 2 (4.08%) Senior Infrastructure Technician
5 2 (4.08%) Senior Technician
5 2 (4.08%) Software Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.57%) Web Services
2 13 (26.53%) XML
3 12 (24.49%) EJB
3 12 (24.49%) JMS
3 12 (24.49%) JSP
3 12 (24.49%) Middleware
3 12 (24.49%) Servlets
3 12 (24.49%) WSDL
3 12 (24.49%) XSD
4 10 (20.41%) J2EE
5 9 (18.37%) Hibernate
5 9 (18.37%) Struts
6 2 (4.08%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (2.04%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (2.04%) ISPF
7 1 (2.04%) RESTful
7 1 (2.04%) SOAP
7 1 (2.04%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) IBM Mainframe
2 7 (14.29%) PMI
3 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.08%) Cloud Native
4 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.04%) AS400
5 1 (2.04%) Clustering
5 1 (2.04%) IVR
5 1 (2.04%) Online Banking
5 1 (2.04%) PKI
5 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.04%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.57%) Unix
2 10 (20.41%) Windows
3 6 (12.24%) Linux
4 4 (8.16%) AIX
5 2 (4.08%) MVS
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.04%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.69%) SDLC
3 15 (30.61%) Service Management
4 14 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 13 (26.53%) Risk Management
6 12 (24.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (24.49%) Wealth Management
7 11 (22.45%) BDD
7 11 (22.45%) TDD
8 9 (18.37%) Project Management
8 9 (18.37%) Test Automation
9 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (16.33%) ITIL
9 8 (16.33%) PRINCE2
10 7 (14.29%) CMMI
10 7 (14.29%) PRINCE
10 7 (14.29%) RUP
11 6 (12.24%) Change Management
11 6 (12.24%) Information Security
11 6 (12.24%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.90%) COBOL
2 18 (36.73%) SQL
3 17 (34.69%) Java
4 13 (26.53%) JavaScript
5 12 (24.49%) Assembly Language
6 9 (18.37%) JCL
7 8 (16.33%) REXX
8 1 (2.04%) C#
8 1 (2.04%) Perl
8 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.04%) Python
8 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.04%) VB
8 1 (2.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) PMI Certification
2 3 (6.12%) Degree
2 3 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.08%) CISM
3 2 (4.08%) CISSP
4 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.04%) PMP
4 1 (2.04%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 2 (4.08%) PCI DSS
1 2 (4.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.04%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.08%) BladeLogic
2 2 (4.08%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 17 (34.69%) IBM
2 11 (22.45%) Oracle
3 9 (18.37%) Chordiant
4 5 (10.20%) CA
5 2 (4.08%) BMC
5 2 (4.08%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.04%) Ab Initio
6 1 (2.04%) AppDynamics
6 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.04%) Cisco
6 1 (2.04%) CyberArk
6 1 (2.04%) HP
6 1 (2.04%) Imperva
6 1 (2.04%) Intel
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.04%) Splunk
6 1 (2.04%) Sun
6 1 (2.04%) Teradata