Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 111 132
Rank change year-on-year -19 +21 -9
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 45 46 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.44% 1.86% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.45% 4.52% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 32 31 10
Cheshire median annual salary £37,500 £50,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +53.85% -35.00%
10th Percentile £26,750 £36,500 £22,811
90th Percentile £53,850 £60,000 £37,500
North West median annual salary £40,250 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -19.50% +5.26% -5.00%

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 1,303 1,017 836
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 41.75% 41.04% 36.43%
Number of salaries quoted 931 664 694
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,250 £20,701
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,000 £55,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 6 months to 20 June 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 20 June 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
Knutsford -19 21 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Wilmslow - 12 £28,500 - 1
Crewe - 3 £37,500 -
Runcorn - 1 £37,500 -
Warrington - 1 £40,500 -
Mainframe
North West

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 23 (51.11%) IBM
1 23 (51.11%) Finance
2 20 (44.44%) Risk Management
3 19 (42.22%) COBOL
4 18 (40.00%) DB2
4 18 (40.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 16 (35.56%) CICS
6 15 (33.33%) Banking
6 15 (33.33%) Investment Banking
6 15 (33.33%) Law
6 15 (33.33%) Wealth Management
7 14 (31.11%) JCL
7 14 (31.11%) SQL
7 14 (31.11%) Windows
8 13 (28.89%) Unix
9 10 (22.22%) Oracle
10 9 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
10 9 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (17.78%) WebSphere
11 8 (17.78%) ITIL
11 8 (17.78%) REXX
11 8 (17.78%) VSAM
12 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (15.56%) Migration
12 7 (15.56%) CA
12 7 (15.56%) Linux
12 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (13.33%) Middleware
14 5 (11.11%) Management Information System
14 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering

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 16 (35.56%) CICS
2 8 (17.78%) WebSphere
3 4 (8.89%) Confluence
3 4 (8.89%) JBoss
4 3 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.22%) Apache Pig
5 1 (2.22%) iPlanet
5 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Internet
1 2 (4.44%) MQTT
2 1 (2.22%) DMZ
2 1 (2.22%) FTP
2 1 (2.22%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.22%) SSL
2 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (40.00%) DB2
2 4 (8.89%) Easytrieve
2 4 (8.89%) IMS/DB
3 3 (6.67%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.44%) MySQL
4 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.22%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.22%) Big Data
5 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.22%) GIS
5 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.22%) OLTP
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.22%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) JIRA
2 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.44%) Log4j
4 2 (4.44%) Log4Net
4 2 (4.44%) Selenium
4 2 (4.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.22%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.22%) SOAtest
General
1 23 (51.11%) Finance
2 15 (33.33%) Banking
2 15 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 15 (33.33%) Law
3 1 (2.22%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.22%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.22%) Legal
3 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Analyst
2 7 (15.56%) Applications Support
3 6 (13.33%) Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Administrator
5 4 (8.89%) COBOL Developer
5 4 (8.89%) IT Administrator
5 4 (8.89%) IT Security Administrator
5 4 (8.89%) Security Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) Applications Specialist
6 3 (6.67%) Applications Support Specialist
6 3 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Mainframe Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Mainframe Support
6 3 (6.67%) Support Specialist
6 3 (6.67%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) Middleware
2 5 (11.11%) Web Services
3 3 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (4.44%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (4.44%) Regular Expression
5 1 (2.22%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.22%) ISPF
5 1 (2.22%) J2EE
5 1 (2.22%) JSON
5 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (40.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (17.78%) VSAM
3 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (11.11%) Management Information System
5 4 (8.89%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.22%) Clustering
6 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.22%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (2.22%) PMI
6 1 (2.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.11%) Windows
2 13 (28.89%) Unix
3 7 (15.56%) Linux
4 3 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.44%) zOS
6 1 (2.22%) AIX
6 1 (2.22%) Android
6 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Risk Management
2 15 (33.33%) Wealth Management
3 9 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (17.78%) ITIL
5 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (15.56%) Migration
6 5 (11.11%) DevOps
6 5 (11.11%) Project Management
6 5 (11.11%) SDLC
6 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.89%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.67%) Decision-Making
8 3 (6.67%) Information Security
8 3 (6.67%) ITIL V3
8 3 (6.67%) Problem Management
8 3 (6.67%) SOA
8 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
9 2 (4.44%) Data Augmentation
Programming Languages
1 19 (42.22%) COBOL
2 14 (31.11%) JCL
2 14 (31.11%) SQL
3 8 (17.78%) REXX
4 5 (11.11%) Perl
5 4 (8.89%) Java
5 4 (8.89%) PL/SQL
6 3 (6.67%) Python
7 2 (4.44%) Jython
7 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Degree
2 3 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (4.44%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.44%) PMP
4 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.22%) MCSE
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.22%) OCP
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.22%) Postgraduate
4 1 (2.22%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (6.67%) Docker
3 2 (4.44%) ACF2
3 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.44%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) Kubernetes
1 3 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (6.67%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.44%) CA Endevor
3 1 (2.22%) BladeLogic
3 1 (2.22%) CA Wily
3 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (51.11%) IBM
2 10 (22.22%) Oracle
3 7 (15.56%) CA
4 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.44%) Ab Initio
5 2 (4.44%) Informatica
6 1 (2.22%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (2.22%) Citrix
6 1 (2.22%) Google
6 1 (2.22%) HP
6 1 (2.22%) Syncsort
6 1 (2.22%) Tableau
6 1 (2.22%) Talend
6 1 (2.22%) Teradata
6 1 (2.22%) VMware