The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

IBM Mainframe
England / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 248 231 235
Rank change year-on-year -17 +4  
Permanent jobs citing IBM Mainframe 2 4 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.032% 0.069% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.081% 0.18% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 9
Median salary £45,000 £35,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.65% -29.50%  
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +64.70% -10.52%  

IBM 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 the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2461 2229 2368
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 39.99% 38.66% 35.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1986 1820 1889
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

IBM Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing IBM Mainframe as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for IBM Mainframe in the North West

IBM Mainframe
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe in the North West.

Salary trend for IBM Mainframe in the North West

IBM Mainframe
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Cheshire +5 2 £45,000 +81.23%
IBM Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing IBM 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 North West region with a requirement for IBM Mainframe.

1 9 (100.00%) IBM
1 9 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (77.78%) SDLC
3 5 (55.56%) Time Sharing Option
3 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 5 (55.56%) JCL
4 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
4 4 (44.44%) ISPF
4 4 (44.44%) CICS
4 4 (44.44%) Tivoli
4 4 (44.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (44.44%) RACF
4 4 (44.44%) COBOL
4 4 (44.44%) DB2
4 4 (44.44%) Defect Management
4 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 4 (44.44%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Banking
5 3 (33.33%) Degree
5 3 (33.33%) IMS/DB
5 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 1 (11.11%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 1 (11.11%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (11.11%) VSAM
7 1 (11.11%) Migration

IBM Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (44.44%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) DB2
2 3 (33.33%) IMS/DB
3 1 (11.11%) Easytrieve
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Designer
3 1 (11.11%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Operator
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) SDLC
2 4 (44.44%) Defect Management
2 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 4 (44.44%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) JCL
2 4 (44.44%) COBOL
3 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (44.44%) RACF
2 4 (44.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) CA
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Intel
2 1 (11.11%) Sun