The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

IBM iSeries
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 239 212 248
Rank change year-on-year -27 +36  
Permanent jobs citing iSeries 36 25 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.53% 0.45% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.32% 1.13% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 36 18 10
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -20.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.26% -1.25%  

iSeries 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 2736 2220 2379
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 40.52% 39.68% 37.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2199 1916 1909
Median salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

iSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for iSeries in the North West

iSeries
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for iSeries in the North West

iSeries
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 iSeries within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Lancashire +24 19 £40,000 +6.66%
Merseyside - 11 £42,500 -
Manchester -23 5 £45,000 +28.57%
iSeries
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT jobs citing iSeries 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 iSeries.

1 56 (78.87%) AS400
2 51 (71.83%) RPG
3 45 (63.38%) ERP
4 44 (61.97%) SQL
5 43 (60.56%) IBM
6 35 (49.30%) DB2
7 32 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (45.07%) Waterfall
7 32 (45.07%) Unit Testing
7 32 (45.07%) SDLC
7 32 (45.07%) ITIL
8 20 (28.17%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (22.54%) RPG IV
10 11 (15.49%) VMware
10 11 (15.49%) Infor
10 11 (15.49%) Data Centre
10 11 (15.49%) Firewall
11 9 (12.68%) Manufacturing
12 8 (11.27%) Mobile App
12 8 (11.27%) Apache
12 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Office
12 8 (11.27%) HTML
12 8 (11.27%) VB.NET
12 8 (11.27%) .NET
13 3 (4.23%) XML
13 3 (4.23%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (4.23%) Logistics
14 1 (1.41%) SAP ERP
14 1 (1.41%) Local Government
14 1 (1.41%) Data Privacy

iSeries
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 8 (11.27%) Apache
2 3 (4.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.49%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (49.30%) DB2
General
1 9 (12.68%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 35 (49.30%) Programmer
1 35 (49.30%) RPG Programmer
2 30 (42.25%) Analyst
3 21 (29.58%) Applications Support
4 20 (28.17%) Senior Programmer
4 20 (28.17%) Senior RPG Programmer
5 15 (21.13%) Analyst Programmer
5 15 (21.13%) RPG Analyst Programmer
5 15 (21.13%) Support Analyst
6 13 (18.31%) Applications Support Analyst
7 8 (11.27%) Systems Support
8 2 (2.82%) Software Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Software Support Analyst
9 1 (1.41%) Developer
9 1 (1.41%) IT Audit Manager
9 1 (1.41%) IT Manager
9 1 (1.41%) Senior Audit Manager
9 1 (1.41%) Senior IT Audit Manager
9 1 (1.41%) Senior IT Manager
9 1 (1.41%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.27%) .NET
1 8 (11.27%) HTML
2 3 (4.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (78.87%) AS400
2 20 (28.17%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (15.49%) Data Centre
4 8 (11.27%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.41%) Linux
1 1 (1.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (63.38%) ERP
2 32 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (45.07%) ITIL
2 32 (45.07%) SDLC
2 32 (45.07%) Unit Testing
2 32 (45.07%) Waterfall
3 3 (4.23%) Logistics
4 1 (1.41%) Analytics
4 1 (1.41%) Data Analytics
4 1 (1.41%) Data Privacy
4 1 (1.41%) IT Audit
Programming Languages
1 51 (71.83%) RPG
2 44 (61.97%) SQL
3 16 (22.54%) RPG IV
4 8 (11.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (1.41%) ACCA
1 1 (1.41%) CIPFA
1 1 (1.41%) CISA
1 1 (1.41%) CISM
1 1 (1.41%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 43 (60.56%) IBM
2 11 (15.49%) Infor
2 11 (15.49%) VMware
3 1 (1.41%) Citrix
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle
3 1 (1.41%) SAP