Period
to 22 February 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 6 months to 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
England > North West
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 291 326 284
Rank change year-on-year +35 -42 -49
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 75 44 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.59% 0.36% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.52% 0.86% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 44 28 51
North West median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -21.05% -12.04%
10th Percentile £25,925 £36,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £60,875 £51,250 £52,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -13.04%

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 the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 4,939 5,140 4,357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.60% 41.54% 36.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3,819 4,216 3,496
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Mainframe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in the North West

Mainframe
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Mainframe in the North West

Mainframe
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in the North West over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Mainframe in the North West

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 Mainframe within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 February 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
Cheshire -14 63 £40,500 +8.00% 3
Manchester +13 11 £48,500 -9.77% 2
Lancashire -3 1 - -
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 North West region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 53 (70.67%) Finance
2 36 (48.00%) DB2
3 34 (45.33%) CICS
4 33 (44.00%) COBOL
5 28 (37.33%) IBM
5 28 (37.33%) Risk Management
5 28 (37.33%) Banking
6 25 (33.33%) Investment Banking
6 25 (33.33%) Wealth Management
6 25 (33.33%) Law
7 24 (32.00%) Unix
8 23 (30.67%) SQL
9 21 (28.00%) Windows
10 20 (26.67%) IBM Mainframe
10 20 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (21.33%) Software Engineering
11 16 (21.33%) WebSphere
12 15 (20.00%) JCL
12 15 (20.00%) Middleware
13 14 (18.67%) REXX
13 14 (18.67%) IMS/DB
14 13 (17.33%) ITIL
14 13 (17.33%) Oracle
15 12 (16.00%) Java
15 12 (16.00%) Web Services
15 12 (16.00%) CA
15 12 (16.00%) Service Management
15 12 (16.00%) Time Sharing Option
16 11 (14.67%) Stakeholder Management
16 11 (14.67%) Linux

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 34 (45.33%) CICS
2 16 (21.33%) WebSphere
3 10 (13.33%) JBoss
4 7 (9.33%) WebLogic
5 4 (5.33%) Tomcat
6 3 (4.00%) Confluence
6 3 (4.00%) iPlanet
6 3 (4.00%) SAS
6 3 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.33%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.00%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) SSL
2 2 (2.67%) DMZ
2 2 (2.67%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.33%) ATM
3 1 (1.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (48.00%) DB2
2 14 (18.67%) IMS/DB
3 6 (8.00%) Hadoop
4 5 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (5.33%) Easytrieve
6 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.67%) GIS
7 2 (2.67%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.67%) OLTP
7 2 (2.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (2.67%) SAS EBI
7 2 (2.67%) SAS Visual Analytics
7 2 (2.67%) Star Schema
8 1 (1.33%) Big Data
8 1 (1.33%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.33%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (12.00%) JIRA
2 6 (8.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.33%) ClearCase
3 4 (5.33%) Selenium
3 4 (5.33%) Subversion
4 3 (4.00%) Bugzilla
4 3 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.67%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.33%) Ant
6 1 (1.33%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.33%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.33%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.33%) JMeter
6 1 (1.33%) JUnit
6 1 (1.33%) Maven
6 1 (1.33%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.33%) TestNG
6 1 (1.33%) WebDriver
General
1 53 (70.67%) Finance
2 28 (37.33%) Banking
3 25 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 25 (33.33%) Law
4 3 (4.00%) Retail
5 2 (2.67%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.67%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (21.33%) Analyst
2 11 (14.67%) Operations Analyst
3 10 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 8 (10.67%) Architect
5 6 (8.00%) Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Mainframe Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) COBOL Developer
7 4 (5.33%) DB2 Programmer
7 4 (5.33%) DB2 Systems Programmer
7 4 (5.33%) Programmer
7 4 (5.33%) Systems Programmer
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.00%) Applications Support
8 3 (4.00%) CICS Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Middleware Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Test Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Applications Specialist
9 2 (2.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.00%) Middleware
2 12 (16.00%) Web Services
3 8 (10.67%) XML
4 7 (9.33%) J2EE
5 4 (5.33%) EJB
5 4 (5.33%) Hibernate
5 4 (5.33%) JMS
5 4 (5.33%) JSP
5 4 (5.33%) Servlets
5 4 (5.33%) Struts
5 4 (5.33%) WSDL
5 4 (5.33%) XSD
6 3 (4.00%) JSON
6 3 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (2.67%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (2.67%) ISPF
7 2 (2.67%) LDAP
8 1 (1.33%) RESTful
8 1 (1.33%) SOAP
8 1 (1.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (26.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 11 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.67%) VSAM
4 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.00%) PMI
5 2 (2.67%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.67%) Clustering
5 2 (2.67%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.33%) AS400
6 1 (1.33%) IVR
6 1 (1.33%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.00%) Unix
2 21 (28.00%) Windows
3 11 (14.67%) Linux
4 6 (8.00%) AIX
5 4 (5.33%) Solaris
6 3 (4.00%) MVS
6 3 (4.00%) zOS
7 2 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.33%) Risk Management
2 25 (33.33%) Wealth Management
3 20 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (21.33%) Software Engineering
5 13 (17.33%) ITIL
6 12 (16.00%) Service Management
7 11 (14.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (13.33%) SDLC
8 10 (13.33%) Waterfall
9 8 (10.67%) DevOps
9 8 (10.67%) Migration
9 8 (10.67%) Test Automation
10 7 (9.33%) Information Security
10 7 (9.33%) Project Management
11 6 (8.00%) ITIL V3
11 6 (8.00%) Test Strategy
12 5 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (6.67%) ETL
12 5 (6.67%) Problem Management
12 5 (6.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 33 (44.00%) COBOL
2 23 (30.67%) SQL
3 15 (20.00%) JCL
4 14 (18.67%) REXX
5 12 (16.00%) Java
6 6 (8.00%) Assembly Language
7 5 (6.67%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.00%) Perl
8 3 (4.00%) Python
9 1 (1.33%) C#
9 1 (1.33%) PL/1
9 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.33%) VB
9 1 (1.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (9.33%) PMI Certification
2 6 (8.00%) Degree
3 5 (6.67%) PMP
4 4 (5.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.67%) Sun Certification
6 1 (1.33%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (16.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (2.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) BladeLogic
1 4 (5.33%) CA Wily
1 4 (5.33%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.00%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.67%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.67%) Netcool
3 2 (2.67%) SCOM
4 1 (1.33%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 28 (37.33%) IBM
2 13 (17.33%) Oracle
3 12 (16.00%) CA
4 7 (9.33%) HP
5 4 (5.33%) Ab Initio
5 4 (5.33%) Chordiant
6 3 (4.00%) CA Agile Central
6 3 (4.00%) Informatica
7 2 (2.67%) Google
7 2 (2.67%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.67%) Sun
7 2 (2.67%) Teradata
8 1 (1.33%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.33%) BMC
8 1 (1.33%) Intel
8 1 (1.33%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.33%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.33%) Syncsort
8 1 (1.33%) Tableau