Period
to 22 June 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 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 291 312 308
Rank change year-on-year +21 -4 -34
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 66 55 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.53% 0.43% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.38% 0.99% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 46 39 33
North West median annual salary £40,250 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.50% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £27,375 £36,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% - -9.09%

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 4,766 5,551 4,630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.47% 43.05% 41.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3,726 4,486 3,894
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £61,250
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 June 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 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
Cheshire -11 47 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Manchester +28 18 £57,500 +21.05% 1
Lancashire -6 1 - -
Mainframe
England

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

1 37 (56.06%) Finance
2 27 (40.91%) Risk Management
2 27 (40.91%) Banking
3 25 (37.88%) IBM
4 24 (36.36%) SQL
5 22 (33.33%) Windows
6 21 (31.82%) Law
6 21 (31.82%) Investment Banking
6 21 (31.82%) Wealth Management
7 20 (30.30%) IBM Mainframe
7 20 (30.30%) COBOL
7 20 (30.30%) Unix
8 19 (28.79%) DB2
9 17 (25.76%) CICS
10 14 (21.21%) JCL
10 14 (21.21%) Oracle
10 14 (21.21%) Software Engineering
11 13 (19.70%) Java
12 11 (16.67%) DevOps
13 9 (13.64%) Time Sharing Option
13 9 (13.64%) JIRA
13 9 (13.64%) ITIL
13 9 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
14 8 (12.12%) Linux
14 8 (12.12%) REXX
14 8 (12.12%) ETL
14 8 (12.12%) WebSphere
14 8 (12.12%) VSAM
14 8 (12.12%) Relational Database
14 8 (12.12%) Docker

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 17 (25.76%) CICS
2 8 (12.12%) WebSphere
3 7 (10.61%) Confluence
4 6 (9.09%) SAS
5 4 (6.06%) JBoss
6 3 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.52%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.52%) iPlanet
7 1 (1.52%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) Internet
1 2 (3.03%) MQTT
2 1 (1.52%) DMZ
2 1 (1.52%) FTP
2 1 (1.52%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.52%) SSL
2 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (28.79%) DB2
2 8 (12.12%) Relational Database
3 7 (10.61%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (9.09%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 6 (9.09%) SAS EBI
4 6 (9.09%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 6 (9.09%) Star Schema
5 5 (7.58%) IMS/DB
5 5 (7.58%) MySQL
6 4 (6.06%) Easytrieve
7 3 (4.55%) Hadoop
8 2 (3.03%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.52%) Apache Hive
9 1 (1.52%) Big Data
9 1 (1.52%) GIS
9 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.52%) OLTP
9 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.52%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 9 (13.64%) JIRA
2 4 (6.06%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.03%) Log4j
4 2 (3.03%) Log4Net
4 2 (3.03%) Selenium
4 2 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.52%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.52%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.52%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.52%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.52%) SOAtest
General
1 37 (56.06%) Finance
2 27 (40.91%) Banking
3 21 (31.82%) Investment Banking
3 21 (31.82%) Law
4 2 (3.03%) Retail
5 1 (1.52%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.52%) Games
5 1 (1.52%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.52%) Legal
5 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (22.73%) Analyst
2 12 (18.18%) Developer
3 7 (10.61%) Applications Support
4 6 (9.09%) Consultant
4 6 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 6 (9.09%) SAS Consultant
4 6 (9.09%) Software Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Administrator
5 5 (7.58%) IT Administrator
5 5 (7.58%) IT Security Administrator
5 5 (7.58%) Operations Analyst
5 5 (7.58%) Security Administrator
6 4 (6.06%) COBOL Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Applications Specialist
7 3 (4.55%) Applications Support Specialist
7 3 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) IT Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) IT Security Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Security Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.09%) Middleware
2 5 (7.58%) AngularJS
2 5 (7.58%) React
2 5 (7.58%) RESTful
2 5 (7.58%) Spring
3 4 (6.06%) Web Services
4 3 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (3.03%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (3.03%) Regular Expression
6 1 (1.52%) .NET
6 1 (1.52%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.52%) ISPF
6 1 (1.52%) J2EE
6 1 (1.52%) JSON
6 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (30.30%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (12.12%) VSAM
3 7 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 5 (7.58%) Arduino
6 4 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (6.06%) Wiki
7 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
7 2 (3.03%) PMI
8 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.52%) Clustering
8 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.52%) iSeries
8 1 (1.52%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (1.52%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 22 (33.33%) Windows
2 20 (30.30%) Unix
3 8 (12.12%) Linux
4 3 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.03%) Android
5 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.03%) zOS
6 1 (1.52%) AIX
6 1 (1.52%) MVS
6 1 (1.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.91%) Risk Management
2 21 (31.82%) Wealth Management
3 14 (21.21%) Software Engineering
4 11 (16.67%) DevOps
5 9 (13.64%) ITIL
5 9 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (12.12%) ETL
7 7 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (10.61%) Analytics
7 7 (10.61%) Creative Thinking
7 7 (10.61%) Data Analytics
7 7 (10.61%) Migration
7 7 (10.61%) SOA
8 6 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (9.09%) Statistics
8 6 (9.09%) Visual Analytics
9 5 (7.58%) Extreme Programming
9 5 (7.58%) OO
9 5 (7.58%) OOP
9 5 (7.58%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (36.36%) SQL
2 20 (30.30%) COBOL
3 14 (21.21%) JCL
4 13 (19.70%) Java
5 8 (12.12%) REXX
6 7 (10.61%) JavaScript
7 5 (7.58%) Java 8
7 5 (7.58%) Perl
7 5 (7.58%) TypeScript
8 4 (6.06%) PL/SQL
9 3 (4.55%) Python
10 2 (3.03%) Jython
10 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
10 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.52%) PHP
11 1 (1.52%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 6 (9.09%) Degree
2 5 (7.58%) OCPJP
3 3 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (4.55%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.03%) PMP
5 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.52%) MCSE
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.52%) OCP
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.52%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) QA
1 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (13.64%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (12.12%) Docker
3 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.03%) ACF2
4 2 (3.03%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) Kubernetes
1 3 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.55%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.03%) CA Endevor
3 1 (1.52%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.52%) CA Wily
3 1 (1.52%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (37.88%) IBM
2 14 (21.21%) Oracle
3 7 (10.61%) CA
4 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.03%) Ab Initio
5 2 (3.03%) Google
5 2 (3.03%) HP
5 2 (3.03%) Informatica
5 2 (3.03%) Syncsort
6 1 (1.52%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (1.52%) Citrix
6 1 (1.52%) Tableau
6 1 (1.52%) Talend
6 1 (1.52%) Teradata
6 1 (1.52%) VMware