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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
England / North West
Rank 219 211 205
Rank change year-on-year -8 -6  
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 28 25 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.46% 0.44% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.15% 1.13% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 22 21 41
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -13.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,575 £32,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,269 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% -10.00%  

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 2434 2207 2379
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 39.95% 38.82% 35.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1965 1802 1906
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £25,000 £24,263
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 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 +23 22 £48,750 +50.00%
Manchester -32 3 £47,500 -13.63% 1
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing 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 Mainframe.

1 37 (71.15%) Finance
2 26 (50.00%) SDLC
3 23 (44.23%) Banking
4 20 (38.46%) SQL
5 19 (36.54%) JavaScript
6 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (28.85%) Unix
6 15 (28.85%) Relational Database
7 14 (26.92%) Windows
7 14 (26.92%) Java
8 12 (23.08%) Web Services
8 12 (23.08%) Advertising
9 11 (21.15%) Service Management
9 11 (21.15%) Linux
9 11 (21.15%) Oracle
10 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
10 10 (19.23%) EJB
10 10 (19.23%) JSP
10 10 (19.23%) Servlets
10 10 (19.23%) JMS
10 10 (19.23%) IBM
11 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
11 9 (17.31%) DB2
11 9 (17.31%) C#
11 9 (17.31%) VB
11 9 (17.31%) .NET
11 9 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (17.31%) IBM Mainframe
12 8 (15.38%) Degree
12 8 (15.38%) WCF

Mainframe
Top Related 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 5 (9.62%) CICS
2 4 (7.69%) JBoss
2 4 (7.69%) WebLogic
2 4 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Firewall
2 2 (3.85%) Telepresence
2 2 (3.85%) VPN
3 1 (1.92%) DNS
3 1 (1.92%) FTP
3 1 (1.92%) HTTP
3 1 (1.92%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.92%) LAN
3 1 (1.92%) Network Security
3 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.85%) Relational Database
2 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
3 9 (17.31%) DB2
4 8 (15.38%) RDBMS
4 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (13.46%) Oracle Database
6 6 (11.54%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (5.77%) IMS/DB
8 1 (1.92%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) ClearCase
1 4 (7.69%) Subversion
2 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (71.15%) Finance
2 23 (44.23%) Banking
3 12 (23.08%) Advertising
4 8 (15.38%) Financial Institution
5 7 (13.46%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (30.77%) Analyst
2 8 (15.38%) .NET Analyst Programmer
2 8 (15.38%) .NET Programmer
2 8 (15.38%) Analyst Programmer
2 8 (15.38%) C# Programmer
2 8 (15.38%) Integration Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Programmer
2 8 (15.38%) Support Specialist
2 8 (15.38%) VB Analyst Programmer
2 8 (15.38%) VB Programmer
2 8 (15.38%) VB6 Analyst Programmer
2 8 (15.38%) VB6 Programmer
3 6 (11.54%) Applications Specialist
3 6 (11.54%) Applications Support
3 6 (11.54%) Applications Support Specialist
3 6 (11.54%) Consultant
3 6 (11.54%) Integration Consultant
3 6 (11.54%) Senior Consultant
3 6 (11.54%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.08%) Web Services
2 10 (19.23%) EJB
2 10 (19.23%) JMS
2 10 (19.23%) JSP
2 10 (19.23%) Servlets
3 9 (17.31%) .NET
4 8 (15.38%) Ajax
4 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET
4 8 (15.38%) CSS
4 8 (15.38%) HTML
4 8 (15.38%) RESTful
4 8 (15.38%) SOAP
4 8 (15.38%) WCF
5 4 (7.69%) Hibernate
5 4 (7.69%) ISPF
5 4 (7.69%) Middleware
5 4 (7.69%) Struts
5 4 (7.69%) WSDL
5 4 (7.69%) XML
5 4 (7.69%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (15.38%) AS400
2 8 (15.38%) iSeries
3 6 (11.54%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.85%) CMDB
6 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.92%) IVR
6 1 (1.92%) PMI
6 1 (1.92%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.85%) Unix
2 14 (26.92%) Windows
3 11 (21.15%) Linux
4 1 (1.92%) AIX
4 1 (1.92%) Android
4 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.92%) HPUX
4 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.00%) SDLC
2 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (21.15%) Service Management
4 9 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 8 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 8 (15.38%) Risk Management
6 7 (13.46%) Information Security
6 7 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (11.54%) Performance Management
7 6 (11.54%) Software Engineering
8 5 (9.62%) Waterfall
9 4 (7.69%) Data Security
9 4 (7.69%) Defect Management
9 4 (7.69%) Integration Testing
9 4 (7.69%) Software Asset Management
9 4 (7.69%) Software Testing
9 4 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (7.69%) Test Scripting
9 4 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (38.46%) SQL
2 19 (36.54%) JavaScript
3 14 (26.92%) Java
4 9 (17.31%) C#
4 9 (17.31%) VB
5 8 (15.38%) VB6
6 5 (9.62%) COBOL
6 5 (9.62%) JCL
7 3 (5.77%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.92%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Degree
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.69%) CISM
2 4 (7.69%) CISSP
2 4 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.92%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.92%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) PCI DSS
1 4 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (5.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (7.69%) RACF
2 4 (7.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Netcool
1 4 (7.69%) SCOM
1 4 (7.69%) Tivoli
2 3 (5.77%) Ganglia
3 2 (3.85%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.92%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 11 (21.15%) Oracle
2 10 (19.23%) IBM
3 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.69%) Chordiant
5 3 (5.77%) Snow
5 3 (5.77%) Sun
5 3 (5.77%) Teradata
5 3 (5.77%) TOWER Software
6 2 (3.85%) Avaya
6 2 (3.85%) CA
6 2 (3.85%) Cisco
6 2 (3.85%) Peregrine
6 2 (3.85%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.92%) Adobe
7 1 (1.92%) HP
7 1 (1.92%) Intel
7 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow