Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 315 315 278
Rank change year-on-year 0 -37 -73
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 59 43 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.45% 0.34% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.14% 0.85% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 37 33 52
North West median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £26,150 £32,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £66,750 £57,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £53,750 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.38% - -

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 5188 5035 4616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.16% 40.27% 35.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4050 4196 3670
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +3 49 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Manchester -21 9 £50,000 +1.01% 2
Lancashire -5 1 £26,000 -30.67%
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 38 (64.41%) Finance
2 27 (45.76%) DB2
3 26 (44.07%) COBOL
3 26 (44.07%) CICS
4 24 (40.68%) Banking
5 23 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (33.90%) SQL
7 19 (32.20%) Java
7 19 (32.20%) IBM
8 18 (30.51%) SDLC
9 17 (28.81%) Service Management
10 16 (27.12%) WebSphere
11 15 (25.42%) Waterfall
11 15 (25.42%) Web Services
12 14 (23.73%) XML
12 14 (23.73%) Unix
12 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
13 13 (22.03%) Oracle
13 13 (22.03%) WebLogic
13 13 (22.03%) EJB
13 13 (22.03%) JSP
13 13 (22.03%) Servlets
13 13 (22.03%) JBoss
13 13 (22.03%) XSD
13 13 (22.03%) ITIL
13 13 (22.03%) WSDL
13 13 (22.03%) JMS
13 13 (22.03%) Assembly Language
13 13 (22.03%) Middleware
13 13 (22.03%) TDD

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 26 (44.07%) CICS
2 16 (27.12%) WebSphere
3 13 (22.03%) JBoss
3 13 (22.03%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.69%) Confluence
4 1 (1.69%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.39%) PaaS
3 1 (1.69%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) Firewall
1 2 (3.39%) HTTPS
1 2 (3.39%) VPN
2 1 (1.69%) DMZ
2 1 (1.69%) SSH
2 1 (1.69%) SSL
2 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (45.76%) DB2
2 9 (15.25%) IMS/DB
3 1 (1.69%) Big Data
3 1 (1.69%) GIS
3 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.69%) MySQL
3 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (16.95%) ClearCase
1 10 (16.95%) Subversion
2 2 (3.39%) JIRA
2 2 (3.39%) XPEDITER
3 1 (1.69%) Ant
3 1 (1.69%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.69%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.69%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.69%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.69%) JMeter
3 1 (1.69%) JUnit
3 1 (1.69%) Maven
3 1 (1.69%) Selenium
3 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.69%) TestNG
3 1 (1.69%) WebDriver
General
1 38 (64.41%) Finance
2 24 (40.68%) Banking
3 12 (20.34%) Investment Banking
4 9 (15.25%) Law
5 6 (10.17%) Retail Banking
6 2 (3.39%) Advertising
7 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (16.95%) Integration Engineer
2 7 (11.86%) Architect
3 6 (10.17%) Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) Programmer
4 5 (8.47%) Software Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Systems Programmer
5 4 (6.78%) Consultant
5 4 (6.78%) Designer
6 3 (5.08%) DB2 Programmer
6 3 (5.08%) DB2 Systems Programmer
6 3 (5.08%) Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Mainframe Support
6 3 (5.08%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.08%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.39%) DB2 Support
7 2 (3.39%) Senior Infrastructure Technician
7 2 (3.39%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.42%) Web Services
2 14 (23.73%) XML
3 13 (22.03%) EJB
3 13 (22.03%) JMS
3 13 (22.03%) JSP
3 13 (22.03%) Middleware
3 13 (22.03%) Servlets
3 13 (22.03%) WSDL
3 13 (22.03%) XSD
4 11 (18.64%) J2EE
5 10 (16.95%) Hibernate
5 10 (16.95%) Struts
6 2 (3.39%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.69%) .NET
7 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.69%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (1.69%) ISPF
7 1 (1.69%) Node.js
7 1 (1.69%) RESTful
7 1 (1.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.03%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (13.56%) PMI
3 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.39%) Cloud Native
4 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.69%) AS400
5 1 (1.69%) Clustering
5 1 (1.69%) IVR
5 1 (1.69%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.69%) PKI
5 1 (1.69%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.69%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.73%) Unix
2 10 (16.95%) Windows
3 6 (10.17%) Linux
4 4 (6.78%) AIX
5 2 (3.39%) MVS
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (30.51%) SDLC
3 17 (28.81%) Service Management
4 15 (25.42%) Waterfall
5 13 (22.03%) ITIL
5 13 (22.03%) Risk Management
5 13 (22.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (22.03%) TDD
6 12 (20.34%) BDD
6 12 (20.34%) Wealth Management
7 10 (16.95%) Project Management
7 10 (16.95%) Test Automation
8 9 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (15.25%) PRINCE2
8 9 (15.25%) Software Engineering
9 8 (13.56%) CMMI
9 8 (13.56%) PRINCE
9 8 (13.56%) RUP
10 6 (10.17%) Change Management
10 6 (10.17%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 26 (44.07%) COBOL
2 20 (33.90%) SQL
3 19 (32.20%) Java
4 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
5 13 (22.03%) Assembly Language
6 9 (15.25%) JCL
7 8 (13.56%) REXX
8 2 (3.39%) C#
9 1 (1.69%) Perl
9 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.69%) Python
9 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.69%) VB
9 1 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) PMI Certification
2 3 (5.08%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.39%) CISM
3 2 (3.39%) CISSP
4 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.69%) PMP
4 1 (1.69%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 2 (3.39%) PCI DSS
1 2 (3.39%) QA
1 2 (3.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.39%) BladeLogic
2 2 (3.39%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 19 (32.20%) IBM
2 13 (22.03%) Oracle
3 10 (16.95%) Chordiant
4 5 (8.47%) CA
5 2 (3.39%) BMC
5 2 (3.39%) HP
5 2 (3.39%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.69%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.69%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.69%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.69%) Cisco
6 1 (1.69%) CyberArk
6 1 (1.69%) Imperva
6 1 (1.69%) Intel
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.69%) Splunk
6 1 (1.69%) Sun
6 1 (1.69%) Teradata