Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
England > North West
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 304 320 330
Rank change year-on-year +16 +10 -51
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 59 56 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.49% 0.43% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.29% 1.04% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 36 37 22
North West median annual salary £40,250 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.50% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £34,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £64,500 £60,875
England median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +4.76%

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 4,566 5,399 4,907
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.19% 41.04% 41.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3,643 4,229 4,161
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,700 £23,750
90th Percentile £68,641 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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
Manchester +36 29 £57,500 -4.17% 3
Cheshire -15 29 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Merseyside - 1 £35,000 -
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 32 (54.24%) Risk Management
1 32 (54.24%) Banking
2 30 (50.85%) Finance
3 29 (49.15%) Java
4 26 (44.07%) Law
4 26 (44.07%) Investment Banking
4 26 (44.07%) Wealth Management
5 20 (33.90%) JavaScript
5 20 (33.90%) Oracle
6 19 (32.20%) SQL
7 18 (30.51%) JIRA
8 16 (27.12%) Confluence
9 15 (25.42%) Software Engineering
10 14 (23.73%) Windows
10 14 (23.73%) IBM
10 14 (23.73%) Wiki
10 14 (23.73%) DevOps
11 13 (22.03%) Docker
11 13 (22.03%) IBM Mainframe
11 13 (22.03%) SOA
11 13 (22.03%) TDD
12 12 (20.34%) Unix
12 12 (20.34%) Apple iOS
12 12 (20.34%) Android
12 12 (20.34%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (18.64%) AngularJS
13 11 (18.64%) Mobile App
13 11 (18.64%) TypeScript
13 11 (18.64%) React
13 11 (18.64%) Java 8

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 16 (27.12%) Confluence
2 5 (8.47%) WebSphere
3 4 (6.78%) CICS
3 4 (6.78%) JBoss
4 3 (5.08%) SAS
5 2 (3.39%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.69%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) Internet
1 2 (3.39%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) MySQL
2 7 (11.86%) DB2
3 5 (8.47%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.08%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 3 (5.08%) SAS EBI
5 3 (5.08%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 3 (5.08%) Star Schema
6 2 (3.39%) Blockchain
6 2 (3.39%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.39%) IMS/DB
6 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.69%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.69%) Big Data
7 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (30.51%) JIRA
2 4 (6.78%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.08%) Selenium
4 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.39%) Log4j
4 2 (3.39%) Log4Net
4 2 (3.39%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.69%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.69%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.69%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.69%) SOAtest
5 1 (1.69%) Subversion
5 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (54.24%) Banking
2 30 (50.85%) Finance
3 26 (44.07%) Investment Banking
3 26 (44.07%) Law
4 3 (5.08%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.39%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.39%) Retail
6 1 (1.69%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (22.03%) Architect
2 12 (20.34%) Developer
3 11 (18.64%) Java Developer
4 10 (16.95%) Analyst
5 7 (11.86%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (8.47%) Administrator
6 5 (8.47%) IT Administrator
6 5 (8.47%) IT Security Administrator
6 5 (8.47%) Security Administrator
7 4 (6.78%) Applications Support
7 4 (6.78%) Senior Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Consultant
8 3 (5.08%) IT Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) IT Security Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) SAS Consultant
8 3 (5.08%) Security Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Software Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Technical Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.64%) AngularJS
1 11 (18.64%) React
1 11 (18.64%) RESTful
1 11 (18.64%) Spring
2 6 (10.17%) Web Services
3 5 (8.47%) .NET
4 3 (5.08%) J2EE
4 3 (5.08%) XML
5 2 (3.39%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.39%) Hibernate
5 2 (3.39%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (3.39%) Java EE
5 2 (3.39%) Middleware
5 2 (3.39%) Regular Expression
5 2 (3.39%) REST
5 2 (3.39%) SOAP
5 2 (3.39%) Struts
5 2 (3.39%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.73%) Wiki
2 13 (22.03%) IBM Mainframe
3 12 (20.34%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (18.64%) Arduino
4 11 (18.64%) Mobile App
5 6 (10.17%) Management Information System
6 5 (8.47%) PMI
7 3 (5.08%) VSAM
8 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.69%) CMDB
9 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.73%) Windows
2 12 (20.34%) Android
2 12 (20.34%) Apple iOS
2 12 (20.34%) Unix
3 6 (10.17%) Linux
4 3 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.69%) VME
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (54.24%) Risk Management
2 26 (44.07%) Wealth Management
3 15 (25.42%) Software Engineering
4 14 (23.73%) DevOps
5 13 (22.03%) SOA
5 13 (22.03%) TDD
6 11 (18.64%) Domain-Driven Design
6 11 (18.64%) Extreme Programming
6 11 (18.64%) OO
6 11 (18.64%) OOP
7 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (11.86%) Line Management
9 6 (10.17%) Performance Management
9 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (8.47%) ETL
10 5 (8.47%) ITIL
10 5 (8.47%) SDLC
11 4 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (5.08%) Analytics
12 3 (5.08%) Visual Analytics
Programming Languages
1 29 (49.15%) Java
2 20 (33.90%) JavaScript
3 19 (32.20%) SQL
4 11 (18.64%) Java 8
4 11 (18.64%) TypeScript
5 9 (15.25%) COBOL
6 6 (10.17%) JCL
7 5 (8.47%) Perl
7 5 (8.47%) PHP
8 4 (6.78%) PL/SQL
9 3 (5.08%) REXX
9 3 (5.08%) Shell Script
10 2 (3.39%) Jython
10 2 (3.39%) Python
10 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) OCPJP
2 5 (8.47%) PMI Certification
3 3 (5.08%) Degree
4 2 (3.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.69%) MCSE
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.69%) OCP
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (22.03%) Docker
2 4 (6.78%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.39%) ACF2
3 2 (3.39%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Kubernetes
1 2 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.39%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.69%) CA Endevor
2 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.69%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (33.90%) Oracle
2 14 (23.73%) IBM
3 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.08%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.39%) Ab Initio
5 2 (3.39%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (3.39%) Chordiant
5 2 (3.39%) Cognizant
5 2 (3.39%) HP
5 2 (3.39%) Informatica
6 1 (1.69%) BMC
6 1 (1.69%) CA
6 1 (1.69%) Citrix
6 1 (1.69%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.69%) Syncsort
6 1 (1.69%) Talend
6 1 (1.69%) VMware