The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 238 189
Rank change year-on-year +21 -49  
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 15 1 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.016% 0.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.77% 0.045% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 13 0 38
Median salary £26,000 - £34,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,750 £47,500 £47,750
% change year-on-year -7.89% -0.52%  

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 West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1936 2237 1916
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 37.53% 36.35% 33.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1556 1604 1570
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Mainframe
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Mainframe in the West Midlands

Mainframe
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Warwickshire +20 15 £26,000 -
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 12 (75.00%) ITIL
1 12 (75.00%) C#
1 12 (75.00%) Java
1 12 (75.00%) .NET
1 12 (75.00%) MySQL
1 12 (75.00%) Oracle
1 12 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 12 (75.00%) Middleware
1 12 (75.00%) Scrum
1 12 (75.00%) TDD
1 12 (75.00%) Knowledge Management
1 12 (75.00%) Technical Architecture
1 12 (75.00%) Kanban
1 12 (75.00%) MongoDB
1 12 (75.00%) Node.js
1 12 (75.00%) AngularJS
1 12 (75.00%) DevOps
1 12 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (62.50%) Software Engineering
3 2 (12.50%) QA
3 2 (12.50%) Release Management
3 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 2 (12.50%) ISPF
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (12.50%) Unix
3 2 (12.50%) Windows
3 2 (12.50%) IBM Notes
3 2 (12.50%) SAS

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (12.50%) IBM Notes
1 2 (12.50%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (75.00%) MongoDB
1 12 (75.00%) MySQL
1 12 (75.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Developer
1 12 (75.00%) Graduate
1 12 (75.00%) Graduate Developer
1 12 (75.00%) Graduate Software Developer
1 12 (75.00%) Software Developer
2 10 (62.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
2 10 (62.50%) Graduate Software Engineer
2 10 (62.50%) Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Data Centre Operator
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Junior
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Project Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) .NET
1 12 (75.00%) AngularJS
1 12 (75.00%) Middleware
1 12 (75.00%) Node.js
2 2 (12.50%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) MVS
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) DevOps
1 12 (75.00%) ITIL
1 12 (75.00%) Kanban
1 12 (75.00%) Knowledge Management
1 12 (75.00%) Scrum
1 12 (75.00%) TDD
1 12 (75.00%) Technical Architecture
2 10 (62.50%) Software Engineering
3 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) C#
1 12 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 2 (12.50%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Intel
2 2 (12.50%) Lotus
2 2 (12.50%) VMware