Period
to 19 July 2019

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 6 months to 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 263 299 301
Rank change year-on-year +36 +2 +47
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 17 7 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.075% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.53% 0.20% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 17 9 13
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +44.23% -58.40%
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +15.00% -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 West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 3,213 3,506 3,823
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 40.63% 37.49% 38.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,260 2,457 3,076
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% -

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Mainframe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 19 July 2019. 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
Warwickshire +2 11 £35,020 -
Birmingham +40 2 £32,500 -58.06% 2
Dudley - 2 £27,500 -
Tipton - 2 £27,500 -
Worcestershire - 2 £32,500 -
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 14 (82.35%) Unix
1 14 (82.35%) IBM
2 11 (64.71%) JCL
2 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) IBM Notes
2 11 (64.71%) Lotus
2 11 (64.71%) ISPF
2 11 (64.71%) Time Sharing Option
2 11 (64.71%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 10 (58.82%) Incident Management
3 10 (58.82%) OpenView
3 10 (58.82%) HP
4 9 (52.94%) Intel
4 9 (52.94%) SAS
4 9 (52.94%) MVS
4 9 (52.94%) Migration
4 9 (52.94%) VMware
5 8 (47.06%) SLA
5 8 (47.06%) QA
5 8 (47.06%) Release Management
5 8 (47.06%) ServiceCenter
6 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
7 6 (35.29%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (17.65%) Due Diligence
8 3 (17.65%) GDPR
8 3 (17.65%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (17.65%) Degree
8 3 (17.65%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence

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 11 (64.71%) IBM Notes
2 9 (52.94%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Summit
General
1 3 (17.65%) Banking
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Mainframe Operator
2 7 (41.18%) Mainframe Software Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) Software Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst Programmer
3 2 (11.76%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Compliance Manager
3 2 (11.76%) HR Manager
3 2 (11.76%) IT Manager
3 2 (11.76%) IT Security Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Programmer
3 2 (11.76%) Security Compliance Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.88%) Computer Operator
4 1 (5.88%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) IBM Mainframe
1 3 (17.65%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Unix
2 11 (64.71%) Windows
3 9 (52.94%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Incident Management
2 9 (52.94%) Migration
3 8 (47.06%) Release Management
4 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
5 6 (35.29%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (17.65%) Due Diligence
6 3 (17.65%) ITIL
6 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
6 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) JCL
2 3 (17.65%) COBOL
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) QA
1 8 (47.06%) SLA
2 3 (17.65%) GDPR
2 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 11 (64.71%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) OpenView
2 8 (47.06%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) IBM
2 11 (64.71%) Lotus
3 10 (58.82%) HP
4 9 (52.94%) Intel
4 9 (52.94%) VMware