Period
to 19 August 2018

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 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 290 307 341
Rank change year-on-year +17 +34 -73
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 7 16 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.077% 0.16% 0.050%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.40% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 10 13 4
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £26,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +44.23% -60.00% +88.41%
10th Percentile £36,250 £26,000 £48,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £26,000 £72,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
% 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 3,663 4,028 4,615
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 40.43% 40.18% 38.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2,599 3,244 3,366
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Salary histogram 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 August 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
Birmingham - 5 £77,500 -
Coventry +8 1 £52,500 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £37,500 -
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 5 (71.43%) Information Security
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (42.86%) SOA
3 3 (42.86%) SAS
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) DB2
3 3 (42.86%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (42.86%) Ab Initio
3 3 (42.86%) Content Management
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (42.86%) WebSphere
3 3 (42.86%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (42.86%) Java EE
3 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Content Management
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (42.86%) User Experience
3 3 (42.86%) Due Diligence
4 2 (28.57%) NHS
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
4 2 (28.57%) Feasibility Study
4 2 (28.57%) Contract Management
4 2 (28.57%) IT Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) Master's Degree
4 2 (28.57%) Degree

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 3 (42.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (42.86%) SAS
1 3 (42.86%) WebSphere
1 3 (42.86%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (42.86%) DB2
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Chief Information Officer
2 2 (28.57%) CIO
3 1 (14.29%) DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) User Experience
2 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
2 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 2 (28.57%) NHS
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (14.29%) iSeries
3 1 (14.29%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Information Security
2 3 (42.86%) Content Management
2 3 (42.86%) Due Diligence
2 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Content Management
2 3 (42.86%) SOA
2 3 (42.86%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (28.57%) Business Development
3 2 (28.57%) Contract Management
3 2 (28.57%) Feasibility Study
3 2 (28.57%) IT Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) Master's Degree
3 1 (14.29%) MCSE
3 1 (14.29%) OCP
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Ab Initio
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) VMware