The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 103 98 51
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -47
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 7 5 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.61% 0.42% 3.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.39% 1.11% 10.70%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 17
Average salary £75,000 £80,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +45.45%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
Mainframe
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Miscellaneous Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
505 452 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 43.76% 37.57% 35.70%
Number of salaries quoted 458 392 230
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Mainframe
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Kent region.

Mainframe Salary Trend in Kent

Mainframe
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Mainframe Salary Histogram in Kent

Mainframe
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £75,000 -
Mainframe
South East

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Mainframe also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Mainframe.

1 10 (83.33%) UNIX
2 8 (66.67%) Web Services
3 6 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (50.00%) Oracle
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (50.00%) Project Management
3 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 6 (50.00%) Line Management
4 4 (33.33%) VBA
4 4 (33.33%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
4 4 (33.33%) OO
4 4 (33.33%) DSDM
4 4 (33.33%) EAI
4 4 (33.33%) SOA
4 4 (33.33%) Middleware
4 4 (33.33%) Remedy
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Banking
4 4 (33.33%) Retail
4 4 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 4 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (33.33%) Retail Banking
4 4 (33.33%) CMDB
4 4 (33.33%) Social Media
4 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 4 (33.33%) Mobile App
4 4 (33.33%) DevOps

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Mainframe also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) Apache
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) LAN
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (16.67%) VPN
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
2 4 (33.33%) Retail
2 4 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 4 (33.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Operations Manager
1 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
1 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Release Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) Web Services
2 4 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) CMDB
1 4 (33.33%) Social Media
1 4 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Tandem
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) UNIX
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (50.00%) Project Management
1 6 (50.00%) Line Management
2 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 4 (33.33%) DevOps
2 4 (33.33%) People Management
2 4 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
2 4 (33.33%) OO
2 4 (33.33%) DSDM
2 4 (33.33%) EAI
2 4 (33.33%) SOA
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (16.67%) Dependency Management
3 2 (16.67%) Matrix Management
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) Remedy
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Sun
4 1 (8.33%) BMC