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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 98 100 43
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -57
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 7 5 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.66% 0.45% 4.89%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.43% 1.11% 13.57%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 22
Average salary £75,000 £70,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +40.00%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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
491 450 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 46.23% 40.29% 36.03%
Number of salaries quoted 430 370 222
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £29,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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
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 28 January 2015. 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 28 January 2015, 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 (76.92%) UNIX
2 9 (69.23%) Web Services
3 7 (53.85%) Finance
4 6 (46.15%) Oracle
4 6 (46.15%) Java
4 6 (46.15%) Windows
4 6 (46.15%) Configuration Management
4 6 (46.15%) Line Management
5 5 (38.46%) Mentoring
5 5 (38.46%) DevOps
5 5 (38.46%) People Management
5 5 (38.46%) Project Management
5 5 (38.46%) DSDM
5 5 (38.46%) EAI
5 5 (38.46%) SOA
5 5 (38.46%) Linux
5 5 (38.46%) OOA/OOD
5 5 (38.46%) OO
5 5 (38.46%) Social Media
5 5 (38.46%) Waterfall
5 5 (38.46%) Mobile App
5 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (30.77%) Banking
6 4 (30.77%) Retail
6 4 (30.77%) Investment Banking
6 4 (30.77%) Knowledge Management
6 4 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (30.77%) Retail Banking
6 4 (30.77%) CMDB
6 4 (30.77%) VBA

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
1 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
1 2 (15.38%) VPN
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
2 4 (30.77%) Retail
2 4 (30.77%) Investment Banking
2 4 (30.77%) Retail Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Manager
1 4 (30.77%) Architect
1 4 (30.77%) Operations Manager
1 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Development Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Release Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Software Development Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Development Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Software Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Application Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) Web Services
2 4 (30.77%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Social Media
1 5 (38.46%) Mobile App
2 4 (30.77%) CMDB
2 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
4 1 (7.69%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) UNIX
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Configuration Management
1 6 (46.15%) Line Management
2 5 (38.46%) Mentoring
2 5 (38.46%) DevOps
2 5 (38.46%) People Management
2 5 (38.46%) Project Management
2 5 (38.46%) OOA/OOD
2 5 (38.46%) OO
2 5 (38.46%) DSDM
2 5 (38.46%) EAI
2 5 (38.46%) SOA
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Waterfall
3 4 (30.77%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (23.08%) Coaching
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
6 1 (7.69%) ITIL
6 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) Remedy
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Sun