The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 134 138 127
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 4 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.18% 0.12% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 0.34% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 7
Average salary £52,500 £35,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -36.36%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £48,750
% change year-on-year
- -2.56%
Mainframe
Berkshire

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

Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
866 895 763
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 38.73% 35.81% 33.49%
Number of salaries quoted 636 562 609
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Mainframe
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Mainframe Salary Trend in Reading

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 5 (83.33%) UNIX
1 5 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (50.00%) Varonis
2 3 (50.00%) Symantec
2 3 (50.00%) McAfee
2 3 (50.00%) Financial Institution
2 3 (50.00%) E-business
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 3 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) Requirements Management
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) JMeter
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) SAP
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
1 2 (33.33%) JMeter
General
1 3 (50.00%) Financial Institution
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Security Specialist
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Test Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) IT Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) E-business
1 3 (50.00%) Supplier Management
1 3 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Requirements Management
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Demand Management
2 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) BPR
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Symantec
1 3 (50.00%) McAfee
1 3 (50.00%) Varonis
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix