The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 85 77 82
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 21 26 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.49% 1.79% 0.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.23% 5.13% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 4 18 5
Average salary £52,500 £46,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.51% +2.77%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
Mainframe
Scotland

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

Miscellaneous Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
497 507 416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 35.22% 34.92% 34.78%
Number of salaries quoted 321 315 249
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Mainframe
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Mainframe Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 28 (58.33%) Finance
2 24 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (45.83%) Project Management
4 20 (41.67%) IBM
4 20 (41.67%) Workflow
4 20 (41.67%) CICS
5 18 (37.50%) Banking
6 17 (35.42%) Assembly Language
7 14 (29.17%) Business Analysis
7 14 (29.17%) IBM Mainframe
8 13 (27.08%) JCL
9 11 (22.92%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (22.92%) Windows
9 11 (22.92%) Middleware
10 10 (20.83%) Retail
10 10 (20.83%) COBOL
10 10 (20.83%) DB2
11 9 (18.75%) zOS
11 9 (18.75%) SQL
12 8 (16.67%) MS Exchange
12 8 (16.67%) Replication
12 8 (16.67%) CA Endevor
12 8 (16.67%) REXX
13 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (14.58%) HPUX
13 7 (14.58%) Windows 2000
13 7 (14.58%) Line Management
13 7 (14.58%) PRINCE2
13 7 (14.58%) Cisco

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 20 (41.67%) CICS
2 8 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 6 (12.50%) SAS
3 6 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (10.42%) MQSeries
5 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
5 2 (4.17%) IBM Notes
5 2 (4.17%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) Fibre Channel
2 6 (12.50%) Ethernet
2 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 6 (12.50%) SAN
2 6 (12.50%) DMZ
2 6 (12.50%) MPLS
2 6 (12.50%) Firewall
2 6 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (12.50%) FCoE
3 5 (10.42%) Internet
3 5 (10.42%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) DB2
2 6 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.17%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.08%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
General
1 28 (58.33%) Finance
2 18 (37.50%) Banking
3 10 (20.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Analyst
2 14 (29.17%) Business Analyst
3 11 (22.92%) Programmer
3 11 (22.92%) CICS Programmer
4 7 (14.58%) Developer
4 7 (14.58%) Project Manager
5 6 (12.50%) Technical Project Manager
5 6 (12.50%) Technical Manager
6 5 (10.42%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (6.25%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) CICS Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Operations Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) DB2 DBA
8 2 (4.17%) Administrator
8 2 (4.17%) DBA
9 1 (2.08%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.08%) Applications Support
9 1 (2.08%) Lead Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Systems Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) Middleware
2 6 (12.50%) MSMQ
3 2 (4.17%) XML
4 1 (2.08%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (29.17%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (16.67%) Replication
4 6 (12.50%) Cryptography
4 6 (12.50%) Blackberry
5 5 (10.42%) Chip Card
5 5 (10.42%) Online Banking
6 1 (2.08%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Windows
2 9 (18.75%) zOS
3 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (14.58%) HPUX
3 7 (14.58%) Windows 2000
3 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (12.50%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (6.25%) UNIX
6 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.17%) Solaris
6 2 (4.17%) Linux
6 2 (4.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) Project Management
2 20 (41.67%) Workflow
3 14 (29.17%) Business Analysis
4 11 (22.92%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (14.58%) Line Management
5 7 (14.58%) PRINCE2
6 6 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 6 (12.50%) Change Management
6 6 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 6 (12.50%) Coaching
7 5 (10.42%) Release Management
7 5 (10.42%) Migration
7 5 (10.42%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.17%) Incident Management
8 2 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.17%) Service Management
8 2 (4.17%) ITIL
8 2 (4.17%) Configuration Management
9 1 (2.08%) Data Modelling
9 1 (2.08%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 17 (35.42%) Assembly Language
2 13 (27.08%) JCL
3 10 (20.83%) COBOL
4 9 (18.75%) SQL
5 8 (16.67%) REXX
6 3 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) CA Endevor
2 6 (12.50%) SCCM
3 2 (4.17%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 20 (41.67%) IBM
2 7 (14.58%) Brocade
2 7 (14.58%) Fujitsu
2 7 (14.58%) Cisco
3 6 (12.50%) Clearswift
3 6 (12.50%) BT
3 6 (12.50%) VMware
3 6 (12.50%) Oracle
3 6 (12.50%) HP
3 6 (12.50%) Nortel
3 6 (12.50%) Avaya
3 6 (12.50%) Juniper
4 5 (10.42%) CA
5 2 (4.17%) Lotus
5 2 (4.17%) BMC
5 2 (4.17%) Citrix
5 2 (4.17%) SAP
6 1 (2.08%) Compuware