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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 81 104 53
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -51
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 18 10 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.30% 0.61% 3.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.82% 1.85% 9.02%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 24
Average salary £40,000 £59,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.20% +35.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £47,800 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £59,000 £56,750
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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
471 541 410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 34.11% 33.01% 36.87%
Number of salaries quoted 268 325 235
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,650
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,650 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Mainframe Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 14 (50.00%) Banking
2 11 (39.29%) Retail
2 11 (39.29%) DB2
2 11 (39.29%) Windows
3 10 (35.71%) CICS
3 10 (35.71%) Finance
4 8 (28.57%) IBM
4 8 (28.57%) UNIX
4 8 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (21.43%) Service Delivery
5 6 (21.43%) zOS
5 6 (21.43%) RACF
5 6 (21.43%) Middleware
6 5 (17.86%) Project Management
6 5 (17.86%) PRINCE
6 5 (17.86%) Citrix
6 5 (17.86%) Firewall
6 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
6 5 (17.86%) IBM Notes
6 5 (17.86%) MS Office
6 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
6 5 (17.86%) Lotus
6 5 (17.86%) Windows XP
6 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
6 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
6 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
6 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
6 5 (17.86%) Degree
6 5 (17.86%) ACF2
6 5 (17.86%) Lync

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 10 (35.71%) CICS
2 5 (17.86%) Lync
2 5 (17.86%) IBM Notes
2 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
2 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.57%) SAS
3 1 (3.57%) MQSeries
3 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
1 5 (17.86%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) DB2
2 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (50.00%) Banking
2 11 (39.29%) Retail
3 10 (35.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Manager
2 5 (17.86%) Technical Leader
3 3 (10.71%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) DB2 DBA
4 2 (7.14%) DBA
4 2 (7.14%) Trainee
5 1 (3.57%) CICS Programmer
5 1 (3.57%) SAS BI Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Technician
5 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Programmer
5 1 (3.57%) Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) SAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) Middleware
2 1 (3.57%) ISPF
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
3 1 (3.57%) VSAM
3 1 (3.57%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 8 (28.57%) UNIX
3 6 (21.43%) zOS
4 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
4 5 (17.86%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.57%) AIX
5 1 (3.57%) Solaris
5 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Service Delivery
2 5 (17.86%) Project Management
2 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
2 5 (17.86%) PRINCE
3 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.14%) Workflow
4 2 (7.14%) Change Management
4 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL
5 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.57%) Service Management
5 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.57%) Migration
5 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.57%) Business Development
5 1 (3.57%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) COBOL
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
3 2 (7.14%) Assembly Language
3 2 (7.14%) REXX
3 2 (7.14%) JCL
4 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) RACF
2 5 (17.86%) ACF2
2 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) CA Endevor
2 1 (3.57%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) IBM
2 5 (17.86%) Citrix
2 5 (17.86%) Lotus
3 2 (7.14%) BMC
3 2 (7.14%) CA
4 1 (3.57%) Informatica
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) SAP