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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 93 85 80
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 19 22 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.19% 1.47% 1.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.95% 3.65% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 13 2 9
Average salary £46,000 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,800 £46,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £54,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £48,750
% change year-on-year
- -2.56%
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
645 603 446
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 40.57% 40.28% 37.20%
Number of salaries quoted 389 387 294
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £28,550
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 September 2015.

Mainframe Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 16 (48.48%) Finance
2 13 (39.39%) IBM
2 13 (39.39%) IBM Mainframe
3 11 (33.33%) Banking
4 10 (30.30%) DB2
5 9 (27.27%) Problem Management
6 8 (24.24%) CICS
7 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (18.18%) JCL
9 5 (15.15%) Change Management
9 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (12.12%) Middleware
10 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
10 4 (12.12%) COBOL
11 3 (9.09%) Java
11 3 (9.09%) UNIX
11 3 (9.09%) UML
11 3 (9.09%) Data Modelling
11 3 (9.09%) Oracle
11 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (9.09%) Project Management
11 3 (9.09%) Use Case
11 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (9.09%) Logical Data Model
12 2 (6.06%) Degree
12 2 (6.06%) zSecure
12 2 (6.06%) ACF2
12 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
12 2 (6.06%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 2 (6.06%) Microservices

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 8 (24.24%) CICS
2 2 (6.06%) SAS
2 2 (6.06%) MQSeries
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.03%) MTS
3 1 (3.03%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) DB2
2 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.06%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.06%) SAS Data Integration Studio
General
1 16 (48.48%) Finance
2 11 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Consultant
3 4 (12.12%) IT Consultant
3 4 (12.12%) Business Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Business Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Leader
4 2 (6.06%) SAS Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Designer
5 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.03%) DBA
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Applications Support
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) IT Support
5 1 (3.03%) DB2 DBA
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) Middleware
2 2 (6.06%) HTML5
2 2 (6.06%) HTML
2 2 (6.06%) SOAP
2 2 (6.06%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (39.39%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) UNIX
2 2 (6.06%) zOS
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.03%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Problem Management
2 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (15.15%) Change Management
4 3 (9.09%) Use Case
4 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.09%) UML
4 3 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 3 (9.09%) Project Management
4 3 (9.09%) Logical Data Model
5 2 (6.06%) SOA
5 2 (6.06%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.06%) Microservices
6 1 (3.03%) ITIL
6 1 (3.03%) Line Management
6 1 (3.03%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.03%) Workflow
6 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.03%) Business Development
6 1 (3.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) JCL
2 4 (12.12%) COBOL
3 3 (9.09%) Java
4 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.06%) SQL
4 2 (6.06%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) ISEB
2 1 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) RACF
1 2 (6.06%) ACF2
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) zSecure
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) IBM
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) Teradata
4 1 (3.03%) Citrix
4 1 (3.03%) CA
4 1 (3.03%) Lotus
4 1 (3.03%) TOWER Software