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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 83 108 65
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -43
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 12 6 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.92% 0.38% 2.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.88% 1.12% 7.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 20
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,900 £45,000 £34,600
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £45,000 £57,750
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £47,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +9.19%
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
416 538 382
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 31.98% 34.20% 35.11%
Number of salaries quoted 252 313 219
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £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 22 May 2015.

Mainframe Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (51.85%) Banking
2 11 (40.74%) Finance
3 10 (37.04%) Retail
4 9 (33.33%) DB2
4 9 (33.33%) Windows
4 9 (33.33%) CICS
5 8 (29.63%) UNIX
6 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
6 7 (25.93%) IBM
6 7 (25.93%) Middleware
6 7 (25.93%) IBM Mainframe
7 6 (22.22%) Degree
8 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
8 5 (18.52%) Firewall
8 5 (18.52%) zOS
8 5 (18.52%) PRINCE
8 5 (18.52%) RACF
8 5 (18.52%) JCL
8 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
8 5 (18.52%) ACF2
9 4 (14.81%) Lync
9 4 (14.81%) Citrix
9 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (14.81%) IBM Notes
9 4 (14.81%) MS Office
9 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
9 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
9 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
9 4 (14.81%) Project Management
9 4 (14.81%) Active Directory

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 9 (33.33%) CICS
2 4 (14.81%) Lync
2 4 (14.81%) IBM Notes
2 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.41%) MQSeries
3 2 (7.41%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
2 5 (18.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) DB2
2 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.41%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (7.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
General
1 14 (51.85%) Banking
2 11 (40.74%) Finance
3 10 (37.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Manager
2 5 (18.52%) Technical Leader
3 3 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Trainee
4 2 (7.41%) SAS Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) SAS BI Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) DB2 DBA
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Senior DBA
5 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) DBA
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) Middleware
2 1 (3.70%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) UNIX
3 5 (18.52%) zOS
4 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
4 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
1 5 (18.52%) PRINCE
1 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
2 4 (14.81%) Project Management
3 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 3 (11.11%) Change Management
3 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.41%) Workflow
4 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.70%) Business Development
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) JCL
2 3 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) COBOL
3 2 (7.41%) Assembly Language
4 1 (3.70%) REXX
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) RACF
1 5 (18.52%) ACF2
2 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) IBM
2 4 (14.81%) Citrix
2 4 (14.81%) Lotus
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) Teradata
4 1 (3.70%) BMC
4 1 (3.70%) CA
4 1 (3.70%) Informatica