The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland 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 129 161 118
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -43
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 23 12 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.78% 0.31% 1.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.17% 0.95% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 22
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% -7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £30,400 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,320 £57,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £47,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +9.19%
Mainframe
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1061 1259 1206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 35.93% 32.86% 37.79%
Number of salaries quoted 672 795 666
Average salary £42,000 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Mainframe
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Mainframe Salary Trend in Scotland

Mainframe
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Mainframe Salary Histogram in Scotland

Mainframe
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +25 12 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Glasgow +8 7 £45,000 +8.43%
Stirling - 2 £45,000 -
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 32 (57.14%) Finance
2 25 (44.64%) Banking
3 24 (42.86%) UNIX
4 21 (37.50%) Oracle
5 18 (32.14%) SQL
6 13 (23.21%) Windows
6 13 (23.21%) IBM
6 13 (23.21%) IBM Mainframe
7 12 (21.43%) Retail
8 10 (17.86%) CICS
8 10 (17.86%) DB2
9 9 (16.07%) Project Management
9 9 (16.07%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (14.29%) RACF
11 7 (12.50%) Shell Script
11 7 (12.50%) Middleware
11 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
11 7 (12.50%) TCP/IP
11 7 (12.50%) Degree
11 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (12.50%) DataPower
12 6 (10.71%) People Management
12 6 (10.71%) Service Delivery
12 6 (10.71%) JCL
12 6 (10.71%) zOS
13 5 (8.93%) PRINCE
13 5 (8.93%) PRINCE2
13 5 (8.93%) Business Objects
13 5 (8.93%) COBOL
13 5 (8.93%) E-business

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 (17.86%) CICS
2 4 (7.14%) Lync
2 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.14%) IBM Notes
2 4 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.36%) SAS
4 2 (3.57%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.79%) IIS
5 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (8.93%) Firewall
3 2 (3.57%) Internet
4 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.86%) DB2
2 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database
4 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (7.14%) Oracle9i Database
4 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.36%) RDBMS
5 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 2 (3.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (3.57%) BODI
7 1 (1.79%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.79%) Base SAS
7 1 (1.79%) IDMS
General
1 32 (57.14%) Finance
2 25 (44.64%) Banking
3 12 (21.43%) Retail
4 2 (3.57%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (14.29%) Analyst
2 5 (8.93%) DBA
2 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Manager
2 5 (8.93%) Technical Leader
3 4 (7.14%) UNIX Specialist
3 4 (7.14%) Oracle DBA
3 4 (7.14%) Team Leader
3 4 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
3 4 (7.14%) Consultant
4 3 (5.36%) Business Analyst
4 3 (5.36%) Service Manager
4 3 (5.36%) Applications Specialist
4 3 (5.36%) Applications Support Specialist
4 3 (5.36%) Support Specialist
4 3 (5.36%) Applications Support
5 2 (3.57%) UNIX Consultant
5 2 (3.57%) UNIX Technical Specialist
5 2 (3.57%) Trainee
5 2 (3.57%) Service Desk Manager
5 2 (3.57%) SAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (1.79%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.79%) .NET
2 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.79%) ISPF
2 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.21%) IBM Mainframe
2 7 (12.50%) DataPower
3 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.14%) Clustering
5 2 (3.57%) Online Banking
5 2 (3.57%) AS400
6 1 (1.79%) VSAM
6 1 (1.79%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 24 (42.86%) UNIX
2 13 (23.21%) Windows
3 6 (10.71%) zOS
4 4 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 4 (7.14%) Linux
4 4 (7.14%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.79%) AIX
5 1 (1.79%) Solaris
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.79%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.07%) Project Management
1 9 (16.07%) Continuous Improvement
2 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (10.71%) People Management
3 6 (10.71%) Service Delivery
4 5 (8.93%) PRINCE
4 5 (8.93%) PRINCE2
4 5 (8.93%) E-business
5 4 (7.14%) Line Management
5 4 (7.14%) ITIL
6 3 (5.36%) Service Management
6 3 (5.36%) Change Management
6 3 (5.36%) Business Analysis
6 3 (5.36%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.57%) Test Planning
7 2 (3.57%) Logical Data Model
7 2 (3.57%) Physical Data Model
7 2 (3.57%) Budget Control
7 2 (3.57%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (3.57%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (32.14%) SQL
2 7 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 6 (10.71%) JCL
4 5 (8.93%) COBOL
5 3 (5.36%) Java
6 2 (3.57%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.79%) REXX
7 1 (1.79%) VB
7 1 (1.79%) C#
7 1 (1.79%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) ISEB
2 1 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (14.29%) RACF
2 5 (8.93%) ACF2
3 4 (7.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.79%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 21 (37.50%) Oracle
2 13 (23.21%) IBM
3 5 (8.93%) Business Objects
4 4 (7.14%) Citrix
4 4 (7.14%) Lotus
5 2 (3.57%) Compuware
6 1 (1.79%) BMC
6 1 (1.79%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.79%) CA
6 1 (1.79%) Informatica
6 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.79%) Symantec
6 1 (1.79%) McAfee
6 1 (1.79%) Teradata
6 1 (1.79%) VMware
6 1 (1.79%) ICL
6 1 (1.79%) Varonis