Period
to 15 February 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 6 months to 15 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
UK > Scotland
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 210 214 183
Rank change year-on-year +4 -31 +6
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 15 18 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.29% 0.32% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.74% 0.84% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 10 12 7
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +25.00% +1.20%
10th Percentile £45,800 £33,750 £22,100
90th Percentile £58,625 £68,375 £77,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +5.00%

Mainframe is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2,036 2,139 1,679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 39.04% 37.61% 36.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,266 1,406 1,065
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +0.56% +5.29%
10th Percentile £27,625 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £63,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.08%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Mainframe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in Scotland

Mainframe
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Mainframe in Scotland

Mainframe
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in Scotland over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Mainframe in Scotland

Mainframe
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 15 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +3 8 £50,000 -11.11% 1
Glasgow +5 6 £43,500 -17.14%
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £47,500 -
Mainframe
UK

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, IT jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 10 (66.67%) Finance
1 10 (66.67%) Banking
2 9 (60.00%) Time Sharing Option
3 8 (53.33%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (46.67%) DevOps
4 7 (46.67%) CA Endevor
4 7 (46.67%) VSAM
4 7 (46.67%) COBOL
5 6 (40.00%) IBM
5 6 (40.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (33.33%) Investment Management
6 5 (33.33%) SQL
6 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (26.67%) Cognizant
7 4 (26.67%) Hibernate
7 4 (26.67%) Artificial Intelligence
7 4 (26.67%) Financial Institution
7 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (26.67%) TDD
7 4 (26.67%) J2EE
7 4 (26.67%) Oracle
7 4 (26.67%) DB2
7 4 (26.67%) SOAP
7 4 (26.67%) Struts
7 4 (26.67%) Web Services
7 4 (26.67%) XML
7 4 (26.67%) Chordiant
7 4 (26.67%) JBoss
7 4 (26.67%) CRM
7 4 (26.67%) Cybersecurity

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) JBoss
2 2 (13.33%) CICS
3 1 (6.67%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Blockchain
1 4 (26.67%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (6.67%) SAS EBI
2 1 (6.67%) SAS Visual Analytics
2 1 (6.67%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Hudson
General
1 10 (66.67%) Banking
1 10 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Financial Institution
2 4 (26.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
1 5 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe Developer
1 5 (33.33%) Mainframe Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Digital Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Digital Solutions Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Digital Transformation Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Digital Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Mainframe Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Development Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) CICS Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) SAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Hibernate
1 4 (26.67%) J2EE
1 4 (26.67%) Java EE
1 4 (26.67%) REST
1 4 (26.67%) SOAP
1 4 (26.67%) Struts
1 4 (26.67%) Web Services
1 4 (26.67%) XML
2 2 (13.33%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) VSAM
2 6 (40.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (46.67%) DevOps
3 5 (33.33%) Investment Management
3 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) Artificial Intelligence
4 4 (26.67%) CRM
4 4 (26.67%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (26.67%) Open Source
4 4 (26.67%) SDLC
4 4 (26.67%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Decision-Making
6 1 (6.67%) Analytics
6 1 (6.67%) Creative Thinking
6 1 (6.67%) Data Analytics
6 1 (6.67%) ETL
6 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.67%) Statistics
6 1 (6.67%) Visual Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) COBOL
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) JCL
4 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (13.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) CA Endevor
2 2 (13.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) IBM
2 4 (26.67%) Chordiant
2 4 (26.67%) Cognizant
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle