The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 113 109 138
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +29
Permanent jobs citing zOS 3 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.17% 0.50% 0.094%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.62% 1.86% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 2
Average salary £65,000 £42,500 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.94% +36.00%
UK excluding London average salary £58,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -
zOS
North West

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

Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
484 430 526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.87% 26.89% 24.63%
Number of salaries quoted 428 362 458
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing zOS across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

zOS
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

zOS Salary Trend in Cheshire

zOS
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 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
Knutsford - 1 £65,000 -
zOS
North West

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing zOS 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 zOS.

1 3 (75.00%) DB2
1 3 (75.00%) IBM
1 3 (75.00%) CICS
1 3 (75.00%) COBOL
1 3 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (50.00%) Product Management
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Clustering
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) VSAM
3 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) AIX
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) WSDL
3 1 (25.00%) SSL

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing zOS 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 zOS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) WSDL
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) VSAM
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) AIX
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Product Management
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Line Management
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) COBOL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Assembly Language
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) IBM