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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 127 109 138
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +29
Permanent jobs citing zOS 1 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.052% 0.060% 0.045%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.21% 0.22% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £50,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -
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
485 456 578
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.22% 27.40% 26.12%
Number of salaries quoted 376 398 485
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,050 £23,000 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,500 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) AIX
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) SAN
2 5 (83.33%) Tivoli
3 4 (66.67%) Problem Management
4 3 (50.00%) Performance Management
4 3 (50.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (50.00%) Capacity Management
4 3 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (50.00%) Middleware
4 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (50.00%) SLA
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) Migration
4 3 (50.00%) Replication
4 3 (50.00%) MVS
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) MCP
4 3 (50.00%) CCNA
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 3 (50.00%) Windows 2000
4 3 (50.00%) MCSE
4 3 (50.00%) Windows NT
4 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (33.33%) OS/400

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) DB2
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Storage Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Principal Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Principal Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Principal Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Middleware
1 3 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Replication
2 2 (33.33%) FlexPod
3 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) AIX
2 3 (50.00%) MVS
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 2000
2 3 (50.00%) Windows NT
2 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) OS/400
3 2 (33.33%) HPUX
3 2 (33.33%) Solaris
3 2 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (33.33%) SUSE
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
4 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) MCP
1 3 (50.00%) CCNA
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (50.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) KVM
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) Tivoli
2 3 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Juniper
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) EMC
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) BMC
2 2 (33.33%) CA
2 2 (33.33%) NetApp
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (33.33%) Brocade
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Symantec