The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 301 326 320
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -6
Permanent jobs citing zOS 7 8 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.067% 0.065% 0.075%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.28% 0.24% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 5
Average salary £46,000 £57,500 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.48%
UK excluding London average salary £47,250 £42,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year
+11.17% -8.10%
zOS
London

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

Operating Systems Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2469 3288 3290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 23.69% 26.56% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2120 2871 2949
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

zOS
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

zOS Salary Trend in the City of London

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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 25 (86.21%) Retail
2 23 (79.31%) Banking
3 16 (55.17%) Windows
4 14 (48.28%) Linux
4 14 (48.28%) WebSphere
5 12 (41.38%) DB2
5 12 (41.38%) Service Delivery
6 10 (34.48%) Validation
6 10 (34.48%) AIX
6 10 (34.48%) Solaris
6 10 (34.48%) Management Information System
7 9 (31.03%) IBM
7 9 (31.03%) UNIX
8 8 (27.59%) Mainframe
8 8 (27.59%) Internet
9 7 (24.14%) RACF
9 7 (24.14%) CICS
9 7 (24.14%) SQL
9 7 (24.14%) iSeries
9 7 (24.14%) zSecure
10 6 (20.69%) Online Banking
10 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (20.69%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 6 (20.69%) HP
10 6 (20.69%) Middleware
11 5 (17.24%) Data Modelling
11 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
11 5 (17.24%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (17.24%) Data Management
11 5 (17.24%) Logical Data Model

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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 14 (48.28%) WebSphere
2 7 (24.14%) CICS
3 4 (13.79%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (13.79%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (13.79%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) Internet
2 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
2 4 (13.79%) SSL
3 2 (6.90%) Firewall
3 2 (6.90%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (6.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) DB2
General
1 25 (86.21%) Retail
2 23 (79.31%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Technical Specialist
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Technical Specialist
3 5 (17.24%) DB2 Specialist
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Administrator
4 3 (10.34%) WebSphere Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Malware Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Programmer
6 1 (3.45%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) Middleware
1 6 (20.69%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 4 (13.79%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Management Information System
2 8 (27.59%) Mainframe
3 7 (24.14%) iSeries
4 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (20.69%) Online Banking
5 5 (17.24%) Reference Data
6 4 (13.79%) Clustering
7 2 (6.90%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (3.45%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 16 (55.17%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) Linux
3 10 (34.48%) AIX
3 10 (34.48%) Solaris
4 9 (31.03%) UNIX
5 1 (3.45%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Service Delivery
2 10 (34.48%) Validation
3 5 (17.24%) Data Modelling
3 5 (17.24%) Data Management
3 5 (17.24%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
3 5 (17.24%) ERD
3 5 (17.24%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (17.24%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (17.24%) Mentoring
3 5 (17.24%) Logical Data Model
3 5 (17.24%) Physical Data Model
4 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.90%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (6.90%) Malware Analysis
5 2 (6.90%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (6.90%) Network Architecture
5 2 (6.90%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) CCNA
1 2 (6.90%) CISSP
1 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (6.90%) GCIA
1 2 (6.90%) GCIH
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) RACF
2 2 (6.90%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) zSecure
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) IBM
2 6 (20.69%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) CA
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle