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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 288 315 310
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -5
Permanent jobs citing zOS 8 9 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.084% 0.077% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.33% 0.28% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 8
Average salary £46,000 £57,500 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.48%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
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
2404 3192 3244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.35% 27.21% 27.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2065 2817 2911
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 3 September 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 18 (100.00%) Retail
2 17 (94.44%) Banking
3 13 (72.22%) Service Delivery
4 10 (55.56%) DB2
4 10 (55.56%) Validation
4 10 (55.56%) Management Information System
5 8 (44.44%) IBM
6 7 (38.89%) HP
6 7 (38.89%) Windows
6 7 (38.89%) AIX
6 7 (38.89%) Solaris
6 7 (38.89%) Linux
6 7 (38.89%) Middleware
6 7 (38.89%) Internet
6 7 (38.89%) Online Banking
6 7 (38.89%) WebSphere
6 7 (38.89%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (33.33%) Mainframe
8 5 (27.78%) RACF
8 5 (27.78%) SQL
8 5 (27.78%) Data Modelling
8 5 (27.78%) CICS
8 5 (27.78%) Logical Data Model
8 5 (27.78%) Physical Data Model
8 5 (27.78%) zSecure
8 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
8 5 (27.78%) ERD
8 5 (27.78%) Reference Data
8 5 (27.78%) Performance Tuning

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 7 (38.89%) WebSphere
2 5 (27.78%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (55.56%) DB2
General
1 18 (100.00%) Retail
2 17 (94.44%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Technical Specialist
2 5 (27.78%) Senior Technical Specialist
2 5 (27.78%) DB2 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) Middleware
1 7 (38.89%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Management Information System
2 7 (38.89%) Online Banking
2 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (33.33%) Mainframe
4 5 (27.78%) Reference Data
5 1 (5.56%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
1 7 (38.89%) AIX
1 7 (38.89%) Solaris
1 7 (38.89%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Service Delivery
2 10 (55.56%) Validation
3 5 (27.78%) Data Management
3 5 (27.78%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
3 5 (27.78%) ERD
3 5 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (27.78%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
3 5 (27.78%) Logical Data Model
3 5 (27.78%) Physical Data Model
3 5 (27.78%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) zSecure
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) IBM
2 7 (38.89%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) CA
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle