The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh 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 100 95 82
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -13
Permanent jobs citing zOS 4 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.27% 0.16% 0.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.06% 0.72% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 3
Average salary - £36,950 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.57%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -
zOS
Scotland

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

Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
377 278 304
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 25.15% 22.77% 25.63%
Number of salaries quoted 239 190 231
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,622
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

zOS
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

zOS Salary Trend in Edinburgh

zOS
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 14 (82.35%) IBM
2 11 (64.71%) Banking
3 7 (41.18%) DB2
4 6 (35.29%) Compuware
4 6 (35.29%) CA
5 5 (29.41%) BMC
5 5 (29.41%) Retail
5 5 (29.41%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (29.41%) Mainframe
5 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
5 5 (29.41%) Lotus Domino
6 4 (23.53%) MQSeries
6 4 (23.53%) CICS
6 4 (23.53%) UNIX
6 4 (23.53%) AIX
6 4 (23.53%) Linux
6 4 (23.53%) Change Management
6 4 (23.53%) Finance
6 4 (23.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 4 (23.53%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (23.53%) ISPF
6 4 (23.53%) WebSphere
6 4 (23.53%) QA
6 4 (23.53%) VSAM
7 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
7 3 (17.65%) Online Banking
7 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (17.65%) Internet

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 5 (29.41%) Lotus Domino
2 4 (23.53%) MQSeries
2 4 (23.53%) CICS
2 4 (23.53%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) DB2
General
1 11 (64.71%) Banking
2 5 (29.41%) Retail
3 4 (23.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Technical Specialist
2 5 (29.41%) Administrator
3 4 (23.53%) Systems Programmer
3 4 (23.53%) Programmer
4 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) DB2 DBA
5 1 (5.88%) DBA
5 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 4 (23.53%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Mainframe
2 4 (23.53%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (23.53%) VSAM
3 3 (17.65%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) UNIX
1 4 (23.53%) AIX
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Performance Tuning
1 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
2 4 (23.53%) Change Management
3 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
3 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) IBM
2 6 (35.29%) Compuware
2 6 (35.29%) CA
3 5 (29.41%) BMC