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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 87 99 83
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -16
Permanent jobs citing zOS 12 15 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.87% 0.92% 0.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.81% 4.60% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 5
Average salary £32,500 £50,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.32% +43.57%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £48,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-29.89% -3.00%
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
315 326 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 22.81% 19.89% 23.29%
Number of salaries quoted 205 195 160
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £23,350
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £53,100
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -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
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing zOS across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

zOS Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (87.50%) Banking
2 9 (56.25%) DB2
2 9 (56.25%) IBM
3 8 (50.00%) Linux
3 8 (50.00%) Windows
4 6 (37.50%) CICS
4 6 (37.50%) RACF
4 6 (37.50%) UNIX
4 6 (37.50%) Mainframe
4 6 (37.50%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (31.25%) iSeries
5 5 (31.25%) ACF2
5 5 (31.25%) Retail
5 5 (31.25%) SSL
5 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
6 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
7 3 (18.75%) Clustering
7 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (18.75%) Service Management
7 3 (18.75%) AIX
7 3 (18.75%) Solaris
8 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (12.50%) JBoss
8 2 (12.50%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (12.50%) Middleware
8 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
9 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (6.25%) CA Endevor

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 6 (37.50%) CICS
2 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (12.50%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (12.50%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
1 5 (31.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
General
1 14 (87.50%) Banking
2 5 (31.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Administrator
2 5 (31.25%) Technical Leader
3 4 (25.00%) DB2 DBA
3 4 (25.00%) DBA
4 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Mainframe
1 6 (37.50%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (31.25%) iSeries
3 3 (18.75%) Clustering
4 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) UNIX
3 3 (18.75%) AIX
3 3 (18.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (18.75%) Service Management
3 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) COBOL
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
1 1 (6.25%) REXX
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) RACF
2 5 (31.25%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) CA Endevor
1 1 (6.25%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) BMC
2 1 (6.25%) CA
2 1 (6.25%) SAP