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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 86 90 85
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Permanent jobs citing zOS 13 17 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.96% 1.12% 0.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.29% 5.43% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 8 13 3
Average salary £32,750 £50,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.50% +61.29%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £45,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-25.27% -9.00%
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
303 313 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 22.26% 20.61% 23.53%
Number of salaries quoted 192 195 163
Average salary £36,878 £37,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.65% +11.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,800 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 30 March 2015.

zOS Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 8 (50.00%) CICS
2 8 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 7 (43.75%) IBM
3 7 (43.75%) TCP/IP
3 7 (43.75%) DB2
4 6 (37.50%) UNIX
4 6 (37.50%) RACF
4 6 (37.50%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (31.25%) iSeries
5 5 (31.25%) Retail
5 5 (31.25%) ACF2
5 5 (31.25%) SSL
6 4 (25.00%) Middleware
6 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
7 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (18.75%) Clustering
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%) Assembly Language
8 2 (12.50%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (12.50%) JCL
8 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
8 2 (12.50%) Cryptography
8 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 8 (50.00%) 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 7 (43.75%) TCP/IP
2 5 (31.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) 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 8 (50.00%) Administrator
2 5 (31.25%) Technical Leader
3 2 (12.50%) CICS Programmer
3 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) DB2 DBA
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) DBA
3 2 (12.50%) Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (37.50%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (31.25%) iSeries
4 3 (18.75%) Clustering
5 2 (12.50%) Cryptography
6 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 3 (18.75%) Service Management
1 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Assembly Language
1 2 (12.50%) JCL
2 1 (6.25%) REXX
2 1 (6.25%) COBOL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
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 7 (43.75%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) BMC
2 1 (6.25%) CA
2 1 (6.25%) SAP