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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 95 102 95
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Permanent jobs citing zOS 2 3 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.16% 0.22% 0.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.75% 0.92% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 10
Average salary £42,500 £58,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.72% +32.57%
UK excluding London average salary £38,533 £58,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-33.56% +28.88%
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
266 327 345
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 20.91% 24.28% 24.91%
Number of salaries quoted 169 193 226
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,000 £25,650
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 7 (87.50%) WebSphere
3 6 (75.00%) Banking
3 6 (75.00%) AIX
4 5 (62.50%) Solaris
4 5 (62.50%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (50.00%) Middleware
5 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (50.00%) IBM
5 4 (50.00%) HP
5 4 (50.00%) Internet
5 4 (50.00%) Online Banking
5 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (25.00%) iSeries
6 2 (25.00%) SSL
6 2 (25.00%) Clustering
6 2 (25.00%) Unix
6 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
7 1 (12.50%) Service Management
7 1 (12.50%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (12.50%) MQSeries
7 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 7 (87.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (12.50%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (12.50%) MQSeries
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Process Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (25.00%) SSL
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 6 (75.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Technical Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (50.00%) Online Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Clustering
2 2 (25.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
3 6 (75.00%) AIX
4 5 (62.50%) Solaris
5 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) HP
1 4 (50.00%) IBM