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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 104 97 90
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Permanent jobs citing zOS 9 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.60% 0.49% 0.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.06% 2.11% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 0
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £43,250 £48,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.82% +21.25%
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
436 331 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.95% 23.15% 24.73%
Number of salaries quoted 274 204 189
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,300 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £72,500
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 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 13 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 12 (92.31%) CICS
3 9 (69.23%) Banking
4 6 (46.15%) Cryptography
4 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
4 6 (46.15%) IBM Mainframe
4 6 (46.15%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (46.15%) Assembly Language
4 6 (46.15%) IBM
4 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
4 6 (46.15%) DB2
4 6 (46.15%) UNIX
4 6 (46.15%) JCL
4 6 (46.15%) Middleware
5 4 (30.77%) MQSeries
5 4 (30.77%) Change Management
5 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
5 4 (30.77%) Coaching
5 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (30.77%) QA
5 4 (30.77%) ISPF
5 4 (30.77%) VSAM
5 4 (30.77%) Retail
6 3 (23.08%) CA
7 2 (15.38%) REXX
7 2 (15.38%) RACF
7 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
7 2 (15.38%) Project Management
7 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (15.38%) Finance

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 12 (92.31%) CICS
2 4 (30.77%) MQSeries
3 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) DB2
2 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
General
1 9 (69.23%) Banking
2 4 (30.77%) Retail
3 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
1 6 (46.15%) Programmer
1 6 (46.15%) CICS Programmer
2 4 (30.77%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (23.08%) Software Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) CICS Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Administrator
4 2 (15.38%) DBA
4 2 (15.38%) DB2 DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Programmer
5 1 (7.69%) CICS Systems Programmer
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) Middleware
2 4 (30.77%) ISPF
3 2 (15.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (46.15%) Cryptography
2 6 (46.15%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (30.77%) VSAM
4 2 (15.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) UNIX
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) AIX
2 2 (15.38%) Solaris
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
1 6 (46.15%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
2 4 (30.77%) Coaching
2 4 (30.77%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Assembly Language
1 6 (46.15%) JCL
2 2 (15.38%) REXX
2 2 (15.38%) COBOL
2 2 (15.38%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) CA Endevor
1 2 (15.38%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) IBM
2 3 (23.08%) CA
3 2 (15.38%) SAP
3 2 (15.38%) BMC
4 1 (7.69%) Compuware