The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 793 844 809
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -35
Permanent jobs citing zOS 85 57 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.082% 0.052% 0.045%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.31% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 53 37 31
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £70,600 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+14.70% -
zOS
UK

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

Operating Systems Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
27407 29654 28061
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.55% 26.87% 27.60%
Number of salaries quoted 23207 25106 24016
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in England

zOS
Salary Trend in England

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

zOS Salary Trend in England

zOS
Salary Histogram in England

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

zOS Salary Histogram in England

zOS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +28 26 £55,000 +10.00% 8
South West +7 16 £38,533 -9.33%
Yorkshire +5 15 £45,000 +12.50% 3
North West -3 11 - - 3
South East +12 8 £50,000 -29.82%
East Midlands +10 7 £27,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £52,500 -
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 120 (64.86%) DB2
2 111 (60.00%) IBM
3 79 (42.70%) Banking
4 76 (41.08%) Mainframe
5 66 (35.68%) Windows
6 60 (32.43%) Linux
7 53 (28.65%) CICS
8 51 (27.57%) AIX
8 51 (27.57%) WebSphere
9 48 (25.95%) Retail
10 46 (24.86%) Solaris
11 41 (22.16%) JCL
12 36 (19.46%) Oracle
12 36 (19.46%) HP
13 35 (18.92%) RACF
14 33 (17.84%) SQL
15 32 (17.30%) UNIX
15 32 (17.30%) WebSphere MQ
15 32 (17.30%) WebSphere Message Broker
16 31 (16.76%) Middleware
16 31 (16.76%) TCP/IP
16 31 (16.76%) Mentoring
17 29 (15.68%) RDBMS
17 29 (15.68%) COBOL
17 29 (15.68%) Relational Database
18 28 (15.14%) Oracle Database
18 28 (15.14%) WebLogic
19 27 (14.59%) Finance
19 27 (14.59%) SQL Server
19 27 (14.59%) VMware Infrastructure

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the England 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 53 (28.65%) CICS
2 51 (27.57%) WebSphere
3 28 (15.14%) WebLogic
4 9 (4.86%) MQSeries
5 7 (3.78%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (3.24%) IBM HTTP Server
6 6 (3.24%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 6 (3.24%) JBoss
6 6 (3.24%) Apache
7 4 (2.16%) SAS
8 2 (1.08%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.54%) IIS
9 1 (0.54%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (0.54%) MS Office
1 1 (0.54%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 24 (12.97%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 31 (16.76%) TCP/IP
2 24 (12.97%) SAN
3 7 (3.78%) Firewall
4 6 (3.24%) SSL
4 6 (3.24%) Internet
4 6 (3.24%) Network Security
5 5 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.54%) DMZ
6 1 (0.54%) LAN
6 1 (0.54%) SMS
6 1 (0.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (64.86%) DB2
2 29 (15.68%) RDBMS
2 29 (15.68%) Relational Database
3 28 (15.14%) Oracle Database
4 27 (14.59%) SQL Server
5 24 (12.97%) Oracle Exadata
6 11 (5.95%) Adabas
7 6 (3.24%) DB2 UDB
8 3 (1.62%) DataStage
9 2 (1.08%) Big Data
9 2 (1.08%) Base SAS
9 2 (1.08%) MySQL
10 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.54%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 16 (8.65%) Eclipse
2 6 (3.24%) CruiseControl
2 6 (3.24%) Subversion
2 6 (3.24%) Maven
2 6 (3.24%) Ant
3 1 (0.54%) JUnit
General
1 79 (42.70%) Banking
2 48 (25.95%) Retail
3 27 (14.59%) Finance
4 10 (5.41%) Marketing
5 4 (2.16%) Spanish Language
5 4 (2.16%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (18.92%) Analyst
2 30 (16.22%) Architect
3 28 (15.14%) Developer
4 26 (14.05%) Solutions Architect
5 24 (12.97%) Infrastructure Architect
5 24 (12.97%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 20 (10.81%) Administrator
7 17 (9.19%) DBA
7 17 (9.19%) Consultant
7 17 (9.19%) Technical Leader
8 12 (6.49%) DB2 DBA
8 12 (6.49%) Mainframe Developer
9 10 (5.41%) Applications Developer
9 10 (5.41%) Programmer
10 9 (4.86%) Technical Specialist
11 8 (4.32%) Analyst Programmer
11 8 (4.32%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
11 8 (4.32%) COBOL Programmer
11 8 (4.32%) COBOL Analyst
12 6 (3.24%) COBOL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (17.30%) WebSphere MQ
1 32 (17.30%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 31 (16.76%) Middleware
3 23 (12.43%) HTML
4 20 (10.81%) ISPF
5 11 (5.95%) Spring
6 10 (5.41%) JSON
6 10 (5.41%) Web Services
6 10 (5.41%) XML
7 9 (4.86%) WSDL
8 8 (4.32%) SOAP
8 8 (4.32%) Hibernate
9 7 (3.78%) XML Schema
9 7 (3.78%) XSLT
10 6 (3.24%) XHTML
10 6 (3.24%) UDDI
10 6 (3.24%) SAX
10 6 (3.24%) Struts
10 6 (3.24%) DOM
10 6 (3.24%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 76 (41.08%) Mainframe
2 26 (14.05%) IBM Mainframe
2 26 (14.05%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (13.51%) Data Centre
4 24 (12.97%) FlexPod
5 20 (10.81%) Management Information System
6 10 (5.41%) Credit Risk
7 7 (3.78%) iSeries
8 6 (3.24%) DataPower
8 6 (3.24%) Computer Science
9 5 (2.70%) Reference Data
9 5 (2.70%) SWIFT
10 4 (2.16%) Clustering
10 4 (2.16%) VSAM
11 3 (1.62%) Data Integration
12 2 (1.08%) Mathematics
12 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
13 1 (0.54%) Online Banking
13 1 (0.54%) Tandem
13 1 (0.54%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 66 (35.68%) Windows
2 60 (32.43%) Linux
3 51 (27.57%) AIX
4 46 (24.86%) Solaris
5 32 (17.30%) UNIX
6 26 (14.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (13.51%) SUSE
7 25 (13.51%) HPUX
7 25 (13.51%) OS/400
8 3 (1.62%) OS/390
8 3 (1.62%) MVS
9 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (16.76%) Mentoring
2 26 (14.05%) SDLC
3 24 (12.97%) Converged Infrastructure
3 24 (12.97%) Coaching
3 24 (12.97%) Infrastructure Management
3 24 (12.97%) Business Continuity
4 19 (10.27%) Unit Testing
5 15 (8.11%) Validation
6 14 (7.57%) Service Delivery
7 12 (6.49%) Incident Management
8 10 (5.41%) Project Planning
8 10 (5.41%) Project Management
8 10 (5.41%) Product Management
9 9 (4.86%) Test Planning
9 9 (4.86%) Migration
10 8 (4.32%) Performance Analysis
11 7 (3.78%) Analytics
11 7 (3.78%) Waterfall
11 7 (3.78%) ITIL
11 7 (3.78%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 41 (22.16%) JCL
2 33 (17.84%) SQL
3 29 (15.68%) COBOL
4 21 (11.35%) Java
5 13 (7.03%) Assembly Language
5 13 (7.03%) PL/1
6 12 (6.49%) REXX
7 11 (5.95%) NATURAL
8 10 (5.41%) JavaScript
9 6 (3.24%) C
10 5 (2.70%) Perl
10 5 (2.70%) Python
11 4 (2.16%) C++
12 2 (1.08%) ABAP
12 2 (1.08%) SAS Macro
13 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (3.78%) Degree
2 6 (3.24%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (3.24%) OCPJP
3 5 (2.70%) CCNA
3 5 (2.70%) CISSP
3 5 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.70%) GCIA
3 5 (2.70%) GCIH
4 1 (0.54%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.54%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.24%) SLA
2 1 (0.54%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
System Software
1 35 (18.92%) RACF
2 27 (14.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (12.97%) Hyper-V
3 24 (12.97%) KVM
4 22 (11.89%) ACF2
5 2 (1.08%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 25 (13.51%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 111 (60.00%) IBM
2 36 (19.46%) Oracle
2 36 (19.46%) HP
3 27 (14.59%) VMware
4 26 (14.05%) Red Hat
4 26 (14.05%) Microsoft
4 26 (14.05%) CA
5 24 (12.97%) CheckPoint
5 24 (12.97%) Symantec
5 24 (12.97%) EMC
5 24 (12.97%) Juniper
5 24 (12.97%) BMC
5 24 (12.97%) Cisco
5 24 (12.97%) Brocade
5 24 (12.97%) NetApp
6 8 (4.32%) SAP
7 4 (2.16%) Twitter
8 1 (0.54%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.54%) Computacenter
8 1 (0.54%) Google
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