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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 763 805 808
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +3
Permanent jobs citing zOS 105 96 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.087% 0.057%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.37% 0.32% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 46 63 41
Average salary £48,750 £50,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.46% +1.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £71,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £48,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-29.89% -3.00%
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
28074 29701 28204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.13% 26.84% 27.24%
Number of salaries quoted 23690 24950 23923
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +25 43 £52,500 - 4
North West +6 17 - - 1
South East +23 14 £50,000 -31.03% 1
South West -17 11 - - 1
Yorkshire +6 10 £34,000 -27.27%
East Midlands +19 8 - - 2
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 - -
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 106 (65.43%) DB2
2 98 (60.49%) IBM
3 68 (41.98%) Windows
4 61 (37.65%) Banking
5 58 (35.80%) Mainframe
6 52 (32.10%) Linux
7 50 (30.86%) WebSphere
8 45 (27.78%) CICS
9 44 (27.16%) Retail
10 39 (24.07%) AIX
11 37 (22.84%) UNIX
11 37 (22.84%) Solaris
11 37 (22.84%) TCP/IP
11 37 (22.84%) Mentoring
12 36 (22.22%) RACF
13 33 (20.37%) WebSphere MQ
14 32 (19.75%) Middleware
14 32 (19.75%) Oracle
15 31 (19.14%) Microsoft
15 31 (19.14%) RDBMS
15 31 (19.14%) JCL
15 31 (19.14%) Red Hat
15 31 (19.14%) Relational Database
15 31 (19.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 30 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
16 30 (18.52%) Oracle Database
16 30 (18.52%) SUSE
16 30 (18.52%) VMware
16 30 (18.52%) OS/400
16 30 (18.52%) SQL Server

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 50 (30.86%) WebSphere
2 45 (27.78%) CICS
3 30 (18.52%) WebLogic
4 11 (6.79%) Apache
5 7 (4.32%) MQSeries
6 6 (3.70%) IBM HTTP Server
6 6 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (3.70%) JBoss
6 6 (3.70%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 2 (1.23%) SAS
8 1 (0.62%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.62%) MS Office
1 1 (0.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 37 (22.84%) TCP/IP
2 29 (17.90%) SAN
3 7 (4.32%) Firewall
4 6 (3.70%) Network Security
4 6 (3.70%) SSL
5 5 (3.09%) Internet
5 5 (3.09%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.23%) SNA
7 1 (0.62%) LAN
7 1 (0.62%) WAN
7 1 (0.62%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (65.43%) DB2
2 31 (19.14%) RDBMS
2 31 (19.14%) Relational Database
3 30 (18.52%) Oracle Database
3 30 (18.52%) SQL Server
4 29 (17.90%) Oracle Exadata
5 11 (6.79%) Adabas
6 6 (3.70%) DataStage
6 6 (3.70%) DB2 UDB
7 2 (1.23%) MySQL
7 2 (1.23%) Big Data
8 1 (0.62%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.62%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 12 (7.41%) Eclipse
2 6 (3.70%) CruiseControl
2 6 (3.70%) Subversion
2 6 (3.70%) Maven
2 6 (3.70%) Ant
General
1 61 (37.65%) Banking
2 44 (27.16%) Retail
3 21 (12.96%) Finance
4 10 (6.17%) Spanish Language
5 8 (4.94%) Marketing
6 5 (3.09%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.62%) Legal
7 1 (0.62%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (20.99%) Analyst
2 32 (19.75%) Architect
3 31 (19.14%) Solutions Architect
4 29 (17.90%) Infrastructure Architect
4 29 (17.90%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 18 (11.11%) Developer
6 17 (10.49%) Technical Leader
7 13 (8.02%) Consultant
7 13 (8.02%) Administrator
8 11 (6.79%) Technical Consultant
9 10 (6.17%) Programmer
10 8 (4.94%) DBA
10 8 (4.94%) Analyst Programmer
10 8 (4.94%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
10 8 (4.94%) COBOL Programmer
10 8 (4.94%) COBOL Analyst
11 7 (4.32%) Mainframe Developer
11 7 (4.32%) Technical Specialist
11 7 (4.32%) Support Analyst
12 6 (3.70%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (20.37%) WebSphere MQ
2 32 (19.75%) Middleware
3 29 (17.90%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 15 (9.26%) HTML
5 8 (4.94%) SOAP
5 8 (4.94%) Web Services
5 8 (4.94%) WSDL
5 8 (4.94%) ISPF
6 7 (4.32%) Hibernate
6 7 (4.32%) Spring
6 7 (4.32%) XSLT
6 7 (4.32%) XML
7 6 (3.70%) DOM
7 6 (3.70%) Struts
7 6 (3.70%) J2EE
7 6 (3.70%) CSS
7 6 (3.70%) JSP
7 6 (3.70%) XHTML
7 6 (3.70%) UDDI
7 6 (3.70%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 58 (35.80%) Mainframe
2 29 (17.90%) FlexPod
3 28 (17.28%) IBM Mainframe
4 17 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (10.49%) Management Information System
5 11 (6.79%) SWIFT
6 8 (4.94%) Credit Risk
7 7 (4.32%) iSeries
7 7 (4.32%) VSAM
8 6 (3.70%) Open Source
8 6 (3.70%) DataPower
9 5 (3.09%) Reference Data
10 4 (2.47%) Computer Science
10 4 (2.47%) Clustering
11 3 (1.85%) Data Integration
12 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (1.23%) Mathematics
13 1 (0.62%) PMI
13 1 (0.62%) Tandem
13 1 (0.62%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 68 (41.98%) Windows
2 52 (32.10%) Linux
3 39 (24.07%) AIX
4 37 (22.84%) UNIX
4 37 (22.84%) Solaris
5 31 (19.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (18.52%) SUSE
6 30 (18.52%) HPUX
6 30 (18.52%) OS/400
7 2 (1.23%) OS/390
8 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (22.84%) Mentoring
2 29 (17.90%) Coaching
2 29 (17.90%) Infrastructure Management
2 29 (17.90%) Business Continuity
3 19 (11.73%) Unit Testing
4 16 (9.88%) Validation
5 13 (8.02%) Project Management
6 9 (5.56%) ITIL
6 9 (5.56%) Test Planning
7 8 (4.94%) Product Management
7 8 (4.94%) Migration
8 7 (4.32%) Service Delivery
8 7 (4.32%) Incident Management
8 7 (4.32%) Waterfall
9 6 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (3.70%) Data Management
9 6 (3.70%) Performance Testing
9 6 (3.70%) Project Planning
9 6 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (3.70%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 31 (19.14%) JCL
2 24 (14.81%) COBOL
3 21 (12.96%) SQL
4 12 (7.41%) PL/1
5 11 (6.79%) NATURAL
5 11 (6.79%) Java
6 8 (4.94%) Assembly Language
6 8 (4.94%) REXX
7 6 (3.70%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.85%) C
9 2 (1.23%) C++
10 1 (0.62%) Python
10 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (4.94%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (3.70%) OCPJP
3 5 (3.09%) Degree
3 5 (3.09%) GCIA
3 5 (3.09%) GCIH
3 5 (3.09%) CCNA
3 5 (3.09%) CISSP
3 5 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.62%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.94%) SLA
2 1 (0.62%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
System Software
1 36 (22.22%) RACF
2 30 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (17.90%) Hyper-V
3 29 (17.90%) KVM
4 24 (14.81%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 29 (17.90%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.23%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 98 (60.49%) IBM
2 32 (19.75%) Oracle
3 31 (19.14%) Red Hat
3 31 (19.14%) Microsoft
4 30 (18.52%) VMware
5 29 (17.90%) Cisco
5 29 (17.90%) CheckPoint
5 29 (17.90%) Symantec
5 29 (17.90%) HP
5 29 (17.90%) EMC
5 29 (17.90%) Juniper
5 29 (17.90%) BMC
5 29 (17.90%) CA
5 29 (17.90%) Brocade
5 29 (17.90%) NetApp
6 1 (0.62%) Twitter
6 1 (0.62%) Informatica
6 1 (0.62%) Remedy
6 1 (0.62%) Google
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