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 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 870 857 824
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -33
Permanent jobs citing zOS 41 62 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.043% 0.064% 0.075%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.17% 0.23% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 10 32 61
Average salary £38,533 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.60% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £28,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £65,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,533 £58,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-33.56% +28.88%
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
24832 26961 26558
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.23% 27.64% 27.67%
Number of salaries quoted 21140 22821 22097
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
South East -5 15 £50,000 -16.66%
East Midlands +5 9 £45,000 - 2
South West -4 6 £38,533 - 2
London -21 5 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Yorkshire +16 4 - - 5
North West -5 2 £38,500 -40.76%
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 70 (64.81%) DB2
2 67 (62.04%) IBM
3 60 (55.56%) Mainframe
4 43 (39.81%) Linux
5 41 (37.96%) Windows
6 36 (33.33%) COBOL
7 34 (31.48%) Analytical Skills
8 33 (30.56%) SQL
8 33 (30.56%) Finance
9 31 (28.70%) Middleware
10 30 (27.78%) CA
11 29 (26.85%) Banking
11 29 (26.85%) SDLC
12 28 (25.93%) IBM Mainframe
12 28 (25.93%) AIX
13 26 (24.07%) Solaris
13 26 (24.07%) HP
14 25 (23.15%) Retail
14 25 (23.15%) JCL
15 23 (21.30%) Tivoli
16 22 (20.37%) SQL Server
16 22 (20.37%) WebSphere
17 21 (19.44%) Oracle
18 20 (18.52%) Microsoft
18 20 (18.52%) Red Hat
18 20 (18.52%) WebSphere MQ
18 20 (18.52%) Degree
18 20 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 20 (18.52%) Oracle Database
19 19 (17.59%) Performance Analysis

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 22 (20.37%) WebSphere
2 15 (13.89%) WebLogic
3 10 (9.26%) CICS
4 2 (1.85%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.93%) Apache
5 1 (0.93%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.93%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.93%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.89%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.89%) SAN
2 14 (12.96%) Internet
3 4 (3.70%) Network Security
4 3 (2.78%) Firewall
4 3 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (64.81%) DB2
2 22 (20.37%) SQL Server
3 20 (18.52%) Oracle Database
4 15 (13.89%) Oracle Exadata
4 15 (13.89%) RDBMS
4 15 (13.89%) Relational Database
5 10 (9.26%) DataStage
6 5 (4.63%) Big Data
7 4 (3.70%) Adabas
8 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.93%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (3.70%) ERwin
2 1 (0.93%) ChangeMan
2 1 (0.93%) JUnit
General
1 33 (30.56%) Finance
2 29 (26.85%) Banking
3 25 (23.15%) Retail
4 10 (9.26%) Legal
5 5 (4.63%) Marketing
6 4 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (14.81%) Architect
1 16 (14.81%) Solutions Architect
2 15 (13.89%) Infrastructure Architect
2 15 (13.89%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 13 (12.04%) Developer
3 13 (12.04%) Technical Specialist
4 11 (10.19%) DBA
4 11 (10.19%) Mainframe Programmer
4 11 (10.19%) Programmer
5 10 (9.26%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
5 10 (9.26%) Systems Programmer
5 10 (9.26%) Web Engineer
6 7 (6.48%) COBOL Developer
6 7 (6.48%) DB2 DBA
6 7 (6.48%) Software Engineer
6 7 (6.48%) z/OS Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) Analyst
7 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 5 (4.63%) Software Development Engineer
8 5 (4.63%) Software Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (28.70%) Middleware
2 20 (18.52%) WebSphere MQ
3 17 (15.74%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 16 (14.81%) Web Services
5 14 (12.96%) ISPF
6 10 (9.26%) HTML
7 6 (5.56%) Java EE
7 6 (5.56%) Spring
8 5 (4.63%) CSS
8 5 (4.63%) J2EE
8 5 (4.63%) J2SE
8 5 (4.63%) POSIX
8 5 (4.63%) TIBCO EMS
9 4 (3.70%) XML
10 1 (0.93%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.93%) JAXB
10 1 (0.93%) WSDL
10 1 (0.93%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 60 (55.56%) Mainframe
2 34 (31.48%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (25.93%) IBM Mainframe
4 15 (13.89%) Computer Science
4 15 (13.89%) Data Centre
4 15 (13.89%) FlexPod
4 15 (13.89%) VCE vBlock
5 12 (11.11%) VSAM
6 11 (10.19%) Online Banking
7 10 (9.26%) Mathematics
8 7 (6.48%) Management Information System
8 7 (6.48%) Replication
9 5 (4.63%) Credit Risk
9 5 (4.63%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (2.78%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.93%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.93%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 43 (39.81%) Linux
2 41 (37.96%) Windows
3 28 (25.93%) AIX
4 26 (24.07%) Solaris
5 20 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (13.89%) HPUX
6 15 (13.89%) OS/400
6 15 (13.89%) SUSE
7 8 (7.41%) Unix
8 7 (6.48%) Windows Server
9 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (26.85%) SDLC
2 19 (17.59%) Coaching
2 19 (17.59%) Mentoring
2 19 (17.59%) Performance Analysis
3 17 (15.74%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (14.81%) Data Modelling
5 15 (13.89%) Business Continuity
5 15 (13.89%) Converged Infrastructure
5 15 (13.89%) Infrastructure Management
6 14 (12.96%) Database Security
6 14 (12.96%) SOA
7 13 (12.04%) Migration
8 12 (11.11%) High Availability
8 12 (11.11%) Release Management
9 11 (10.19%) Scrum
10 10 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (9.26%) ETL
11 9 (8.33%) Service Delivery
12 8 (7.41%) ITIL
13 7 (6.48%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (33.33%) COBOL
2 33 (30.56%) SQL
3 25 (23.15%) JCL
4 13 (12.04%) Java
5 11 (10.19%) REXX
6 10 (9.26%) JavaScript
7 9 (8.33%) Assembly Language
8 8 (7.41%) PL/1
9 6 (5.56%) Perl
9 6 (5.56%) Python
10 5 (4.63%) C
11 3 (2.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (18.52%) Degree
2 4 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.78%) CCNA
3 3 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.78%) CISSP
3 3 (2.78%) GCIA
3 3 (2.78%) GCIH
4 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.93%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.19%) QA
2 4 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (13.89%) Hyper-V
1 15 (13.89%) KVM
1 15 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (12.04%) Time Sharing Option
3 4 (3.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.93%) RACF
Systems Management
1 23 (21.30%) Tivoli
2 14 (12.96%) CA Endevor
3 4 (3.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 4 (3.70%) Tivoli NetView
4 2 (1.85%) Xymon
5 1 (0.93%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 67 (62.04%) IBM
2 30 (27.78%) CA
3 26 (24.07%) HP
4 21 (19.44%) Oracle
5 20 (18.52%) Microsoft
5 20 (18.52%) Red Hat
6 19 (17.59%) BMC
7 15 (13.89%) Brocade
7 15 (13.89%) CheckPoint
7 15 (13.89%) Cisco
7 15 (13.89%) EMC
7 15 (13.89%) Juniper
7 15 (13.89%) NetApp
7 15 (13.89%) Symantec
7 15 (13.89%) VMware
8 6 (5.56%) SAP
8 6 (5.56%) Syncsort
9 5 (4.63%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.85%) Lotus
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