The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 613 633 657
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +24
Permanent jobs citing zOS 7 28 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.018% 0.063% 0.050%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.070% 0.23% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1 19 17
Median salary £70,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% +4.76%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +11.76%
zOS
England

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

Operating Systems Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
9976 11971 13233
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.32% 26.92% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 8744 10297 11392
Median salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +4.16%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of job ads across the London region citing zOS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in London

zOS
Salary Trend in London

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

zOS Salary Trend in London

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT jobs citing zOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for zOS.

1 14 (77.78%) DB2
1 14 (77.78%) Mainframe
2 12 (66.67%) Banking
2 12 (66.67%) Retail
3 10 (55.56%) VSAM
3 10 (55.56%) COBOL
3 10 (55.56%) JCL
4 9 (50.00%) IBM
4 9 (50.00%) QA
4 9 (50.00%) SDLC
5 8 (44.44%) Time Sharing Option
5 8 (44.44%) Mentoring
5 8 (44.44%) Coaching
5 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (44.44%) Assembly Language
5 8 (44.44%) CA
5 8 (44.44%) REXX
5 8 (44.44%) Tivoli
5 8 (44.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 8 (44.44%) CA Endevor
5 8 (44.44%) ISPF
5 8 (44.44%) Change Management
6 4 (22.22%) RACF
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 4 (22.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (22.22%) Windows
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
6 4 (22.22%) zSecure
6 4 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (16.67%) iSeries

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) CICS
2 2 (11.11%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (77.78%) DB2
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 12 (66.67%) Banking
1 12 (66.67%) Retail
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) IT Technician
1 4 (22.22%) RACF Technician
1 4 (22.22%) Security Technician
1 4 (22.22%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (11.11%) Mainframe Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Administrator
3 1 (5.56%) Mainframe Programmer
3 1 (5.56%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
3 1 (5.56%) Network Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Programmer
3 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) ISPF
2 2 (11.11%) Middleware
3 1 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (77.78%) Mainframe
2 10 (55.56%) VSAM
3 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (16.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
1 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) SDLC
2 8 (44.44%) Change Management
2 8 (44.44%) Coaching
2 8 (44.44%) Mentoring
3 4 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Bug Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) COBOL
1 10 (55.56%) JCL
2 8 (44.44%) Assembly Language
2 8 (44.44%) REXX
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (22.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Time Sharing Option
1 8 (44.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 4 (22.22%) RACF
3 3 (16.67%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) CA Endevor
1 8 (44.44%) Tivoli
2 4 (22.22%) zSecure
3 2 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) IBM
2 8 (44.44%) CA
3 2 (11.11%) Cognizant