The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 598 580 622
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +42
Permanent jobs citing zOS 31 29 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.068% 0.065% 0.018%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.25% 0.24% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 16 21 9
Average salary £56,250 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £57,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.26%
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
12500 12159 13509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 27.35% 27.36% 27.60%
Number of salaries quoted 10658 10483 11786
Average salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% +7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing zOS across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing zOS across the London region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

zOS Salary Histogram in London

zOS
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the London region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014. 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
City of London -3 8 £57,500 +6.48%
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 36 (73.47%) DB2
2 28 (57.14%) Mainframe
3 23 (46.94%) Banking
4 21 (42.86%) RACF
5 19 (38.78%) CICS
6 18 (36.73%) IBM
6 18 (36.73%) Windows
7 17 (34.69%) Linux
8 16 (32.65%) UNIX
9 15 (30.61%) SSL
10 13 (26.53%) WebSphere MQ
10 13 (26.53%) WebSphere
11 11 (22.45%) Finance
12 9 (18.37%) VMware
12 9 (18.37%) Solaris
12 9 (18.37%) Oracle
12 9 (18.37%) SQL Server
13 8 (16.33%) AIX
13 8 (16.33%) RDBMS
13 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
13 8 (16.33%) BMC
13 8 (16.33%) CA
13 8 (16.33%) HP
13 8 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (16.33%) iSeries
13 8 (16.33%) Hyper-V
13 8 (16.33%) Oracle Exadata
13 8 (16.33%) ACF2
13 8 (16.33%) Relational Database
14 7 (14.29%) Clustering

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 19 (38.78%) CICS
2 13 (26.53%) WebSphere
3 6 (12.24%) NetWeaver
3 6 (12.24%) SAP Web AS
3 6 (12.24%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.04%) IIS
4 1 (2.04%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (2.04%) ColdFusion
4 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS Office
3 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 15 (30.61%) SSL
2 6 (12.24%) SAN
3 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.12%) Internet
5 2 (4.08%) X.25
5 2 (4.08%) Firewall
5 2 (4.08%) iSCSI
5 2 (4.08%) FCoE
5 2 (4.08%) VPN
5 2 (4.08%) WAN
6 1 (2.04%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (73.47%) DB2
2 9 (18.37%) SQL Server
3 8 (16.33%) RDBMS
3 8 (16.33%) Oracle Exadata
3 8 (16.33%) Relational Database
4 6 (12.24%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.08%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.04%) MySQL
6 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
General
1 23 (46.94%) Banking
2 11 (22.45%) Finance
3 4 (8.16%) Retail
4 3 (6.12%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (16.33%) Architect
1 8 (16.33%) Administrator
2 7 (14.29%) Senior Technician
3 6 (12.24%) SAP Support
3 6 (12.24%) SAP Administrator
3 6 (12.24%) SAP Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) SAP Basis Administrator
3 6 (12.24%) SAP Support Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) SAP Basis Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) SAP Basis Support
3 6 (12.24%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (12.24%) Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (12.24%) Support Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Technical Support
4 4 (8.16%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Technical Support Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Technical Administrator
4 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.12%) DB2 DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.53%) WebSphere MQ
2 7 (14.29%) Middleware
3 6 (12.24%) SAP Basis
4 1 (2.04%) Spring
4 1 (2.04%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.04%) .NET
4 1 (2.04%) SOAP
4 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 8 (16.33%) iSeries
3 7 (14.29%) Clustering
4 6 (12.24%) FlexPod
5 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
6 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
7 2 (4.08%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.73%) Windows
2 17 (34.69%) Linux
3 16 (32.65%) UNIX
4 9 (18.37%) Solaris
5 8 (16.33%) AIX
6 7 (14.29%) OS/400
7 6 (12.24%) SUSE
7 6 (12.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (12.24%) HPUX
8 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.24%) Business Continuity
1 6 (12.24%) Logistics
1 6 (12.24%) Performance Management
1 6 (12.24%) Infrastructure Management
1 6 (12.24%) Performance Analysis
1 6 (12.24%) Mentoring
1 6 (12.24%) Coaching
2 5 (10.20%) Unit Testing
3 4 (8.16%) Validation
3 4 (8.16%) Migration
4 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (6.12%) ITIL
4 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.08%) SOA
5 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.08%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.08%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (2.04%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.29%) Java
2 6 (12.24%) ABAP
3 4 (8.16%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.08%) SQL
5 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.04%) C
5 1 (2.04%) REXX
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 21 (42.86%) RACF
2 8 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (16.33%) Hyper-V
2 8 (16.33%) ACF2
3 6 (12.24%) KVM
4 2 (4.08%) XenDesktop
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.08%) NFS
4 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.04%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 18 (36.73%) IBM
2 9 (18.37%) Oracle
2 9 (18.37%) VMware
3 8 (16.33%) BMC
3 8 (16.33%) CA
3 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (16.33%) HP
4 7 (14.29%) EMC
4 7 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 6 (12.24%) CheckPoint
5 6 (12.24%) Symantec
5 6 (12.24%) NetApp
5 6 (12.24%) Juniper
5 6 (12.24%) Brocade
5 6 (12.24%) SAP
5 6 (12.24%) Cisco
6 2 (4.08%) Sybase
6 2 (4.08%) Citrix
6 2 (4.08%) AppSense
7 1 (2.04%) Compuware