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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 606 593 622
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +29
Permanent jobs citing zOS 25 27 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.055% 0.060% 0.023%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.20% 0.22% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 10 17 10
Average salary £56,250 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.42% -
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-6.31% +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
12504 12457 13579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 27.62% 27.50% 27.84%
Number of salaries quoted 10667 10780 11816
Average salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,632 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 21 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 21 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 0 5 £57,500 +22.34%
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 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 35 (76.09%) DB2
2 26 (56.52%) Mainframe
3 21 (45.65%) Banking
4 20 (43.48%) RACF
5 19 (41.30%) Windows
6 18 (39.13%) Linux
6 18 (39.13%) CICS
7 17 (36.96%) IBM
8 15 (32.61%) WebSphere MQ
8 15 (32.61%) WebSphere
9 14 (30.43%) UNIX
10 13 (28.26%) SSL
11 11 (23.91%) Oracle
11 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
11 11 (23.91%) VMware
12 10 (21.74%) Finance
12 10 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (21.74%) Hyper-V
12 10 (21.74%) Oracle Exadata
12 10 (21.74%) Solaris
12 10 (21.74%) AIX
12 10 (21.74%) CA
12 10 (21.74%) RDBMS
12 10 (21.74%) HP
12 10 (21.74%) Relational Database
13 9 (19.57%) BMC
13 9 (19.57%) Red Hat
13 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
13 9 (19.57%) OS/400
14 8 (17.39%) Cisco

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 18 (39.13%) CICS
2 15 (32.61%) WebSphere
3 8 (17.39%) WebLogic
4 4 (8.70%) NetWeaver
4 4 (8.70%) SAP Web AS
5 1 (2.17%) ColdFusion
5 1 (2.17%) IIS
5 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.26%) SSL
2 8 (17.39%) SAN
3 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.35%) WAN
4 2 (4.35%) VPN
4 2 (4.35%) X.25
4 2 (4.35%) Internet
4 2 (4.35%) iSCSI
4 2 (4.35%) FCoE
4 2 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (76.09%) DB2
2 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
3 10 (21.74%) Oracle Exadata
3 10 (21.74%) RDBMS
3 10 (21.74%) Relational Database
4 8 (17.39%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.35%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.17%) MySQL
General
1 21 (45.65%) Banking
2 10 (21.74%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Retail
3 2 (4.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Architect
2 8 (17.39%) Solutions Architect
2 8 (17.39%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 6 (13.04%) Senior Technician
4 5 (10.87%) Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) SAP Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) SAP Support Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) SAP Basis Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) SAP Basis Support
5 4 (8.70%) SAP Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) SAP Basis Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) SAP Support
6 3 (6.52%) Technical Leader
6 3 (6.52%) DB2 DBA
6 3 (6.52%) DBA
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Support
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (32.61%) WebSphere MQ
2 8 (17.39%) Middleware
3 4 (8.70%) SAP Basis
4 1 (2.17%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.17%) Spring
4 1 (2.17%) .NET
4 1 (2.17%) SOAP
4 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (56.52%) Mainframe
2 8 (17.39%) FlexPod
3 7 (15.22%) iSeries
3 7 (15.22%) Clustering
4 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.35%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (41.30%) Windows
2 18 (39.13%) Linux
3 14 (30.43%) UNIX
4 10 (21.74%) Solaris
4 10 (21.74%) AIX
5 9 (19.57%) OS/400
6 8 (17.39%) HPUX
6 8 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (17.39%) SUSE
7 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.39%) Business Continuity
1 8 (17.39%) Mentoring
1 8 (17.39%) Coaching
1 8 (17.39%) Infrastructure Management
2 4 (8.70%) Performance Management
2 4 (8.70%) Unit Testing
2 4 (8.70%) Validation
2 4 (8.70%) Migration
2 4 (8.70%) Logistics
2 4 (8.70%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (6.52%) ITIL
4 2 (4.35%) E-Commerce
4 2 (4.35%) SOA
4 2 (4.35%) Load Balancing
4 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (4.35%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (2.17%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.17%) Scrum
5 1 (2.17%) MVC
5 1 (2.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) Java
2 4 (8.70%) ABAP
3 2 (4.35%) SQL
3 2 (4.35%) REXX
3 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 20 (43.48%) RACF
2 10 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (21.74%) Hyper-V
3 8 (17.39%) KVM
3 8 (17.39%) ACF2
4 2 (4.35%) NFS
4 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.35%) XenDesktop
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (17.39%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.35%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 17 (36.96%) IBM
2 11 (23.91%) Oracle
2 11 (23.91%) VMware
3 10 (21.74%) CA
3 10 (21.74%) HP
4 9 (19.57%) BMC
4 9 (19.57%) Red Hat
4 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
5 8 (17.39%) Cisco
5 8 (17.39%) NetApp
5 8 (17.39%) CheckPoint
5 8 (17.39%) Juniper
5 8 (17.39%) EMC
5 8 (17.39%) Symantec
5 8 (17.39%) Brocade
6 4 (8.70%) SAP
7 2 (4.35%) Sybase
7 2 (4.35%) AppSense
8 1 (2.17%) Citrix