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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 599 599 603
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Permanent jobs citing zOS 27 31 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.060% 0.067% 0.041%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.22% 0.24% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 17 18 13
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £45,000 £47,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,600 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
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
12180 12695 12236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 27.29% 27.33% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 10569 10907 10455
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 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
City of London +17 8 £46,000 -20.00%
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 43 (75.44%) Banking
2 36 (63.16%) IBM
3 28 (49.12%) DB2
4 25 (43.86%) Retail
5 23 (40.35%) Windows
6 22 (38.60%) Mainframe
6 22 (38.60%) WebSphere
7 19 (33.33%) AIX
7 19 (33.33%) Solaris
7 19 (33.33%) Service Delivery
8 18 (31.58%) Linux
9 16 (28.07%) Middleware
10 15 (26.32%) HP
11 13 (22.81%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (21.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 12 (21.05%) CICS
13 10 (17.54%) Management Information System
13 10 (17.54%) Validation
14 9 (15.79%) Finance
14 9 (15.79%) Internet
14 9 (15.79%) RACF
14 9 (15.79%) Online Banking
14 9 (15.79%) zSecure
15 8 (14.04%) IBM Mainframe
16 7 (12.28%) SQL
16 7 (12.28%) UNIX
16 7 (12.28%) Incident Management
17 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
18 5 (8.77%) Data Management
18 5 (8.77%) Data Modelling

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 22 (38.60%) WebSphere
2 12 (21.05%) CICS
3 4 (7.02%) Apache
3 4 (7.02%) MQSeries
4 2 (3.51%) SAS
4 2 (3.51%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (3.51%) JBoss
4 2 (3.51%) IBM HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) Internet
2 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.26%) SAN
3 3 (5.26%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (49.12%) DB2
2 2 (3.51%) Base SAS
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
General
1 43 (75.44%) Banking
2 25 (43.86%) Retail
3 9 (15.79%) Finance
4 3 (5.26%) Spanish Language
5 2 (3.51%) Legal
6 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (21.05%) Administrator
2 9 (15.79%) Technical Specialist
2 9 (15.79%) Consultant
3 8 (14.04%) DBA
3 8 (14.04%) DB2 DBA
4 5 (8.77%) Senior Technical Specialist
4 5 (8.77%) DB2 Specialist
5 4 (7.02%) DB2 Consultant
5 4 (7.02%) Database Consultant
5 4 (7.02%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Senior Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Programmer
6 3 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (5.26%) WebSphere Administrator
6 3 (5.26%) Systems Programmer
6 3 (5.26%) Technical Leader
7 2 (3.51%) Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Mainframe Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.07%) Middleware
2 12 (21.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 4 (7.02%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (38.60%) Mainframe
2 13 (22.81%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (17.54%) Management Information System
4 9 (15.79%) Online Banking
5 8 (14.04%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (8.77%) Reference Data
7 4 (7.02%) SWIFT
7 4 (7.02%) VSAM
8 2 (3.51%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 23 (40.35%) Windows
2 19 (33.33%) AIX
2 19 (33.33%) Solaris
3 18 (31.58%) Linux
4 7 (12.28%) UNIX
5 3 (5.26%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 10 (17.54%) Validation
3 7 (12.28%) Incident Management
4 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (8.77%) Data Management
5 5 (8.77%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (8.77%) Unit Testing
5 5 (8.77%) ERD
5 5 (8.77%) Data Modelling
5 5 (8.77%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (8.77%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (8.77%) Mentoring
5 5 (8.77%) Logical Data Model
5 5 (8.77%) Physical Data Model
6 4 (7.02%) Project Management
7 3 (5.26%) Resource Management
7 3 (5.26%) Release Management
8 2 (3.51%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.51%) SDLC
8 2 (3.51%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) SQL
2 2 (3.51%) JCL
2 2 (3.51%) SAS Macro
2 2 (3.51%) COBOL
3 1 (1.75%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 9 (15.79%) RACF
2 4 (7.02%) ACF2
3 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (15.79%) zSecure
2 2 (3.51%) CA Endevor
2 2 (3.51%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 36 (63.16%) IBM
2 15 (26.32%) HP
3 5 (8.77%) CA
3 5 (8.77%) Oracle
4 2 (3.51%) VMware
5 1 (1.75%) Cognizant