The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 158 185 181
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -4
Permanent jobs citing zOS 14 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.43% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.82% 0.41% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 6
Average salary - £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £38,250 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-23.50% +17.64%
zOS
North West

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

Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
768 983 1045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.39% 25.76% 25.45%
Number of salaries quoted 635 817 925
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing zOS across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

zOS
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

zOS Salary Trend in Manchester

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 27 (100.00%) DB2
1 27 (100.00%) IBM
2 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
2 22 (81.48%) HP
2 22 (81.48%) EMC
2 22 (81.48%) Juniper
2 22 (81.48%) SAN
2 22 (81.48%) Oracle
2 22 (81.48%) SQL Server
2 22 (81.48%) RDBMS
2 22 (81.48%) Cisco
2 22 (81.48%) WebLogic
2 22 (81.48%) Windows
2 22 (81.48%) AIX
2 22 (81.48%) HPUX
2 22 (81.48%) Solaris
2 22 (81.48%) Linux
2 22 (81.48%) OS/400
2 22 (81.48%) BMC
2 22 (81.48%) CA
2 22 (81.48%) NetApp
2 22 (81.48%) Red Hat
2 22 (81.48%) CheckPoint
2 22 (81.48%) WebSphere MQ
2 22 (81.48%) Tivoli
2 22 (81.48%) SUSE
2 22 (81.48%) VMware
2 22 (81.48%) Business Continuity
2 22 (81.48%) Brocade
2 22 (81.48%) WebSphere

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 (81.48%) WebLogic
1 22 (81.48%) WebSphere
2 5 (18.52%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (81.48%) SAN
2 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (100.00%) DB2
2 22 (81.48%) SQL Server
2 22 (81.48%) RDBMS
2 22 (81.48%) Oracle Exadata
2 22 (81.48%) Oracle Database
2 22 (81.48%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (18.52%) Banking
1 5 (18.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (81.48%) Architect
1 22 (81.48%) Solutions Architect
1 22 (81.48%) Infrastructure Architect
1 22 (81.48%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 5 (18.52%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (81.48%) WebSphere MQ
1 22 (81.48%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 22 (81.48%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (81.48%) FlexPod
2 5 (18.52%) Mainframe
2 5 (18.52%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 22 (81.48%) Windows
1 22 (81.48%) AIX
1 22 (81.48%) HPUX
1 22 (81.48%) Solaris
1 22 (81.48%) Linux
1 22 (81.48%) OS/400
1 22 (81.48%) SUSE
1 22 (81.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Business Continuity
1 22 (81.48%) Infrastructure Management
1 22 (81.48%) Mentoring
1 22 (81.48%) Coaching
System Software
1 22 (81.48%) VMware Infrastructure
1 22 (81.48%) Hyper-V
1 22 (81.48%) KVM
2 5 (18.52%) ACF2
2 5 (18.52%) RACF
Systems Management
1 22 (81.48%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) IBM
2 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
2 22 (81.48%) HP
2 22 (81.48%) EMC
2 22 (81.48%) Juniper
2 22 (81.48%) Oracle
2 22 (81.48%) Cisco
2 22 (81.48%) BMC
2 22 (81.48%) CA
2 22 (81.48%) NetApp
2 22 (81.48%) Red Hat
2 22 (81.48%) CheckPoint
2 22 (81.48%) VMware
2 22 (81.48%) Brocade
2 22 (81.48%) Symantec