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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 180 176 172
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Permanent jobs citing zOS 2 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.049% 0.076% 0.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.21% 0.29% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 4
Average salary - £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.35%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -
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
962 1034 997
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.72% 26.36% 26.18%
Number of salaries quoted 791 897 839
Average salary £35,000 £35,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.40% +7.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,650 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 27 August 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) AIX
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) SAN
1 6 (100.00%) Tivoli
2 4 (66.67%) Juniper
2 4 (66.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (66.67%) OS/400
2 4 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 4 (66.67%) BMC
2 4 (66.67%) CA
2 4 (66.67%) NetApp
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) EMC
2 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) DB2
2 4 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 4 (66.67%) HPUX
2 4 (66.67%) Solaris
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Middleware
2 4 (66.67%) Symantec
2 4 (66.67%) SUSE
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Business Continuity

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 4 (66.67%) WebLogic
1 4 (66.67%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (66.67%) DB2
1 4 (66.67%) RDBMS
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle Exadata
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle Database
1 4 (66.67%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Storage Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Principal Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Principal Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Principal Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) WebSphere MQ
1 4 (66.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) FlexPod
2 2 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) AIX
2 4 (66.67%) HPUX
2 4 (66.67%) Solaris
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) OS/400
2 4 (66.67%) SUSE
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) MVS
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000
3 2 (33.33%) Windows NT
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Business Continuity
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Capacity Management
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCP
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
1 2 (33.33%) CCNA
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 4 (66.67%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (100.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) EMC
2 4 (66.67%) Juniper
2 4 (66.67%) BMC
2 4 (66.67%) CA
2 4 (66.67%) NetApp
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 4 (66.67%) Symantec
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Brocade
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle