The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 253 231 236
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +5
Permanent jobs citing zOS 3 5 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.040% 0.070% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.17% 0.28% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 3
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
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 North West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1775 1796 1906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.90% 25.24% 25.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1445 1572 1622
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

zOS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

zOS Salary Trend in the North West

zOS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
Manchester -6 2 - -
Cheshire -18 1 - -
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 13 (76.47%) Problem Management
2 12 (70.59%) ITIL
3 11 (64.71%) IBM
4 10 (58.82%) Windows
4 10 (58.82%) AIX
5 9 (52.94%) Cisco
5 9 (52.94%) SAN
5 9 (52.94%) Tivoli
5 9 (52.94%) Finance
6 7 (41.18%) Mainframe
6 7 (41.18%) Service Management
6 7 (41.18%) IBM Mainframe
6 7 (41.18%) CICS
7 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (29.41%) MVS
7 5 (29.41%) SLA
7 5 (29.41%) MCP
7 5 (29.41%) CCNA
7 5 (29.41%) Linux
7 5 (29.41%) Windows 2000
7 5 (29.41%) MCSE
7 5 (29.41%) Windows NT
7 5 (29.41%) Windows XP
7 5 (29.41%) Performance Management
7 5 (29.41%) Data Migration
7 5 (29.41%) Replication
7 5 (29.41%) Migration
7 5 (29.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 7 (41.18%) CICS
2 4 (23.53%) WebSphere
2 4 (23.53%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
1 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Exadata
1 4 (23.53%) RDBMS
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
1 4 (23.53%) DB2
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Storage Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Technical Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Services Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Service Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Principal Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Principal Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Principal Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) WebSphere MQ
1 5 (29.41%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Mainframe
1 7 (41.18%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (29.41%) Replication
3 4 (23.53%) FlexPod
4 1 (5.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
1 10 (58.82%) AIX
2 5 (29.41%) MVS
2 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 2000
2 5 (29.41%) Windows NT
2 5 (29.41%) Windows XP
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (23.53%) SUSE
3 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (23.53%) OS/400
3 4 (23.53%) HPUX
3 4 (23.53%) Solaris
4 2 (11.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Problem Management
2 12 (70.59%) ITIL
3 7 (41.18%) Service Management
4 5 (29.41%) Performance Management
4 5 (29.41%) Data Migration
4 5 (29.41%) Migration
4 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
4 5 (29.41%) Capacity Management
5 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (23.53%) ITSM
5 4 (23.53%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (29.41%) MCP
1 5 (29.41%) CCNA
1 5 (29.41%) MCSE
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) KVM
1 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (52.94%) Tivoli
2 5 (29.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) IBM
2 9 (52.94%) Cisco
3 4 (23.53%) Juniper
3 4 (23.53%) Symantec
3 4 (23.53%) VMware
3 4 (23.53%) Brocade
3 4 (23.53%) Oracle
3 4 (23.53%) HP
3 4 (23.53%) EMC
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
3 4 (23.53%) BMC
3 4 (23.53%) CA
3 4 (23.53%) NetApp
3 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago