The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 238 237 247
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Permanent jobs citing zOS 4 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.057% 0.14% 0.080%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.23% 0.54% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 3
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +11.76%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1711 1853 2038
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.59% 25.32% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1417 1606 1759
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
zOS
England

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing zOS across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

zOS Salary Histogram 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 July 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
Merseyside - 2 £71,500 -
Manchester +4 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Cheshire +2 1 £35,000 -
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 15 (78.95%) ITIL
1 15 (78.95%) Problem Management
2 12 (63.16%) Finance
3 11 (57.89%) Cisco
3 11 (57.89%) Windows
3 11 (57.89%) AIX
3 11 (57.89%) SAN
3 11 (57.89%) Tivoli
4 10 (52.63%) IBM
5 9 (47.37%) MCP
5 9 (47.37%) Windows 2000
5 9 (47.37%) MCSE
5 9 (47.37%) Windows NT
5 9 (47.37%) Windows XP
5 9 (47.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 9 (47.37%) CCNA
5 9 (47.37%) MVS
5 9 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (47.37%) Migration
5 9 (47.37%) Replication
5 9 (47.37%) Configuration Management
5 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (47.37%) Performance Management
5 9 (47.37%) Data Migration
5 9 (47.37%) Capacity Management
6 8 (42.11%) Mainframe
6 8 (42.11%) Service Management
6 8 (42.11%) CICS
6 8 (42.11%) IBM Mainframe

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 8 (42.11%) CICS
2 2 (10.53%) WebLogic
2 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) DB2
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
1 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 12 (63.16%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Advertising
3 2 (10.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Storage Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Technical Manager
3 4 (21.05%) Technical Services Manager
3 4 (21.05%) Service Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Principal Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Storage Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Principal Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Principal Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Middleware
1 2 (10.53%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Replication
2 8 (42.11%) Mainframe
2 8 (42.11%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (10.53%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
1 11 (57.89%) AIX
2 9 (47.37%) Windows 2000
2 9 (47.37%) Windows NT
2 9 (47.37%) Windows XP
2 9 (47.37%) MVS
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) OS/400
3 2 (10.53%) HPUX
3 2 (10.53%) Solaris
3 2 (10.53%) Linux
3 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (10.53%) SUSE
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) ITIL
1 15 (78.95%) Problem Management
2 9 (47.37%) Migration
2 9 (47.37%) Configuration Management
2 9 (47.37%) Performance Management
2 9 (47.37%) Data Migration
2 9 (47.37%) Capacity Management
3 8 (42.11%) Service Management
4 5 (26.32%) ITSM
5 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) MCP
1 9 (47.37%) MCSE
1 9 (47.37%) CCNA
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) KVM
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (57.89%) Tivoli
2 9 (47.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Cisco
2 10 (52.63%) IBM
3 2 (10.53%) Juniper
3 2 (10.53%) BMC
3 2 (10.53%) CA
3 2 (10.53%) NetApp
3 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
3 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
3 2 (10.53%) HP
3 2 (10.53%) EMC
3 2 (10.53%) Symantec
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Brocade
3 2 (10.53%) VMware