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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 235 230 266
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +36
Permanent jobs citing zOS 13 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.12% 0.077%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.72% 0.49% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 4
Average salary £65,000 £42,500 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.94% +36.00%
UK excluding London average salary £58,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -
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
1817 1644 1960
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 26.12% 25.34% 25.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1595 1412 1722
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 30 January 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
Manchester - 10 - -
Cheshire -9 3 £65,000 +52.94%
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 26 (96.30%) DB2
1 26 (96.30%) IBM
2 24 (88.89%) Middleware
3 20 (74.07%) WebSphere MQ
3 20 (74.07%) Windows
3 20 (74.07%) AIX
3 20 (74.07%) Linux
4 19 (70.37%) OS/400
4 19 (70.37%) HPUX
4 19 (70.37%) Solaris
4 19 (70.37%) WebLogic
4 19 (70.37%) Oracle
4 19 (70.37%) SQL Server
4 19 (70.37%) Tivoli
4 19 (70.37%) RDBMS
4 19 (70.37%) BMC
4 19 (70.37%) CA
4 19 (70.37%) NetApp
4 19 (70.37%) Red Hat
4 19 (70.37%) CheckPoint
4 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
4 19 (70.37%) HP
4 19 (70.37%) EMC
4 19 (70.37%) Juniper
4 19 (70.37%) SAN
4 19 (70.37%) Symantec
4 19 (70.37%) SUSE
4 19 (70.37%) VMware
4 19 (70.37%) Brocade
4 19 (70.37%) WebSphere

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 19 (70.37%) WebLogic
1 19 (70.37%) WebSphere
2 7 (25.93%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (70.37%) SAN
2 1 (3.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (96.30%) DB2
2 19 (70.37%) SQL Server
2 19 (70.37%) RDBMS
2 19 (70.37%) Oracle Exadata
2 19 (70.37%) Oracle Database
2 19 (70.37%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (18.52%) Banking
2 4 (14.81%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (70.37%) Architect
1 19 (70.37%) Solutions Architect
1 19 (70.37%) Infrastructure Architect
1 19 (70.37%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 6 (22.22%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (3.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (88.89%) Middleware
2 20 (74.07%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (14.81%) SOAP
3 4 (14.81%) XML
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (3.70%) HTML
4 1 (3.70%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (70.37%) FlexPod
2 7 (25.93%) Mainframe
3 4 (14.81%) Credit Risk
3 4 (14.81%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (3.70%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) VSAM
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Windows
1 20 (74.07%) AIX
1 20 (74.07%) Linux
2 19 (70.37%) OS/400
2 19 (70.37%) HPUX
2 19 (70.37%) Solaris
2 19 (70.37%) SUSE
2 19 (70.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (70.37%) Business Continuity
1 19 (70.37%) Infrastructure Management
1 19 (70.37%) Mentoring
1 19 (70.37%) Coaching
2 2 (7.41%) Product Management
3 1 (3.70%) Migration
3 1 (3.70%) Resource Management
3 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.70%) Change Control
3 1 (3.70%) Line Management
3 1 (3.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) COBOL
2 1 (3.70%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) Assembly Language
2 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
System Software
1 19 (70.37%) VMware Infrastructure
1 19 (70.37%) Hyper-V
1 19 (70.37%) KVM
Systems Management
1 19 (70.37%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (96.30%) IBM
2 19 (70.37%) Oracle
2 19 (70.37%) BMC
2 19 (70.37%) CA
2 19 (70.37%) NetApp
2 19 (70.37%) Red Hat
2 19 (70.37%) CheckPoint
2 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
2 19 (70.37%) HP
2 19 (70.37%) EMC
2 19 (70.37%) Juniper
2 19 (70.37%) Symantec
2 19 (70.37%) VMware
2 19 (70.37%) Brocade
2 19 (70.37%) Cisco