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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 229 244 241
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Permanent jobs citing zOS 2 14 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.036% 0.20% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.15% 0.77% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 4
Average salary £38,500 £65,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.76% +73.33%
UK excluding London average salary £38,533 £58,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-33.56% +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
1378 1830 1680
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.74% 26.04% 25.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1126 1595 1450
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £54,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 19 (95.00%) Linux
1 19 (95.00%) IBM
2 17 (85.00%) DB2
2 17 (85.00%) AIX
3 15 (75.00%) HPUX
3 15 (75.00%) Solaris
3 15 (75.00%) WebLogic
3 15 (75.00%) Oracle
3 15 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (75.00%) HP
3 15 (75.00%) EMC
3 15 (75.00%) Windows
3 15 (75.00%) Juniper
3 15 (75.00%) SAN
3 15 (75.00%) BMC
3 15 (75.00%) CA
3 15 (75.00%) NetApp
3 15 (75.00%) Red Hat
3 15 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 15 (75.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 15 (75.00%) Tivoli
3 15 (75.00%) OS/400
3 15 (75.00%) RDBMS
3 15 (75.00%) Cisco
3 15 (75.00%) Middleware
3 15 (75.00%) Symantec
3 15 (75.00%) SUSE
3 15 (75.00%) VMware
3 15 (75.00%) Business Continuity

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 15 (75.00%) WebLogic
1 15 (75.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (75.00%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (85.00%) DB2
2 15 (75.00%) Oracle Database
2 15 (75.00%) Oracle Exadata
2 15 (75.00%) RDBMS
2 15 (75.00%) Relational Database
2 15 (75.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Architect
1 15 (75.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 15 (75.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
1 15 (75.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (10.00%) Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) COBOL Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Senior COBOL Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (5.00%) IBM Mainframe Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Mainframe Project Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Senior Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (75.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 15 (75.00%) Middleware
1 15 (75.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (75.00%) Data Centre
1 15 (75.00%) FlexPod
1 15 (75.00%) VCE vBlock
2 5 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 4 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Linux
2 17 (85.00%) AIX
3 15 (75.00%) HPUX
3 15 (75.00%) OS/400
3 15 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (75.00%) Solaris
3 15 (75.00%) SUSE
3 15 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Business Continuity
1 15 (75.00%) Coaching
1 15 (75.00%) Converged Infrastructure
1 15 (75.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 15 (75.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (10.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.00%) Project Management
3 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) JCL
2 2 (10.00%) COBOL
2 2 (10.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) REXX
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (5.00%) PMP
System Software
1 15 (75.00%) Hyper-V
1 15 (75.00%) KVM
1 15 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (75.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (10.00%) Xymon
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) IBM
2 15 (75.00%) BMC
2 15 (75.00%) Brocade
2 15 (75.00%) CA
2 15 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 15 (75.00%) EMC
2 15 (75.00%) HP
2 15 (75.00%) Juniper
2 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (75.00%) NetApp
2 15 (75.00%) Oracle
2 15 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 15 (75.00%) Symantec
2 15 (75.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) Lotus