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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 239 254 237
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -17
Permanent jobs citing zOS 15 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.041% 0.058%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.94% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 2
Average salary £45,000 - £46,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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
1592 1730 1749
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.67% 23.57% 25.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1283 1405 1518
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -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 28 August 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 +12 13 - - 2
Lancashire - 2 £45,000 - 3
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 28 (100.00%) DB2
1 28 (100.00%) IBM
2 26 (92.86%) Linux
3 24 (85.71%) Oracle
3 24 (85.71%) SQL Server
3 24 (85.71%) WebLogic
3 24 (85.71%) Windows
3 24 (85.71%) AIX
3 24 (85.71%) HPUX
3 24 (85.71%) Solaris
3 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 24 (85.71%) HP
3 24 (85.71%) EMC
3 24 (85.71%) Juniper
3 24 (85.71%) SAN
3 24 (85.71%) OS/400
3 24 (85.71%) RDBMS
3 24 (85.71%) Cisco
3 24 (85.71%) BMC
3 24 (85.71%) CA
3 24 (85.71%) NetApp
3 24 (85.71%) Red Hat
3 24 (85.71%) CheckPoint
3 24 (85.71%) WebSphere MQ
3 24 (85.71%) Tivoli
3 24 (85.71%) SUSE
3 24 (85.71%) VMware
3 24 (85.71%) Business Continuity
3 24 (85.71%) Middleware
3 24 (85.71%) Symantec

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 24 (85.71%) WebLogic
1 24 (85.71%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.14%) IBM Notes
2 2 (7.14%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 24 (85.71%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 24 (85.71%) SAN
2 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (100.00%) DB2
2 24 (85.71%) RDBMS
2 24 (85.71%) Oracle Exadata
2 24 (85.71%) Oracle Database
2 24 (85.71%) Relational Database
2 24 (85.71%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (7.14%) Banking
1 2 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (85.71%) Architect
1 24 (85.71%) Solutions Architect
1 24 (85.71%) Infrastructure Architect
1 24 (85.71%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 2 (7.14%) Technical Leader
2 2 (7.14%) COBOL Developer
2 2 (7.14%) Senior COBOL Developer
2 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
2 2 (7.14%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (85.71%) WebSphere MQ
1 24 (85.71%) Middleware
1 24 (85.71%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 24 (85.71%) FlexPod
1 24 (85.71%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 4 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 26 (92.86%) Linux
2 24 (85.71%) OS/400
2 24 (85.71%) SUSE
2 24 (85.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 24 (85.71%) Windows
2 24 (85.71%) AIX
2 24 (85.71%) HPUX
2 24 (85.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) Business Continuity
1 24 (85.71%) Infrastructure Management
1 24 (85.71%) Mentoring
1 24 (85.71%) Coaching
1 24 (85.71%) Converged Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) COBOL
1 2 (7.14%) REXX
1 2 (7.14%) JCL
System Software
1 24 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
1 24 (85.71%) Hyper-V
1 24 (85.71%) KVM
2 2 (7.14%) RACF
2 2 (7.14%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 24 (85.71%) Tivoli
2 2 (7.14%) zSecure
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) IBM
2 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 24 (85.71%) HP
2 24 (85.71%) EMC
2 24 (85.71%) Juniper
2 24 (85.71%) BMC
2 24 (85.71%) CA
2 24 (85.71%) NetApp
2 24 (85.71%) Red Hat
2 24 (85.71%) CheckPoint
2 24 (85.71%) Symantec
2 24 (85.71%) VMware
2 24 (85.71%) Brocade
2 24 (85.71%) Oracle
2 24 (85.71%) Cisco
3 2 (7.14%) Lotus
Burnley
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Burnley
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Burnley
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Sanderson
Salary: £39000 - £48000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 27 days ago