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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank - 235 239
Permanent jobs citing zOS 0 17 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West - 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 1.15% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 12
Median salary - - £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,533 £34,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -29.89%
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
1239 1479 1754
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.95% 23.09% 24.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1033 1220 1446
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing zOS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 10 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT jobs citing zOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for zOS.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) AIX
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Xymon

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Visio
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Operations Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) AIX
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Xymon
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IBM