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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 229 243 238
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -5
Permanent jobs citing zOS 15 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.21% 0.12% 0.028%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.86% 0.46% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 2
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -39.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £38,400 £62,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £44,000 £78,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-3.00% +17.64%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1735 1959 1883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.63% 26.92% 26.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1430 1653 1672
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +14 7 £35,000 -17.64%
Merseyside -8 6 £71,500 +43.00%
Manchester +6 4 £34,750 -18.23% 2
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 16 (72.73%) Windows
2 15 (68.18%) AIX
2 15 (68.18%) Cisco
2 15 (68.18%) SAN
3 13 (59.09%) Windows NT
3 13 (59.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 13 (59.09%) Finance
4 12 (54.55%) Tivoli
5 11 (50.00%) ITIL
5 11 (50.00%) Problem Management
6 10 (45.45%) Data Migration
6 10 (45.45%) Performance Management
6 10 (45.45%) Capacity Management
6 10 (45.45%) MCP
6 10 (45.45%) Windows XP
6 10 (45.45%) Windows 2000
6 10 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (45.45%) CCNA
6 10 (45.45%) MCSE
6 10 (45.45%) MVS
6 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (45.45%) Configuration Management
6 10 (45.45%) Migration
6 10 (45.45%) Replication
7 9 (40.91%) Banking
8 8 (36.36%) IBM
9 6 (27.27%) IBM Mainframe
9 6 (27.27%) CICS
9 6 (27.27%) Mainframe

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (27.27%) CICS
2 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 15 (68.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Exadata
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
1 2 (9.09%) RDBMS
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
General
1 13 (59.09%) Finance
2 9 (40.91%) Banking
3 4 (18.18%) Advertising
4 3 (13.64%) Retail
4 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Storage Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Technical Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Services Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Service Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Storage Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Principal Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Storage Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Principal Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Principal Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Middleware
2 2 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Replication
2 6 (27.27%) IBM Mainframe
2 6 (27.27%) Mainframe
3 2 (9.09%) FlexPod
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (72.73%) Windows
2 15 (68.18%) AIX
3 13 (59.09%) Windows NT
4 10 (45.45%) Windows XP
4 10 (45.45%) Windows 2000
4 10 (45.45%) MVS
4 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (9.09%) SUSE
5 2 (9.09%) OS/400
5 2 (9.09%) HPUX
5 2 (9.09%) Solaris
5 2 (9.09%) Linux
5 2 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) ITIL
1 11 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 10 (45.45%) Data Migration
2 10 (45.45%) Performance Management
2 10 (45.45%) Capacity Management
2 10 (45.45%) Configuration Management
2 10 (45.45%) Migration
3 6 (27.27%) Service Management
4 4 (18.18%) ITSM
5 3 (13.64%) Wealth Management
6 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity
7 1 (4.55%) UML
7 1 (4.55%) Information Security
7 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.55%) Web Application Development
7 1 (4.55%) Analytics
7 1 (4.55%) Security Architecture
7 1 (4.55%) BPMN
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) MCP
1 10 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (45.45%) CCNA
1 10 (45.45%) MCSE
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) COBIT
2 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
1 2 (9.09%) KVM
Systems Management
1 13 (59.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 12 (54.55%) Tivoli
3 3 (13.64%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Cisco
2 8 (36.36%) IBM
3 5 (22.73%) EMC
4 2 (9.09%) Brocade
4 2 (9.09%) Symantec
4 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 2 (9.09%) VMware
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.09%) HP
4 2 (9.09%) BMC
4 2 (9.09%) CA
4 2 (9.09%) NetApp
4 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 2 (9.09%) Juniper
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle