The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 131 - 126
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing zOS 3 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.12% - 0.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.44% - 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 1
Average salary £34,500 - £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +5.26%
zOS
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Operating Systems Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
686 684 593
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 27.73% 29.44% 30.32%
Number of salaries quoted 498 538 492
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing zOS across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

zOS
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing zOS across the Reading region.

zOS Salary Trend in Reading

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 8 (100.00%) IBM
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 7 (87.50%) Mainframe
2 7 (87.50%) JCL
3 5 (62.50%) CICS
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) Adabas
4 4 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (37.50%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (37.50%) OMEGAMON
5 3 (37.50%) NATURAL
5 3 (37.50%) Unicenter
5 3 (37.50%) Tivoli NetView
5 3 (37.50%) MOM
5 3 (37.50%) Unisys
5 3 (37.50%) SLA
5 3 (37.50%) COBOL
5 3 (37.50%) Sun
6 2 (25.00%) BMC
6 2 (25.00%) UNIX
6 2 (25.00%) Change Management
6 2 (25.00%) System Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
7 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Xen
7 1 (12.50%) Benchmarking
7 1 (12.50%) Control-M

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 5 (62.50%) CICS
2 1 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Adabas
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Programmer
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst Programmer
3 2 (25.00%) Data Centre Operator
4 1 (12.50%) Mainframe Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Mainframe
2 4 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Change Management
1 2 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) JCL
2 3 (37.50%) NATURAL
2 3 (37.50%) COBOL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP SiteScope
1 3 (37.50%) OMEGAMON
1 3 (37.50%) Unicenter
1 3 (37.50%) Tivoli NetView
1 3 (37.50%) MOM
2 1 (12.50%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) IBM
2 3 (37.50%) Unisys
2 3 (37.50%) Sun
3 2 (25.00%) BMC
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco