The first table below looks at the demand for zOS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 29 July 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 Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 165 158 149
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Permanent jobs citing zOS 5 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.14% 0.061% 0.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.56% 0.23% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 3
Average salary - £36,950 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.57%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £46,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +8.82%
Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
899 866 861
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.38% 26.58% 27.17%
Number of salaries quoted 554 579 540
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £29,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,895 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
zOS
UK

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

zOS
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

zOS Salary Trend in Scotland

zOS
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
(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
Edinburgh -4 4 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 17 (77.27%) IBM
2 11 (50.00%) Banking
3 8 (36.36%) DB2
3 8 (36.36%) Mainframe
4 7 (31.82%) UNIX
5 6 (27.27%) Compuware
5 6 (27.27%) BMC
5 6 (27.27%) CA
5 6 (27.27%) MQSeries
5 6 (27.27%) Finance
5 6 (27.27%) WebSphere
5 6 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (22.73%) ISPF
6 5 (22.73%) VSAM
6 5 (22.73%) Retail
6 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
6 5 (22.73%) Change Management
6 5 (22.73%) CICS
6 5 (22.73%) AIX
6 5 (22.73%) Lotus Domino
7 4 (18.18%) Linux
7 4 (18.18%) QA
7 4 (18.18%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 4 (18.18%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
8 3 (13.64%) Online Banking
8 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (13.64%) Windows
8 3 (13.64%) Internet
9 2 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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%) MQSeries
1 6 (27.27%) WebSphere
2 5 (22.73%) Lotus Domino
2 5 (22.73%) CICS
3 1 (4.55%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (50.00%) Banking
2 6 (27.27%) Finance
3 5 (22.73%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Administrator
1 6 (27.27%) Technical Specialist
2 4 (18.18%) Systems Programmer
2 4 (18.18%) Programmer
3 2 (9.09%) DBA
3 2 (9.09%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) WebSphere Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) DB2 DBA
3 2 (9.09%) Middleware Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Capacity Planner
4 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planner
4 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) ISPF
2 4 (18.18%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Mainframe
2 5 (22.73%) VSAM
3 4 (18.18%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (13.64%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) UNIX
2 5 (22.73%) AIX
3 4 (18.18%) Linux
4 3 (13.64%) Windows
5 1 (4.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
2 5 (22.73%) Change Management
3 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.55%) Web Development
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL
4 1 (4.55%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) COBOL
1 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
1 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
1 1 (4.55%) REXX
1 1 (4.55%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (77.27%) IBM
2 6 (27.27%) Compuware
2 6 (27.27%) BMC
2 6 (27.27%) CA
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.55%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle