The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 138 158 146
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -12
Permanent jobs citing zOS 14 15 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.47% 0.39% 0.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.06% 1.66% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 5
Average salary £41,250 £49,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.24% +40.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £39,250 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,300 £38,898
UK excluding London average salary £38,250 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-23.50% +17.64%
zOS
UK

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

Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
678 901 856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 22.96% 23.52% 26.83%
Number of salaries quoted 405 577 501
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing zOS across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

zOS Salary Histogram 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 22 May 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
Edinburgh +19 13 £41,250 -16.24%
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 18 (94.74%) Banking
2 12 (63.16%) DB2
3 10 (52.63%) Windows
3 10 (52.63%) IBM
4 9 (47.37%) Linux
5 8 (42.11%) UNIX
6 6 (31.58%) Mainframe
6 6 (31.58%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (26.32%) iSeries
7 5 (26.32%) ACF2
7 5 (26.32%) RACF
7 5 (26.32%) CICS
7 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
7 5 (26.32%) SSL
7 5 (26.32%) Retail
8 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
9 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
9 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (15.79%) Clustering
9 3 (15.79%) AIX
9 3 (15.79%) Solaris
10 2 (10.53%) JBoss
10 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (10.53%) Middleware
10 2 (10.53%) Service Management
10 2 (10.53%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
11 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (5.26%) SAS Macro

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 5 (26.32%) CICS
2 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
3 2 (10.53%) JBoss
3 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (10.53%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (5.26%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
1 5 (26.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (63.16%) DB2
2 1 (5.26%) Base SAS
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (94.74%) Banking
2 5 (26.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Administrator
2 6 (31.58%) DBA
2 6 (31.58%) DB2 DBA
3 5 (26.32%) Technical Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Capacity Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Mainframe
1 6 (31.58%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (26.32%) iSeries
3 3 (15.79%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Linux
3 8 (42.11%) UNIX
4 3 (15.79%) AIX
4 3 (15.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
2 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.53%) Service Management
3 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SAS Macro
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) ACF2
1 5 (26.32%) RACF
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) IBM
2 1 (5.26%) VMware
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle