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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 157 157 152
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Permanent jobs citing zOS 4 3 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.13% 0.098% 0.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.55% 0.41% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 15
Average salary £42,500 £58,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.72% +16.00%
UK excluding London average salary £38,533 £58,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-33.56% +28.88%
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
725 726 939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.31% 23.80% 28.55%
Number of salaries quoted 429 427 579
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £38,970
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -3.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,350 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 5 February 2016. 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 +7 2 £42,500 -26.72% 1
Glasgow - 2 - -
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 9 (90.00%) Finance
2 8 (80.00%) Banking
2 8 (80.00%) Linux
3 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) WebSphere
4 6 (60.00%) AIX
4 6 (60.00%) IBM
5 5 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (50.00%) Solaris
6 4 (40.00%) Unix
6 4 (40.00%) HP
6 4 (40.00%) Middleware
6 4 (40.00%) Internet
6 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
6 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (40.00%) Online Banking
7 2 (20.00%) iSeries
7 2 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (20.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 2 (20.00%) zSecure
7 2 (20.00%) Clustering
7 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (20.00%) ISPF
7 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
7 2 (20.00%) CICS
7 2 (20.00%) RACF
7 2 (20.00%) SSL
7 2 (20.00%) SQL
7 2 (20.00%) Sybase
8 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 7 (70.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (20.00%) CICS
3 1 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (10.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Process Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Internet
2 2 (20.00%) SSL
General
1 9 (90.00%) Finance
2 8 (80.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Technical Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (40.00%) Middleware
3 2 (20.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (40.00%) Online Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Clustering
2 2 (20.00%) iSeries
2 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) AIX
4 5 (50.00%) Solaris
5 4 (40.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 2 (20.00%) RACF
1 2 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) IBM
2 4 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Sybase