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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 167 149 145
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -4
Permanent jobs citing zOS 5 6 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.14% 0.20% 0.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.52% 0.79% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 7
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +47.88%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +8.10%
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
961 764 984
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.67% 24.86% 30.41%
Number of salaries quoted 582 464 590
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 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £45,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 23 September 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 -12 3 £52,500 - 2
Stirling - 2 - -
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 9 (60.00%) IBM
2 8 (53.33%) CICS
2 8 (53.33%) Mainframe
3 7 (46.67%) Banking
4 6 (40.00%) DB2
4 6 (40.00%) UNIX
5 5 (33.33%) Retail
5 5 (33.33%) VSAM
5 5 (33.33%) Change Management
5 5 (33.33%) ISPF
5 5 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 5 (33.33%) Coaching
6 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (26.67%) QA
6 4 (26.67%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (26.67%) Finance
6 4 (26.67%) BMC
6 4 (26.67%) JCL
6 4 (26.67%) MQSeries
7 3 (20.00%) Compuware
7 3 (20.00%) Middleware
7 3 (20.00%) CA
7 3 (20.00%) Assembly Language
7 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (20.00%) Cryptography
7 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (13.33%) Web Development
8 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 8 (53.33%) CICS
2 4 (26.67%) MQSeries
3 2 (13.33%) ColdFusion
3 2 (13.33%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) DB2
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (46.67%) Banking
2 5 (33.33%) Retail
3 4 (26.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Programmer
2 4 (26.67%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Systems Programmer
3 3 (20.00%) CICS Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) CICS Programmer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Capacity Planner
4 2 (13.33%) DBA
4 2 (13.33%) DB2 DBA
4 2 (13.33%) Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planner
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) CICS Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) ISPF
2 3 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Mainframe
2 5 (33.33%) VSAM
3 4 (26.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (20.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) AIX
2 2 (13.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Change Management
1 5 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 5 (33.33%) Coaching
2 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (13.33%) Web Development
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Service Management
3 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) JCL
2 3 (20.00%) Assembly Language
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.67%) REXX
4 1 (6.67%) COBOL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) IBM
2 4 (26.67%) BMC
3 3 (20.00%) CA
3 3 (20.00%) Compuware
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
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