The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 133 162 155
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -7
Permanent jobs citing zOS 8 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.34% 0.097% 0.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.65% 0.37% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 6
Median salary £55,000 £42,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -19.04%
UK excluding London median salary £53,750 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+19.44% +2.27%
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
484 821 813
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 20.39% 26.46% 25.57%
Number of salaries quoted 326 476 496
Median salary £40,000 £41,250 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.03% +11.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing zOS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

zOS Salary Histogram in Scotland

zOS
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow - 6 £72,500 -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £42,000 -
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT jobs citing zOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for zOS.

1 15 (78.95%) Mainframe
2 13 (68.42%) ISPF
2 13 (68.42%) Time Sharing Option
2 13 (68.42%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 11 (57.89%) Banking
3 11 (57.89%) CA
3 11 (57.89%) JCL
3 11 (57.89%) Middleware
4 9 (47.37%) Assembly Language
4 9 (47.37%) REXX
4 9 (47.37%) Sybase
4 9 (47.37%) DB2
4 9 (47.37%) Finance
5 8 (42.11%) RACF
6 7 (36.84%) CICS
7 6 (31.58%) Security Management
7 6 (31.58%) MS Office
7 6 (31.58%) Unix
7 6 (31.58%) MQSeries
7 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
7 6 (31.58%) SAS
7 6 (31.58%) SQL
7 6 (31.58%) CLIST
8 5 (26.32%) zSecure
8 5 (26.32%) Time Management
8 5 (26.32%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (26.32%) Project Planning
8 5 (26.32%) IBM
9 4 (21.05%) Service Management
9 4 (21.05%) Change Management

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (36.84%) CICS
2 6 (31.58%) MQSeries
2 6 (31.58%) SAS
3 4 (21.05%) GlassFish
3 4 (21.05%) WebSphere
3 4 (21.05%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
1 6 (31.58%) MS Office
2 5 (26.32%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) Kerberos
2 2 (10.53%) SSH
2 2 (10.53%) SSL
3 1 (5.26%) FTP
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) DB2
General
1 11 (57.89%) Banking
2 9 (47.37%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Security Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Mainframe Specialist
2 4 (21.05%) Server Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Mainframe Systems Specialist
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Principal Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Principal Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) DBA
5 1 (5.26%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Mainframe DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) ISPF
2 11 (57.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (78.95%) Mainframe
2 4 (21.05%) VSAM
3 2 (10.53%) PKI
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Unix
2 4 (21.05%) AIX
2 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Solaris
2 4 (21.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Security Management
2 5 (26.32%) Project Planning
2 5 (26.32%) Time Management
3 4 (21.05%) Change Management
3 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
3 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (21.05%) Service Management
4 2 (10.53%) People Management
5 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security
5 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) JCL
2 9 (47.37%) Assembly Language
2 9 (47.37%) REXX
3 6 (31.58%) CLIST
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
5 2 (10.53%) COBOL
5 2 (10.53%) Perl
5 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 13 (68.42%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (42.11%) RACF
3 4 (21.05%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) zSecure
2 1 (5.26%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (5.26%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) CA
2 9 (47.37%) Sybase
3 5 (26.32%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) Twitter