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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 138 155 157
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +2
Permanent jobs citing zOS 13 21 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.42% 0.56% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.90% 2.23% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 8 16 3
Average salary £32,750 £50,250 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.82% +62.09%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £45,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-25.27% -9.00%
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
685 942 801
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 21.98% 25.14% 26.84%
Number of salaries quoted 403 604 445
Average salary £37,500 £37,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,325 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing zOS across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 March 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 30 March 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 +4 13 £32,750 -34.50%
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 14 (87.50%) Banking
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 8 (50.00%) CICS
2 8 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 7 (43.75%) IBM
3 7 (43.75%) TCP/IP
3 7 (43.75%) DB2
4 6 (37.50%) UNIX
4 6 (37.50%) RACF
4 6 (37.50%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (31.25%) iSeries
5 5 (31.25%) Retail
5 5 (31.25%) ACF2
5 5 (31.25%) SSL
6 4 (25.00%) Middleware
6 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
7 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (18.75%) Clustering
7 3 (18.75%) Service Management
7 3 (18.75%) AIX
7 3 (18.75%) Solaris
8 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (12.50%) JBoss
8 2 (12.50%) Assembly Language
8 2 (12.50%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (12.50%) JCL
8 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
8 2 (12.50%) Cryptography
8 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 8 (50.00%) CICS
2 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (12.50%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (12.50%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) TCP/IP
2 5 (31.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
General
1 14 (87.50%) Banking
2 5 (31.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Administrator
2 5 (31.25%) Technical Leader
3 2 (12.50%) CICS Programmer
3 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) DB2 DBA
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) DBA
3 2 (12.50%) Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (37.50%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (31.25%) iSeries
4 3 (18.75%) Clustering
5 2 (12.50%) Cryptography
6 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) UNIX
3 3 (18.75%) AIX
3 3 (18.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Service Management
1 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Assembly Language
1 2 (12.50%) JCL
2 1 (6.25%) REXX
2 1 (6.25%) COBOL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) RACF
2 5 (31.25%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) CA Endevor
1 1 (6.25%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) BMC
2 1 (6.25%) CA
2 1 (6.25%) SAP