The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 444 468 472
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +4
Permanent jobs citing zOS 4 14 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.021% 0.065% 0.030%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.068% 0.23% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3 13 7
Average salary £47,000 £50,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.00% -31.03%
UK excluding London average salary £38,533 £34,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -29.89%
zOS
England

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

Operating Systems Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5922 6221 6339
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 30.66% 28.97% 26.82%
Number of salaries quoted 5134 5224 5301
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing zOS across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

zOS
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing zOS across the South East region.

zOS Salary Trend in the South East

zOS
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
West Sussex -18 3 £47,000 -6.00%
East Sussex - 1 - -
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the South East 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%) Mainframe
2 14 (73.68%) Degree
3 12 (63.16%) IBM
4 10 (52.63%) Mathematics
4 10 (52.63%) IBM Mainframe
4 10 (52.63%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (47.37%) Computer Science
5 9 (47.37%) COBOL
5 9 (47.37%) DB2
5 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (42.11%) Scrum
7 7 (36.84%) HTML
7 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
7 7 (36.84%) Assembly Language
7 7 (36.84%) SDLC
8 6 (31.58%) User Stories
8 6 (31.58%) Database Security
8 6 (31.58%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (31.58%) Release Management
8 6 (31.58%) Data Modelling
8 6 (31.58%) SOA
8 6 (31.58%) SQL
9 5 (26.32%) CSS
9 5 (26.32%) Web Services
9 5 (26.32%) Unix
9 5 (26.32%) Windows
9 5 (26.32%) Linux
9 5 (26.32%) C
9 5 (26.32%) POSIX
9 5 (26.32%) Replication

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the South East 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 3 (15.79%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) DB2
2 5 (26.32%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
2 4 (21.05%) Retail
2 4 (21.05%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Data Engineer
1 6 (31.58%) Web Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Development Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Mainframe Software Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Mainframe Support
2 5 (26.32%) Software Development Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Software Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Software Support Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Support Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) z/OS Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Data Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) HTML
2 5 (26.32%) CSS
2 5 (26.32%) POSIX
2 5 (26.32%) Web Services
3 3 (15.79%) ISPF
4 2 (10.53%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (94.74%) Mainframe
2 10 (52.63%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (52.63%) IBM Mainframe
2 10 (52.63%) Mathematics
3 9 (47.37%) Computer Science
4 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (26.32%) Replication
5 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
6 1 (5.26%) AS400
6 1 (5.26%) Cryptography
6 1 (5.26%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
1 5 (26.32%) Unix
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Scrum
3 7 (36.84%) SDLC
4 6 (31.58%) Data Modelling
4 6 (31.58%) Database Security
4 6 (31.58%) Performance Analysis
4 6 (31.58%) Release Management
4 6 (31.58%) SOA
4 6 (31.58%) User Stories
5 5 (26.32%) High Availability
5 5 (26.32%) Network Management
5 5 (26.32%) Open Source
5 5 (26.32%) Product Management
5 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
6 4 (21.05%) Information Architecture
7 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
8 1 (5.26%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) COBOL
2 7 (36.84%) Assembly Language
2 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 5 (26.32%) C
5 3 (15.79%) JCL
5 3 (15.79%) REXX
6 2 (10.53%) Java
6 2 (10.53%) PL/1
7 1 (5.26%) CLIST
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) IBM
2 5 (26.32%) Syncsort
3 1 (5.26%) TSYS