The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 234 219 210
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -9
Permanent jobs citing zOS 4 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.063% 0.15% 0.018%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.24% 0.53% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 1
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
UK excluding London average salary £43,250 £48,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-9.89% +20.00%
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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1643 1518 1630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 25.80% 28.72% 29.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1378 1335 1424
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £46,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,200 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-0.80% -

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

zOS
Salary Trend in the South West

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

zOS Salary Trend in the South West

zOS
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 October 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
Gloucestershire -10 4 £45,000 -21.73%
zOS
England

zOS
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 12 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (75.00%) DB2
2 9 (75.00%) CICS
2 9 (75.00%) RACF
3 5 (41.67%) IBM
4 4 (33.33%) Validation
5 3 (25.00%) Banking
5 3 (25.00%) IT Governance
5 3 (25.00%) OMEGAMON
5 3 (25.00%) CMDB
5 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (25.00%) Change Control
5 3 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (25.00%) Service Management
6 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
6 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Finance

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 9 (75.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (75.00%) DB2
General
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 12 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (25.00%) CMDB
3 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Validation
2 3 (25.00%) IT Governance
2 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (25.00%) Service Management
2 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (25.00%) Change Control
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 3 (25.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) IBM