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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 238 229 215
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Permanent jobs citing zOS 12 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.20% 0.11% 0.019%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.66% 0.41% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 1
Average salary £38,533 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.37% -5.26%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -10.52%
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
1805 1727 1430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.81% 28.18% 27.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1552 1482 1279
Average salary £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 28 July 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
Wiltshire - 8 £38,533 -
Dorset - 3 - -
Gloucestershire -15 1 - -
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 21 (91.30%) Mainframe
2 18 (78.26%) Banking
2 18 (78.26%) DB2
3 14 (60.87%) Retail
4 11 (47.83%) RACF
4 11 (47.83%) zSecure
5 10 (43.48%) IBM
5 10 (43.48%) CICS
6 9 (39.13%) Management Information System
7 8 (34.78%) Finance
7 8 (34.78%) SAP
8 6 (26.09%) Java
8 6 (26.09%) SQL
8 6 (26.09%) JCL
8 6 (26.09%) ISPF
8 6 (26.09%) IBM Mainframe
8 6 (26.09%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (26.09%) Time Sharing Option
9 5 (21.74%) ACF2
9 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Validation
9 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
10 4 (17.39%) B2B
10 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
10 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
10 4 (17.39%) SAML
10 4 (17.39%) C
10 4 (17.39%) Oracle
10 4 (17.39%) WebLogic
10 4 (17.39%) Programme Management

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 10 (43.48%) CICS
2 4 (17.39%) WebLogic
3 2 (8.70%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (78.26%) DB2
2 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
2 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
General
1 18 (78.26%) Banking
2 14 (60.87%) Retail
3 8 (34.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Technical Leader
2 4 (17.39%) Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Principal Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) SAP Basis Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) RACF Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) ISPF
2 4 (17.39%) SAML
2 4 (17.39%) OpenID
3 2 (8.70%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 21 (91.30%) Mainframe
2 9 (39.13%) Management Information System
3 6 (26.09%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) UNIX
1 2 (8.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Performance Analysis
2 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
2 5 (21.74%) Validation
3 4 (17.39%) B2B
3 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
3 4 (17.39%) Programme Management
3 4 (17.39%) People Management
3 4 (17.39%) SDLC
4 2 (8.70%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Java
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
1 6 (26.09%) JCL
2 4 (17.39%) C
3 2 (8.70%) ABAP
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) RACF
2 6 (26.09%) Time Sharing Option
3 5 (21.74%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 11 (47.83%) zSecure
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) IBM
2 8 (34.78%) SAP
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle
3 4 (17.39%) Twitter