The table below looks at the statistics for OS/2 skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OS/2 over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM OS/2 (OS2)
Rank - 936 883
Permanent jobs citing OS/2 0 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK - 0.003% 0.001%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.013% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 1
Average salary - £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -17.64%
UK excluding London average salary - £40,000 -

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

Operating Systems Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
29559 31709 29952
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.78% 26.55% 27.12%
Number of salaries quoted 24703 26528 25161
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

OS/2
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing OS/2 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

OS/2 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OS/2
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OS/2 within the UK.

OS/2 Salary Trend in the UK

OS/2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing OS/2 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 OS/2.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (50.00%) Apple
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco PIX

OS/2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing OS/2 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 OS/2. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) IIS
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (50.00%) NAS
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Mac Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Apple
2 1 (50.00%) VMware