The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited zOS 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 z/OS
Rank 778 819 811
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -8
Permanent jobs citing zOS 118 121 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.066%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.40% 0.38% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 53 77 41
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £36,500 £35,250
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £71,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £48,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year
-29.89% +4.86%

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%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

zOS
Salary Trend

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

zOS Salary Trend in the UK

zOS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing zOS over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 within the UK.

zOS Salary Histogram in the UK

zOS
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 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
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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
England +32 104 £50,000 - 6
London +29 40 £52,500 - 2
City of London +41 20 £53,750 +19.44% 1
Manchester +29 17 - -
North West +9 17 - - 1
South East +20 14 £50,000 -31.03% 1
Edinburgh +20 13 £41,250 -17.50%
Scotland +15 13 £41,250 -17.50%
South West -5 12 - -
West Sussex +6 10 £50,000 -31.03%
Yorkshire -1 10 £34,000 -29.89%
Gloucestershire -10 10 - -
Gloucester - 10 - -
West Yorkshire -8 9 £34,000 -29.89%
Gatwick - 9 £50,000 -
Nottinghamshire +9 8 - - 1
East Midlands -1 8 - - 1
Nottingham -2 8 - - 1
Pontefract - 8 £34,000 -
Wakefield - 8 £34,000 -
Dorset - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £60,000 -
Bournemouth - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £52,500 -
Leeds +2 1 £55,000 +22.22%
Norwich - 1 - -
Barnsley - 1 £31,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £52,500 -
Norfolk - 1 - -
Rugby - 1 - -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 118 (64.84%) DB2
2 111 (60.99%) IBM
3 78 (42.86%) Banking
4 74 (40.66%) Windows
5 66 (36.26%) Mainframe
6 60 (32.97%) Linux
7 53 (29.12%) WebSphere
8 52 (28.57%) CICS
9 50 (27.47%) Retail
10 43 (23.63%) UNIX
11 42 (23.08%) TCP/IP
12 41 (22.53%) AIX
12 41 (22.53%) RACF
13 39 (21.43%) Solaris
14 36 (19.78%) Mentoring
15 34 (18.68%) Middleware
15 34 (18.68%) WebSphere MQ
16 33 (18.13%) JCL
16 33 (18.13%) Oracle
16 33 (18.13%) IBM Mainframe
17 31 (17.03%) RDBMS
17 31 (17.03%) Relational Database
18 30 (16.48%) Microsoft
18 30 (16.48%) WebLogic
18 30 (16.48%) Red Hat
18 30 (16.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 30 (16.48%) Oracle Database
19 29 (15.93%) ACF2
19 29 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
19 29 (15.93%) SUSE

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 53 (29.12%) WebSphere
2 52 (28.57%) CICS
3 30 (16.48%) WebLogic
4 11 (6.04%) Apache
5 9 (4.95%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (4.40%) JBoss
6 8 (4.40%) MQSeries
6 8 (4.40%) IBM HTTP Server
7 6 (3.30%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
8 2 (1.10%) SAS
9 1 (0.55%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 28 (15.38%) SAN
3 11 (6.04%) SSL
4 7 (3.85%) Firewall
5 6 (3.30%) Network Security
6 5 (2.75%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (2.75%) Internet
7 2 (1.10%) SNA
8 1 (0.55%) LAN
8 1 (0.55%) WAN
8 1 (0.55%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (64.84%) DB2
2 31 (17.03%) RDBMS
2 31 (17.03%) Relational Database
3 30 (16.48%) Oracle Database
4 29 (15.93%) SQL Server
5 28 (15.38%) Oracle Exadata
6 11 (6.04%) Adabas
7 6 (3.30%) DataStage
7 6 (3.30%) DB2 UDB
8 2 (1.10%) MySQL
8 2 (1.10%) Big Data
9 1 (0.55%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.55%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 13 (7.14%) Eclipse
2 6 (3.30%) Ant
2 6 (3.30%) CruiseControl
2 6 (3.30%) Subversion
2 6 (3.30%) Maven
General
1 78 (42.86%) Banking
2 50 (27.47%) Retail
3 21 (11.54%) Finance
4 10 (5.49%) Spanish Language
5 8 (4.40%) Marketing
6 5 (2.75%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.55%) French Language
7 1 (0.55%) Legal
7 1 (0.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (19.23%) Analyst
2 33 (18.13%) Architect
3 30 (16.48%) Solutions Architect
4 28 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
4 28 (15.38%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 24 (13.19%) Administrator
6 22 (12.09%) Technical Leader
7 19 (10.44%) Developer
8 14 (7.69%) Consultant
9 13 (7.14%) DBA
10 12 (6.59%) Technical Consultant
11 11 (6.04%) DB2 DBA
12 10 (5.49%) Programmer
13 8 (4.40%) Analyst Programmer
13 8 (4.40%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
13 8 (4.40%) COBOL Programmer
13 8 (4.40%) Mainframe Developer
13 8 (4.40%) COBOL Analyst
14 7 (3.85%) WebSphere Administrator
14 7 (3.85%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (18.68%) Middleware
1 34 (18.68%) WebSphere MQ
2 28 (15.38%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 16 (8.79%) HTML
4 10 (5.49%) ISPF
5 9 (4.95%) Web Services
6 8 (4.40%) SOAP
6 8 (4.40%) WSDL
7 7 (3.85%) Spring
7 7 (3.85%) JSON
7 7 (3.85%) Hibernate
7 7 (3.85%) XML
7 7 (3.85%) XSLT
8 6 (3.30%) DOM
8 6 (3.30%) Struts
8 6 (3.30%) CSS
8 6 (3.30%) JSP
8 6 (3.30%) J2EE
8 6 (3.30%) UDDI
8 6 (3.30%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 66 (36.26%) Mainframe
2 33 (18.13%) IBM Mainframe
3 28 (15.38%) FlexPod
4 19 (10.44%) Management Information System
5 17 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (6.59%) iSeries
7 11 (6.04%) SWIFT
8 8 (4.40%) Credit Risk
9 7 (3.85%) VSAM
9 7 (3.85%) Clustering
10 6 (3.30%) Open Source
10 6 (3.30%) DataPower
11 5 (2.75%) Reference Data
12 4 (2.20%) Computer Science
13 3 (1.65%) Data Integration
14 2 (1.10%) Mathematics
14 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
15 1 (0.55%) Tandem
15 1 (0.55%) GIS
15 1 (0.55%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 74 (40.66%) Windows
2 60 (32.97%) Linux
3 43 (23.63%) UNIX
4 41 (22.53%) AIX
5 39 (21.43%) Solaris
6 30 (16.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (15.93%) SUSE
7 29 (15.93%) HPUX
7 29 (15.93%) OS/400
8 3 (1.65%) OS/390
9 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.55%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.78%) Mentoring
2 29 (15.93%) Coaching
3 28 (15.38%) Business Continuity
3 28 (15.38%) Infrastructure Management
4 19 (10.44%) Unit Testing
5 16 (8.79%) Validation
6 14 (7.69%) Project Management
7 12 (6.59%) Incident Management
8 9 (4.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (4.95%) ITIL
8 9 (4.95%) Test Planning
9 8 (4.40%) Migration
9 8 (4.40%) Product Management
9 8 (4.40%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (3.85%) Waterfall
10 7 (3.85%) Project Planning
10 7 (3.85%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.30%) ETL
11 6 (3.30%) Service Management
11 6 (3.30%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (18.13%) JCL
2 27 (14.84%) COBOL
3 22 (12.09%) SQL
4 13 (7.14%) PL/1
4 13 (7.14%) Java
5 11 (6.04%) NATURAL
6 9 (4.95%) REXX
6 9 (4.95%) Assembly Language
7 6 (3.30%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.20%) C
9 2 (1.10%) C++
10 1 (0.55%) Python
10 1 (0.55%) Perl
10 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (4.40%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (3.30%) OCPJP
3 5 (2.75%) Degree
3 5 (2.75%) GCIA
3 5 (2.75%) GCIH
3 5 (2.75%) CCNA
3 5 (2.75%) CISSP
3 5 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.55%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.40%) SLA
2 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 41 (22.53%) RACF
2 29 (15.93%) ACF2
2 29 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (15.38%) KVM
3 28 (15.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 29 (15.93%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.10%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 111 (60.99%) IBM
2 33 (18.13%) Oracle
3 30 (16.48%) Microsoft
3 30 (16.48%) Red Hat
4 29 (15.93%) VMware
5 28 (15.38%) HP
5 28 (15.38%) EMC
5 28 (15.38%) CheckPoint
5 28 (15.38%) Symantec
5 28 (15.38%) Cisco
5 28 (15.38%) NetApp
5 28 (15.38%) Juniper
5 28 (15.38%) BMC
5 28 (15.38%) CA
5 28 (15.38%) Brocade
6 2 (1.10%) Twitter
7 1 (0.55%) Google
7 1 (0.55%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.55%) Remedy
7 1 (0.55%) Informatica
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