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

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 837 901 915
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +14
Permanent jobs citing zOS 41 67 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.062% 0.057%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.18% 0.24% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 28 36 28
Median salary £60,000 £50,000 £45,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +9.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £42,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £81,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £45,000 £43,250
% change year-on-year
+27.77% +4.04%

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
22390 28433 31400
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.60% 26.24% 27.25%
Number of salaries quoted 18796 24068 26150
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing zOS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 2 December 2016 within the UK.

zOS Salary Histogram in the UK

zOS
Top 23 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the UK over the 3 months to 2 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +62 35 £60,000 +20.00% 3
London +68 12 £67,500 +22.72%
South East +77 11 £60,000 +20.00% 1
East Midlands +1 10 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Leicestershire - 10 £52,500 - 1
Scotland +35 6 £72,500 +70.58% 2
Glasgow - 5 £72,500 - 1
Leicester - 4 £52,500 -
Berkshire - 4 £60,000 -
East Sussex - 4 £80,000 -
Slough - 3 £60,000 -
City of London - 2 £67,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Bromsgrove - 1 - -
Erskine - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £36,500 -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT jobs citing zOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for zOS.

1 65 (76.47%) Mainframe
2 47 (55.29%) DB2
3 45 (52.94%) IBM
4 33 (38.82%) Linux
5 30 (35.29%) CICS
5 30 (35.29%) Finance
6 26 (30.59%) SQL
7 25 (29.41%) JCL
8 21 (24.71%) Unix
9 19 (22.35%) RACF
9 19 (22.35%) WebSphere
10 18 (21.18%) ISPF
10 18 (21.18%) Time Sharing Option
10 18 (21.18%) Java
11 17 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
11 17 (20.00%) Middleware
11 17 (20.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 16 (18.82%) Windows
13 15 (17.65%) CA
13 15 (17.65%) Microsoft
14 14 (16.47%) Banking
15 13 (15.29%) Service Management
15 13 (15.29%) Assembly Language
15 13 (15.29%) SAS
15 13 (15.29%) COBOL
15 13 (15.29%) Incident Management
16 12 (14.12%) Project Planning
16 12 (14.12%) Time Management
16 12 (14.12%) iSeries
16 12 (14.12%) zSecure

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (35.29%) CICS
2 19 (22.35%) WebSphere
3 17 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 13 (15.29%) SAS
5 10 (11.76%) MQSeries
6 5 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (4.71%) GlassFish
8 2 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.35%) IIS
8 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (12.94%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.59%) MS Office
3 6 (7.06%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.06%) IaaS
1 6 (7.06%) SaaS
2 1 (1.18%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.24%) SAN
2 6 (7.06%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.88%) Kerberos
3 5 (5.88%) SSH
3 5 (5.88%) SSL
4 2 (2.35%) ATM
4 2 (2.35%) HTTP
4 2 (2.35%) SNA
5 1 (1.18%) Network Security
5 1 (1.18%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (55.29%) DB2
2 6 (7.06%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.71%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.18%) Adabas
4 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (12.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.18%) JIRA
General
1 30 (35.29%) Finance
2 14 (16.47%) Banking
3 2 (2.35%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.18%) Legal
4 1 (1.18%) Marketing
4 1 (1.18%) Retail
4 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (20.00%) Developer
2 15 (17.65%) Analyst
3 13 (15.29%) COBOL Developer
3 13 (15.29%) Security Engineer
4 11 (12.94%) Lead Developer
4 11 (12.94%) Support Analyst
5 10 (11.76%) DB2 Developer
6 8 (9.41%) Server Analyst
7 7 (8.24%) Senior Security Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Administrator
8 5 (5.88%) Architect
8 5 (5.88%) Programmer
8 5 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.71%) Applications Support
9 4 (4.71%) Applications Support Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.71%) Server Support
9 4 (4.71%) Server Support Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.71%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.18%) ISPF
2 17 (20.00%) Middleware
3 9 (10.59%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (4.71%) Java EE
5 3 (3.53%) .NET
5 3 (3.53%) XML
6 2 (2.35%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.35%) JMS
6 2 (2.35%) JSON
6 2 (2.35%) REST
6 2 (2.35%) Spring
7 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.18%) CSS
7 1 (1.18%) CSS3
7 1 (1.18%) HTML
7 1 (1.18%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 65 (76.47%) Mainframe
2 12 (14.12%) iSeries
3 9 (10.59%) AS400
3 9 (10.59%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (8.24%) Management Information System
5 6 (7.06%) Private Cloud
6 5 (5.88%) PKI
7 4 (4.71%) User Experience
7 4 (4.71%) VSAM
8 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.18%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 33 (38.82%) Linux
2 21 (24.71%) Unix
3 16 (18.82%) Windows
4 11 (12.94%) OS/390
5 10 (11.76%) Windows Server
6 7 (8.24%) Solaris
7 5 (5.88%) AIX
8 2 (2.35%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.29%) Incident Management
1 13 (15.29%) Service Management
2 12 (14.12%) ITIL
2 12 (14.12%) Project Planning
2 12 (14.12%) Time Management
3 10 (11.76%) Information Security
3 10 (11.76%) Security Management
4 7 (8.24%) Infrastructure Management
4 7 (8.24%) SOA
5 6 (7.06%) Configuration Management
5 6 (7.06%) Logistics
5 6 (7.06%) SDLC
6 5 (5.88%) People Management
6 5 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.88%) TOGAF
7 4 (4.71%) Enterprise Content Management
7 4 (4.71%) OWASP
7 4 (4.71%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (4.71%) Supplier Management
7 4 (4.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (30.59%) SQL
2 25 (29.41%) JCL
3 18 (21.18%) Java
4 13 (15.29%) Assembly Language
4 13 (15.29%) COBOL
5 12 (14.12%) REXX
6 10 (11.76%) CLIST
7 6 (7.06%) Perl
7 6 (7.06%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.53%) C#
8 3 (3.53%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.18%) NATURAL
10 1 (1.18%) PL/1
10 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.71%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.18%) Degree
3 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (22.35%) RACF
2 18 (21.18%) Time Sharing Option
3 17 (20.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 11 (12.94%) Active Directory
5 5 (5.88%) ACF2
5 5 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (4.71%) Squid
7 1 (1.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 12 (14.12%) zSecure
2 2 (2.35%) SCCM
3 1 (1.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 45 (52.94%) IBM
2 15 (17.65%) CA
2 15 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 12 (14.12%) Sybase
4 9 (10.59%) VMware
5 7 (8.24%) Oracle
6 4 (4.71%) Ab Initio
7 2 (2.35%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.18%) BMC
8 1 (1.18%) Pega
8 1 (1.18%) Twitter
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