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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 804 867 840
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -27
Permanent jobs citing zOS 94 60 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.051% 0.041%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.33% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 49 36 31
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,533 £39,750 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £57,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £42,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year
+9.41% -8.10%

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
28706 31317 29709
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.26% 26.77% 27.36%
Number of salaries quoted 24114 26142 25150
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 3 August 2015 within the UK.

zOS Salary Histogram in the UK

zOS
Top 26 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 3 August 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 +54 85 £50,000 +11.11% 12
London +27 29 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Yorkshire +17 21 £47,000 +17.50% 2
North West +9 12 - - 1
Manchester - 12 - - 1
South West -6 11 £38,533 -14.37%
West Yorkshire +11 10 £47,250 +18.12% 2
City of London +36 8 £46,000 -20.00%
Wiltshire - 8 £38,533 -
Scotland +9 7 £50,500 - 2
East Midlands +9 6 £27,500 -
Edinburgh +3 6 £50,500 - 2
Halifax +2 6 £53,250 - 2
Nottinghamshire +2 6 £27,500 -
Nottingham +1 6 £27,500 -
Swindon - 6 £38,533 -
South East +11 4 £50,000 +28.20% 5
Bradford - 4 £45,000 -
West Sussex - 4 £50,000 -
Bournemouth - 2 - -
Crawley - 2 £51,250 -
Gatwick - 2 £50,000 -
Dorset - 2 - -
North Yorkshire -2 1 £23,500 -3.09%
Gloucester -3 1 - -
Gloucestershire -10 1 - -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 137 (64.62%) IBM
2 127 (59.91%) DB2
3 112 (52.83%) Banking
4 88 (41.51%) Windows
5 85 (40.09%) Linux
6 78 (36.79%) Mainframe
7 74 (34.91%) AIX
8 70 (33.02%) Solaris
9 68 (32.08%) Retail
10 64 (30.19%) WebSphere
11 58 (27.36%) HP
12 54 (25.47%) Middleware
13 52 (24.53%) CICS
14 46 (21.70%) Analytical Skills
15 41 (19.34%) WebSphere Message Broker
16 38 (17.92%) JCL
16 38 (17.92%) Oracle
17 37 (17.45%) RACF
18 36 (16.98%) WebSphere MQ
19 35 (16.51%) zSecure
20 33 (15.57%) Service Delivery
21 31 (14.62%) SQL
22 30 (14.15%) Mentoring
23 29 (13.68%) UNIX
24 28 (13.21%) SQL Server
24 28 (13.21%) WebLogic
24 28 (13.21%) TCP/IP
24 28 (13.21%) RDBMS
24 28 (13.21%) VMware
24 28 (13.21%) IBM Mainframe

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 64 (30.19%) WebSphere
2 52 (24.53%) CICS
3 28 (13.21%) WebLogic
4 10 (4.72%) MQSeries
5 8 (3.77%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (3.30%) IBM HTTP Server
6 7 (3.30%) JBoss
7 6 (2.83%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
8 5 (2.36%) Apache
8 5 (2.36%) SAS
9 2 (0.94%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.47%) IIS
10 1 (0.47%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (0.47%) MS Office
1 1 (0.47%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.32%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 28 (13.21%) TCP/IP
2 27 (12.74%) SAN
3 22 (10.38%) Internet
4 6 (2.83%) SSL
5 5 (2.36%) Firewall
6 4 (1.89%) DMZ
6 4 (1.89%) Network Security
7 3 (1.42%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.47%) LAN
8 1 (0.47%) SMS
8 1 (0.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (59.91%) DB2
2 28 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 28 (13.21%) RDBMS
2 28 (13.21%) Oracle Database
2 28 (13.21%) Relational Database
3 24 (11.32%) Oracle Exadata
4 10 (4.72%) Adabas
5 6 (2.83%) DB2 UDB
6 3 (1.42%) Base SAS
6 3 (1.42%) DataStage
7 2 (0.94%) MySQL
8 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.47%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (7.55%) Eclipse
2 6 (2.83%) CruiseControl
2 6 (2.83%) Subversion
2 6 (2.83%) Maven
2 6 (2.83%) Ant
3 1 (0.47%) JUnit
General
1 112 (52.83%) Banking
2 68 (32.08%) Retail
3 23 (10.85%) Finance
4 9 (4.25%) Marketing
5 3 (1.42%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.94%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.47%) Publishing
7 1 (0.47%) French Language
Job Titles
1 30 (14.15%) Architect
1 30 (14.15%) Analyst
1 30 (14.15%) Administrator
2 29 (13.68%) Developer
3 25 (11.79%) Solutions Architect
4 24 (11.32%) DBA
4 24 (11.32%) Infrastructure Architect
4 24 (11.32%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 22 (10.38%) Technical Leader
6 20 (9.43%) Technical Specialist
7 19 (8.96%) DB2 DBA
8 16 (7.55%) Consultant
9 13 (6.13%) Mainframe Developer
10 10 (4.72%) Senior Technical Specialist
10 10 (4.72%) Applications Developer
11 9 (4.25%) Programmer
12 8 (3.77%) WebSphere Administrator
12 8 (3.77%) Analyst Programmer
12 8 (3.77%) COBOL Analyst
12 8 (3.77%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (25.47%) Middleware
2 41 (19.34%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 36 (16.98%) WebSphere MQ
4 21 (9.91%) HTML
5 20 (9.43%) ISPF
6 11 (5.19%) Spring
7 10 (4.72%) JSON
7 10 (4.72%) XML
8 9 (4.25%) Web Services
9 8 (3.77%) Hibernate
10 7 (3.30%) SOAP
10 7 (3.30%) WSDL
10 7 (3.30%) XML Schema
11 6 (2.83%) Struts
11 6 (2.83%) SAX
11 6 (2.83%) DOM
11 6 (2.83%) XSLT
11 6 (2.83%) XHTML
11 6 (2.83%) UDDI
11 6 (2.83%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 78 (36.79%) Mainframe
2 46 (21.70%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (13.21%) IBM Mainframe
4 25 (11.79%) Data Centre
5 24 (11.32%) FlexPod
6 20 (9.43%) Management Information System
7 19 (8.96%) Online Banking
8 9 (4.25%) Credit Risk
9 7 (3.30%) iSeries
10 6 (2.83%) DataPower
11 5 (2.36%) Reference Data
11 5 (2.36%) Computer Science
11 5 (2.36%) Clustering
12 4 (1.89%) SWIFT
13 3 (1.42%) VSAM
14 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
14 2 (0.94%) PMI
15 1 (0.47%) W3C
15 1 (0.47%) GIS
15 1 (0.47%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 88 (41.51%) Windows
2 85 (40.09%) Linux
3 74 (34.91%) AIX
4 70 (33.02%) Solaris
5 29 (13.68%) UNIX
6 25 (11.79%) OS/400
6 25 (11.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (11.32%) SUSE
7 24 (11.32%) HPUX
8 4 (1.89%) MVS
9 2 (0.94%) OS/390
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (15.57%) Service Delivery
2 30 (14.15%) Mentoring
3 26 (12.26%) SDLC
4 25 (11.79%) Coaching
5 24 (11.32%) Infrastructure Management
5 24 (11.32%) Business Continuity
5 24 (11.32%) Converged Infrastructure
6 19 (8.96%) Unit Testing
7 17 (8.02%) Incident Management
8 15 (7.08%) Validation
9 12 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (4.72%) Project Management
10 10 (4.72%) Project Planning
11 9 (4.25%) Product Management
11 9 (4.25%) Test Planning
12 8 (3.77%) Performance Analysis
12 8 (3.77%) Migration
13 7 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (3.30%) Analytics
13 7 (3.30%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (17.92%) JCL
2 31 (14.62%) SQL
3 27 (12.74%) COBOL
4 19 (8.96%) Java
5 13 (6.13%) PL/1
6 12 (5.66%) Assembly Language
6 12 (5.66%) REXX
7 10 (4.72%) NATURAL
7 10 (4.72%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.36%) Perl
8 5 (2.36%) C
8 5 (2.36%) Python
9 4 (1.89%) C++
10 3 (1.42%) SAS Macro
11 2 (0.94%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 6 (2.83%) OCPJP
1 6 (2.83%) Degree
2 5 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.42%) CCNA
3 3 (1.42%) CISSP
3 3 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.42%) GCIA
3 3 (1.42%) GCIH
4 2 (0.94%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.36%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 37 (17.45%) RACF
2 28 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (11.79%) ACF2
4 24 (11.32%) KVM
4 24 (11.32%) Hyper-V
5 19 (8.96%) Time Sharing Option
6 3 (1.42%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 35 (16.51%) zSecure
2 25 (11.79%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 137 (64.62%) IBM
2 58 (27.36%) HP
3 38 (17.92%) Oracle
4 28 (13.21%) VMware
5 27 (12.74%) CA
6 25 (11.79%) Red Hat
6 25 (11.79%) Microsoft
7 24 (11.32%) EMC
7 24 (11.32%) Juniper
7 24 (11.32%) BMC
7 24 (11.32%) CheckPoint
7 24 (11.32%) Symantec
7 24 (11.32%) NetApp
7 24 (11.32%) Brocade
7 24 (11.32%) Cisco
8 8 (3.77%) SAP
9 4 (1.89%) Twitter
10 1 (0.47%) Computacenter
10 1 (0.47%) Google
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