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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 837 818 827
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +9
Permanent jobs citing zOS 60 72 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.066% 0.050%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.19% 0.24% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 24 56 51
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £38,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £56,560 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £46,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-7.60% +8.23%

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
30780 29937 32355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.48% 27.34% 28.02%
Number of salaries quoted 25745 24877 27944
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 19 December 2014 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 19 December 2014. 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 -10 54 £47,500 - 7
London +21 18 £47,500 -5.00% 2
North West +2 15 - - 2
Manchester - 15 - - 1
South East - 7 £28,000 - 2
Scotland +3 6 £52,500 +14.13%
Edinburgh -2 6 £52,500 +15.38%
Nottingham - 6 £44,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 6 £44,000 -
East Midlands - 6 £44,000 -
Yorkshire -46 4 £22,500 -47.49%
West Sussex - 4 £28,000 - 1
Surrey - 3 £47,500 -
Guildford - 3 £47,500 -
City of London +27 2 £65,000 +60.66%
Halifax -7 2 - -
West Yorkshire -34 2 - -
North East - 2 £42,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £42,500 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £22,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £42,500 -
South West -11 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire -17 1 - -
Gloucestershire -19 1 - -
East of England -19 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 86 (60.99%) DB2
2 82 (58.16%) IBM
3 79 (56.03%) Mainframe
4 62 (43.97%) Windows
5 51 (36.17%) Linux
5 51 (36.17%) WebSphere
6 50 (35.46%) BMC
7 47 (33.33%) CICS
8 46 (32.62%) CA
9 45 (31.91%) Middleware
10 42 (29.79%) WebSphere MQ
11 36 (25.53%) Finance
12 35 (24.82%) Solaris
13 34 (24.11%) AIX
13 34 (24.11%) Oracle
13 34 (24.11%) Banking
13 34 (24.11%) RACF
14 33 (23.40%) VMware
15 32 (22.70%) Red Hat
15 32 (22.70%) SQL Server
16 31 (21.99%) RDBMS
16 31 (21.99%) Relational Database
16 31 (21.99%) Tivoli
17 30 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
17 30 (21.28%) HP
17 30 (21.28%) UNIX
18 29 (20.57%) Microsoft
18 29 (20.57%) Oracle Exadata
18 29 (20.57%) Hyper-V
19 28 (19.86%) WebLogic

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 51 (36.17%) WebSphere
2 47 (33.33%) CICS
3 28 (19.86%) WebLogic
4 12 (8.51%) Apache
5 8 (5.67%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (4.26%) JBoss
7 5 (3.55%) Adobe CQ
8 3 (2.13%) CMS
8 3 (2.13%) ColdFusion
9 2 (1.42%) IIS
10 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.71%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.71%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.71%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.71%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.71%) GlassFish
Applications
1 6 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.71%) SPSS
2 1 (0.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Summit
1 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 27 (19.15%) SAN
2 17 (12.06%) TCP/IP
3 16 (11.35%) SSL
4 3 (2.13%) Network Security
4 3 (2.13%) Internet
5 2 (1.42%) X.25
5 2 (1.42%) Firewall
5 2 (1.42%) VPN
5 2 (1.42%) SMS
5 2 (1.42%) WAN
5 2 (1.42%) iSCSI
5 2 (1.42%) FCoE
6 1 (0.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (60.99%) DB2
2 32 (22.70%) SQL Server
3 31 (21.99%) Relational Database
3 31 (21.99%) RDBMS
4 29 (20.57%) Oracle Exadata
5 27 (19.15%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.55%) DataStage
7 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.42%) NonStop SQL
7 2 (1.42%) OLAP
7 2 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.42%) Adabas
8 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.42%) ERwin
General
1 36 (25.53%) Finance
2 34 (24.11%) Banking
3 6 (4.26%) Spanish Language
4 5 (3.55%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.84%) Retail
6 1 (0.71%) Marketing
6 1 (0.71%) French Language
6 1 (0.71%) German Language
6 1 (0.71%) Electronics
6 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (21.28%) Architect
2 28 (19.86%) Infrastructure Architect
3 27 (19.15%) Solutions Architect
4 26 (18.44%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 19 (13.48%) DBA
5 19 (13.48%) DB2 DBA
6 13 (9.22%) Consultant
7 12 (8.51%) Developer
7 12 (8.51%) Mainframe DBA
8 9 (6.38%) Technical Consultant
8 9 (6.38%) Programmer
9 6 (4.26%) CICS Programmer
10 5 (3.55%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.55%) Mainframe Developer
10 5 (3.55%) Analyst
11 4 (2.84%) Technical Leader
11 4 (2.84%) Systems Programmer
11 4 (2.84%) Technical Specialist
11 4 (2.84%) Middleware Consultant
11 4 (2.84%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (31.91%) Middleware
2 42 (29.79%) WebSphere MQ
3 16 (11.35%) ISPF
4 8 (5.67%) SOAP
5 7 (4.96%) XML
6 4 (2.84%) Web Services
7 2 (1.42%) .NET
7 2 (1.42%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 1 (0.71%) J2EE
8 1 (0.71%) HTML
8 1 (0.71%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.71%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 79 (56.03%) Mainframe
2 27 (19.15%) FlexPod
3 12 (8.51%) IBM Mainframe
4 10 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (6.38%) VSAM
6 8 (5.67%) Clustering
7 7 (4.96%) iSeries
8 6 (4.26%) Cryptography
8 6 (4.26%) SWIFT
9 4 (2.84%) Credit Risk
10 3 (2.13%) Computer Science
10 3 (2.13%) CMDB
10 3 (2.13%) Tandem
10 3 (2.13%) GIS
11 2 (1.42%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.42%) Replication
12 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.71%) HACMP
12 1 (0.71%) DTV
12 1 (0.71%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 62 (43.97%) Windows
2 51 (36.17%) Linux
3 35 (24.82%) Solaris
4 34 (24.11%) AIX
5 30 (21.28%) UNIX
6 28 (19.86%) OS/400
6 28 (19.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (19.15%) SUSE
7 27 (19.15%) HPUX
8 14 (9.93%) MVS
9 3 (2.13%) OS/390
10 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.86%) Business Continuity
2 27 (19.15%) Infrastructure Management
2 27 (19.15%) Mentoring
2 27 (19.15%) Coaching
3 16 (11.35%) ITIL
4 15 (10.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (7.09%) Service Management
6 9 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (5.67%) Project Management
8 7 (4.96%) Configuration Management
8 7 (4.96%) Software Engineering
9 5 (3.55%) Content Management
9 5 (3.55%) SOA
9 5 (3.55%) ETL
9 5 (3.55%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (3.55%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (2.84%) Change Management
10 4 (2.84%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (2.84%) Workflow
10 4 (2.84%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (17.02%) JCL
2 22 (15.60%) SQL
3 21 (14.89%) COBOL
3 21 (14.89%) REXX
4 12 (8.51%) Java
5 9 (6.38%) Assembly Language
6 6 (4.26%) PL/1
7 5 (3.55%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.55%) C++
8 4 (2.84%) Jython
9 3 (2.13%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.13%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.13%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.42%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (10.64%) Degree
2 5 (3.55%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (2.84%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.09%) SLA
2 2 (1.42%) QA
System Software
1 34 (24.11%) RACF
2 30 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (20.57%) Hyper-V
4 27 (19.15%) KVM
5 13 (9.22%) ACF2
6 3 (2.13%) Active Directory
7 2 (1.42%) NFS
7 2 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.42%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 31 (21.99%) Tivoli
2 22 (15.60%) OMEGAMON
3 5 (3.55%) CA Endevor
3 5 (3.55%) OpenAM
4 3 (2.13%) HP SiteScope
4 3 (2.13%) Unicenter
4 3 (2.13%) Tivoli NetView
4 3 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (2.13%) MOM
5 2 (1.42%) MAINVIEW
6 1 (0.71%) Control-M
6 1 (0.71%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 82 (58.16%) IBM
2 50 (35.46%) BMC
3 46 (32.62%) CA
4 34 (24.11%) Oracle
5 33 (23.40%) VMware
6 32 (22.70%) Red Hat
7 30 (21.28%) HP
8 29 (20.57%) Microsoft
9 28 (19.86%) EMC
9 28 (19.86%) Cisco
9 28 (19.86%) NetApp
10 27 (19.15%) CheckPoint
10 27 (19.15%) Symantec
10 27 (19.15%) Juniper
10 27 (19.15%) Brocade
11 5 (3.55%) Adobe
12 3 (2.13%) Sun
12 3 (2.13%) SAP
12 3 (2.13%) Unisys
12 3 (2.13%) Citrix
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