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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 855 889 889
Rank change year-on-year
+34 0
Permanent jobs citing zOS 55 77 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.070% 0.073%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.23% 0.27% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 31 22 45
Median salary £50,000 £53,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.54% +18.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £38,930 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £64,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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
23516 28744 30348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.69% 26.24% 26.89%
Number of salaries quoted 19947 24353 25079
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

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 28 September 2016 within the UK.

zOS Salary Histogram in the UK

zOS
Top 27 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 28 September 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 +23 44 £56,250 +2.27% 6
East Midlands +21 12 £52,500 +90.90%
Leicestershire - 12 £52,500 -
South East - 12 £60,000 - 3
East of England - 9 £30,000 -
Hertfordshire - 9 £30,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 9 £30,000 -
Scotland +33 8 £50,000 -2.91% 2
London +45 6 £90,000 +63.63% 1
Berkshire - 5 £60,000 - 2
Edinburgh +17 4 £50,000 -2.91% 1
Glasgow - 4 £40,000 -
East Sussex - 4 £80,000 -
Slough - 4 £60,000 - 1
North West -20 2 £45,000 -14.28%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £35,000 - 1
North East - 2 £35,000 - 2
West Sussex - 2 £27,500 -
Wilmslow - 2 £45,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £35,000 - 2
Cheshire - 2 £45,000 -
Crawley - 2 £27,500 -
South West -8 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £60,000 - 1
Leicester - 1 £52,500 -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 56 (67.47%) Mainframe
2 51 (61.45%) IBM
3 49 (59.04%) DB2
4 34 (40.96%) Linux
5 32 (38.55%) CICS
6 30 (36.14%) SQL
7 25 (30.12%) Finance
8 24 (28.92%) RACF
9 23 (27.71%) JCL
9 23 (27.71%) WebSphere
10 22 (26.51%) Unix
10 22 (26.51%) WebSphere Application Server
11 20 (24.10%) CA
12 19 (22.89%) Java
13 18 (21.69%) Service Management
13 18 (21.69%) Incident Management
13 18 (21.69%) ISPF
13 18 (21.69%) Time Sharing Option
14 17 (20.48%) iSeries
14 17 (20.48%) Job Entry Subsystem
15 16 (19.28%) zSecure
15 16 (19.28%) Middleware
16 15 (18.07%) Sybase
16 15 (18.07%) Windows
17 14 (16.87%) Banking
17 14 (16.87%) WebSphere MQ
17 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
18 13 (15.66%) COBOL
19 12 (14.46%) SAS
19 12 (14.46%) REXX

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 32 (38.55%) CICS
2 23 (27.71%) WebSphere
3 22 (26.51%) WebSphere Application Server
4 12 (14.46%) SAS
5 10 (12.05%) MQSeries
6 4 (4.82%) GlassFish
7 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.20%) IIS
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (10.84%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.64%) MS Office
3 6 (7.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) IaaS
1 2 (2.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.84%) Kerberos
1 9 (10.84%) SSH
1 9 (10.84%) SSL
2 8 (9.64%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.23%) SAN
4 2 (2.41%) SNA
5 1 (1.20%) ATM
5 1 (1.20%) Network Security
5 1 (1.20%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (59.04%) DB2
2 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.82%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (13.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.20%) JIRA
General
1 25 (30.12%) Finance
2 14 (16.87%) Banking
3 4 (4.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.20%) Legal
4 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (24.10%) Analyst
2 16 (19.28%) Support Analyst
3 15 (18.07%) Security Engineer
4 14 (16.87%) Developer
5 12 (14.46%) COBOL Developer
6 11 (13.25%) Lead Developer
7 10 (12.05%) DB2 Developer
8 9 (10.84%) Server Analyst
9 8 (9.64%) Senior Security Engineer
10 5 (6.02%) Applications Support
10 5 (6.02%) Applications Support Analyst
10 5 (6.02%) Architect
10 5 (6.02%) Linux Support
10 5 (6.02%) Server Support
10 5 (6.02%) Server Support Analyst
10 5 (6.02%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (4.82%) IT Technician
11 4 (4.82%) Java Architect
11 4 (4.82%) SOA Architect
11 4 (4.82%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.69%) ISPF
2 16 (19.28%) Middleware
3 14 (16.87%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (4.82%) Java EE
5 3 (3.61%) .NET
6 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.41%) REST
7 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.20%) CSS
7 1 (1.20%) CSS3
7 1 (1.20%) HTML
7 1 (1.20%) HTML5
7 1 (1.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (67.47%) Mainframe
2 17 (20.48%) iSeries
3 7 (8.43%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (8.43%) PKI
4 6 (7.23%) AS400
5 5 (6.02%) VSAM
6 4 (4.82%) User Experience
7 2 (2.41%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.20%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.20%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 34 (40.96%) Linux
2 22 (26.51%) Unix
3 15 (18.07%) Windows
4 11 (13.25%) OS/390
5 9 (10.84%) Solaris
5 9 (10.84%) Windows Server
6 8 (9.64%) AIX
7 2 (2.41%) MVS
8 1 (1.20%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.69%) Incident Management
1 18 (21.69%) Service Management
2 12 (14.46%) Security Management
3 11 (13.25%) Project Planning
4 9 (10.84%) Time Management
5 7 (8.43%) Information Security
5 7 (8.43%) Infrastructure Management
5 7 (8.43%) People Management
6 6 (7.23%) ITIL
7 5 (6.02%) Logistics
7 5 (6.02%) SOA
7 5 (6.02%) TOGAF
8 4 (4.82%) Change Management
8 4 (4.82%) Content Management
8 4 (4.82%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (4.82%) Enterprise Content Management
8 4 (4.82%) OWASP
8 4 (4.82%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (3.61%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.61%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 30 (36.14%) SQL
2 23 (27.71%) JCL
3 19 (22.89%) Java
4 13 (15.66%) COBOL
5 12 (14.46%) Assembly Language
5 12 (14.46%) REXX
6 11 (13.25%) Perl
6 11 (13.25%) Shell Script
7 10 (12.05%) CLIST
8 4 (4.82%) VB
9 3 (3.61%) C#
10 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.20%) PL/1
11 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.41%) Degree
3 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.41%) QA
System Software
1 24 (28.92%) RACF
2 18 (21.69%) Time Sharing Option
3 17 (20.48%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 6 (7.23%) Active Directory
5 4 (4.82%) Squid
5 4 (4.82%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (3.61%) ACF2
7 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (19.28%) zSecure
2 4 (4.82%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 51 (61.45%) IBM
2 20 (24.10%) CA
3 15 (18.07%) Sybase
4 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
5 7 (8.43%) Oracle
6 5 (6.02%) VMware
7 4 (4.82%) Ab Initio
8 1 (1.20%) Pega
8 1 (1.20%) TSYS
8 1 (1.20%) Twitter
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Salary: Competitive base salary + attractive benefits
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Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus health, life, pension, bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + +Bonus +On-call
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Salary: From £60,000 to £100,000,000 per annum Competitive Salary - Excellent
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