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 26 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 800 786 805
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +19
Permanent jobs citing zOS 82 106 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.099% 0.057%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.29% 0.37% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 45 88 50
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £36,600 £40,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £58,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -10.00%

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
28649 28682 29974
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.18% 26.92% 27.48%
Number of salaries quoted 23978 23567 25328
Average salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.46% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,500 £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 26 February 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 26 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 76 £52,500 +16.66% 7
London -7 37 £52,500 +5.00% 3
City of London +12 19 £57,500 +40.54% 1
North West -9 16 £65,000 +68.83% 1
South East -5 15 £60,000 +84.61% 1
Manchester +16 13 - - 1
Berkshire - 7 £60,000 -
West Sussex - 7 £28,000 - 1
Scotland +5 5 £58,000 +20.83% 1
Edinburgh -3 5 £58,000 +28.88% 1
Gloucestershire -5 3 - - 1
South West -11 3 - - 1
Cheshire -13 3 £65,000 +68.83%
Gatwick - 3 £27,500 -
Bracknell - 3 £65,000 -
Gloucester +12 2 - - 1
East of England 0 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -6 1 £34,000 -24.86%
West Yorkshire -19 1 £34,000 -24.86%
Norfolk - 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £65,000 -
Norwich - 1 - - 1
Nottingham - 1 - -
Pontefract - 1 £34,000 -
Rugby - 1 - -
Wakefield - 1 £34,000 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 89 (59.73%) IBM
2 79 (53.02%) DB2
3 77 (51.68%) Windows
4 64 (42.95%) Mainframe
5 63 (42.28%) Linux
6 57 (38.26%) WebSphere
7 48 (32.21%) Middleware
8 43 (28.86%) WebSphere MQ
8 43 (28.86%) UNIX
8 43 (28.86%) Banking
9 42 (28.19%) BMC
9 42 (28.19%) CA
10 38 (25.50%) AIX
10 38 (25.50%) CICS
11 37 (24.83%) Solaris
12 35 (23.49%) TCP/IP
13 33 (22.15%) Tivoli
13 33 (22.15%) RDBMS
13 33 (22.15%) Relational Database
13 33 (22.15%) Mentoring
14 32 (21.48%) Microsoft
14 32 (21.48%) Oracle
14 32 (21.48%) Red Hat
15 31 (20.81%) NetApp
15 31 (20.81%) SQL Server
15 31 (20.81%) WebLogic
15 31 (20.81%) HPUX
15 31 (20.81%) HP
15 31 (20.81%) EMC
15 31 (20.81%) Cisco

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 57 (38.26%) WebSphere
2 38 (25.50%) CICS
3 31 (20.81%) WebLogic
4 13 (8.72%) Apache
5 11 (7.38%) WebSphere Application Server
6 10 (6.71%) JBoss
7 5 (3.36%) IBM HTTP Server
7 5 (3.36%) Adobe CQ
8 3 (2.01%) CMS
9 1 (0.67%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.67%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.67%) IIS
9 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.67%) Tuxedo
9 1 (0.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (0.67%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Summit
1 1 (0.67%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 35 (23.49%) TCP/IP
2 30 (20.13%) SAN
3 15 (10.07%) SSL
4 9 (6.04%) Network Security
5 6 (4.03%) Firewall
6 5 (3.36%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (3.36%) Internet
7 2 (1.34%) SNA
8 1 (0.67%) LAN
8 1 (0.67%) SMS
8 1 (0.67%) WAN
8 1 (0.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (53.02%) DB2
2 33 (22.15%) RDBMS
2 33 (22.15%) Relational Database
3 31 (20.81%) SQL Server
4 30 (20.13%) Oracle Exadata
4 30 (20.13%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.03%) DataStage
6 5 (3.36%) Adabas
7 2 (1.34%) OLAP
7 2 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.34%) Big Data
8 1 (0.67%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 2 (1.34%) ERwin
2 1 (0.67%) Eclipse
General
1 43 (28.86%) Banking
2 30 (20.13%) Finance
3 24 (16.11%) Retail
4 7 (4.70%) Spanish Language
5 5 (3.36%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.34%) Marketing
7 1 (0.67%) French Language
7 1 (0.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (22.82%) Architect
2 32 (21.48%) Solutions Architect
3 30 (20.13%) Infrastructure Architect
3 30 (20.13%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 26 (17.45%) Analyst
5 14 (9.40%) Consultant
5 14 (9.40%) DBA
5 14 (9.40%) DB2 DBA
6 11 (7.38%) Administrator
7 10 (6.71%) Developer
7 10 (6.71%) Technical Leader
8 9 (6.04%) Programmer
8 9 (6.04%) Support Analyst
9 8 (5.37%) Technical Consultant
10 7 (4.70%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (4.03%) Network Engineer
11 6 (4.03%) Technical Specialist
11 6 (4.03%) Mainframe Systems Engineer
11 6 (4.03%) CICS Programmer
12 5 (3.36%) Software Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (32.21%) Middleware
2 43 (28.86%) WebSphere MQ
3 9 (6.04%) ISPF
4 8 (5.37%) SOAP
5 7 (4.70%) XML
6 4 (2.68%) Web Services
6 4 (2.68%) HTML
7 2 (1.34%) EntireX
7 2 (1.34%) WSDL
7 2 (1.34%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 1 (0.67%) JSON
8 1 (0.67%) XSLT
8 1 (0.67%) .NET
8 1 (0.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 64 (42.95%) Mainframe
2 30 (20.13%) FlexPod
3 27 (18.12%) IBM Mainframe
4 12 (8.05%) iSeries
5 10 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (6.04%) VSAM
7 7 (4.70%) Clustering
7 7 (4.70%) SWIFT
8 6 (4.03%) Cryptography
8 6 (4.03%) Credit Risk
9 4 (2.68%) Computer Science
10 3 (2.01%) Data Integration
11 2 (1.34%) CMDB
11 2 (1.34%) Tandem
11 2 (1.34%) Mathematics
11 2 (1.34%) GIS
11 2 (1.34%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.34%) Replication
12 1 (0.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 77 (51.68%) Windows
2 63 (42.28%) Linux
3 43 (28.86%) UNIX
4 38 (25.50%) AIX
5 37 (24.83%) Solaris
6 31 (20.81%) HPUX
6 31 (20.81%) SUSE
6 31 (20.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (20.13%) OS/400
8 5 (3.36%) MVS
9 3 (2.01%) OS/390
10 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.15%) Mentoring
2 31 (20.81%) Coaching
2 31 (20.81%) Business Continuity
3 30 (20.13%) Infrastructure Management
4 13 (8.72%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (7.38%) ITIL
5 11 (7.38%) Project Management
6 9 (6.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (4.70%) Service Management
7 7 (4.70%) SOA
8 6 (4.03%) ETL
8 6 (4.03%) Configuration Management
8 6 (4.03%) Software Engineering
9 5 (3.36%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.36%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (3.36%) Reverse Engineering
9 5 (3.36%) Network Architecture
9 5 (3.36%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (3.36%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (3.36%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (17.45%) JCL
2 21 (14.09%) COBOL
3 18 (12.08%) SQL
4 14 (9.40%) REXX
5 12 (8.05%) Java
6 10 (6.71%) Assembly Language
7 7 (4.70%) PL/1
8 5 (3.36%) C++
9 4 (2.68%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.68%) Jython
10 3 (2.01%) NATURAL
11 2 (1.34%) C
12 1 (0.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (6.04%) Degree
2 6 (4.03%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (3.36%) GCIA
3 5 (3.36%) GCIH
3 5 (3.36%) CCNA
3 5 (3.36%) CISSP
3 5 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.01%) VCP4
5 2 (1.34%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.71%) SLA
2 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 31 (20.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (20.13%) Hyper-V
2 30 (20.13%) KVM
3 24 (16.11%) RACF
4 19 (12.75%) ACF2
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 33 (22.15%) Tivoli
2 14 (9.40%) OMEGAMON
3 5 (3.36%) Tivoli NetView
3 5 (3.36%) OpenAM
4 4 (2.68%) CA Endevor
5 3 (2.01%) Unicenter
5 3 (2.01%) MOM
5 3 (2.01%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (1.34%) MAINVIEW
6 2 (1.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.67%) Control-M
7 1 (0.67%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 89 (59.73%) IBM
2 42 (28.19%) BMC
2 42 (28.19%) CA
3 32 (21.48%) Red Hat
3 32 (21.48%) Microsoft
3 32 (21.48%) Oracle
4 31 (20.81%) Cisco
4 31 (20.81%) HP
4 31 (20.81%) EMC
4 31 (20.81%) VMware
4 31 (20.81%) NetApp
5 30 (20.13%) Brocade
5 30 (20.13%) Juniper
5 30 (20.13%) CheckPoint
5 30 (20.13%) Symantec
6 5 (3.36%) Adobe
7 3 (2.01%) Sun
7 3 (2.01%) Unisys
8 2 (1.34%) SAP
9 1 (0.67%) Cognos
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