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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 903 872 916
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +44
Permanent jobs citing zOS 29 106 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.095% 0.061%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.12% 0.36% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 12 63 42
Median salary £37,750 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-24.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £34,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,650 £57,500 £72,400
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £48,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-28.20% +8.33%

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
24915 29455 31821
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.41% 26.51% 26.76%
Number of salaries quoted 21316 24679 26775
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £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 29 June 2016 within the UK.

zOS Salary Histogram in the UK

zOS
Top 17 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 29 June 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 -28 18 £37,750 -24.50% 3
Scotland +11 11 - - 2
Glasgow - 6 - - 1
London -3 5 £70,000 +27.27% 1
East of England - 5 £35,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £35,000 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £35,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £40,500 -
North East - 4 £40,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £40,500 -
South West +8 2 £26,988 -29.96%
Edinburgh 0 2 - - 1
South East +25 1 £55,000 +10.00%
West Sussex -13 1 £55,000 +10.00%
Devon - 1 £26,988 -
Exeter - 1 £26,988 -
Bristol - 1 - -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 72 (86.75%) Mainframe
2 61 (73.49%) IBM
3 53 (63.86%) DB2
4 41 (49.40%) SQL
5 37 (44.58%) JCL
6 35 (42.17%) ISPF
6 35 (42.17%) Time Sharing Option
7 34 (40.96%) Banking
8 32 (38.55%) Finance
9 29 (34.94%) CICS
10 25 (30.12%) CA
11 23 (27.71%) COBOL
12 21 (25.30%) RACF
13 20 (24.10%) REXX
13 20 (24.10%) Unix
14 19 (22.89%) Assembly Language
15 17 (20.48%) Tivoli
15 17 (20.48%) zSecure
16 16 (19.28%) OS/390
16 16 (19.28%) Sybase
16 16 (19.28%) Retail
17 15 (18.07%) Linux
18 14 (16.87%) Middleware
18 14 (16.87%) Job Entry Subsystem
18 14 (16.87%) SDLC
19 13 (15.66%) QA
20 12 (14.46%) Team Foundation Server
20 12 (14.46%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
20 12 (14.46%) Microsoft
20 12 (14.46%) Java

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 29 (34.94%) CICS
2 12 (14.46%) MQSeries
3 8 (9.64%) SAS
4 7 (8.43%) WebSphere
5 5 (6.02%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (9.64%) MS Excel
1 8 (9.64%) MS Office
1 8 (9.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.84%) Kerberos
1 9 (10.84%) SSH
1 9 (10.84%) SSL
2 4 (4.82%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.20%) Network Security
3 1 (1.20%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (63.86%) DB2
2 10 (12.05%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.41%) GIS
5 1 (1.20%) Big Data
5 1 (1.20%) DataStage
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (14.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.41%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.20%) JIRA
General
1 34 (40.96%) Banking
2 32 (38.55%) Finance
3 16 (19.28%) Retail
4 4 (4.82%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (20.48%) Developer
2 14 (16.87%) Lead Developer
2 14 (16.87%) Security Engineer
3 10 (12.05%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 6 (7.23%) .NET Developer
4 6 (7.23%) Analyst
4 6 (7.23%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (7.23%) C# Developer
4 6 (7.23%) DB2 Developer
4 6 (7.23%) Lead .NET Developer
4 6 (7.23%) Lead C# Developer
4 6 (7.23%) Lead SQL Server Developer
4 6 (7.23%) Senior Security Engineer
4 6 (7.23%) SQL Developer
4 6 (7.23%) SQL Server Developer
4 6 (7.23%) z/OS Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) COBOL Developer
5 5 (6.02%) DB2 Specialist
5 5 (6.02%) DBA
5 5 (6.02%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (42.17%) ISPF
2 14 (16.87%) Middleware
3 9 (10.84%) HTML
4 8 (9.64%) HTML5
5 7 (8.43%) CSS
5 7 (8.43%) XML
6 6 (7.23%) .NET
6 6 (7.23%) .NET Framework
6 6 (7.23%) CSS3
6 6 (7.23%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (4.82%) Web Services
8 1 (1.20%) POSIX
8 1 (1.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 72 (86.75%) Mainframe
2 11 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (13.25%) VSAM
3 7 (8.43%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (8.43%) PKI
4 6 (7.23%) Computer Science
4 6 (7.23%) iSeries
5 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.82%) Replication
6 3 (3.61%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.41%) Tandem
8 1 (1.20%) AS400
8 1 (1.20%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.20%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.10%) Unix
2 16 (19.28%) OS/390
3 15 (18.07%) Linux
4 11 (13.25%) Windows
5 8 (9.64%) Windows Server
6 5 (6.02%) AIX
6 5 (6.02%) Solaris
7 1 (1.20%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.87%) SDLC
2 11 (13.25%) Project Planning
3 10 (12.05%) Security Management
4 9 (10.84%) Performance Analysis
5 8 (9.64%) Change Management
5 8 (9.64%) Coaching
5 8 (9.64%) Mentoring
5 8 (9.64%) Time Management
6 7 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (8.43%) People Management
7 6 (7.23%) Information Security
7 6 (7.23%) MVVM
7 6 (7.23%) Scrum
7 6 (7.23%) Service Management
8 5 (6.02%) Incident Management
8 5 (6.02%) Release Management
8 5 (6.02%) User Stories
9 4 (4.82%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (4.82%) High Availability
9 4 (4.82%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 41 (49.40%) SQL
2 37 (44.58%) JCL
3 23 (27.71%) COBOL
4 20 (24.10%) REXX
5 19 (22.89%) Assembly Language
6 12 (14.46%) Java
7 11 (13.25%) Perl
7 11 (13.25%) Shell Script
8 10 (12.05%) CLIST
9 9 (10.84%) JavaScript
10 6 (7.23%) C#
10 6 (7.23%) T-SQL
11 4 (4.82%) VB
12 3 (3.61%) PL/1
13 1 (1.20%) C
13 1 (1.20%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (10.84%) Degree
2 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.66%) QA
2 4 (4.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (42.17%) Time Sharing Option
2 21 (25.30%) RACF
3 14 (16.87%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 12 (14.46%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (20.48%) Tivoli
1 17 (20.48%) zSecure
2 8 (9.64%) CA Endevor
3 5 (6.02%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 5 (6.02%) Tivoli NetView
4 2 (2.41%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 61 (73.49%) IBM
2 25 (30.12%) CA
3 16 (19.28%) Sybase
4 12 (14.46%) Microsoft
5 10 (12.05%) SAP
6 3 (3.61%) Oracle
7 2 (2.41%) Cognizant
8 1 (1.20%) Syncsort
8 1 (1.20%) TSYS
8 1 (1.20%) Twitter
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