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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM z/OS
UK
Rank 834 900 892
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -8
Permanent jobs citing zOS 19 47 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.047% 0.054%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.095% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 13 16 29
Median salary £35,000 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-26.31% -9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £39,250 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £58,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £28,750 £45,000 £58,000
% change year-on-year
-36.11% -22.41%

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
20070 26205 28903
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.18% 26.11% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 16972 22113 24186
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 22 January 2017 within the UK.

zOS Salary Histogram in the UK

zOS
Top 14 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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +63 13 £32,500 -35.00% 3
South East +49 8 £27,500 -45.00%
Scotland +32 6 £42,000 -1.17%
Glasgow +27 5 - -
West Sussex -13 5 £27,500 -45.00%
Crawley - 5 £27,500 -
London +64 4 £60,000 +4.34% 2
Berkshire - 2 £28,750 -
East Midlands 0 1 £42,500 -5.55%
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £42,000 -
Bromley - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £42,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £36,500 -
Clydebank - 1 £42,000 -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 55 (74.32%) Mainframe
2 33 (44.59%) DB2
3 32 (43.24%) Linux
3 32 (43.24%) IBM
4 26 (35.14%) CICS
5 25 (33.78%) Finance
6 21 (28.38%) JCL
6 21 (28.38%) Unix
7 19 (25.68%) Windows
7 19 (25.68%) SQL
8 16 (21.62%) COBOL
8 16 (21.62%) Java
9 15 (20.27%) WebSphere
10 14 (18.92%) Middleware
11 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
11 13 (17.57%) WebSphere Application Server
11 13 (17.57%) Banking
12 12 (16.22%) ITIL
12 12 (16.22%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 11 (14.86%) Active Directory
14 10 (13.51%) RACF
14 10 (13.51%) CA
14 10 (13.51%) OS/390
14 10 (13.51%) SAS
14 10 (13.51%) AS400
15 9 (12.16%) Service Management
15 9 (12.16%) Information Security
15 9 (12.16%) VMware
15 9 (12.16%) Incident Management
15 9 (12.16%) ISPF

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 26 (35.14%) CICS
2 15 (20.27%) WebSphere
3 13 (17.57%) WebSphere Application Server
4 10 (13.51%) SAS
5 7 (9.46%) MQSeries
6 5 (6.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (5.41%) GlassFish
8 2 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.70%) IIS
8 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.11%) MS Office
3 3 (4.05%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.11%) IaaS
1 6 (8.11%) SaaS
2 1 (1.35%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.46%) SAN
2 3 (4.05%) Kerberos
2 3 (4.05%) SSH
2 3 (4.05%) SSL
3 2 (2.70%) ATM
3 2 (2.70%) HTTP
3 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.35%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (44.59%) DB2
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.41%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.35%) Adabas
4 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (12.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (33.78%) Finance
2 13 (17.57%) Banking
3 2 (2.70%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.35%) Legal
4 1 (1.35%) Marketing
4 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (20.27%) Analyst
1 15 (20.27%) Developer
2 12 (16.22%) COBOL Developer
3 11 (14.86%) Support Analyst
4 9 (12.16%) DB2 Developer
4 9 (12.16%) Lead Developer
4 9 (12.16%) Security Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Senior Security Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Administrator
6 5 (6.76%) Architect
6 5 (6.76%) Server Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) Software Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) Software Support Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Head of Support
7 4 (5.41%) Head of Testing
7 4 (5.41%) Java Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Programmer
7 4 (5.41%) SOA Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.92%) Middleware
2 9 (12.16%) ISPF
3 5 (6.76%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (5.41%) Java EE
5 2 (2.70%) .NET
5 2 (2.70%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.70%) JMS
5 2 (2.70%) JSON
5 2 (2.70%) Spring
5 2 (2.70%) XML
6 1 (1.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 55 (74.32%) Mainframe
2 10 (13.51%) AS400
3 7 (9.46%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (9.46%) iSeries
3 7 (9.46%) Management Information System
4 6 (8.11%) Private Cloud
4 6 (8.11%) VSAM
5 4 (5.41%) User Experience
6 3 (4.05%) PKI
7 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 32 (43.24%) Linux
2 21 (28.38%) Unix
3 19 (25.68%) Windows
4 10 (13.51%) OS/390
5 9 (12.16%) Windows Server
6 6 (8.11%) Solaris
7 4 (5.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.22%) ITIL
2 9 (12.16%) Incident Management
2 9 (12.16%) Information Security
2 9 (12.16%) Service Management
2 9 (12.16%) Time Management
3 7 (9.46%) Security Management
3 7 (9.46%) SOA
4 6 (8.11%) Configuration Management
4 6 (8.11%) Infrastructure Management
4 6 (8.11%) Logistics
4 6 (8.11%) Project Planning
5 5 (6.76%) Service Delivery
5 5 (6.76%) Supplier Management
5 5 (6.76%) TOGAF
6 4 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.41%) Change Management
6 4 (5.41%) Content Management
6 4 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (5.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.38%) JCL
2 19 (25.68%) SQL
3 16 (21.62%) COBOL
3 16 (21.62%) Java
4 7 (9.46%) Assembly Language
4 7 (9.46%) REXX
5 6 (8.11%) CLIST
6 3 (4.05%) Perl
6 3 (4.05%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.70%) C#
7 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.35%) NATURAL
8 1 (1.35%) PL/1
8 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (2.70%) Degree
2 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.35%) HNC
3 1 (1.35%) HND
3 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (16.22%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 11 (14.86%) Active Directory
3 10 (13.51%) RACF
4 9 (12.16%) Time Sharing Option
5 5 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (5.41%) Squid
7 3 (4.05%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 8 (10.81%) zSecure
2 2 (2.70%) SCCM
3 1 (1.35%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (1.35%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 32 (43.24%) IBM
2 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
3 10 (13.51%) CA
4 9 (12.16%) VMware
5 7 (9.46%) Oracle
5 7 (9.46%) Sybase
6 4 (5.41%) Ab Initio
7 2 (2.70%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.35%) BMC
8 1 (1.35%) Pega
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