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 1 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM z/OS
UK
Rank 824 887 881
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -6
Permanent jobs citing zOS 19 57 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.056% 0.078%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.097% 0.21% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 11 11 45
Median salary £30,000 £38,533 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-22.14% -26.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £38,533 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £42,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £38,533 £58,000
% change year-on-year
-22.14% -33.56%

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
19637 26675 29190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 23.70% 26.10% 27.26%
Number of salaries quoted 16563 22407 24428
Median salary £41,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.20% +3.75%
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 1 March 2017 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 1 March 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 +73 13 £28,750 -25.38% 1
South East +55 10 £28,750 - 1
Scotland +30 6 £42,000 -1.17% 2
West Sussex +5 5 £27,500 -
Crawley - 5 £27,500 -
Glasgow +24 4 - - 1
Hampshire - 4 £72,500 -
Basingstoke - 4 £72,500 -
London +62 2 - -
Edinburgh +6 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire +2 1 - -
East Midlands +2 1 - -
City of London - 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £42,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £22,500 -
Bromley - 1 - -
Clydebank - 1 £42,000 -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 March 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 52 (86.67%) Mainframe
2 26 (43.33%) IBM
3 25 (41.67%) DB2
4 24 (40.00%) Finance
5 21 (35.00%) Linux
6 20 (33.33%) CICS
7 18 (30.00%) Unix
8 17 (28.33%) JCL
9 14 (23.33%) RACF
10 13 (21.67%) SQL
11 12 (20.00%) Java
11 12 (20.00%) Windows
12 11 (18.33%) COBOL
12 11 (18.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 10 (16.67%) ITIL
13 10 (16.67%) CA
13 10 (16.67%) Banking
14 9 (15.00%) Management Information System
14 9 (15.00%) Active Directory
14 9 (15.00%) Middleware
14 9 (15.00%) SAS
14 9 (15.00%) IBM Mainframe
15 8 (13.33%) Time Management
15 8 (13.33%) ISPF
15 8 (13.33%) Time Sharing Option
15 8 (13.33%) zSecure
15 8 (13.33%) AS400
15 8 (13.33%) Information Security
16 7 (11.67%) VMware
16 7 (11.67%) SOA

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 20 (33.33%) CICS
2 9 (15.00%) SAS
3 6 (10.00%) MQSeries
3 6 (10.00%) WebSphere
4 5 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (3.33%) IIS
6 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.67%) MS Office
3 3 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.33%) IaaS
1 5 (8.33%) SaaS
2 1 (1.67%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.67%) SAN
2 2 (3.33%) ATM
2 2 (3.33%) HTTP
2 2 (3.33%) Kerberos
2 2 (3.33%) SSH
2 2 (3.33%) SSL
2 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (41.67%) DB2
2 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.67%) Adabas
4 1 (1.67%) DataStage
4 1 (1.67%) IMS/DB
4 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.67%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (40.00%) Finance
2 10 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.67%) Legal
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (15.00%) Developer
2 8 (13.33%) Security Engineer
3 7 (11.67%) COBOL Developer
4 6 (10.00%) Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Architect
5 5 (8.33%) DB2 Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Lead Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (8.33%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Head of Support
6 4 (6.67%) Head of Testing
6 4 (6.67%) Java Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Java Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Senior Manager
6 4 (6.67%) Senior Security Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) SOA Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Software Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Software Support Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) WebSphere Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.00%) Middleware
2 8 (13.33%) ISPF
3 4 (6.67%) Java EE
4 3 (5.00%) JMS
5 2 (3.33%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.33%) JSON
5 2 (3.33%) Spring
5 2 (3.33%) XML
6 1 (1.67%) Flash
6 1 (1.67%) REST
6 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 52 (86.67%) Mainframe
2 9 (15.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 9 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 8 (13.33%) AS400
4 5 (8.33%) Private Cloud
4 5 (8.33%) VSAM
5 4 (6.67%) Tandem
5 4 (6.67%) User Experience
6 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.33%) PKI
7 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.00%) Linux
2 18 (30.00%) Unix
3 12 (20.00%) Windows
4 7 (11.67%) Windows Server
5 6 (10.00%) OS/390
6 2 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.67%) ITIL
2 8 (13.33%) Information Security
2 8 (13.33%) Time Management
3 7 (11.67%) SOA
4 6 (10.00%) Security Management
5 5 (8.33%) Logistics
5 5 (8.33%) Project Planning
5 5 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 5 (8.33%) Supplier Management
5 5 (8.33%) TOGAF
5 5 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 4 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 4 (6.67%) Content Management
6 4 (6.67%) Enterprise Content Management
6 4 (6.67%) Identity Access Management
6 4 (6.67%) OWASP
6 4 (6.67%) SDLC
6 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.33%) JCL
2 13 (21.67%) SQL
3 12 (20.00%) Java
4 11 (18.33%) COBOL
5 7 (11.67%) REXX
6 6 (10.00%) Assembly Language
7 5 (8.33%) CLIST
8 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.33%) Perl
8 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.67%) NATURAL
9 1 (1.67%) PL/1
9 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (1.67%) HNC
3 1 (1.67%) HND
3 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) PMO
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (23.33%) RACF
2 11 (18.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 9 (15.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (13.33%) Time Sharing Option
5 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (5.00%) XYGATE
7 2 (3.33%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) zSecure
2 2 (3.33%) SCCM
3 1 (1.67%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (1.67%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 26 (43.33%) IBM
2 10 (16.67%) CA
3 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.67%) Oracle
3 7 (11.67%) VMware
4 6 (10.00%) Sybase
5 4 (6.67%) Ab Initio
6 2 (3.33%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.67%) BMC
7 1 (1.67%) Cognizant
7 1 (1.67%) HP
7 1 (1.67%) Pega
7 1 (1.67%) Syncsort
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Salary: £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
83Zero
Salary: From £65000 to £75000 per annum, 20% Bonus + Excellent bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cognizant
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago