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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 806 808 843
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +35
Permanent jobs citing zOS 81 65 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.061% 0.049%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.26% 0.22% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 44 51 32
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £41,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £53,300
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £48,750 £46,250
% change year-on-year
-12.82% +5.40%

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
30664 29019 32879
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.88% 27.29% 27.90%
Number of salaries quoted 25388 24748 28124
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -

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 16 September 2014 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 16 September 2014. 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
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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 -8 73 £45,000 -9.09% 11
London -9 33 £55,000 +10.00% 7
North East - 10 £42,500 -
City of London -10 9 £57,500 +6.48% 1
Tyne and Wear - 9 £42,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £42,500 -
South West -17 8 £45,000 -5.26%
Gloucestershire - 8 £45,000 -
South East -21 6 £38,500 -23.00% 3
Scotland -14 5 £51,750 -1.42%
North West -15 5 - - 1
East Midlands - 5 £45,500 -
Manchester -13 4 - - 1
Yorkshire -40 4 £39,500 +1.93%
Nottinghamshire - 4 £45,500 -
Berkshire - 4 £34,500 -
Nottingham - 4 £45,500 -
Reading - 4 £34,500 -
Edinburgh -13 3 £51,750 -1.42%
Hertfordshire -14 2 - -
West Yorkshire -28 2 £39,500 -
East of England -29 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
Stirling - 2 - -
Halifax +1 1 - -
Cheshire -13 1 - -
North Yorkshire -21 1 £22,500 -40.00%
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £39,500 -
Guildford - 1 £47,500 - 2

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 109 (62.29%) Mainframe
2 103 (58.86%) IBM
3 94 (53.71%) DB2
4 65 (37.14%) CICS
5 55 (31.43%) Finance
6 53 (30.29%) Banking
7 43 (24.57%) Windows
8 42 (24.00%) Linux
9 39 (22.29%) BMC
10 38 (21.71%) RACF
11 37 (21.14%) WebSphere
12 35 (20.00%) UNIX
13 33 (18.86%) AIX
13 33 (18.86%) CA
14 27 (15.43%) WebSphere MQ
15 26 (14.86%) IBM Mainframe
16 24 (13.71%) ISPF
16 24 (13.71%) Tivoli
17 23 (13.14%) ITIL
17 23 (13.14%) Solaris
17 23 (13.14%) Degree
17 23 (13.14%) Problem Management
18 22 (12.57%) SSL
18 22 (12.57%) JCL
19 21 (12.00%) COBOL
19 21 (12.00%) Oracle
20 20 (11.43%) Middleware
20 20 (11.43%) REXX
20 20 (11.43%) Mentoring
20 20 (11.43%) Coaching

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 65 (37.14%) CICS
2 37 (21.14%) WebSphere
3 15 (8.57%) WebLogic
4 9 (5.14%) SAP Web AS
4 9 (5.14%) NetWeaver
5 7 (4.00%) Lotus Domino
6 6 (3.43%) Apache
6 6 (3.43%) MQSeries
7 4 (2.29%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (2.29%) GlassFish
8 3 (1.71%) ColdFusion
9 2 (1.14%) IIS
10 1 (0.57%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.57%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.57%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.57%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.57%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 7 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.14%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.57%) SSL
2 18 (10.29%) SAN
3 11 (6.29%) Internet
4 10 (5.71%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.71%) Firewall
6 2 (1.14%) FCoE
6 2 (1.14%) X.25
6 2 (1.14%) VPN
6 2 (1.14%) WAN
6 2 (1.14%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.57%) Network Security
7 1 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.57%) SMS
7 1 (0.57%) HTTP
7 1 (0.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (53.71%) DB2
2 19 (10.86%) SQL Server
3 15 (8.57%) RDBMS
3 15 (8.57%) Relational Database
3 15 (8.57%) Oracle Database
3 15 (8.57%) Oracle Exadata
4 6 (3.43%) Adabas
5 3 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.14%) OLAP
6 2 (1.14%) MySQL
6 2 (1.14%) NonStop SQL
6 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.57%) DataStage
7 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.57%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 3 (1.71%) JUnit
2 2 (1.14%) ERwin
General
1 55 (31.43%) Finance
2 53 (30.29%) Banking
3 12 (6.86%) Retail
4 9 (5.14%) Advertising
5 5 (2.86%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.14%) Marketing
7 1 (0.57%) French Language
7 1 (0.57%) German Language
7 1 (0.57%) Electronics
7 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (18.86%) Administrator
2 25 (14.29%) DB2 DBA
2 25 (14.29%) DBA
3 16 (9.14%) Architect
4 14 (8.00%) Analyst
5 13 (7.43%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (6.86%) Programmer
7 11 (6.29%) Technical Specialist
8 10 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
8 10 (5.71%) Mainframe DBA
9 9 (5.14%) SAP Basis Support
9 9 (5.14%) SAP Support
9 9 (5.14%) Support Analyst
9 9 (5.14%) Technical Manager
9 9 (5.14%) Senior Technician
10 8 (4.57%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 8 (4.57%) SAP Analyst
10 8 (4.57%) SAP Basis Administrator
10 8 (4.57%) SAP Support Analyst
10 8 (4.57%) SAP Basis Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.43%) WebSphere MQ
2 24 (13.71%) ISPF
3 20 (11.43%) Middleware
4 10 (5.71%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 9 (5.14%) SAP Basis
6 4 (2.29%) Web Services
6 4 (2.29%) XML
6 4 (2.29%) HTML
6 4 (2.29%) Hibernate
6 4 (2.29%) Spring
7 3 (1.71%) Grails
7 3 (1.71%) Java EE
7 3 (1.71%) WSDL
7 3 (1.71%) XML Schema
7 3 (1.71%) JAXB
8 2 (1.14%) .NET
9 1 (0.57%) SAP XI
9 1 (0.57%) J2EE
9 1 (0.57%) SOAP
9 1 (0.57%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 109 (62.29%) Mainframe
2 26 (14.86%) IBM Mainframe
3 14 (8.00%) VSAM
4 13 (7.43%) Computer Science
4 13 (7.43%) FlexPod
5 11 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.57%) iSeries
6 8 (4.57%) Clustering
6 8 (4.57%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.43%) Online Banking
8 5 (2.86%) Replication
9 3 (1.71%) CMDB
9 3 (1.71%) W3C
10 2 (1.14%) GIS
10 2 (1.14%) Tandem
10 2 (1.14%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.57%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.57%) DTV
11 1 (0.57%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 43 (24.57%) Windows
2 42 (24.00%) Linux
3 35 (20.00%) UNIX
4 33 (18.86%) AIX
5 23 (13.14%) Solaris
6 17 (9.71%) MVS
7 15 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (8.00%) OS/400
9 13 (7.43%) SUSE
9 13 (7.43%) HPUX
10 6 (3.43%) Windows 2000
10 6 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (2.86%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.86%) Windows NT
12 2 (1.14%) OS/390
13 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.14%) ITIL
1 23 (13.14%) Problem Management
2 20 (11.43%) Mentoring
2 20 (11.43%) Coaching
3 17 (9.71%) Service Management
3 17 (9.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (9.14%) Performance Management
4 16 (9.14%) Incident Management
5 15 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (7.43%) Business Continuity
6 13 (7.43%) Infrastructure Management
7 12 (6.86%) Configuration Management
8 11 (6.29%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (5.71%) Migration
9 10 (5.71%) Change Management
10 9 (5.14%) Logistics
10 9 (5.14%) ITSM
10 9 (5.14%) Service Delivery
10 9 (5.14%) Validation
10 9 (5.14%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.57%) JCL
2 21 (12.00%) COBOL
3 20 (11.43%) REXX
4 19 (10.86%) SQL
5 18 (10.29%) Java
6 9 (5.14%) ABAP
6 9 (5.14%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.00%) Assembly Language
8 6 (3.43%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.29%) C++
10 3 (1.71%) Ruby
10 3 (1.71%) Groovy
10 3 (1.71%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.71%) C#
10 3 (1.71%) Perl
10 3 (1.71%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.71%) Python
10 3 (1.71%) NATURAL
10 3 (1.71%) Scala
11 2 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (13.14%) Degree
2 6 (3.43%) CCNA
2 6 (3.43%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.86%) MCP
3 5 (2.86%) MCSE
4 3 (1.71%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.57%) GCIA
6 1 (0.57%) GCIH
6 1 (0.57%) CISSP
6 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 10 (5.71%) SLA
3 7 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 38 (21.71%) RACF
2 15 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (8.57%) Hyper-V
3 13 (7.43%) KVM
4 12 (6.86%) ACF2
5 3 (1.71%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.14%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.14%) NFS
6 2 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.57%) Xen
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 24 (13.71%) Tivoli
2 16 (9.14%) OMEGAMON
3 8 (4.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (2.86%) CA Endevor
5 3 (1.71%) Unicenter
5 3 (1.71%) Tivoli NetView
5 3 (1.71%) MOM
5 3 (1.71%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (1.14%) MAINVIEW
7 1 (0.57%) BMC Performance Manager
7 1 (0.57%) Control-M
7 1 (0.57%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 103 (58.86%) IBM
2 39 (22.29%) BMC
3 33 (18.86%) CA
4 21 (12.00%) Oracle
5 19 (10.86%) Red Hat
5 19 (10.86%) Cisco
6 18 (10.29%) VMware
7 16 (9.14%) Microsoft
8 15 (8.57%) HP
9 14 (8.00%) EMC
10 13 (7.43%) Brocade
10 13 (7.43%) Juniper
10 13 (7.43%) NetApp
10 13 (7.43%) Symantec
10 13 (7.43%) CheckPoint
11 11 (6.29%) SAP
12 8 (4.57%) Compuware
13 5 (2.86%) Citrix
14 3 (1.71%) Sybase
14 3 (1.71%) Unisys
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