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

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 820 822 841
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +19
Permanent jobs citing zOS 66 80 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.072% 0.048%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.22% 0.26% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 28 66 49
Average salary £45,750 £48,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.67% +7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £39,950 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,250 £48,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.82% +21.25%

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
30433 30342 32548
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.11% 27.39% 28.06%
Number of salaries quoted 25317 25540 28048
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £64,000
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 November 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 26 November 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 -12 56 £42,500 -12.37% 6
North West -1 14 - - 1
Manchester - 14 - - 1
South East -2 11 £42,500 -15.00% 3
London -12 11 £47,500 -5.00%
Scotland -2 9 £52,500 -0.94%
Edinburgh -3 9 £52,500 -
Nottingham - 8 £46,250 -
Nottinghamshire - 8 £46,250 -
East Midlands - 8 £46,250 -
North East - 5 £42,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £42,500 -
Surrey - 5 £47,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £42,500 -
Guildford - 5 £47,500 -
Yorkshire -50 4 £22,500 -50.00%
West Sussex +7 3 £28,000 -44.00% 2
Berkshire - 3 £34,500 - 1
Reading - 3 £34,500 -
Halifax -9 2 - -
Gloucestershire -16 2 - -
South West -16 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire -36 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 £22,500 -
Hertfordshire -10 1 - -
East of England -39 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 88 (62.41%) Mainframe
2 84 (59.57%) DB2
3 76 (53.90%) IBM
4 53 (37.59%) Windows
4 53 (37.59%) CICS
5 49 (34.75%) Linux
6 45 (31.91%) WebSphere
7 44 (31.21%) BMC
8 40 (28.37%) CA
9 39 (27.66%) Middleware
10 37 (26.24%) WebSphere MQ
11 35 (24.82%) Banking
11 35 (24.82%) Finance
12 33 (23.40%) RACF
13 32 (22.70%) Solaris
14 29 (20.57%) AIX
14 29 (20.57%) UNIX
14 29 (20.57%) Oracle
15 27 (19.15%) SQL Server
15 27 (19.15%) Red Hat
15 27 (19.15%) VMware
16 25 (17.73%) Tivoli
16 25 (17.73%) JCL
16 25 (17.73%) COBOL
16 25 (17.73%) RDBMS
16 25 (17.73%) Relational Database
17 24 (17.02%) Mentoring
17 24 (17.02%) Coaching
17 24 (17.02%) HP
17 24 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 53 (37.59%) CICS
2 45 (31.91%) WebSphere
3 23 (16.31%) WebLogic
4 12 (8.51%) Apache
5 8 (5.67%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (4.26%) JBoss
7 5 (3.55%) Adobe CQ
8 4 (2.84%) GlassFish
8 4 (2.84%) MQSeries
9 3 (2.13%) CMS
9 3 (2.13%) ColdFusion
10 2 (1.42%) IIS
11 1 (0.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.71%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.71%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.71%) iPlanet
11 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.71%) SPSS
2 1 (0.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Summit
1 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.89%) SAN
2 16 (11.35%) SSL
3 14 (9.93%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.13%) Internet
4 3 (2.13%) Network Security
5 2 (1.42%) iSCSI
5 2 (1.42%) FCoE
5 2 (1.42%) X.25
5 2 (1.42%) Firewall
5 2 (1.42%) VPN
5 2 (1.42%) SMS
5 2 (1.42%) WAN
6 1 (0.71%) HTTP
6 1 (0.71%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (59.57%) DB2
2 27 (19.15%) SQL Server
3 25 (17.73%) RDBMS
3 25 (17.73%) Relational Database
4 23 (16.31%) Oracle Exadata
5 22 (15.60%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.55%) DataStage
7 3 (2.13%) Adabas
8 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.42%) NonStop SQL
8 2 (1.42%) OLAP
8 2 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.71%) MySQL
9 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (2.13%) JUnit
2 2 (1.42%) ERwin
General
1 35 (24.82%) Finance
1 35 (24.82%) Banking
2 7 (4.96%) Retail
3 4 (2.84%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.42%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.71%) Electronics
5 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.71%) Marketing
5 1 (0.71%) French Language
5 1 (0.71%) German Language
Job Titles
1 24 (17.02%) Architect
2 22 (15.60%) Infrastructure Architect
3 21 (14.89%) DB2 DBA
3 21 (14.89%) DBA
3 21 (14.89%) Solutions Architect
4 20 (14.18%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 12 (8.51%) Mainframe DBA
5 12 (8.51%) Developer
6 10 (7.09%) Programmer
7 9 (6.38%) Consultant
8 7 (4.96%) Technical Specialist
9 6 (4.26%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.26%) Analyst
9 6 (4.26%) CICS Programmer
9 6 (4.26%) Senior Technician
10 5 (3.55%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (3.55%) Administrator
10 5 (3.55%) Mainframe Developer
11 4 (2.84%) Systems Programmer
11 4 (2.84%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (27.66%) Middleware
2 37 (26.24%) WebSphere MQ
3 19 (13.48%) ISPF
4 10 (7.09%) XML
5 8 (5.67%) SOAP
6 7 (4.96%) Web Services
7 4 (2.84%) HTML
7 4 (2.84%) Hibernate
7 4 (2.84%) Spring
8 3 (2.13%) Java EE
8 3 (2.13%) Grails
8 3 (2.13%) WSDL
8 3 (2.13%) XML Schema
8 3 (2.13%) JAXB
9 2 (1.42%) .NET
9 2 (1.42%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 1 (0.71%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 88 (62.41%) Mainframe
2 21 (14.89%) FlexPod
3 13 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (9.22%) IBM Mainframe
4 12 (8.51%) VSAM
5 8 (5.67%) Clustering
6 7 (4.96%) iSeries
7 6 (4.26%) Computer Science
7 6 (4.26%) Cryptography
8 4 (2.84%) Credit Risk
8 4 (2.84%) Tandem
8 4 (2.84%) GIS
8 4 (2.84%) Management Information System
9 3 (2.13%) W3C
9 3 (2.13%) CMDB
10 2 (1.42%) SWIFT
10 2 (1.42%) Replication
11 1 (0.71%) HACMP
11 1 (0.71%) DTV
11 1 (0.71%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 53 (37.59%) Windows
2 49 (34.75%) Linux
3 32 (22.70%) Solaris
4 29 (20.57%) UNIX
4 29 (20.57%) AIX
5 23 (16.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (15.60%) OS/400
7 21 (14.89%) HPUX
7 21 (14.89%) SUSE
8 14 (9.93%) MVS
9 4 (2.84%) OS/390
10 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.02%) Mentoring
1 24 (17.02%) Coaching
2 22 (15.60%) Business Continuity
3 21 (14.89%) Infrastructure Management
4 16 (11.35%) ITIL
5 15 (10.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (7.09%) Service Management
6 10 (7.09%) Software Engineering
7 9 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (4.96%) Change Management
8 7 (4.96%) Configuration Management
9 6 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (3.55%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (3.55%) Unit Testing
10 5 (3.55%) SOA
10 5 (3.55%) ETL
10 5 (3.55%) Validation
10 5 (3.55%) Content Management
10 5 (3.55%) Incident Management
11 4 (2.84%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.73%) COBOL
1 25 (17.73%) JCL
2 22 (15.60%) SQL
3 21 (14.89%) REXX
4 15 (10.64%) Java
5 9 (6.38%) Assembly Language
6 6 (4.26%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.26%) PL/1
7 5 (3.55%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.55%) C++
8 4 (2.84%) Jython
9 3 (2.13%) Ruby
9 3 (2.13%) Groovy
9 3 (2.13%) Scala
9 3 (2.13%) Perl
9 3 (2.13%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.13%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.13%) Python
9 3 (2.13%) C#
10 2 (1.42%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (12.77%) Degree
2 5 (3.55%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (3.55%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.09%) SLA
2 5 (3.55%) QA
System Software
1 33 (23.40%) RACF
2 24 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (16.31%) Hyper-V
4 21 (14.89%) KVM
5 10 (7.09%) ACF2
6 3 (2.13%) Active Directory
7 2 (1.42%) NFS
7 2 (1.42%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.71%) Xen
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 25 (17.73%) Tivoli
2 22 (15.60%) OMEGAMON
3 5 (3.55%) CA Endevor
3 5 (3.55%) OpenAM
4 3 (2.13%) HP SiteScope
4 3 (2.13%) Unicenter
4 3 (2.13%) Tivoli NetView
4 3 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (2.13%) MOM
5 2 (1.42%) MAINVIEW
6 1 (0.71%) Control-M
6 1 (0.71%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 76 (53.90%) IBM
2 44 (31.21%) BMC
3 40 (28.37%) CA
4 29 (20.57%) Oracle
5 27 (19.15%) Red Hat
5 27 (19.15%) VMware
6 24 (17.02%) HP
7 23 (16.31%) Cisco
7 23 (16.31%) Microsoft
8 22 (15.60%) EMC
8 22 (15.60%) NetApp
9 21 (14.89%) Juniper
9 21 (14.89%) Brocade
9 21 (14.89%) CheckPoint
9 21 (14.89%) Symantec
10 5 (3.55%) Adobe
11 4 (2.84%) Citrix
12 3 (2.13%) Unisys
12 3 (2.13%) Sun
12 3 (2.13%) SAP
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