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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 814 801 824
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +23
Permanent jobs citing zOS 64 92 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.090% 0.056%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.22% 0.33% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 35 78 52
Average salary £52,500 £45,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £58,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -

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
29033 28189 30240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.42% 27.48% 27.64%
Number of salaries quoted 24362 23214 25899
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,500 £65,000
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 30 January 2015 within the UK.

zOS Salary Histogram in the UK

zOS
Top 23 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 30 January 2015. 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 -16 61 £52,500 +16.66% 17
London -8 26 £51,998 +9.46% 14
North West -5 13 £65,000 +52.94%
South East -15 12 £60,000 +84.61% 2
City of London +1 10 £65,000 +58.87% 4
Manchester - 10 - -
Berkshire - 7 £60,000 - 1
Nottingham - 6 - -
East Midlands - 6 - -
Nottinghamshire - 6 - -
West Sussex - 5 £28,000 - 1
Edinburgh +2 3 £58,000 +36.47% 2
Scotland -8 3 £58,000 +20.83% 2
Cheshire -9 3 £65,000 +52.94%
Bracknell - 3 £65,000 -
Gloucestershire -14 1 - -
South West -19 1 - -
Yorkshire -26 1 £22,500 -50.54%
Knutsford - 1 £65,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £22,500 -
Rugby - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 85 (60.71%) IBM
2 75 (53.57%) DB2
3 72 (51.43%) Windows
4 67 (47.86%) Mainframe
5 58 (41.43%) Linux
6 54 (38.57%) WebSphere
7 48 (34.29%) BMC
7 48 (34.29%) CA
7 48 (34.29%) Middleware
8 44 (31.43%) WebSphere MQ
9 37 (26.43%) AIX
9 37 (26.43%) UNIX
10 36 (25.71%) Solaris
11 35 (25.00%) RDBMS
11 35 (25.00%) Relational Database
12 34 (24.29%) VMware
12 34 (24.29%) Oracle
12 34 (24.29%) CICS
13 33 (23.57%) Red Hat
13 33 (23.57%) Tivoli
13 33 (23.57%) SQL Server
13 33 (23.57%) Microsoft
13 33 (23.57%) HP
13 33 (23.57%) VMware Infrastructure
14 32 (22.86%) Hyper-V
14 32 (22.86%) Mentoring
14 32 (22.86%) Oracle Exadata
14 32 (22.86%) Banking
15 31 (22.14%) Finance
15 31 (22.14%) SUSE

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 54 (38.57%) WebSphere
2 34 (24.29%) CICS
3 31 (22.14%) WebLogic
4 13 (9.29%) Apache
5 8 (5.71%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (5.00%) JBoss
7 5 (3.57%) Adobe CQ
8 3 (2.14%) CMS
9 2 (1.43%) IIS
9 2 (1.43%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.71%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.71%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.71%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.71%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.71%) SPSS
2 1 (0.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Summit
1 1 (0.71%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 30 (21.43%) SAN
2 26 (18.57%) TCP/IP
3 17 (12.14%) SSL
4 6 (4.29%) Network Security
5 5 (3.57%) Internet
5 5 (3.57%) Firewall
6 3 (2.14%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.43%) VPN
7 2 (1.43%) SNA
7 2 (1.43%) SMS
7 2 (1.43%) WAN
7 2 (1.43%) X.25
7 2 (1.43%) FCoE
7 2 (1.43%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (53.57%) DB2
2 35 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 35 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 33 (23.57%) SQL Server
4 32 (22.86%) Oracle Exadata
5 30 (21.43%) Oracle Database
6 6 (4.29%) DataStage
7 3 (2.14%) Adabas
8 2 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.43%) OLAP
8 2 (1.43%) NonStop SQL
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.71%) Big Data
9 1 (0.71%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.43%) ERwin
General
1 32 (22.86%) Banking
2 31 (22.14%) Finance
3 10 (7.14%) Retail
4 7 (5.00%) Spanish Language
5 4 (2.86%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.43%) Marketing
7 1 (0.71%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (24.29%) Architect
2 32 (22.86%) Infrastructure Architect
3 31 (22.14%) Solutions Architect
4 30 (21.43%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 17 (12.14%) DB2 DBA
5 17 (12.14%) DBA
6 14 (10.00%) Consultant
7 13 (9.29%) Analyst
8 10 (7.14%) Mainframe DBA
8 10 (7.14%) Programmer
9 9 (6.43%) Technical Consultant
9 9 (6.43%) Developer
10 7 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (4.29%) Network Engineer
11 6 (4.29%) Administrator
11 6 (4.29%) Support Analyst
11 6 (4.29%) CICS Programmer
11 6 (4.29%) Technical Specialist
11 6 (4.29%) Mainframe Systems Engineer
12 4 (2.86%) Middleware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (34.29%) Middleware
2 44 (31.43%) WebSphere MQ
3 14 (10.00%) ISPF
4 9 (6.43%) SOAP
5 7 (5.00%) XML
6 5 (3.57%) Web Services
7 3 (2.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 2 (1.43%) WSDL
8 2 (1.43%) HTML
8 2 (1.43%) .NET
9 1 (0.71%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.71%) Spring
9 1 (0.71%) EntireX
9 1 (0.71%) XSLT
9 1 (0.71%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 67 (47.86%) Mainframe
2 30 (21.43%) FlexPod
3 18 (12.86%) IBM Mainframe
4 11 (7.86%) VSAM
4 11 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (7.14%) iSeries
6 8 (5.71%) Clustering
7 7 (5.00%) SWIFT
8 6 (4.29%) Credit Risk
8 6 (4.29%) Cryptography
9 4 (2.86%) Computer Science
10 3 (2.14%) CMDB
11 2 (1.43%) GIS
11 2 (1.43%) Data Integration
11 2 (1.43%) Tandem
11 2 (1.43%) Replication
12 1 (0.71%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.71%) Open Source
12 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 72 (51.43%) Windows
2 58 (41.43%) Linux
3 37 (26.43%) AIX
3 37 (26.43%) UNIX
4 36 (25.71%) Solaris
5 31 (22.14%) SUSE
5 31 (22.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (22.14%) OS/400
5 31 (22.14%) HPUX
6 12 (8.57%) MVS
7 3 (2.14%) OS/390
8 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (22.86%) Mentoring
2 31 (22.14%) Business Continuity
3 30 (21.43%) Infrastructure Management
3 30 (21.43%) Coaching
4 15 (10.71%) ITIL
5 13 (9.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (7.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (6.43%) Project Management
8 8 (5.71%) Service Management
9 7 (5.00%) Software Engineering
9 7 (5.00%) Configuration Management
9 7 (5.00%) SOA
10 6 (4.29%) ETL
11 5 (3.57%) Content Management
11 5 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
12 4 (2.86%) Change Management
12 4 (2.86%) Change Control
12 4 (2.86%) Problem Management
12 4 (2.86%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (19.29%) JCL
2 22 (15.71%) SQL
3 21 (15.00%) COBOL
4 19 (13.57%) REXX
5 13 (9.29%) Java
6 9 (6.43%) Assembly Language
7 6 (4.29%) PL/1
8 5 (3.57%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.57%) C++
9 4 (2.86%) Jython
10 1 (0.71%) NATURAL
10 1 (0.71%) C
10 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (10.71%) Degree
2 6 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.14%) GCIA
3 3 (2.14%) GCIH
3 3 (2.14%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.14%) CISSP
3 3 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.14%) CCNA
4 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.86%) SLA
2 1 (0.71%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
System Software
1 33 (23.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (22.86%) Hyper-V
3 30 (21.43%) KVM
4 18 (12.86%) RACF
5 10 (7.14%) ACF2
6 3 (2.14%) Active Directory
7 2 (1.43%) NFS
7 2 (1.43%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 33 (23.57%) Tivoli
2 20 (14.29%) OMEGAMON
3 5 (3.57%) OpenAM
3 5 (3.57%) Tivoli NetView
4 4 (2.86%) CA Endevor
5 3 (2.14%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (2.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (2.14%) MOM
5 3 (2.14%) Unicenter
6 2 (1.43%) MAINVIEW
7 1 (0.71%) BMC Performance Manager
7 1 (0.71%) Control-M
Vendors
1 85 (60.71%) IBM
2 48 (34.29%) BMC
2 48 (34.29%) CA
3 34 (24.29%) VMware
3 34 (24.29%) Oracle
4 33 (23.57%) Red Hat
4 33 (23.57%) Microsoft
4 33 (23.57%) HP
5 31 (22.14%) EMC
5 31 (22.14%) Cisco
5 31 (22.14%) NetApp
6 30 (21.43%) Symantec
6 30 (21.43%) Juniper
6 30 (21.43%) CheckPoint
6 30 (21.43%) Brocade
7 5 (3.57%) Adobe
8 3 (2.14%) Unisys
8 3 (2.14%) Sun
9 2 (1.43%) Sybase
9 2 (1.43%) SAP
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