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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 763 814 811
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -3
Permanent jobs citing zOS 110 105 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.089% 0.068%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.39% 0.33% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 55 64 41
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £38,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £71,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £49,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.58% +15.88%

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
28167 31563 29646
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.67% 26.69% 27.12%
Number of salaries quoted 23585 26562 25108
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -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 29 May 2015 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 29 May 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 +54 94 £47,500 -5.00% 7
London +50 30 £55,000 +5.76% 4
Scotland +12 14 £50,000 +1.52% 1
Yorkshire +12 14 £34,000 -29.89% 2
South West -1 14 £44,250 +4.11% 1
Manchester +31 13 - -
North West +14 13 - -
Edinburgh +13 13 £50,000 +1.52%
South East +15 12 £50,000 -31.03%
West Yorkshire +11 12 £34,000 -29.89% 2
City of London +44 11 £55,000 +22.22% 1
West Sussex +15 9 £50,000 -31.03%
East Midlands +10 9 - -
Nottinghamshire +8 9 - -
Nottingham +4 9 - -
Gloucestershire -2 8 - -
Gloucester -10 8 - -
Gatwick - 8 £50,000 -
Pontefract - 7 £34,000 -
Wakefield - 7 £34,000 -
Dorset - 4 - -
Bournemouth - 4 - -
Halifax +16 3 £56,000 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £60,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 £44,250 - 1
Leeds +12 1 £55,000 +17.64%
Bradford - 1 £45,000 - 1
Crawley - 1 £52,500 -
Barnsley - 1 £31,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £52,500 -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 126 (63.96%) IBM
2 125 (63.45%) DB2
3 90 (45.69%) Banking
4 80 (40.61%) Windows
5 76 (38.58%) Mainframe
6 66 (33.50%) Linux
7 58 (29.44%) CICS
8 56 (28.43%) WebSphere
9 52 (26.40%) Retail
10 51 (25.89%) AIX
11 46 (23.35%) Solaris
12 44 (22.34%) UNIX
12 44 (22.34%) RACF
13 43 (21.83%) TCP/IP
14 37 (18.78%) IBM Mainframe
15 36 (18.27%) Oracle
16 35 (17.77%) Mentoring
17 34 (17.26%) Middleware
17 34 (17.26%) WebSphere MQ
17 34 (17.26%) HP
18 32 (16.24%) RDBMS
18 32 (16.24%) JCL
18 32 (16.24%) WebSphere Message Broker
18 32 (16.24%) Relational Database
19 31 (15.74%) Oracle Database
19 31 (15.74%) WebLogic
20 30 (15.23%) SQL Server
20 30 (15.23%) VMware Infrastructure
20 30 (15.23%) VMware
20 30 (15.23%) ACF2

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 58 (29.44%) CICS
2 56 (28.43%) WebSphere
3 31 (15.74%) WebLogic
4 9 (4.57%) Apache
4 9 (4.57%) MQSeries
4 9 (4.57%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (4.06%) IBM HTTP Server
5 8 (4.06%) JBoss
6 6 (3.05%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 4 (2.03%) SAS
8 2 (1.02%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.51%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.51%) MS Office
1 1 (0.51%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) assyst
1 1 (0.51%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (21.83%) TCP/IP
2 27 (13.71%) SAN
3 11 (5.58%) SSL
4 7 (3.55%) Firewall
5 6 (3.05%) Network Security
5 6 (3.05%) Internet
6 5 (2.54%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.02%) SNA
8 1 (0.51%) DMZ
8 1 (0.51%) LAN
8 1 (0.51%) SMS
8 1 (0.51%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (63.45%) DB2
2 32 (16.24%) RDBMS
2 32 (16.24%) Relational Database
3 31 (15.74%) Oracle Database
4 30 (15.23%) SQL Server
5 27 (13.71%) Oracle Exadata
6 11 (5.58%) Adabas
7 6 (3.05%) DB2 UDB
8 2 (1.02%) Base SAS
8 2 (1.02%) MySQL
8 2 (1.02%) DataStage
8 2 (1.02%) Big Data
9 1 (0.51%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (7.61%) Eclipse
2 6 (3.05%) Maven
2 6 (3.05%) CruiseControl
2 6 (3.05%) Subversion
2 6 (3.05%) Ant
General
1 90 (45.69%) Banking
2 52 (26.40%) Retail
3 23 (11.68%) Finance
4 9 (4.57%) Marketing
5 8 (4.06%) Spanish Language
6 5 (2.54%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.51%) Legal
7 1 (0.51%) Publishing
7 1 (0.51%) French Language
Job Titles
1 35 (17.77%) Analyst
2 34 (17.26%) Architect
3 29 (14.72%) Solutions Architect
4 28 (14.21%) Administrator
5 27 (13.71%) Infrastructure Architect
5 27 (13.71%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 24 (12.18%) Developer
7 23 (11.68%) Technical Leader
8 18 (9.14%) Consultant
9 17 (8.63%) DBA
10 15 (7.61%) DB2 DBA
11 11 (5.58%) Mainframe Developer
12 10 (5.08%) Programmer
12 10 (5.08%) Technical Consultant
13 9 (4.57%) Applications Developer
13 9 (4.57%) Technical Specialist
14 8 (4.06%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
14 8 (4.06%) COBOL Programmer
14 8 (4.06%) COBOL Analyst
14 8 (4.06%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (17.26%) Middleware
1 34 (17.26%) WebSphere MQ
2 32 (16.24%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 19 (9.64%) HTML
4 13 (6.60%) ISPF
5 9 (4.57%) Web Services
5 9 (4.57%) JSON
6 8 (4.06%) Spring
6 8 (4.06%) XML
6 8 (4.06%) SOAP
6 8 (4.06%) WSDL
7 7 (3.55%) XSLT
7 7 (3.55%) Hibernate
8 6 (3.05%) Struts2
8 6 (3.05%) JPA
8 6 (3.05%) iBATIS
8 6 (3.05%) YUI
8 6 (3.05%) jQuery
8 6 (3.05%) Apache Flex
8 6 (3.05%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 76 (38.58%) Mainframe
2 37 (18.78%) IBM Mainframe
3 28 (14.21%) Data Centre
4 27 (13.71%) FlexPod
5 21 (10.66%) Management Information System
6 19 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (6.09%) iSeries
8 9 (4.57%) Credit Risk
8 9 (4.57%) SWIFT
9 7 (3.55%) Clustering
10 6 (3.05%) DataPower
11 5 (2.54%) Computer Science
11 5 (2.54%) Reference Data
12 3 (1.52%) Data Integration
13 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
13 2 (1.02%) Mathematics
13 2 (1.02%) VSAM
14 1 (0.51%) GIS
14 1 (0.51%) PMI
14 1 (0.51%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 80 (40.61%) Windows
2 66 (33.50%) Linux
3 51 (25.89%) AIX
4 46 (23.35%) Solaris
5 44 (22.34%) UNIX
6 29 (14.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 28 (14.21%) OS/400
7 28 (14.21%) HPUX
7 28 (14.21%) SUSE
8 3 (1.52%) OS/390
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.51%) MVS
9 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (17.77%) Mentoring
2 28 (14.21%) Coaching
3 27 (13.71%) Converged Infrastructure
3 27 (13.71%) Infrastructure Management
3 27 (13.71%) Business Continuity
4 19 (9.64%) Unit Testing
5 18 (9.14%) SDLC
6 16 (8.12%) Validation
7 14 (7.11%) Incident Management
8 13 (6.60%) Project Management
9 10 (5.08%) Service Delivery
10 9 (4.57%) Migration
10 9 (4.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (4.57%) Product Management
10 9 (4.57%) Project Planning
10 9 (4.57%) Test Planning
11 8 (4.06%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (3.55%) Waterfall
13 6 (3.05%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (3.05%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 32 (16.24%) JCL
2 25 (12.69%) COBOL
2 25 (12.69%) SQL
3 18 (9.14%) Java
4 12 (6.09%) Assembly Language
5 11 (5.58%) REXX
5 11 (5.58%) PL/1
5 11 (5.58%) NATURAL
6 7 (3.55%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.05%) C
8 3 (1.52%) C++
9 2 (1.02%) SAS Macro
9 2 (1.02%) Python
9 2 (1.02%) ABAP
9 2 (1.02%) Perl
10 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (3.05%) Degree
1 6 (3.05%) OCPJP
2 5 (2.54%) CCNA
2 5 (2.54%) CISSP
2 5 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (2.54%) GCIA
2 5 (2.54%) GCIH
3 3 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.52%) SLA
2 1 (0.51%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
System Software
1 44 (22.34%) RACF
2 30 (15.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (15.23%) ACF2
3 27 (13.71%) KVM
3 27 (13.71%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.02%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 28 (14.21%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.02%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 126 (63.96%) IBM
2 36 (18.27%) Oracle
3 34 (17.26%) HP
4 30 (15.23%) VMware
5 29 (14.72%) Microsoft
5 29 (14.72%) Red Hat
6 27 (13.71%) Brocade
6 27 (13.71%) EMC
6 27 (13.71%) Symantec
6 27 (13.71%) Cisco
6 27 (13.71%) Juniper
6 27 (13.71%) BMC
6 27 (13.71%) CA
6 27 (13.71%) CheckPoint
6 27 (13.71%) NetApp
7 4 (2.03%) Twitter
8 2 (1.02%) SAP
9 1 (0.51%) Remedy
9 1 (0.51%) Informatica
9 1 (0.51%) Business Objects
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