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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 824 823 835
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Permanent jobs citing zOS 75 50 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.047% 0.046%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.24% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 40 37 29
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £39,950 £40,000 £34,100
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £61,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -

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
31187 29054 32607
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.80% 27.32% 27.91%
Number of salaries quoted 25876 24714 27872
Average salary £40,000 £40,997 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 August 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 29 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -15 67 £45,000 -8.16% 8
London +14 32 £55,000 +1.85% 5
City of London -7 9 £57,500 +6.48% 3
South West -13 9 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Gloucestershire - 9 £45,000 -
Yorkshire -42 7 £39,750 +6.00%
North East - 7 £42,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £42,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £42,500 -
Scotland -16 5 - -
West Yorkshire -34 4 £40,000 -
East Midlands - 4 £42,500 -
Edinburgh -10 3 - -
North West -15 3 - - 1
South East -22 3 £39,000 -22.00% 1
Leeds - 3 £40,000 -
Nottingham - 3 £42,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £42,500 -
Manchester -10 2 - -
North Yorkshire -12 2 £24,250 -35.33%
East of England -17 2 - -
Hertfordshire -19 2 - -
Reading - 2 £39,000 -
Stirling - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £39,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
Halifax -9 1 - -
Cheshire -9 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £42,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (60.89%) IBM
1 109 (60.89%) Mainframe
2 95 (53.07%) DB2
3 65 (36.31%) CICS
4 58 (32.40%) Banking
5 56 (31.28%) Finance
6 44 (24.58%) Linux
7 40 (22.35%) RACF
8 37 (20.67%) WebSphere
8 37 (20.67%) Windows
9 36 (20.11%) AIX
10 34 (18.99%) BMC
11 33 (18.44%) UNIX
12 30 (16.76%) CA
13 29 (16.20%) IBM Mainframe
14 28 (15.64%) Problem Management
15 27 (15.08%) ITIL
16 23 (12.85%) WebSphere MQ
16 23 (12.85%) Tivoli
16 23 (12.85%) COBOL
17 22 (12.29%) ISPF
18 21 (11.73%) Degree
18 21 (11.73%) Incident Management
18 21 (11.73%) Stakeholder Management
18 21 (11.73%) Solaris
18 21 (11.73%) SSL
19 19 (10.61%) Oracle
19 19 (10.61%) Service Management
20 18 (10.06%) Java
20 18 (10.06%) Cisco

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (36.31%) CICS
2 37 (20.67%) WebSphere
3 13 (7.26%) WebLogic
4 10 (5.59%) Lotus Domino
5 9 (5.03%) NetWeaver
5 9 (5.03%) SAP Web AS
6 6 (3.35%) MQSeries
7 5 (2.79%) Apache
8 4 (2.23%) GlassFish
9 3 (1.68%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.68%) ColdFusion
10 2 (1.12%) IIS
11 1 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.56%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.56%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.56%) iPlanet
11 1 (0.56%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.12%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Summit
1 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 21 (11.73%) SSL
2 16 (8.94%) SAN
3 14 (7.82%) Internet
4 8 (4.47%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.68%) Firewall
6 2 (1.12%) iSCSI
6 2 (1.12%) FCoE
6 2 (1.12%) VPN
6 2 (1.12%) WAN
6 2 (1.12%) X.25
7 1 (0.56%) Intranet
7 1 (0.56%) HTTP
7 1 (0.56%) SMS
7 1 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (53.07%) DB2
2 17 (9.50%) SQL Server
3 13 (7.26%) RDBMS
3 13 (7.26%) Oracle Exadata
3 13 (7.26%) Oracle Database
3 13 (7.26%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.79%) Adabas
5 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.12%) MySQL
5 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.12%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.56%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.56%) OLAP
6 1 (0.56%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 3 (1.68%) JUnit
2 1 (0.56%) ERwin
General
1 58 (32.40%) Banking
2 56 (31.28%) Finance
3 12 (6.70%) Retail
3 12 (6.70%) Advertising
4 5 (2.79%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.12%) Marketing
6 1 (0.56%) French Language
6 1 (0.56%) German Language
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (21.79%) Administrator
2 26 (14.53%) DBA
2 26 (14.53%) DB2 DBA
3 14 (7.82%) Architect
3 14 (7.82%) Technical Specialist
4 13 (7.26%) Analyst
5 11 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (6.15%) Technical Manager
6 10 (5.59%) Programmer
6 10 (5.59%) Senior Technician
7 9 (5.03%) SAP Support
7 9 (5.03%) SAP Basis Support
7 9 (5.03%) Technical Services Manager
7 9 (5.03%) Service Manager
8 8 (4.47%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (4.47%) Support Analyst
8 8 (4.47%) SAP Administrator
8 8 (4.47%) SAP Support Analyst
8 8 (4.47%) SAP Basis Analyst
8 8 (4.47%) SAP Basis Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.85%) WebSphere MQ
2 22 (12.29%) ISPF
3 15 (8.38%) Middleware
4 14 (7.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 9 (5.03%) SAP Basis
6 4 (2.23%) Spring
6 4 (2.23%) Hibernate
6 4 (2.23%) HTML
6 4 (2.23%) Web Services
6 4 (2.23%) XML
7 3 (1.68%) WSDL
7 3 (1.68%) XML Schema
7 3 (1.68%) JAXB
7 3 (1.68%) Java EE
7 3 (1.68%) Grails
8 2 (1.12%) .NET
9 1 (0.56%) J2EE
9 1 (0.56%) ATL
9 1 (0.56%) SOAP
9 1 (0.56%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 109 (60.89%) Mainframe
2 29 (16.20%) IBM Mainframe
3 15 (8.38%) VSAM
4 14 (7.82%) Computer Science
5 11 (6.15%) FlexPod
6 9 (5.03%) Online Banking
7 8 (4.47%) Management Information System
8 7 (3.91%) Clustering
8 7 (3.91%) iSeries
9 5 (2.79%) Replication
10 3 (1.68%) W3C
11 2 (1.12%) GIS
11 2 (1.12%) Tandem
11 2 (1.12%) CMDB
12 1 (0.56%) Credit Risk
12 1 (0.56%) Open Source
12 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.56%) HACMP
12 1 (0.56%) DTV
12 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 44 (24.58%) Linux
2 37 (20.67%) Windows
3 36 (20.11%) AIX
4 33 (18.44%) UNIX
5 21 (11.73%) Solaris
6 14 (7.82%) MVS
6 14 (7.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (6.70%) OS/400
8 11 (6.15%) SUSE
8 11 (6.15%) HPUX
9 6 (3.35%) Windows 2000
9 6 (3.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (2.79%) Windows NT
10 5 (2.79%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.12%) OS/390
12 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.64%) Problem Management
2 27 (15.08%) ITIL
3 21 (11.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (11.73%) Incident Management
4 19 (10.61%) Service Management
5 17 (9.50%) Performance Tuning
6 15 (8.38%) Performance Management
7 12 (6.70%) Service Delivery
7 12 (6.70%) Configuration Management
7 12 (6.70%) Business Continuity
8 11 (6.15%) ITSM
8 11 (6.15%) Infrastructure Management
9 10 (5.59%) Validation
9 10 (5.59%) Migration
10 9 (5.03%) Change Management
10 9 (5.03%) Logistics
10 9 (5.03%) Performance Analysis
11 8 (4.47%) Unit Testing
12 7 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (3.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.85%) COBOL
2 18 (10.06%) Java
3 17 (9.50%) REXX
3 17 (9.50%) JCL
4 15 (8.38%) SQL
5 9 (5.03%) Shell Script
5 9 (5.03%) ABAP
6 6 (3.35%) Assembly Language
6 6 (3.35%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.23%) C++
8 3 (1.68%) Python
8 3 (1.68%) NATURAL
8 3 (1.68%) Perl
8 3 (1.68%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.68%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.68%) C#
8 3 (1.68%) Ruby
8 3 (1.68%) Groovy
8 3 (1.68%) Scala
9 2 (1.12%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (11.73%) Degree
2 6 (3.35%) CCNA
2 6 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.79%) MCP
3 5 (2.79%) MCSE
4 3 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.68%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.56%) GCIA
5 1 (0.56%) GCIH
5 1 (0.56%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (4.47%) SLA
3 7 (3.91%) QA
System Software
1 40 (22.35%) RACF
2 14 (7.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.26%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.70%) ACF2
5 11 (6.15%) KVM
6 3 (1.68%) Active Directory
7 2 (1.12%) NFS
7 2 (1.12%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.56%) Xen
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 23 (12.85%) Tivoli
2 9 (5.03%) OMEGAMON
3 7 (3.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (3.35%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.56%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (0.56%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 109 (60.89%) IBM
2 34 (18.99%) BMC
3 30 (16.76%) CA
4 19 (10.61%) Oracle
5 18 (10.06%) Cisco
5 18 (10.06%) Red Hat
6 17 (9.50%) VMware
7 14 (7.82%) HP
8 13 (7.26%) EMC
8 13 (7.26%) Microsoft
9 12 (6.70%) NetApp
10 11 (6.15%) Symantec
10 11 (6.15%) Brocade
10 11 (6.15%) Compuware
10 11 (6.15%) SAP
10 11 (6.15%) CheckPoint
10 11 (6.15%) Juniper
11 5 (2.79%) Citrix
12 3 (1.68%) Sybase
13 2 (1.12%) AppSense
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