The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 804 809 873
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +64
Permanent jobs citing zOS 132 79 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.070% 0.025%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.40% 0.26% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 90 50 27
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-3.00% +17.64%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
32714 30668 33516
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.65% 27.12% 26.65%
Number of salaries quoted 27259 25685 28876
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
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 16 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -3 102 £50,000 - 10
London -29 53 £52,500 +10.52% 4
Scotland 0 22 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Yorkshire -28 21 £45,500 -11.21%
West Yorkshire -11 20 £45,500 -11.21%
Edinburgh -15 18 £50,000 +42.85% 1
North West -2 10 £42,500 - 4
Leeds -10 10 £45,000 -10.00%
City of London -5 9 £42,500 -22.72%
South West +4 6 £43,750 -
South East -9 6 £72,500 +38.09% 2
Cheshire +5 5 £42,500 - 1
Gloucestershire - 5 £42,500 -
Halifax - 5 £48,250 -
Horsham - 5 £72,500 - 1
West Sussex - 5 £72,500 - 1
Merseyside -9 4 £71,500 +43.00% 2
Liverpool -15 4 £71,500 +43.00% 2
Manchester -5 2 £34,500 -16.36% 1
Bromley -18 2 - - 2
Clydebank - 2 £53,000 -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £53,000 -
Knutsford +17 1 - - 1
Berkshire 0 1 £37,500 -28.57% 1
Nottingham -12 1 - -
Nottinghamshire -22 1 - -
East Midlands -30 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £45,000 -
Stockport - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 125 (56.05%) Mainframe
2 120 (53.81%) IBM
3 101 (45.29%) DB2
4 91 (40.81%) Banking
5 69 (30.94%) Linux
6 63 (28.25%) Finance
7 59 (26.46%) WebSphere
8 58 (26.01%) Windows
9 56 (25.11%) UNIX
10 55 (24.66%) AIX
11 51 (22.87%) CICS
12 38 (17.04%) Incident Management
13 35 (15.70%) RACF
14 33 (14.80%) Stakeholder Management
15 29 (13.00%) Java
16 28 (12.56%) COBOL
16 28 (12.56%) Degree
17 27 (12.11%) Middleware
18 26 (11.66%) Computer Science
18 26 (11.66%) WebSphere Message Broker
19 24 (10.76%) MQSeries
20 23 (10.31%) Solaris
20 23 (10.31%) BMC
20 23 (10.31%) Problem Management
21 22 (9.87%) Internet
22 21 (9.42%) WebSphere MQ
22 21 (9.42%) IBM Mainframe
23 20 (8.97%) Online Banking
23 20 (8.97%) Software Engineering
24 19 (8.52%) Performance Tuning

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 59 (26.46%) WebSphere
2 51 (22.87%) CICS
3 24 (10.76%) MQSeries
4 11 (4.93%) NetWeaver
5 10 (4.48%) SAP Web AS
5 10 (4.48%) Lotus Domino
5 10 (4.48%) Apache
5 10 (4.48%) GlassFish
6 3 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.90%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.90%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (1.35%) MS Office
2 2 (0.90%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.87%) Internet
2 19 (8.52%) SAN
3 15 (6.73%) SSL
4 3 (1.35%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.90%) FTP
5 2 (0.90%) VLAN
5 2 (0.90%) NAS
6 1 (0.45%) Network Security
6 1 (0.45%) Firewall
6 1 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (45.29%) DB2
2 6 (2.69%) Data Mining
3 4 (1.79%) RDBMS
3 4 (1.79%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.90%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.90%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.45%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.45%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.45%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 10 (4.48%) JUnit
2 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.45%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.45%) ClearQuest
General
1 91 (40.81%) Banking
2 63 (28.25%) Finance
3 16 (7.17%) Retail
4 12 (5.38%) Advertising
5 6 (2.69%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.79%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (28.70%) Administrator
2 43 (19.28%) DBA
2 43 (19.28%) DB2 DBA
3 25 (11.21%) Technical Specialist
4 15 (6.73%) WebSphere Specialist
4 15 (6.73%) Consultant
5 13 (5.83%) WebSphere Administrator
6 12 (5.38%) Developer
7 10 (4.48%) Java Developer
8 9 (4.04%) Technical Support
9 8 (3.59%) Programmer
9 8 (3.59%) Technical Manager
9 8 (3.59%) Systems Programmer
9 8 (3.59%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
10 7 (3.14%) Senior Technician
10 7 (3.14%) Technical Services Manager
10 7 (3.14%) Service Manager
10 7 (3.14%) Analyst
11 6 (2.69%) Support Analyst
11 6 (2.69%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.11%) Middleware
2 26 (11.66%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 21 (9.42%) WebSphere MQ
4 15 (6.73%) ISPF
5 14 (6.28%) HTML
6 11 (4.93%) Web Services
6 11 (4.93%) SAP Basis
7 10 (4.48%) Spring
7 10 (4.48%) Hibernate
7 10 (4.48%) Java EE
7 10 (4.48%) Grails
7 10 (4.48%) XML
7 10 (4.48%) WSDL
7 10 (4.48%) XML Schema
7 10 (4.48%) JAXB
8 7 (3.14%) .NET
8 7 (3.14%) ATL
9 6 (2.69%) J2EE
10 2 (0.90%) JNI
11 1 (0.45%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 125 (56.05%) Mainframe
2 26 (11.66%) Computer Science
3 21 (9.42%) IBM Mainframe
4 20 (8.97%) Online Banking
5 17 (7.62%) Management Information System
6 15 (6.73%) Replication
7 10 (4.48%) W3C
8 9 (4.04%) VSAM
9 4 (1.79%) Clustering
9 4 (1.79%) AS400
10 2 (0.90%) iSeries
10 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.90%) FlexPod
11 1 (0.45%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 69 (30.94%) Linux
2 58 (26.01%) Windows
3 56 (25.11%) UNIX
4 55 (24.66%) AIX
5 23 (10.31%) Solaris
6 10 (4.48%) Windows NT
7 9 (4.04%) MVS
8 7 (3.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (3.14%) Windows 2000
8 7 (3.14%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.79%) HPUX
10 3 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.90%) Tru64
11 2 (0.90%) SUSE
11 2 (0.90%) OpenVMS
11 2 (0.90%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (17.04%) Incident Management
2 33 (14.80%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (10.31%) Problem Management
4 20 (8.97%) Software Engineering
5 19 (8.52%) ITIL
5 19 (8.52%) Performance Tuning
6 17 (7.62%) Performance Management
7 16 (7.17%) Validation
8 13 (5.83%) Change Management
9 12 (5.38%) Configuration Management
9 12 (5.38%) Service Delivery
10 11 (4.93%) Migration
11 10 (4.48%) Logistics
11 10 (4.48%) Performance Analysis
12 9 (4.04%) Service Management
13 8 (3.59%) ITSM
13 8 (3.59%) Information Security
14 7 (3.14%) Data Migration
14 7 (3.14%) Root Cause Analysis
14 7 (3.14%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (13.00%) Java
2 28 (12.56%) COBOL
3 16 (7.17%) REXX
4 12 (5.38%) JCL
4 12 (5.38%) C++
5 11 (4.93%) C#
5 11 (4.93%) ABAP
6 10 (4.48%) Python
6 10 (4.48%) Shell Script
6 10 (4.48%) Ruby
6 10 (4.48%) Groovy
6 10 (4.48%) Scala
6 10 (4.48%) JavaScript
6 10 (4.48%) Perl
7 9 (4.04%) SQL
8 6 (2.69%) Assembly Language
9 5 (2.24%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (12.56%) Degree
2 8 (3.59%) CCNA
2 8 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.14%) MCP
3 7 (3.14%) MCSE
4 1 (0.45%) CISSP
4 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.45%) GCIA
4 1 (0.45%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 10 (4.48%) SLA
3 6 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.69%) COBIT
4 3 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 35 (15.70%) RACF
2 5 (2.24%) ACF2
3 3 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.90%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.90%) KVM
Systems Management
1 14 (6.28%) Tivoli
2 10 (4.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (2.24%) CA Endevor
4 4 (1.79%) OMEGAMON
5 3 (1.35%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 120 (53.81%) IBM
2 23 (10.31%) BMC
3 17 (7.62%) CA
4 15 (6.73%) Cisco
5 12 (5.38%) Compuware
6 11 (4.93%) SAP
7 10 (4.48%) Oracle
7 10 (4.48%) EMC
8 8 (3.59%) HP
9 5 (2.24%) VMware
10 4 (1.79%) Brocade
10 4 (1.79%) Microsoft
11 3 (1.35%) NetApp
11 3 (1.35%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.35%) Computacenter
12 2 (0.90%) Hitachi
12 2 (0.90%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.90%) Symantec
12 2 (0.90%) Novell
12 2 (0.90%) Veritas
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