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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 813 841 848
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +7
Permanent jobs citing zOS 82 75 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.064% 0.044%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.29% 0.24% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 36 42 35
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,533 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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
28037 31218 29431
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.08% 26.83% 27.25%
Number of salaries quoted 23650 25900 25050
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,995
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -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 27 August 2015 within the UK.

zOS Salary Histogram in the UK

zOS
Top 22 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 27 August 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 +22 77 £50,000 +11.11% 5
London +29 26 £55,000 -
Yorkshire +16 16 £46,250 +15.62%
North West +9 15 £45,000 - 4
Manchester +18 13 - - 1
City of London +28 8 £46,000 -20.00%
West Yorkshire +12 6 £46,250 +15.62%
South West -6 6 £38,533 -14.37%
Swindon - 6 £38,533 -
Wiltshire - 6 £38,533 -
Scotland +14 5 £50,250 - 3
East Midlands +7 5 £27,500 -35.29%
Edinburgh 0 5 £50,250 - 3
Nottingham -7 5 £27,500 -35.29%
Nottinghamshire -8 5 £27,500 -35.29%
Halifax +9 3 £50,500 -
Bradford - 3 £45,000 -
Lancashire - 2 £45,000 - 3
Burnley - 2 £45,000 - 3
South East +4 1 £50,000 +28.20%
West Sussex - 1 £50,000 -
Crawley - 1 £50,000 -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 129 (65.48%) IBM
2 117 (59.39%) DB2
3 105 (53.30%) Banking
4 85 (43.15%) Windows
5 81 (41.12%) Linux
6 75 (38.07%) AIX
7 72 (36.55%) Solaris
8 71 (36.04%) Mainframe
9 63 (31.98%) HP
9 63 (31.98%) Retail
10 60 (30.46%) WebSphere
10 60 (30.46%) Middleware
11 51 (25.89%) Analytical Skills
12 43 (21.83%) CICS
13 41 (20.81%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 39 (19.80%) JCL
15 37 (18.78%) Oracle
16 36 (18.27%) Service Delivery
17 35 (17.77%) WebSphere MQ
18 32 (16.24%) SQL
19 29 (14.72%) Internet
19 29 (14.72%) Mentoring
20 28 (14.21%) CA
20 28 (14.21%) VMware
20 28 (14.21%) COBOL
20 28 (14.21%) WebLogic
20 28 (14.21%) RDBMS
20 28 (14.21%) VMware Infrastructure
20 28 (14.21%) Oracle Database
20 28 (14.21%) Relational Database

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 60 (30.46%) WebSphere
2 43 (21.83%) CICS
3 28 (14.21%) WebLogic
4 12 (6.09%) MQSeries
5 6 (3.05%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 5 (2.54%) SAS
6 5 (2.54%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (2.54%) Apache
7 4 (2.03%) JBoss
7 4 (2.03%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (1.02%) NetWeaver
8 2 (1.02%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.51%) IIS
9 1 (0.51%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (0.51%) MS Office
1 1 (0.51%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 24 (12.18%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 29 (14.72%) Internet
2 27 (13.71%) SAN
3 20 (10.15%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.05%) Firewall
5 5 (2.54%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (2.54%) Network Security
6 4 (2.03%) DMZ
7 2 (1.02%) SSL
8 1 (0.51%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (59.39%) DB2
2 28 (14.21%) RDBMS
2 28 (14.21%) Oracle Database
2 28 (14.21%) Relational Database
3 27 (13.71%) SQL Server
4 24 (12.18%) Oracle Exadata
5 8 (4.06%) Adabas
6 6 (3.05%) DB2 UDB
7 3 (1.52%) Base SAS
7 3 (1.52%) DataStage
8 2 (1.02%) MySQL
9 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 15 (7.61%) Eclipse
2 6 (3.05%) CruiseControl
2 6 (3.05%) Subversion
2 6 (3.05%) Maven
2 6 (3.05%) Ant
3 1 (0.51%) JUnit
General
1 105 (53.30%) Banking
2 63 (31.98%) Retail
3 24 (12.18%) Finance
4 9 (4.57%) Marketing
5 3 (1.52%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.51%) Legal
6 1 (0.51%) Publishing
6 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (14.72%) Developer
2 28 (14.21%) Architect
3 27 (13.71%) Administrator
4 25 (12.69%) Technical Specialist
5 24 (12.18%) Infrastructure Architect
5 24 (12.18%) Solutions Architect
5 24 (12.18%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 22 (11.17%) DBA
6 22 (11.17%) Analyst
7 17 (8.63%) DB2 DBA
8 15 (7.61%) Consultant
9 13 (6.60%) Technical Leader
10 12 (6.09%) Mainframe Developer
11 11 (5.58%) Senior Technical Specialist
12 9 (4.57%) Applications Developer
12 9 (4.57%) Programmer
13 7 (3.55%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
13 7 (3.55%) COBOL Programmer
13 7 (3.55%) Analyst Programmer
13 7 (3.55%) COBOL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (30.46%) Middleware
2 41 (20.81%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 35 (17.77%) WebSphere MQ
4 19 (9.64%) HTML
4 19 (9.64%) ISPF
5 11 (5.58%) Spring
6 10 (5.08%) XML
7 9 (4.57%) Web Services
7 9 (4.57%) JSON
8 8 (4.06%) Hibernate
9 7 (3.55%) SOAP
9 7 (3.55%) WSDL
9 7 (3.55%) XML Schema
10 6 (3.05%) Struts
10 6 (3.05%) SAX
10 6 (3.05%) DOM
10 6 (3.05%) XSLT
10 6 (3.05%) XHTML
10 6 (3.05%) UDDI
10 6 (3.05%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 71 (36.04%) Mainframe
2 51 (25.89%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (12.69%) Data Centre
4 24 (12.18%) Online Banking
4 24 (12.18%) FlexPod
5 21 (10.66%) IBM Mainframe
6 19 (9.64%) Management Information System
7 9 (4.57%) Credit Risk
8 6 (3.05%) DataPower
9 5 (2.54%) Reference Data
10 4 (2.03%) VSAM
10 4 (2.03%) SWIFT
10 4 (2.03%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.02%) Clustering
11 2 (1.02%) PMI
11 2 (1.02%) iSeries
11 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.51%) W3C
12 1 (0.51%) GIS
12 1 (0.51%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 85 (43.15%) Windows
2 81 (41.12%) Linux
3 75 (38.07%) AIX
4 72 (36.55%) Solaris
5 25 (12.69%) OS/400
5 25 (12.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (12.18%) SUSE
6 24 (12.18%) HPUX
7 21 (10.66%) UNIX
8 4 (2.03%) MVS
9 2 (1.02%) OS/390
10 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.27%) Service Delivery
2 29 (14.72%) Mentoring
3 26 (13.20%) SDLC
4 24 (12.18%) Converged Infrastructure
4 24 (12.18%) Coaching
4 24 (12.18%) Infrastructure Management
4 24 (12.18%) Business Continuity
5 18 (9.14%) Unit Testing
6 15 (7.61%) Incident Management
6 15 (7.61%) Validation
7 10 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (4.57%) Project Planning
8 9 (4.57%) Migration
8 9 (4.57%) Product Management
9 8 (4.06%) Performance Analysis
9 8 (4.06%) Test Planning
9 8 (4.06%) Project Management
10 6 (3.05%) ITIL
10 6 (3.05%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (3.05%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 39 (19.80%) JCL
2 32 (16.24%) SQL
3 28 (14.21%) COBOL
4 18 (9.14%) Java
5 13 (6.60%) REXX
6 12 (6.09%) PL/1
7 11 (5.58%) Assembly Language
8 10 (5.08%) JavaScript
9 8 (4.06%) NATURAL
10 5 (2.54%) Perl
11 4 (2.03%) C
11 4 (2.03%) Python
12 3 (1.52%) SAS Macro
12 3 (1.52%) C++
13 2 (1.02%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 6 (3.05%) OCPJP
2 5 (2.54%) Degree
2 5 (2.54%) GCIA
2 5 (2.54%) GCIH
2 5 (2.54%) CCNA
2 5 (2.54%) CISSP
2 5 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.02%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.54%) SLA
2 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 28 (14.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (13.20%) RACF
3 24 (12.18%) Hyper-V
3 24 (12.18%) KVM
4 18 (9.14%) Time Sharing Option
5 14 (7.11%) ACF2
6 3 (1.52%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 25 (12.69%) Tivoli
1 25 (12.69%) zSecure
2 2 (1.02%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (0.51%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 129 (65.48%) IBM
2 63 (31.98%) HP
3 37 (18.78%) Oracle
4 28 (14.21%) CA
4 28 (14.21%) VMware
5 25 (12.69%) Red Hat
5 25 (12.69%) Microsoft
6 24 (12.18%) EMC
6 24 (12.18%) Juniper
6 24 (12.18%) BMC
6 24 (12.18%) CheckPoint
6 24 (12.18%) Symantec
6 24 (12.18%) NetApp
6 24 (12.18%) Brocade
6 24 (12.18%) Cisco
7 8 (4.06%) SAP
8 4 (2.03%) Twitter
9 2 (1.02%) Lotus
10 1 (0.51%) Computacenter
10 1 (0.51%) Google
Burnley
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Burnley
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Copley or Edinburgh
Tectre Limited
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 14 days ago
Copley or Edinburgh
Tectre Limited
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 14 days ago
Burnley
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Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
England
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 20 days ago
UK
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Sanderson
Salary: £39000 - £48000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 24 days ago