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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 783 767 821
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +54
Permanent jobs citing zOS 109 129 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.12% 0.061%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.38% 0.43% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 52 99 43
Average salary £51,998 £48,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.21% -3.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £40,000 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £59,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £45,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-25.27% -9.00%

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
28920 29925 29459
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.88% 26.73% 27.07%
Number of salaries quoted 24237 24794 24684
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +4 95 £52,500 +15.38% 12
London +25 39 £52,500 +2.43% 5
City of London +18 22 £55,000 +32.53% 3
North West +19 20 £65,000 +52.94%
Manchester +24 17 - -
South East +6 15 £50,000 +33.33% 3
Scotland +9 13 £32,750 -34.82%
Edinburgh +3 13 £32,750 -34.50%
West Sussex +13 8 £39,000 -46.20%
Gloucester +6 6 - - 1
Gloucestershire -1 6 - - 1
South West -23 6 - - 1
East Midlands - 6 - - 2
Nottinghamshire - 6 - - 2
Nottingham - 6 - - 2
Gatwick - 6 £50,000 -
Yorkshire -15 5 £34,000 -25.27% 1
Berkshire +5 4 £60,000 +60.00%
West Yorkshire -20 4 £34,000 -25.27% 1
Wakefield - 4 £34,000 -
Pontefract - 4 £34,000 - 1
Cheshire +2 3 £65,000 +52.94%
Rugby - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
East of England +8 1 - -
Knutsford -9 1 £65,000 -
Norwich - 1 - -
Barnsley - 1 £31,000 -
Bracknell - 1 £62,500 -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 105 (61.76%) IBM
2 104 (61.18%) DB2
3 81 (47.65%) Windows
4 67 (39.41%) Linux
5 65 (38.24%) Mainframe
5 65 (38.24%) Banking
6 59 (34.71%) WebSphere
7 47 (27.65%) CICS
8 46 (27.06%) Middleware
8 46 (27.06%) AIX
9 45 (26.47%) Solaris
10 43 (25.29%) UNIX
10 43 (25.29%) TCP/IP
11 42 (24.71%) Retail
12 40 (23.53%) WebSphere MQ
13 39 (22.94%) IBM Mainframe
14 38 (22.35%) CA
14 38 (22.35%) Mentoring
15 37 (21.76%) RACF
16 36 (21.18%) BMC
17 35 (20.59%) Tivoli
17 35 (20.59%) Red Hat
17 35 (20.59%) RDBMS
17 35 (20.59%) Oracle
17 35 (20.59%) Relational Database
18 34 (20.00%) Microsoft
18 34 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 33 (19.41%) VMware Infrastructure
19 33 (19.41%) SUSE
19 33 (19.41%) VMware

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 59 (34.71%) WebSphere
2 47 (27.65%) CICS
3 33 (19.41%) WebLogic
4 12 (7.06%) Apache
5 11 (6.47%) WebSphere Application Server
5 11 (6.47%) JBoss
6 9 (5.29%) IBM HTTP Server
7 5 (2.94%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
8 3 (1.76%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.18%) IIS
9 2 (1.18%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (0.59%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.59%) CMS
10 1 (0.59%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.59%) SAS
10 1 (0.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.59%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (0.59%) MS Office
1 1 (0.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 43 (25.29%) TCP/IP
2 32 (18.82%) SAN
3 13 (7.65%) SSL
4 7 (4.12%) Firewall
4 7 (4.12%) Network Security
5 5 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (2.94%) Internet
6 2 (1.18%) SNA
7 1 (0.59%) LAN
7 1 (0.59%) WAN
7 1 (0.59%) HTTP
7 1 (0.59%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (61.18%) DB2
2 35 (20.59%) RDBMS
2 35 (20.59%) Relational Database
3 33 (19.41%) SQL Server
4 32 (18.82%) Oracle Database
4 32 (18.82%) Oracle Exadata
5 7 (4.12%) Adabas
6 6 (3.53%) DataStage
7 5 (2.94%) DB2 UDB
8 2 (1.18%) MySQL
8 2 (1.18%) Big Data
9 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.59%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 9 (5.29%) Eclipse
2 5 (2.94%) CruiseControl
2 5 (2.94%) Subversion
2 5 (2.94%) Maven
2 5 (2.94%) Ant
General
1 65 (38.24%) Banking
2 42 (24.71%) Retail
3 25 (14.71%) Finance
4 9 (5.29%) Spanish Language
5 7 (4.12%) Marketing
6 5 (2.94%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.59%) Legal
7 1 (0.59%) Publishing
7 1 (0.59%) French Language
Job Titles
1 36 (21.18%) Architect
2 34 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 32 (18.82%) Infrastructure Architect
3 32 (18.82%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 29 (17.06%) Analyst
5 22 (12.94%) Technical Leader
6 19 (11.18%) Administrator
7 18 (10.59%) Developer
8 13 (7.65%) Consultant
9 10 (5.88%) DBA
9 10 (5.88%) DB2 DBA
10 9 (5.29%) Technical Specialist
10 9 (5.29%) Technical Consultant
11 8 (4.71%) Programmer
11 8 (4.71%) Support Analyst
12 7 (4.12%) WebSphere Administrator
12 7 (4.12%) Mainframe Developer
13 6 (3.53%) Mainframe Systems Engineer
13 6 (3.53%) Network Engineer
13 6 (3.53%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (27.06%) Middleware
2 40 (23.53%) WebSphere MQ
3 12 (7.06%) HTML
3 12 (7.06%) SOAP
3 12 (7.06%) XML
4 8 (4.71%) Web Services
5 7 (4.12%) WSDL
6 6 (3.53%) XSLT
6 6 (3.53%) Hibernate
6 6 (3.53%) Spring
6 6 (3.53%) ISPF
6 6 (3.53%) J2EE
7 5 (2.94%) CSS
7 5 (2.94%) JSP
7 5 (2.94%) DOM
7 5 (2.94%) Struts
7 5 (2.94%) XHTML
7 5 (2.94%) UDDI
7 5 (2.94%) XML Schema
7 5 (2.94%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 65 (38.24%) Mainframe
2 39 (22.94%) IBM Mainframe
3 32 (18.82%) FlexPod
4 14 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (7.06%) iSeries
6 11 (6.47%) Credit Risk
7 9 (5.29%) VSAM
7 9 (5.29%) SWIFT
8 7 (4.12%) Clustering
8 7 (4.12%) Management Information System
9 6 (3.53%) Open Source
10 5 (2.94%) DataPower
11 4 (2.35%) Computer Science
12 3 (1.76%) Reference Data
12 3 (1.76%) Data Integration
13 2 (1.18%) Cryptography
13 2 (1.18%) Replication
13 2 (1.18%) Mathematics
14 1 (0.59%) Tandem
14 1 (0.59%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 81 (47.65%) Windows
2 67 (39.41%) Linux
3 46 (27.06%) AIX
4 45 (26.47%) Solaris
5 43 (25.29%) UNIX
6 34 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 33 (19.41%) SUSE
7 33 (19.41%) HPUX
7 33 (19.41%) OS/400
8 2 (1.18%) OS/390
8 2 (1.18%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.59%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (22.35%) Mentoring
2 33 (19.41%) Coaching
3 32 (18.82%) Infrastructure Management
3 32 (18.82%) Business Continuity
4 14 (8.24%) Project Management
5 11 (6.47%) ITIL
6 10 (5.88%) Service Management
7 8 (4.71%) Unit Testing
7 8 (4.71%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (4.12%) Product Management
8 7 (4.12%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (4.12%) Migration
8 7 (4.12%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.53%) Validation
9 6 (3.53%) ETL
9 6 (3.53%) Waterfall
10 5 (2.94%) Performance Testing
10 5 (2.94%) Reverse Engineering
10 5 (2.94%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (2.94%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.88%) COBOL
2 23 (13.53%) JCL
3 22 (12.94%) SQL
4 13 (7.65%) Java
5 12 (7.06%) REXX
6 10 (5.88%) PL/1
7 9 (5.29%) Assembly Language
8 7 (4.12%) NATURAL
9 5 (2.94%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.18%) C
10 2 (1.18%) C++
10 2 (1.18%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.18%) Jython
11 1 (0.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
1 6 (3.53%) Degree
2 5 (2.94%) CCNA
2 5 (2.94%) CISSP
2 5 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (2.94%) GCIA
2 5 (2.94%) GCIH
2 5 (2.94%) OCPJP
3 1 (0.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.53%) SLA
2 1 (0.59%) QA
2 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
System Software
1 37 (21.76%) RACF
2 33 (19.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (18.82%) Hyper-V
3 32 (18.82%) KVM
4 31 (18.24%) ACF2
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 35 (20.59%) Tivoli
2 5 (2.94%) OMEGAMON
3 4 (2.35%) CA Endevor
4 2 (1.18%) OpenAM
4 2 (1.18%) Tivoli NetView
5 1 (0.59%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 105 (61.76%) IBM
2 38 (22.35%) CA
3 36 (21.18%) BMC
4 35 (20.59%) Red Hat
4 35 (20.59%) Oracle
5 34 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 33 (19.41%) VMware
7 32 (18.82%) NetApp
7 32 (18.82%) Brocade
7 32 (18.82%) HP
7 32 (18.82%) EMC
7 32 (18.82%) Juniper
7 32 (18.82%) CheckPoint
7 32 (18.82%) Symantec
7 32 (18.82%) Cisco
8 2 (1.18%) SAP
8 2 (1.18%) Adobe
9 1 (0.59%) Compuware
9 1 (0.59%) Informatica
9 1 (0.59%) Remedy
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