The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 875 887 937
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +50
Permanent jobs citing zOS 36 94 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.086% 0.055%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.15% 0.33% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 16 51 39
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £38,533 £39,900
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £57,500 £59,400
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £47,250 £43,750
% change year-on-year
-15.34% +8.00%

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
24575 28884 31370
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.10% 26.34% 26.77%
Number of salaries quoted 21020 24250 26208
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +4.16%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing zOS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 July 2016 within the UK.

zOS Salary Histogram in the UK

zOS
Top 21 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -23 27 £37,750 -24.50% 13
Hertfordshire - 11 £32,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 11 £32,500 -
East of England - 11 £32,500 -
Scotland +9 9 £40,000 -20.79% 1
London +14 6 £70,000 +27.27% 2
Glasgow - 5 £40,000 -
North East - 3 £40,500 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £40,500 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 3 £40,500 - 1
North West +12 2 £45,000 -
Edinburgh +2 2 - - 1
East Midlands -1 2 - - 2
Cheshire - 2 £45,000 -
Wilmslow - 2 £45,000 -
Leicestershire - 2 - - 2
South East +11 1 £27,500 -45.00% 5
South West -3 1 - -
West Sussex -5 1 £27,500 -45.00% 5
Crawley -7 1 £27,500 -46.34% 1
Bristol - 1 - -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT jobs citing zOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for zOS.

1 67 (78.82%) Mainframe
2 62 (72.94%) IBM
3 54 (63.53%) DB2
4 36 (42.35%) JCL
5 34 (40.00%) SQL
6 31 (36.47%) ISPF
6 31 (36.47%) Time Sharing Option
7 29 (34.12%) Finance
8 25 (29.41%) Banking
8 25 (29.41%) CICS
9 21 (24.71%) Linux
10 20 (23.53%) CA
10 20 (23.53%) RACF
11 19 (22.35%) COBOL
12 18 (21.18%) OS/390
13 17 (20.00%) Assembly Language
13 17 (20.00%) REXX
14 16 (18.82%) iSeries
15 15 (17.65%) Unix
16 14 (16.47%) Microsoft
16 14 (16.47%) Tivoli
16 14 (16.47%) Team Foundation Server
17 13 (15.29%) Job Entry Subsystem
17 13 (15.29%) WebSphere MQ
17 13 (15.29%) Java
17 13 (15.29%) WebSphere
18 12 (14.12%) Incident Management
18 12 (14.12%) Service Management
18 12 (14.12%) WebSphere Application Server
18 12 (14.12%) zSecure

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (29.41%) CICS
2 13 (15.29%) WebSphere
3 12 (14.12%) WebSphere Application Server
4 9 (10.59%) MQSeries
5 5 (5.88%) SAS
6 2 (2.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 5 (5.88%) MS Office
1 5 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.41%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.06%) Kerberos
2 6 (7.06%) SSH
2 6 (7.06%) SSL
3 2 (2.35%) SNA
4 1 (1.18%) Network Security
4 1 (1.18%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (63.53%) DB2
2 10 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 7 (8.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.35%) GIS
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (16.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.35%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.18%) JIRA
General
1 29 (34.12%) Finance
2 25 (29.41%) Banking
3 11 (12.94%) Retail
4 1 (1.18%) Marketing
4 1 (1.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (21.18%) Developer
2 16 (18.82%) Lead Developer
3 14 (16.47%) Analyst
4 13 (15.29%) Support Analyst
5 9 (10.59%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 9 (10.59%) Security Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) .NET Developer
6 7 (8.24%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (8.24%) C# Developer
6 7 (8.24%) DB2 Developer
6 7 (8.24%) Lead .NET Developer
6 7 (8.24%) Lead C# Developer
6 7 (8.24%) Lead SQL Server Developer
6 7 (8.24%) SQL Developer
6 7 (8.24%) SQL Server Developer
7 6 (7.06%) COBOL Developer
8 5 (5.88%) DB2 Specialist
8 5 (5.88%) Linux Support
8 5 (5.88%) Server Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) Server Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (36.47%) ISPF
2 13 (15.29%) WebSphere MQ
3 11 (12.94%) Middleware
4 9 (10.59%) HTML
4 9 (10.59%) HTML5
5 7 (8.24%) .NET
5 7 (8.24%) .NET Framework
5 7 (8.24%) CSS
5 7 (8.24%) CSS3
5 7 (8.24%) XML
6 1 (1.18%) REST
6 1 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 67 (78.82%) Mainframe
2 16 (18.82%) iSeries
3 11 (12.94%) VSAM
4 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (4.71%) PKI
7 2 (2.35%) Tandem
8 1 (1.18%) AS400
8 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.18%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.18%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.18%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (24.71%) Linux
2 18 (21.18%) OS/390
3 15 (17.65%) Unix
4 9 (10.59%) Windows
5 7 (8.24%) Windows Server
6 4 (4.71%) AIX
6 4 (4.71%) Solaris
7 2 (2.35%) MVS
8 1 (1.18%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.12%) Incident Management
1 12 (14.12%) Service Management
2 10 (11.76%) Project Planning
2 10 (11.76%) SDLC
3 7 (8.24%) MVVM
3 7 (8.24%) Security Management
4 6 (7.06%) Change Management
4 6 (7.06%) Coaching
4 6 (7.06%) Mentoring
4 6 (7.06%) Performance Analysis
5 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (5.88%) Time Management
6 4 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.71%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (4.71%) People Management
7 3 (3.53%) Automated Testing
7 3 (3.53%) Information Security
7 3 (3.53%) Scrum
8 2 (2.35%) ITSM
8 2 (2.35%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 36 (42.35%) JCL
2 34 (40.00%) SQL
3 19 (22.35%) COBOL
4 17 (20.00%) Assembly Language
4 17 (20.00%) REXX
5 13 (15.29%) Java
6 9 (10.59%) JavaScript
7 8 (9.41%) Perl
7 8 (9.41%) Shell Script
8 7 (8.24%) C#
8 7 (8.24%) CLIST
8 7 (8.24%) T-SQL
9 4 (4.71%) VB
10 2 (2.35%) PL/1
10 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (7.06%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.53%) Degree
3 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.41%) QA
2 4 (4.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (36.47%) Time Sharing Option
2 20 (23.53%) RACF
3 13 (15.29%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 10 (11.76%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 3 (3.53%) ACF2
6 1 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (16.47%) Tivoli
2 12 (14.12%) zSecure
3 6 (7.06%) CA Endevor
4 4 (4.71%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 4 (4.71%) Tivoli NetView
5 2 (2.35%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 62 (72.94%) IBM
2 20 (23.53%) CA
3 14 (16.47%) Microsoft
4 11 (12.94%) Sybase
5 9 (10.59%) SAP
6 3 (3.53%) Oracle
7 2 (2.35%) Cognizant
8 1 (1.18%) TSYS
8 1 (1.18%) Twitter
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