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

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 111 96 105
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +9
Permanent jobs citing zOS 3 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.24% 0.82% 0.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.88% 2.33% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 6
Average salary £47,000 £50,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.00% -31.03%
UK excluding London average salary £38,533 £34,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -29.89%
zOS
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Sussex region.

Operating Systems Category
West Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
342 430 457
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 27.47% 35.10% 33.24%
Number of salaries quoted 315 386 410
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing zOS across the West Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

zOS
Salary Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing zOS across the West Sussex region.

zOS Salary Trend in West Sussex

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the West Sussex region 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 14 (93.33%) Mainframe
2 12 (80.00%) IBM
3 10 (66.67%) Degree
3 10 (66.67%) Mathematics
3 10 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 10 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (46.67%) SDLC
4 7 (46.67%) HTML
4 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (46.67%) Assembly Language
5 5 (33.33%) POSIX
5 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (33.33%) DB2
5 5 (33.33%) CSS
5 5 (33.33%) C
5 5 (33.33%) COBOL
5 5 (33.33%) Unix
5 5 (33.33%) Windows
5 5 (33.33%) Linux
5 5 (33.33%) Syncsort
5 5 (33.33%) Network Management
5 5 (33.33%) Big Data
5 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (33.33%) Product Management
5 5 (33.33%) Open Source
5 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 4 (26.67%) Scrum
7 3 (20.00%) JCL
7 3 (20.00%) REXX

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the West Sussex region 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 3 (20.00%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Big Data
1 5 (33.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Development Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Mainframe Software Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Mainframe Support
1 5 (33.33%) Software Development Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Software Support Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Applications Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Data Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Mainframe Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Web Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Data Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Web Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) z/OS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) HTML
2 5 (33.33%) CSS
2 5 (33.33%) POSIX
3 3 (20.00%) ISPF
4 2 (13.33%) HTML5
5 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (93.33%) Mainframe
2 10 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 10 (66.67%) Mathematics
3 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (6.67%) AS400
4 1 (6.67%) Cryptography
4 1 (6.67%) Replication
4 1 (6.67%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
1 5 (33.33%) Unix
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) SDLC
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Network Management
2 5 (33.33%) Open Source
2 5 (33.33%) Product Management
2 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
4 2 (13.33%) Database Security
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
4 2 (13.33%) Release Management
4 2 (13.33%) SOA
4 2 (13.33%) User Stories
5 1 (6.67%) High Availability
5 1 (6.67%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Assembly Language
1 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
2 5 (33.33%) C
2 5 (33.33%) COBOL
3 3 (20.00%) JCL
3 3 (20.00%) REXX
4 2 (13.33%) Java
4 2 (13.33%) PL/1
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
5 1 (6.67%) CLIST
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) IBM
2 5 (33.33%) Syncsort
3 1 (6.67%) TSYS