The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 225 245 214
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -31
Permanent jobs citing zOS 16 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.24% 0.097% 0.094%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.01% 0.38% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 3
Average salary £46,250 £39,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.35% +6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £24,250 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £42,500 £39,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
zOS
England

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

Operating Systems Category
Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1592 1834 1309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 23.71% 25.54% 24.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1319 1385 1051
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

zOS
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

zOS Salary Trend in Yorkshire

zOS
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
West Yorkshire +6 6 £46,250 +15.62%
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Yorkshire 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 24 (80.00%) IBM
2 19 (63.33%) Linux
3 15 (50.00%) Windows
3 15 (50.00%) AIX
3 15 (50.00%) HP
4 14 (46.67%) Solaris
4 14 (46.67%) Banking
4 14 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (40.00%) COBOL
6 11 (36.67%) JCL
6 11 (36.67%) Retail
6 11 (36.67%) Service Delivery
7 10 (33.33%) Online Banking
7 10 (33.33%) Middleware
7 10 (33.33%) Internet
8 8 (26.67%) NATURAL
8 8 (26.67%) DB2
8 8 (26.67%) Adabas
8 8 (26.67%) Unit Testing
8 8 (26.67%) Test Planning
9 7 (23.33%) MQSeries
10 6 (20.00%) Mainframe
11 5 (16.67%) WebSphere
12 4 (13.33%) Java EE
12 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (13.33%) Spring
12 4 (13.33%) Change Management
12 4 (13.33%) Finance
12 4 (13.33%) CICS
12 4 (13.33%) Python

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Yorkshire 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 7 (23.33%) MQSeries
2 5 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 4 (13.33%) CICS
4 1 (3.33%) GlassFish
4 1 (3.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 10 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) DB2
1 8 (26.67%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) JUnit
General
1 14 (46.67%) Banking
2 11 (36.67%) Retail
3 4 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Technical Specialist
2 7 (23.33%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
2 7 (23.33%) COBOL Programmer
2 7 (23.33%) Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Analyst Programmer
2 7 (23.33%) Programmer
2 7 (23.33%) COBOL Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Developer
4 5 (16.67%) COBOL Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Technical Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) DBA
5 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) DB2 DBA
5 2 (6.67%) Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Database Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Mainframe Developer
6 1 (3.33%) DB2 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) Middleware
2 4 (13.33%) Spring
2 4 (13.33%) Java EE
2 4 (13.33%) HTML
3 3 (10.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.33%) Web Services
5 1 (3.33%) XML
5 1 (3.33%) WSDL
5 1 (3.33%) XML Schema
5 1 (3.33%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 14 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (33.33%) Online Banking
3 6 (20.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.33%) GIS
4 1 (3.33%) Tandem
4 1 (3.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) Linux
2 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) AIX
3 14 (46.67%) Solaris
4 1 (3.33%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Service Delivery
2 8 (26.67%) Unit Testing
2 8 (26.67%) Test Planning
3 4 (13.33%) SDLC
3 4 (13.33%) Change Management
3 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) COBOL
2 11 (36.67%) JCL
3 8 (26.67%) NATURAL
4 4 (13.33%) Python
4 4 (13.33%) Java
4 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.33%) Perl
5 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 24 (80.00%) IBM
2 15 (50.00%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle