Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for zOS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited zOS over the 6 months to 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM z/OS
UK > England
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1092 1136 1157
Rank change year-on-year +44 +21 -27
Permanent jobs citing zOS 35 22 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.023% 0.013% 0.040%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.100% 0.054% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 21 22 44
England median annual salary £55,000 £37,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +46.67% -28.57% +3.96%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £37,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +46.67% -25.00% -0.99%

zOS is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 35,150 41,048 45,187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.93% 25.02% 24.99%
Number of salaries quoted 28,561 33,244 38,666
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing zOS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for zOS in England

zOS
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for zOS in England

zOS
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing zOS in England over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Salary histogram for zOS in England

zOS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the England region over the 6 months to 18 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North of England +35 17 £37,500 -25.00% 6
Yorkshire - 17 £37,500 - 2
South East -1 8 £58,250 +55.33% 1
London +41 6 £68,500 +37.00%
East of England - 4 £55,000 -
zOS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT jobs citing zOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for zOS.

1 23 (65.71%) Mainframe
2 21 (60.00%) IBM
3 16 (45.71%) Middleware
4 15 (42.86%) Linux
5 12 (34.29%) Windows
6 11 (31.43%) Project Management
6 11 (31.43%) PMO
7 10 (28.57%) IT Strategy
7 10 (28.57%) Data Centre
7 10 (28.57%) Service Management
7 10 (28.57%) Unix
8 9 (25.71%) DB2
8 9 (25.71%) JCL
8 9 (25.71%) Finance
9 8 (22.86%) COBOL
10 7 (20.00%) SQL
10 7 (20.00%) Oracle
10 7 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (20.00%) Assembly Language
10 7 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
11 6 (17.14%) SSH
11 6 (17.14%) Degree
12 5 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
13 4 (11.43%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (11.43%) Software Audit
13 4 (11.43%) Time Sharing Option
13 4 (11.43%) Fintech
13 4 (11.43%) Data Analysis
13 4 (11.43%) ISPF
13 4 (11.43%) CA

zOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.86%) CICS
2 1 (2.86%) Confluence
2 1 (2.86%) IIS
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) SSH
2 4 (11.43%) ATM
2 4 (11.43%) SAN
3 3 (8.57%) Firewall
3 3 (8.57%) LAN
3 3 (8.57%) NAS
3 3 (8.57%) PABX
3 3 (8.57%) VoIP
3 3 (8.57%) VPN
3 3 (8.57%) WAN
4 1 (2.86%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.86%) SMS
4 1 (2.86%) SNA
4 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) DB2
2 3 (8.57%) Big Data
2 3 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (8.57%) Hadoop
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) GitLab
1 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.86%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.86%) Gerrit
2 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.86%) JIRA
2 1 (2.86%) Selenium
2 1 (2.86%) SonarQube
2 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Programmer
2 11 (31.43%) Systems Programmer
2 11 (31.43%) z/OS Systems Programmer
3 6 (17.14%) Administrator
4 4 (11.43%) DBA
5 3 (8.57%) Auditor
5 3 (8.57%) Linux Support
5 3 (8.57%) Mainframe Support
5 3 (8.57%) z/OS Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) z/OS Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) IT Auditor
6 2 (5.71%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Linux Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Middleware Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Linux Support
6 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Technical Support
7 1 (2.86%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (45.71%) Middleware
2 4 (11.43%) ISPF
3 1 (2.86%) .NET
3 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (65.71%) Mainframe
2 10 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 7 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (11.43%) Fintech
4 4 (11.43%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (8.57%) iSeries
6 1 (2.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (42.86%) Linux
2 12 (34.29%) Windows
3 10 (28.57%) Unix
4 4 (11.43%) Solaris
5 3 (8.57%) HPUX
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.86%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Project Management
2 10 (28.57%) IT Strategy
2 10 (28.57%) Service Management
3 7 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (11.43%) Data Analysis
5 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
5 4 (11.43%) Software Audit
6 3 (8.57%) Coaching
6 3 (8.57%) Cryptography
6 3 (8.57%) ITIL
6 3 (8.57%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 3 (8.57%) Open Source
7 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.71%) Contingency Planning
7 2 (5.71%) High Availability
7 2 (5.71%) IT Audit
7 2 (5.71%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (5.71%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) JCL
2 8 (22.86%) COBOL
3 7 (20.00%) Assembly Language
3 7 (20.00%) SQL
4 4 (11.43%) Java
4 4 (11.43%) Shell Script
5 3 (8.57%) C
5 3 (8.57%) C++
5 3 (8.57%) PL/1
6 2 (5.71%) REXX
7 1 (2.86%) ActionScript
7 1 (2.86%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) Degree
2 3 (8.57%) Master's Degree
3 2 (5.71%) CISA
3 2 (5.71%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (31.43%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (2.86%) Docker
2 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Ansible
1 1 (2.86%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.86%) Puppet
1 1 (2.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (60.00%) IBM
2 7 (20.00%) Oracle
3 4 (11.43%) CA
4 3 (8.57%) Citrix
4 3 (8.57%) HP
4 3 (8.57%) Teradata
4 3 (8.57%) Unisys
5 1 (2.86%) BMC
5 1 (2.86%) Google
5 1 (2.86%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.86%) OpenText
5 1 (2.86%) Remedy