Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM z/OS
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1114 1100 1146
Rank change year-on-year -14 +46 -1
Permanent jobs citing zOS 29 58 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.018% 0.035% 0.057%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.074% 0.14% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 24 42 42
England median annual salary £40,750 £56,250 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.56% +9.76% +7.89%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £110,000 £82,500 £60,176
UK median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% +5.26%

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 39,330 40,714 51,598
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.43% 24.51% 26.34%
Number of salaries quoted 32,339 34,520 44,012
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,250
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.73% +1.76%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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
South East +16 22 £37,500 -22.28% 2
North of England +10 4 £50,000 +42.86%
North West - 4 £50,000 -
London -8 3 £71,250 +1.79% 2
zOS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 across the England region with a requirement for zOS.

1 24 (82.76%) Linux
2 20 (68.97%) DB2
3 19 (65.52%) Java
4 18 (62.07%) Oracle
5 17 (58.62%) SQL Server
6 16 (55.17%) IBM
7 15 (51.72%) SQL
7 15 (51.72%) Windows
8 14 (48.28%) J2EE
8 14 (48.28%) Mainframe
9 13 (44.83%) Unix
9 13 (44.83%) SLA
10 12 (41.38%) Perl
10 12 (41.38%) Tivoli
10 12 (41.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 10 (34.48%) COBOL
11 10 (34.48%) French Language
11 10 (34.48%) German Language
12 9 (31.03%) Degree
13 8 (27.59%) Finance
13 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (24.14%) PL/1
15 6 (20.69%) Assembly Language
15 6 (20.69%) C
16 5 (17.24%) C++
16 5 (17.24%) ITIL
16 5 (17.24%) TOGAF
16 5 (17.24%) Open Source
16 5 (17.24%) Master's Degree
17 4 (13.79%) IT Strategy

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 4 (13.79%) CICS
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (13.79%) SAS
1 4 (13.79%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.90%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) SAN
2 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.45%) Kerberos
3 1 (3.45%) SSH
3 1 (3.45%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (68.97%) DB2
2 17 (58.62%) SQL Server
3 4 (13.79%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.90%) JasperReports
5 1 (3.45%) Adabas
5 1 (3.45%) Blockchain
5 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Eclipse
1 2 (6.90%) JUnit
1 2 (6.90%) Subversion
General
1 10 (34.48%) French Language
1 10 (34.48%) German Language
2 8 (27.59%) Finance
3 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Law
4 1 (3.45%) Italian Language
4 1 (3.45%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (3.45%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Applications Support
2 10 (34.48%) Support Engineer
3 9 (31.03%) Analyst
4 7 (24.14%) Applications Support Analyst
4 7 (24.14%) Support Analyst
5 5 (17.24%) Applications Engineer
5 5 (17.24%) Applications Support Engineer
5 5 (17.24%) Mainframe Support
5 5 (17.24%) Technical Engineer
5 5 (17.24%) Technical Support
5 5 (17.24%) Technical Support Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Architect
6 3 (10.34%) Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (3.45%) Analyst Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Graduate Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Performance Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Security Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.45%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (48.28%) J2EE
2 3 (10.34%) LDAP
3 2 (6.90%) CSS
3 2 (6.90%) CSS3
3 2 (6.90%) Drools
3 2 (6.90%) HTML
3 2 (6.90%) HTML5
3 2 (6.90%) JDBC
3 2 (6.90%) jQuery
3 2 (6.90%) Spring
3 2 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (6.90%) XML
4 1 (3.45%) Middleware
4 1 (3.45%) OpenID
4 1 (3.45%) SAML
4 1 (3.45%) SPNEGO
Miscellaneous
1 14 (48.28%) Mainframe
2 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.90%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) User Experience
3 2 (6.90%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.45%) Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) PKI
4 1 (3.45%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.45%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 24 (82.76%) Linux
2 15 (51.72%) Windows
3 13 (44.83%) Unix
4 1 (3.45%) Mac OS
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) ITIL
1 5 (17.24%) Open Source
1 5 (17.24%) TOGAF
2 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.79%) Content Management
2 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
2 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Content Management
2 4 (13.79%) IT Strategy
2 4 (13.79%) OWASP
2 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
2 4 (13.79%) Scrum
2 4 (13.79%) SDLC
2 4 (13.79%) SOA
2 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Thinking
3 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (6.90%) Creative Thinking
3 2 (6.90%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (6.90%) Matrix Organization
3 2 (6.90%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (65.52%) Java
2 15 (51.72%) SQL
3 12 (41.38%) Perl
4 10 (34.48%) COBOL
5 7 (24.14%) PL/1
6 6 (20.69%) Assembly Language
6 6 (20.69%) C
7 5 (17.24%) C++
8 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
8 2 (6.90%) JCL
8 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
8 2 (6.90%) REXX
9 1 (3.45%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) Degree
2 5 (17.24%) Master's Degree
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.45%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (44.83%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (41.38%) Tivoli
1 12 (41.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.45%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (3.45%) Control-M
2 1 (3.45%) Mesos
2 1 (3.45%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Oracle
2 16 (55.17%) IBM
3 4 (13.79%) Ab Initio
4 2 (6.90%) CA
5 1 (3.45%) BeyondTrust
5 1 (3.45%) Dell
5 1 (3.45%) ForgeRock
5 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow