Period
to 31 May 2020

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 31 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM z/OS
UK > England
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 836 1032 1153
Rank change year-on-year +196 +121 -23
Permanent jobs citing zOS 27 51 28
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.033% 0.038% 0.017%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.15% 0.17% 0.073%
Number of salaries quoted 25 45 21
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +46.67%
10th Percentile £46,000 £31,250 £48,750
90th Percentile £102,500 £102,500 £95,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +37.50% -27.27% +38.36%

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 17,443 30,881 38,106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.12% 23.06% 23.64%
Number of salaries quoted 14,218 24,656 31,060
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £46,056
% change year-on-year +1.05% +3.14% +2.35%

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for zOS in England

zOS
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing zOS in England.

Salary trend for zOS in England

zOS
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing zOS in England over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

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 31 May 2020. 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
London +157 11 £55,000 -15.38% 3
South East +94 7 £55,000 +46.67% 1
North of England +121 6 £55,000 +46.67%
Yorkshire +111 5 £55,000 +46.67%
East of England +69 2 £57,500 +6.48%
West Midlands - 1 £55,000 -
Midlands - 1 £55,000 -
North West - 1 £55,000 -
zOS
UK

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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 19 (70.37%) Mainframe
2 11 (40.74%) Linux
2 11 (40.74%) DevOps
3 10 (37.04%) COBOL
4 9 (33.33%) Java
5 8 (29.63%) Jenkins
6 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
6 7 (25.93%) Azure
6 7 (25.93%) AWS
6 7 (25.93%) Docker
6 7 (25.93%) Unix
6 7 (25.93%) Windows
6 7 (25.93%) JCL
7 6 (22.22%) IBM
7 6 (22.22%) CICS
7 6 (22.22%) .NET
7 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 6 (22.22%) Google
7 6 (22.22%) JIRA
7 6 (22.22%) GitLab
7 6 (22.22%) CoreOS
7 6 (22.22%) Kubernetes
7 6 (22.22%) Terraform
7 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (22.22%) Bitbucket
7 6 (22.22%) Ansible
7 6 (22.22%) Puppet

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 6 (22.22%) CICS
2 5 (18.52%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) AWS
1 7 (25.93%) Azure
2 1 (3.70%) GCP
2 1 (3.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) ATM
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
1 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) DB2
2 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.70%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Jenkins
2 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
3 6 (22.22%) Bitbucket
3 6 (22.22%) Gerrit
3 6 (22.22%) GitLab
3 6 (22.22%) JIRA
3 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (14.81%) IBM UrbanCode
5 2 (7.41%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (3.70%) Ant
6 1 (3.70%) ClearCase
6 1 (3.70%) Maven
6 1 (3.70%) PVCS
6 1 (3.70%) Selenium
6 1 (3.70%) SonarQube
6 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (14.81%) Banking
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Mainframe Programmer
2 6 (22.22%) Programmer
3 5 (18.52%) AWS DevOps
3 5 (18.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) AWS Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Software Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Mainframe Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
6 2 (7.41%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Mainframe Programmer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Programmer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Systems Programmer
6 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Systems Programmer
6 2 (7.41%) z/OS Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) LDAP
2 1 (3.70%) Node.js
2 1 (3.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (70.37%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (7.41%) Online Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) AS400
3 1 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.70%) LPAR
3 1 (3.70%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Linux
2 7 (25.93%) Unix
2 7 (25.93%) Windows
3 6 (22.22%) CoreOS
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) DevOps
2 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (22.22%) Infrastructure as Code
3 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.81%) Creative Thinking
5 4 (14.81%) Disruptive Innovation
5 4 (14.81%) Insurtech
5 4 (14.81%) Kanban
5 4 (14.81%) Scrum
5 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
5 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
6 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (11.11%) Thought Leadership
7 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.70%) Coaching
8 1 (3.70%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) COBOL
2 9 (33.33%) Java
3 7 (25.93%) JCL
4 5 (18.52%) REXX
5 4 (14.81%) Groovy
5 4 (14.81%) PL/SQL
5 4 (14.81%) Python
5 4 (14.81%) SQL
6 3 (11.11%) Assembly Language
6 3 (11.11%) PL/1
7 2 (7.41%) C++
8 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.70%) C
8 1 (3.70%) HLASM
8 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) MCP
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Docker
2 4 (14.81%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.70%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (3.70%) RACF
3 1 (3.70%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) Ansible
1 6 (22.22%) Kubernetes
1 6 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (22.22%) Puppet
1 6 (22.22%) Terraform
2 4 (14.81%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (7.41%) Rancher
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Google
1 6 (22.22%) IBM
2 4 (14.81%) CA
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Brocade
4 1 (3.70%) Teradata