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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM z/OS
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 857 894 859
Rank change year-on-year +37 -35  
Permanent jobs citing zOS 9 17 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.011% 0.018% 0.092%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.042% 0.072% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 8 12 54
Median salary £37,500 £37,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.66% -24.50%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -30.00%  

zOS is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 21218 23546 27350
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 25.33% 25.45% 26.65%
Number of salaries quoted 17539 20360 23140
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,729 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing zOS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +50 7 £37,500 -31.81%
London +33 2 £52,500 -25.00%
South West -4 1 - -
zOS
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 13 (65.00%) IBM
2 12 (60.00%) DB2
3 11 (55.00%) Unix
3 11 (55.00%) Linux
3 11 (55.00%) Mainframe
4 9 (45.00%) Windows
5 8 (40.00%) Oracle
5 8 (40.00%) Java
6 7 (35.00%) RACF
6 7 (35.00%) French Language
7 6 (30.00%) German Language
7 6 (30.00%) Tivoli
7 6 (30.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (30.00%) SLA
7 6 (30.00%) Perl
7 6 (30.00%) J2EE
7 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
7 6 (30.00%) CICS
8 5 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
9 4 (20.00%) Degree
9 4 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (20.00%) COBOL
9 4 (20.00%) Tandem
9 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
10 3 (15.00%) Banking
10 3 (15.00%) Migration
10 3 (15.00%) RDBMS
10 3 (15.00%) C
10 3 (15.00%) Presales
10 3 (15.00%) Relational Database

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 (30.00%) CICS
2 2 (10.00%) Tuxedo
3 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (60.00%) DB2
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (15.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (10.00%) Adabas
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (5.00%) DataStage
5 1 (5.00%) MySQL
5 1 (5.00%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (35.00%) French Language
2 6 (30.00%) German Language
3 3 (15.00%) Banking
4 2 (10.00%) Finance
4 2 (10.00%) Marketing
5 1 (5.00%) Billing
5 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Software Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Software Support Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Data Migration Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Presales Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Presales Linux Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Security Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Software Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Unix Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) COBOL Developer
6 1 (5.00%) RACF Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) RACF Security Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) z/OS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) J2EE
2 1 (5.00%) JMS
2 1 (5.00%) ODBC
2 1 (5.00%) REST
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (20.00%) Tandem
4 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (5.00%) SWIFT
5 1 (5.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Linux
1 11 (55.00%) Unix
2 9 (45.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
2 3 (15.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Presales
2 3 (15.00%) Product Management
3 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Validation
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 1 (5.00%) KYC
4 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Release Management
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.00%) Time Management
4 1 (5.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Java
2 6 (30.00%) Perl
3 4 (20.00%) COBOL
4 3 (15.00%) C
5 2 (10.00%) Assembly Language
5 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (10.00%) SQL
6 1 (5.00%) C#
6 1 (5.00%) C++
6 1 (5.00%) JCL
6 1 (5.00%) REXX
6 1 (5.00%) VB
6 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.00%) PMP
2 1 (5.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) SEPA
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) RACF
2 3 (15.00%) XYGATE
3 1 (5.00%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Tivoli
1 6 (30.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (10.00%) zSecure
3 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) IBM
2 8 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) HP
3 2 (10.00%) Micro Focus
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) Syncsort