Period
to 24 January 2019

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 24 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM z/OS
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1031 1144 1123
Rank change year-on-year +113 -21 +43
Permanent jobs citing zOS 49 28 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.035% 0.017% 0.035%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.15% 0.070% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 30 23 42
England median annual salary £55,000 £44,000 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -21.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £90,500 £110,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £46,250 £52,500
% change year-on-year +18.92% -11.90% +5.00%

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 32,939 39,763 41,000
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.35% 24.38% 24.52%
Number of salaries quoted 26,540 32,759 34,770
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +1.15%

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 24 January 2019.

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 24 January 2019. 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 +67 23 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Yorkshire - 23 £37,500 - 2
South East +36 15 £50,000 +33.33% 1
London +49 7 £69,250 -2.81% 1
East of England - 4 £55,000 - 1
zOS
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, 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 27 (55.10%) Windows
2 26 (53.06%) Linux
3 24 (48.98%) Mainframe
4 23 (46.94%) IBM
5 19 (38.78%) Unix
6 18 (36.73%) Middleware
7 14 (28.57%) Data Centre
8 13 (26.53%) Service Management
9 12 (24.49%) Project Management
9 12 (24.49%) PMO
9 12 (24.49%) IT Strategy
9 12 (24.49%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (22.45%) SQL
11 10 (20.41%) Finance
11 10 (20.41%) JCL
12 8 (16.33%) Assembly Language
12 8 (16.33%) Oracle
12 8 (16.33%) DB2
12 8 (16.33%) SSH
13 6 (12.24%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (12.24%) CA
13 6 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (12.24%) COBOL
13 6 (12.24%) E-Commerce
13 6 (12.24%) Data Analysis
13 6 (12.24%) ISPF
13 6 (12.24%) IBM Mainframe
13 6 (12.24%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (12.24%) Software Audit
13 6 (12.24%) Time Sharing Option

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 (8.16%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.08%) CICS
2 2 (4.08%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Office 365
2 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) SSH
2 4 (8.16%) ATM
2 4 (8.16%) Firewall
2 4 (8.16%) LAN
2 4 (8.16%) NAS
2 4 (8.16%) PABX
2 4 (8.16%) SAN
2 4 (8.16%) VoIP
2 4 (8.16%) VPN
2 4 (8.16%) WAN
3 1 (2.04%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) DB2
2 4 (8.16%) Big Data
2 4 (8.16%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (8.16%) Hadoop
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) GitLab
2 2 (4.08%) Bitbucket
2 2 (4.08%) Gerrit
2 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.04%) FitNesse
3 1 (2.04%) Hamcrest
3 1 (2.04%) HtmlUnit
3 1 (2.04%) JBehave
3 1 (2.04%) JIRA
3 1 (2.04%) JMeter
3 1 (2.04%) JUnit
3 1 (2.04%) Maven
3 1 (2.04%) Mockito
3 1 (2.04%) Selenium
3 1 (2.04%) Subversion
3 1 (2.04%) TestNG
3 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Programmer
1 15 (30.61%) Systems Programmer
2 14 (28.57%) z/OS Systems Programmer
3 9 (18.37%) Administrator
4 8 (16.33%) Analyst
4 8 (16.33%) Support Analyst
5 7 (14.29%) Applications Support
5 7 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) DBA
7 3 (6.12%) Auditor
7 3 (6.12%) SQL DBA
7 3 (6.12%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.08%) IT Auditor
8 2 (4.08%) IT Support Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Linux Support
8 2 (4.08%) Linux Support Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Linux Support
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (36.73%) Middleware
2 6 (12.24%) ISPF
3 2 (4.08%) .NET
4 1 (2.04%) CSS
4 1 (2.04%) HTML
4 1 (2.04%) REST
4 1 (2.04%) SOAP
4 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (48.98%) Mainframe
2 14 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 6 (12.24%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (12.24%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (8.16%) Fintech
4 4 (8.16%) iSeries
5 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (55.10%) Windows
2 26 (53.06%) Linux
3 19 (38.78%) Unix
4 4 (8.16%) HPUX
4 4 (8.16%) Solaris
4 4 (8.16%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.08%) CoreOS
5 2 (4.08%) OS/400
6 1 (2.04%) Android
6 1 (2.04%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) Service Management
2 12 (24.49%) IT Strategy
2 12 (24.49%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (24.49%) Project Management
3 6 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (12.24%) Data Analysis
3 6 (12.24%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (12.24%) E-Commerce
3 6 (12.24%) Software Audit
4 5 (10.20%) Coaching
4 5 (10.20%) ITIL
5 4 (8.16%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (8.16%) Cryptography
5 4 (8.16%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 3 (6.12%) DevOps
6 3 (6.12%) IT Audit
7 2 (4.08%) Line Management
7 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.08%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (4.08%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) SQL
2 10 (20.41%) JCL
3 8 (16.33%) Assembly Language
4 6 (12.24%) COBOL
5 5 (10.20%) Java
6 4 (8.16%) Shell Script
7 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
8 2 (4.08%) C
8 2 (4.08%) C++
8 2 (4.08%) CLIST
8 2 (4.08%) PL/1
8 2 (4.08%) REXX
9 1 (2.04%) ActionScript
9 1 (2.04%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) CISA
2 2 (4.08%) CISSP
2 2 (4.08%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.49%) PMO
2 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.24%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (4.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Ansible
1 2 (4.08%) Kubernetes
1 2 (4.08%) OMEGAMON
1 2 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.08%) Puppet
1 2 (4.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (46.94%) IBM
2 8 (16.33%) Oracle
3 6 (12.24%) CA
4 4 (8.16%) Citrix
4 4 (8.16%) HP
4 4 (8.16%) Unisys
5 3 (6.12%) Teradata
6 2 (4.08%) Google
7 1 (2.04%) BMC
7 1 (2.04%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (2.04%) OpenText
7 1 (2.04%) Remedy