Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM z/OS
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1134 1118 1127
Rank change year-on-year -16 +9 +61
Permanent jobs citing zOS 25 67 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.015% 0.037% 0.073%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.060% 0.15% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 24 43 75
England median annual salary £37,500 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -37.50% +20.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £36,171
90th Percentile £110,000 £82,500 £60,500
UK median annual salary £37,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -28.57% +5.00% +11.11%

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 41399 44445 54463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.68% 24.80% 26.43%
Number of salaries quoted 33549 37971 46433
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,611
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%

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 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +43 22 £37,500 -37.50%
North of England +2 2 £50,000 +23.46%
North West -19 2 £50,000 +11.11%
London -15 1 £47,500 -32.14% 1
zOS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 23 (92.00%) Linux
2 22 (88.00%) Java
3 20 (80.00%) DB2
3 20 (80.00%) Windows
4 19 (76.00%) SLA
4 19 (76.00%) IBM
4 19 (76.00%) Oracle
4 19 (76.00%) SQL Server
5 18 (72.00%) J2EE
5 18 (72.00%) Perl
5 18 (72.00%) Unix
5 18 (72.00%) Tivoli
5 18 (72.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 15 (60.00%) French Language
6 15 (60.00%) German Language
7 13 (52.00%) SQL
8 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (20.00%) Assembly Language
8 5 (20.00%) Mainframe
8 5 (20.00%) COBOL
9 4 (16.00%) C
9 4 (16.00%) C++
9 4 (16.00%) PL/1
9 4 (16.00%) Open Source
9 4 (16.00%) Degree
9 4 (16.00%) Master's Degree
10 2 (8.00%) Finance
10 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (8.00%) CICS
11 1 (4.00%) Active Directory

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 2 (8.00%) CICS
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (80.00%) DB2
2 19 (76.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) Blockchain
General
1 15 (60.00%) French Language
1 15 (60.00%) German Language
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Applications Support
2 11 (44.00%) Analyst
2 11 (44.00%) Support Analyst
2 11 (44.00%) Support Engineer
3 7 (28.00%) Applications Support Analyst
4 6 (24.00%) Applications Engineer
4 6 (24.00%) Applications Support Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) Mainframe Support
5 4 (16.00%) Software Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Software Support Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) Technical Support
5 4 (16.00%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) DB2 Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) DB2 Systems Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (72.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (20.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (92.00%) Linux
2 20 (80.00%) Windows
3 18 (72.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Open Source
2 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (4.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (88.00%) Java
2 18 (72.00%) Perl
3 13 (52.00%) SQL
4 5 (20.00%) Assembly Language
4 5 (20.00%) COBOL
5 4 (16.00%) C
5 4 (16.00%) C++
5 4 (16.00%) PL/1
6 1 (4.00%) JCL
6 1 (4.00%) REXX
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
1 4 (16.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (76.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 18 (72.00%) Tivoli
1 18 (72.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (4.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 19 (76.00%) IBM
1 19 (76.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) CA
2 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow