Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM z/OS
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1130 1165 1189
Rank change year-on-year +35 +24 -93
Permanent jobs citing zOS 22 19 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.013% 0.011% 0.037%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.058% 0.046% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 19 16 28
England median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £38,533
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% +16.78% -22.93%
10th Percentile £51,250 £36,250 £26,767
90th Percentile £89,000 £73,750 £50,325
UK median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £38,533
% change year-on-year +22.22% +16.78% -22.93%

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 37,998 41,238 49,148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.24% 24.72% 25.72%
Number of salaries quoted 30,830 34,167 42,175
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +3 20 £55,000 +46.67%
London +9 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £75,000 -
North of England - 1 £75,000 - 3
zOS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 21 (95.45%) Mainframe
2 14 (63.64%) COBOL
2 14 (63.64%) IBM
3 13 (59.09%) IBM Mainframe
4 11 (50.00%) DB2
5 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (36.36%) XML
5 8 (36.36%) HP
5 8 (36.36%) HP ALM
6 7 (31.82%) Linux
7 6 (27.27%) Degree
8 5 (22.73%) QA
8 5 (22.73%) Open Source
8 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (22.73%) Master's Degree
8 5 (22.73%) C
8 5 (22.73%) C++
8 5 (22.73%) Java
8 5 (22.73%) PL/1
8 5 (22.73%) Unix
8 5 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (22.73%) Assembly Language
9 4 (18.18%) REXX
9 4 (18.18%) Contingency Planning
9 4 (18.18%) Virtual Environments
9 4 (18.18%) High Availability
10 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
10 3 (13.64%) Finance
10 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (9.09%) SOA

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 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.55%) CICS
1 1 (4.55%) Confluence
1 1 (4.55%) IIS
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (4.55%) SAS
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) SAN
2 1 (4.55%) SMS
2 1 (4.55%) SNA
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.55%) GitLab
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Selenium
2 1 (4.55%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Programmer
3 5 (22.73%) Analyst Programmer
3 5 (22.73%) Lead Analyst Programmer
3 5 (22.73%) Lead Programmer
3 5 (22.73%) Linux Support
3 5 (22.73%) Mainframe Support
3 5 (22.73%) z/OS Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) z/OS Specialist
4 4 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Linux Support Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Technical Support
5 3 (13.64%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) COBOL Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
6 2 (9.09%) COBOL Programmer
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) Middleware
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (95.45%) Mainframe
2 13 (59.09%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Linux
2 5 (22.73%) Unix
3 1 (4.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (22.73%) Open Source
2 4 (18.18%) Contingency Planning
2 4 (18.18%) High Availability
2 4 (18.18%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
4 2 (9.09%) SDLC
4 2 (9.09%) SOA
5 1 (4.55%) Content Management
5 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL
5 1 (4.55%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.55%) Process Improvement
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) COBOL
2 5 (22.73%) Assembly Language
2 5 (22.73%) C
2 5 (22.73%) C++
2 5 (22.73%) Java
2 5 (22.73%) PL/1
3 4 (18.18%) REXX
4 1 (4.55%) JCL
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Degree
2 5 (22.73%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) IBM
2 8 (36.36%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) Ab Initio
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft