Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM z/OS
UK > England
6 months to
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 989 1095 1154
Rank change year-on-year +106 +59 +5
Permanent jobs citing zOS 49 41 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.039% 0.027% 0.014%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.17% 0.12% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 33 25 24
England median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% +46.67% -37.50%
10th Percentile £61,250 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £101,750 £87,500 £110,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +18.18% +46.67% -28.57%

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 28,914 35,120 41,854
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.84% 23.15% 24.73%
Number of salaries quoted 23,247 28,565 33,923
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

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 15 November 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 15 November 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
London +100 30 £65,000 -1.52%
South East +41 12 £62,500 +19.05% 2
South West - 6 £51,786 -
North of England +22 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
zOS
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 39 (79.59%) IBM
2 38 (77.55%) Mainframe
3 36 (73.47%) Linux
4 23 (46.94%) DevOps
5 22 (44.90%) Java
6 21 (42.86%) Banking
7 20 (40.82%) Azure
8 19 (38.78%) AWS
8 19 (38.78%) Test Automation
8 19 (38.78%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (38.78%) Docker
8 19 (38.78%) Jenkins
9 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (32.65%) Capacity Planning
11 15 (30.61%) JavaScript
12 14 (28.57%) Oracle
12 14 (28.57%) PVCS
12 14 (28.57%) ClearCase
12 14 (28.57%) Ant
12 14 (28.57%) Configuration Management
12 14 (28.57%) Hadoop
12 14 (28.57%) TeamCity
12 14 (28.57%) Selenium
12 14 (28.57%) Maven
12 14 (28.57%) Scrum
12 14 (28.57%) Teradata
12 14 (28.57%) IBM InfoSphere
12 14 (28.57%) Static Code Analysis
12 14 (28.57%) GitHub
12 14 (28.57%) SonarQube

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 13 (26.53%) WebSphere
2 12 (24.49%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (22.45%) MQSeries
4 7 (14.29%) CICS
5 1 (2.04%) Confluence
5 1 (2.04%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.04%) SAS
5 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 20 (40.82%) Azure
2 19 (38.78%) AWS
3 14 (28.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) Firewall
2 1 (2.04%) HTTP
2 1 (2.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.57%) Hadoop
1 14 (28.57%) IBM InfoSphere
2 12 (24.49%) Oracle Database
3 10 (20.41%) DB2
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 19 (38.78%) Jenkins
2 14 (28.57%) Ant
2 14 (28.57%) ClearCase
2 14 (28.57%) Maven
2 14 (28.57%) PVCS
2 14 (28.57%) Selenium
2 14 (28.57%) SonarQube
2 14 (28.57%) TeamCity
3 11 (22.45%) IBM UrbanCode
3 11 (22.45%) JIRA
4 5 (10.20%) Bitbucket
4 5 (10.20%) Gerrit
4 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
4 5 (10.20%) GitLab
4 5 (10.20%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (10.20%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.04%) JUnit
5 1 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 21 (42.86%) Banking
2 12 (24.49%) Finance
3 5 (10.20%) Retail Banking
4 3 (6.12%) Advertising
4 3 (6.12%) Games
5 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (36.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (24.49%) Mainframe Programmer
2 12 (24.49%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
2 12 (24.49%) Programmer
2 12 (24.49%) Systems Programmer
3 9 (18.37%) z/OS Systems Programmer
4 7 (14.29%) Technical Leader
5 3 (6.12%) AWS DevOps
5 3 (6.12%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Lead DevOps
5 3 (6.12%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Mainframe Support
5 3 (6.12%) Onboarding Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Administrator
6 2 (4.08%) Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Mainframe Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.53%) Apache Flex
2 12 (24.49%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (10.20%) .NET
4 3 (6.12%) Middleware
5 2 (4.08%) LDAP
6 1 (2.04%) CSS
6 1 (2.04%) CSS3
6 1 (2.04%) HTML5
6 1 (2.04%) ISPF
6 1 (2.04%) J2EE
6 1 (2.04%) JDBC
6 1 (2.04%) jQuery
6 1 (2.04%) JSON
6 1 (2.04%) OAuth
6 1 (2.04%) OpenID
6 1 (2.04%) REST
6 1 (2.04%) SAML
6 1 (2.04%) Spring
6 1 (2.04%) Web Services
6 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (77.55%) Mainframe
2 10 (20.41%) Replication
3 7 (14.29%) User Experience
4 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
5 3 (6.12%) Online Banking
6 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.04%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 36 (73.47%) Linux
2 9 (18.37%) Windows
3 7 (14.29%) Unix
4 5 (10.20%) CoreOS
5 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.04%) AIX
6 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.94%) DevOps
2 19 (38.78%) Continuous Integration
2 19 (38.78%) Test Automation
3 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (32.65%) Capacity Planning
5 14 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 14 (28.57%) Scrum
5 14 (28.57%) Static Code Analysis
6 12 (24.49%) BDD
7 11 (22.45%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (22.45%) Master Data Management
8 10 (20.41%) Kanban
8 10 (20.41%) Software Engineering
9 9 (18.37%) Change Control
9 9 (18.37%) Problem Management
9 9 (18.37%) Service Management
10 8 (16.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (16.33%) ITIL
10 8 (16.33%) Thought Leadership
11 7 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.90%) Java
2 15 (30.61%) JavaScript
3 13 (26.53%) REXX
4 3 (6.12%) JCL
5 2 (4.08%) C
5 2 (4.08%) SQL
6 1 (2.04%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.04%) C++
6 1 (2.04%) COBOL
6 1 (2.04%) Perl
6 1 (2.04%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (4.08%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.04%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (38.78%) Docker
2 12 (24.49%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 12 (24.49%) RACF
2 12 (24.49%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (4.08%) Microcode
4 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.04%) OpenAM
4 1 (2.04%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) MAINVIEW
2 5 (10.20%) Ansible
2 5 (10.20%) Kubernetes
2 5 (10.20%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (10.20%) Puppet
2 5 (10.20%) Rancher
2 5 (10.20%) Terraform
3 1 (2.04%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (2.04%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 39 (79.59%) IBM
2 14 (28.57%) Oracle
2 14 (28.57%) Teradata
3 12 (24.49%) CA
4 11 (22.45%) Red Hat
5 9 (18.37%) BMC
6 5 (10.20%) Google
7 2 (4.08%) Brocade
7 2 (4.08%) EMC
8 1 (2.04%) Ab Initio
8 1 (2.04%) AppDynamics
8 1 (2.04%) F5
8 1 (2.04%) SAP
8 1 (2.04%) Splunk