The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM z/OS
UK / Scotland
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 155 157
Permanent jobs citing zOS 0 10 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland - 0.35% 0.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 1.45% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 6
Median salary - - £52,750
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year -0.66% -24.50%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 517 691 751
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 19.52% 24.10% 23.92%
Number of salaries quoted 322 388 435
Median salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

zOS
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing zOS in Scotland.

Salary trend for zOS in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 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 Scotland region with a requirement for zOS.

1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) DB2
2 6 (85.71%) IBM
2 6 (85.71%) CA
2 6 (85.71%) REXX
3 4 (57.14%) Flash
3 4 (57.14%) Cognizant
3 4 (57.14%) IMS/DB
3 4 (57.14%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (57.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (57.14%) DevOps
3 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
4 3 (42.86%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) JCL
4 3 (42.86%) CICS
5 2 (28.57%) Assembly Language
5 2 (28.57%) Unix
5 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
5 2 (28.57%) RACF
5 2 (28.57%) MQSeries
5 2 (28.57%) SAS
5 2 (28.57%) Kerberos
5 2 (28.57%) SSL
5 2 (28.57%) Sybase
5 2 (28.57%) Perl
5 2 (28.57%) Middleware
5 2 (28.57%) Information Security

zOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (42.86%) CICS
2 2 (28.57%) MQSeries
2 2 (28.57%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Kerberos
1 2 (28.57%) SSH
1 2 (28.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) DB2
2 4 (57.14%) IMS/DB
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) DB2 DBA
1 4 (57.14%) DBA
1 4 (57.14%) Mainframe DBA
2 2 (28.57%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Flash
2 2 (28.57%) ISPF
2 2 (28.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
3 2 (28.57%) PKI
4 1 (14.29%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (57.14%) DevOps
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Monitoring
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) People Management
2 2 (28.57%) Project Planning
2 2 (28.57%) Security Management
2 2 (28.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) REXX
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) JCL
3 2 (28.57%) Assembly Language
3 2 (28.57%) CLIST
3 2 (28.57%) Perl
3 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
4 1 (14.29%) COBOL
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (28.57%) RACF
2 2 (28.57%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) zSecure
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) CA
1 6 (85.71%) IBM
2 4 (57.14%) Cognizant
3 2 (28.57%) Sybase