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

IBM z/OS
UK / Scotland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 154 146
Rank change year-on-year +19 -8  
Permanent jobs citing zOS 7 3 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.30% 0.10% 0.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.49% 0.47% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 8
Median salary - £42,500 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +29.77%  
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £38,533 £34,000
% change year-on-year +81.66% +13.33%  

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 469 639 688
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 20.05% 21.57% 22.13%
Number of salaries quoted 267 384 407
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,878
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.46%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £24,208
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £52,500
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

zOS
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +5 4 - - 1
Glasgow +20 3 - -
zOS
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 13 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 10 (76.92%) CA
2 10 (76.92%) REXX
3 9 (69.23%) JCL
3 9 (69.23%) SQL
3 9 (69.23%) DB2
3 9 (69.23%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 8 (61.54%) Finance
5 6 (46.15%) ISPF
5 6 (46.15%) Time Sharing Option
5 6 (46.15%) IBM
5 6 (46.15%) CICS
5 6 (46.15%) Assembly Language
6 5 (38.46%) MQSeries
6 5 (38.46%) SAS
6 5 (38.46%) Unix
6 5 (38.46%) Sybase
6 5 (38.46%) Middleware
6 5 (38.46%) CLIST
7 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
7 4 (30.77%) Project Planning
7 4 (30.77%) VSAM
7 4 (30.77%) IMS/DB
7 4 (30.77%) Time Management
7 4 (30.77%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (30.77%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (30.77%) DevOps
7 4 (30.77%) Banking
7 4 (30.77%) Security Management

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 6 (46.15%) CICS
2 5 (38.46%) MQSeries
2 5 (38.46%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Kerberos
1 2 (15.38%) SSH
1 2 (15.38%) SSL
2 1 (7.69%) FTP
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) DB2
2 4 (30.77%) IMS/DB
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Security Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) DB2 DBA
2 4 (30.77%) DBA
2 4 (30.77%) Mainframe DBA
3 2 (15.38%) Mainframe Programmer
3 2 (15.38%) Mainframe Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
3 2 (15.38%) Principal Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Principal Security Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Programmer
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Programmer
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Mainframe Systems Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) ISPF
2 5 (38.46%) Middleware
3 4 (30.77%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 13 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 4 (30.77%) VSAM
3 2 (15.38%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (30.77%) DevOps
1 4 (30.77%) Performance Monitoring
1 4 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (30.77%) Project Planning
1 4 (30.77%) Security Management
1 4 (30.77%) Time Management
2 2 (15.38%) Information Security
2 2 (15.38%) People Management
3 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) REXX
2 9 (69.23%) JCL
2 9 (69.23%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) Assembly Language
4 5 (38.46%) CLIST
5 4 (30.77%) COBOL
6 2 (15.38%) Perl
6 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
7 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 6 (46.15%) Time Sharing Option
3 3 (23.08%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) zSecure
2 1 (7.69%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (7.69%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) CA
2 6 (46.15%) IBM
3 5 (38.46%) Sybase
4 4 (30.77%) Cognizant
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