Period
to 7 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 7 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM z/OS
England > South East
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 428 488 538
Rank change year-on-year +60 +50 +3
Permanent jobs citing zOS 9 36 27
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.043% 0.13% 0.085%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.18% 0.54% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 9 36 24
Median annual salary £55,000 £37,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +46.67% -28.57% +46.85%
10th Percentile £33,500 £31,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £103,500 £98,750 £107,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +15.79% -9.52% -12.50%

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 the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 5,036 6,699 8,426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.00% 25.04% 26.48%
Number of salaries quoted 4,126 5,456 7,071
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £25,375 £24,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing zOS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for zOS in the South East

zOS
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing zOS in the South East.

Salary trend for zOS in the South East

zOS
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing zOS in the South East over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Salary histogram for zOS in the South East

zOS
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the South East region over the 6 months to 7 April 2020. 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
Surrey +46 4 £92,500 +2.78% 1
West Sussex 0 4 £37,500 -
Thames Valley +44 1 £55,000 -50.00%
Berkshire +42 1 £55,000 -50.00%
zOS
England

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for zOS.

1 7 (77.78%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Mainframe
3 4 (44.44%) COBOL
4 3 (33.33%) Java
4 3 (33.33%) DB2
4 3 (33.33%) Unix
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) PL/1
4 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (33.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (22.22%) Master's Degree
5 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) JIRA
5 2 (22.22%) Open Source
5 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) Assembly Language
5 2 (22.22%) JCL
5 2 (22.22%) C
5 2 (22.22%) C++
6 1 (11.11%) Perl
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (11.11%) Internet
6 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
6 1 (11.11%) RACF
6 1 (11.11%) OO
6 1 (11.11%) LDAP
6 1 (11.11%) IBM

zOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (11.11%) CICS
1 1 (11.11%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Support Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Mainframe Support
2 3 (33.33%) z/OS Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Linux Support
3 2 (22.22%) Linux Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Support
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Mainframe
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (11.11%) LPAR
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Unix
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (22.22%) Open Source
2 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Data Conversion
3 1 (11.11%) Epics
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) Presales
3 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Task Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) COBOL
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) PL/1
3 2 (22.22%) Assembly Language
3 2 (22.22%) C
3 2 (22.22%) C++
3 2 (22.22%) JCL
4 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 1 (11.11%) HLASM
4 1 (11.11%) Perl
4 1 (11.11%) REXX
4 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
1 2 (22.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 1 (11.11%) RACF
1 1 (11.11%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) IBM
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle