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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM z/OS
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 389 439 474
Rank change year-on-year +50 +35  
Permanent jobs citing zOS 7 1 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.048% 0.005% 0.047%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.17% 0.018% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 9
Median salary £37,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.81% +10.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -30.00%  

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 the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 4225 5523 6211
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.88% 29.90% 29.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3599 4817 5242
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

zOS
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for zOS in the South East

zOS
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing zOS in the South East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 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
West Sussex +16 6 £37,500 -31.81%
Surrey - 1 £80,000 -
zOS
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region with a requirement for zOS.

1 11 (68.75%) Linux
1 11 (68.75%) IBM
2 10 (62.50%) Unix
3 9 (56.25%) DB2
4 8 (50.00%) Oracle
4 8 (50.00%) Java
4 8 (50.00%) Windows
4 8 (50.00%) Mainframe
5 6 (37.50%) French Language
5 6 (37.50%) German Language
5 6 (37.50%) SLA
5 6 (37.50%) Tivoli
5 6 (37.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (37.50%) Perl
5 6 (37.50%) J2EE
5 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
6 5 (31.25%) RACF
6 5 (31.25%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (25.00%) Tandem
8 3 (18.75%) Degree
8 3 (18.75%) CICS
8 3 (18.75%) COBOL
8 3 (18.75%) C
8 3 (18.75%) XYGATE
9 2 (12.50%) Presales
9 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
9 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
9 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (12.50%) Data Migration

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 3 (18.75%) CICS
2 2 (12.50%) Tuxedo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) DB2
2 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (12.50%) Adabas
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
3 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (6.25%) MySQL
4 1 (6.25%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (37.50%) French Language
1 6 (37.50%) German Language
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Support Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Software Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Software Support Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Data Migration Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Presales Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Presales Linux Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Software Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Unix Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Unix Linux Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
6 1 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Security Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) z/OS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) J2EE
2 1 (6.25%) ODBC
2 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (31.25%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (25.00%) Tandem
4 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Linux
2 10 (62.50%) Unix
3 8 (50.00%) Windows
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
2 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Presales
2 2 (12.50%) Product Management
2 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Information Security
3 1 (6.25%) Mathematical Modelling
3 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Release Management
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.25%) Scrum
3 1 (6.25%) SDLC
3 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) Perl
3 3 (18.75%) C
3 3 (18.75%) COBOL
4 2 (12.50%) Assembly Language
4 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 1 (6.25%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) C++
5 1 (6.25%) REXX
5 1 (6.25%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) VB
5 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.25%) PMP
2 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) RACF
2 3 (18.75%) XYGATE
3 1 (6.25%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) Tivoli
1 6 (37.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) IBM
2 8 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) Micro Focus
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat