Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM z/OS
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 836 905 873
Rank change year-on-year +69 -32 +43
Permanent jobs citing zOS 40 24 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.045% 0.024% 0.059%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.19% 0.096% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 24 23 36
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £37,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.00% -25.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,750 £110,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £37,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +46.67% -28.57% +5.00%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 21,190 24,940 26,394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.82% 24.67% 24.61%
Number of salaries quoted 16,658 20,715 22,098
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing zOS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for zOS in the UK excluding London

zOS
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for zOS in the UK excluding London

zOS
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing zOS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for zOS in the UK excluding London

zOS
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 13 December 2018. 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
North of England +61 23 £37,500 -25.00% 3
Yorkshire - 23 £37,500 - 2
South East +14 13 £55,000 +46.67% 3
East of England - 4 £55,000 -
zOS
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for zOS.

1 21 (52.50%) IBM
2 20 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 18 (45.00%) Linux
4 17 (42.50%) Windows
5 15 (37.50%) Middleware
6 14 (35.00%) Data Centre
7 13 (32.50%) PMO
7 13 (32.50%) Project Management
8 12 (30.00%) Service Management
8 12 (30.00%) IT Strategy
9 11 (27.50%) Unix
10 10 (25.00%) JCL
10 10 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (22.50%) Assembly Language
12 8 (20.00%) COBOL
12 8 (20.00%) SSH
12 8 (20.00%) Finance
13 6 (15.00%) ISPF
13 6 (15.00%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (15.00%) Software Audit
13 6 (15.00%) Time Sharing Option
13 6 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (15.00%) Data Analysis
13 6 (15.00%) DB2
13 6 (15.00%) SQL
13 6 (15.00%) CA
13 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (15.00%) E-Commerce
14 5 (12.50%) Degree
15 4 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe

zOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 2 (5.00%) SAS
2 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.50%) CICS
2 1 (2.50%) Confluence
2 1 (2.50%) IIS
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) FrameMaker
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) SSH
2 4 (10.00%) ATM
3 1 (2.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) DB2
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.50%) GitLab
2 1 (2.50%) JIRA
2 1 (2.50%) Selenium
2 1 (2.50%) SonarQube
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Programmer
2 14 (35.00%) Systems Programmer
2 14 (35.00%) z/OS Systems Programmer
3 8 (20.00%) Administrator
4 6 (15.00%) Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Applications Support
4 6 (15.00%) Applications Support Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) DBA
4 6 (15.00%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Linux Support
5 3 (7.50%) Mainframe Support
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Linux Support
5 3 (7.50%) SQL DBA
6 2 (5.00%) Author
6 2 (5.00%) Linux Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Middleware Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Technical Author
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) z/OS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (37.50%) Middleware
2 6 (15.00%) ISPF
3 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 14 (35.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (15.00%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (10.00%) Fintech
4 4 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (45.00%) Linux
2 17 (42.50%) Windows
3 11 (27.50%) Unix
4 2 (5.00%) OS/400
5 1 (2.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Project Management
2 12 (30.00%) IT Strategy
2 12 (30.00%) Service Management
3 10 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (15.00%) Data Analysis
4 6 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (15.00%) E-Commerce
4 6 (15.00%) Software Audit
5 3 (7.50%) Open Source
6 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.00%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.50%) IT Governance
7 1 (2.50%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Release Management
7 1 (2.50%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.50%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) JCL
2 9 (22.50%) Assembly Language
3 8 (20.00%) COBOL
4 6 (15.00%) SQL
5 3 (7.50%) C
5 3 (7.50%) C++
5 3 (7.50%) Java
5 3 (7.50%) PL/1
5 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.00%) CLIST
6 2 (5.00%) REXX
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (32.50%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 21 (52.50%) IBM
2 6 (15.00%) CA
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle
4 3 (7.50%) Teradata
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft