Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM z/OS
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 896 893 918
Rank change year-on-year -3 +25 -51
Permanent jobs citing zOS 26 24 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.026% 0.024% 0.055%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.11% 0.10% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 20 15 23
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £37,500 £38,533
Median salary % change year-on-year +43.33% -2.68% -18.45%
10th Percentile £47,450 £26,250 £26,990
90th Percentile £87,500 £73,750 £48,550
UK median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £38,533
% change year-on-year +22.22% +16.78% -23.32%

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 23,395 23,979 29,661
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.48% 24.18% 25.88%
Number of salaries quoted 18,714 20,020 24,817
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% +2.27% +3.53%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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
South East +19 21 £55,000 +46.67% 2
Scotland -31 3 £49,000 - 5
North of England - 2 - - 1
North West - 2 - -
zOS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 23 (88.46%) Mainframe
2 15 (57.69%) IBM
3 14 (53.85%) DB2
4 13 (50.00%) COBOL
4 13 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 10 (38.46%) XML
6 9 (34.62%) Linux
7 8 (30.77%) HP
7 8 (30.77%) ITIL
7 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
7 8 (30.77%) HP ALM
8 7 (26.92%) Finance
9 6 (23.08%) Degree
9 6 (23.08%) Unix
10 5 (19.23%) SAN
10 5 (19.23%) PL/1
10 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (19.23%) Scrum
10 5 (19.23%) Ab Initio
10 5 (19.23%) PRINCE2
10 5 (19.23%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
10 5 (19.23%) SOA
10 5 (19.23%) SAS
10 5 (19.23%) Oracle
10 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
10 5 (19.23%) Java
10 5 (19.23%) QA
10 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development

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 5 (19.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 5 (19.23%) SAS
2 4 (15.38%) WebSphere
3 2 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.85%) CICS
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (7.69%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) SMS
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (53.85%) DB2
2 5 (19.23%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.69%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
1 2 (7.69%) JUnit
1 2 (7.69%) Subversion
2 1 (3.85%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Programmer
3 5 (19.23%) Analyst Programmer
3 5 (19.23%) Lead Analyst Programmer
3 5 (19.23%) Lead Programmer
3 5 (19.23%) z/OS Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Linux Support
4 3 (11.54%) Linux Support Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Mainframe Support
4 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Support
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Support Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) z/OS Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) XML Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) XML Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) XML
2 2 (7.69%) CSS
2 2 (7.69%) CSS3
2 2 (7.69%) Drools
2 2 (7.69%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) HTML5
2 2 (7.69%) J2EE
2 2 (7.69%) JDBC
2 2 (7.69%) jQuery
2 2 (7.69%) LDAP
2 2 (7.69%) Middleware
2 2 (7.69%) Spring
2 2 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (88.46%) Mainframe
2 13 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.69%) User Experience
4 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team
5 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Linux
2 6 (23.08%) Unix
3 3 (11.54%) AIX
3 3 (11.54%) Windows
4 2 (7.69%) Solaris
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (19.23%) Content Management
2 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
2 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Content Management
2 5 (19.23%) IT Strategy
2 5 (19.23%) OWASP
2 5 (19.23%) PRINCE2
2 5 (19.23%) Scaled Agile Framework
2 5 (19.23%) Scrum
2 5 (19.23%) SDLC
2 5 (19.23%) SOA
2 5 (19.23%) TOGAF
2 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
3 4 (15.38%) Contingency Planning
3 4 (15.38%) High Availability
3 4 (15.38%) Virtual Environments
4 3 (11.54%) Open Source
4 3 (11.54%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) COBOL
2 5 (19.23%) Java
2 5 (19.23%) PL/1
3 4 (15.38%) REXX
3 4 (15.38%) SQL
4 3 (11.54%) Assembly Language
4 3 (11.54%) C
4 3 (11.54%) C++
5 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
5 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) Master's Degree
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.85%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) IBM
2 8 (30.77%) HP
3 5 (19.23%) Ab Initio
3 5 (19.23%) Oracle
4 2 (7.69%) BMC
4 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 2 (7.69%) VMware