Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM z/OS
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 862 906 900
Rank change year-on-year +44 -6 -6
Permanent jobs citing zOS 25 16 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.026% 0.016% 0.061%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.11% 0.066% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 14 15 38
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £37,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +46.67% -7.41% -13.83%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £26,996
90th Percentile £87,500 £48,500 £68,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +46.67% -16.67% -10.00%

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 22,051 24,343 28,073
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.35% 24.85% 25.19%
Number of salaries quoted 17,553 20,302 23,584
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.63% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.14%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +39 14 £37,500 -25.00% 4
Yorkshire - 14 £37,500 - 1
South East -4 9 £55,000 +46.67% 1
Scotland - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £55,000 -
zOS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 17 (68.00%) IBM
1 17 (68.00%) Mainframe
2 12 (48.00%) Middleware
3 10 (40.00%) Linux
4 9 (36.00%) Service Management
4 9 (36.00%) Project Management
4 9 (36.00%) PMO
5 8 (32.00%) IT Strategy
5 8 (32.00%) Data Centre
5 8 (32.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (32.00%) JCL
6 7 (28.00%) Unix
7 6 (24.00%) Windows
7 6 (24.00%) IBM Mainframe
8 5 (20.00%) COBOL
8 5 (20.00%) Degree
9 4 (16.00%) SSH
9 4 (16.00%) Oracle
9 4 (16.00%) Assembly Language
9 4 (16.00%) CA
9 4 (16.00%) REXX
9 4 (16.00%) ISPF
9 4 (16.00%) High Availability
9 4 (16.00%) Contingency Planning
9 4 (16.00%) Virtual Environments
9 4 (16.00%) Time Sharing Option
10 3 (12.00%) Master's Degree
10 3 (12.00%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (12.00%) Open Source
10 3 (12.00%) Software Audit

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 (8.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.00%) CICS
2 1 (4.00%) Confluence
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) SSH
2 1 (4.00%) ATM
2 1 (4.00%) SAN
2 1 (4.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) DB2
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.00%) GitLab
2 1 (4.00%) IBM UrbanCode
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Programmer
2 9 (36.00%) Systems Programmer
2 9 (36.00%) z/OS Systems Programmer
3 5 (20.00%) Administrator
3 5 (20.00%) z/OS Specialist
4 3 (12.00%) DBA
4 3 (12.00%) Linux Support
4 3 (12.00%) Mainframe Support
5 2 (8.00%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Linux Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Middleware Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Linux Support
5 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) z/OS Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Support Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (48.00%) Middleware
2 4 (16.00%) ISPF
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (68.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (32.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (24.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (12.00%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (4.00%) Fintech
5 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Linux
2 7 (28.00%) Unix
3 6 (24.00%) Windows
4 1 (4.00%) AIX
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Project Management
1 9 (36.00%) Service Management
2 8 (32.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (32.00%) IT Strategy
3 4 (16.00%) Contingency Planning
3 4 (16.00%) High Availability
3 4 (16.00%) Virtual Environments
4 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (12.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (12.00%) Open Source
4 3 (12.00%) Software Audit
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (4.00%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (4.00%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (4.00%) Programme Delivery
6 1 (4.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) JCL
2 5 (20.00%) COBOL
3 4 (16.00%) Assembly Language
3 4 (16.00%) REXX
4 3 (12.00%) C
4 3 (12.00%) C++
4 3 (12.00%) Java
4 3 (12.00%) PL/1
4 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (12.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (36.00%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) IBM
2 4 (16.00%) CA
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle
3 3 (12.00%) Teradata
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft