Period
to 16 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Time Sharing Option skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Time Sharing Option over the 6 months to 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Time Sharing Option (TSO)
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1174 1226 1230
Rank change year-on-year +52 +4 +46
Permanent jobs citing Time Sharing Option 9 29 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.015% 0.039%
As % of the System Software category 0.040% 0.12% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 56
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +30.43% -18.82%
10th Percentile £42,000 £37,224 £33,000
90th Percentile £52,400 £54,110 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +30.43% -18.82%

Time Sharing Option is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 22436 24742 25463
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.70% 12.49% 11.72%
Number of salaries quoted 18919 20975 21054
UK median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +7.14%

Time Sharing Option
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Time Sharing Option as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Time Sharing Option in the UK

Time Sharing Option
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Time Sharing Option.

Salary trend for Time Sharing Option in the UK

Time Sharing Option
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Time Sharing Option within the UK over the 6 months to 16 August 2017. 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
UK excluding London +28 9 £50,000 +11.11% 1
England +42 5 £51,500 +9.57% 2
Scotland +6 4 £42,000 +5.00%
Midlands +27 2 - -
North of England +3 2 £53,000 +17.78% 1
North West -31 2 £53,000 +17.78% 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
South East +70 1 £50,000 +6.38%

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, IT jobs citing Time Sharing Option also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Time Sharing Option.

1 7 (77.78%) Mainframe
2 6 (66.67%) JCL
2 6 (66.67%) ISPF
3 5 (55.56%) IBM
3 5 (55.56%) Assembly Language
3 5 (55.56%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 4 (44.44%) CICS
4 4 (44.44%) DB2
4 4 (44.44%) Unix
4 4 (44.44%) SAS
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
5 3 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) CA
5 3 (33.33%) REXX
5 3 (33.33%) MVS
5 3 (33.33%) RACF
6 2 (22.22%) People Management
6 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
6 2 (22.22%) CLIST
6 2 (22.22%) zSecure
6 2 (22.22%) Release Management
6 2 (22.22%) Lotus
6 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
6 2 (22.22%) zOS
6 2 (22.22%) Intel
6 2 (22.22%) IBM Notes
6 2 (22.22%) MQSeries
6 2 (22.22%) SSL
6 2 (22.22%) SLA

Time Sharing Option
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (44.44%) CICS
1 4 (44.44%) SAS
2 2 (22.22%) IBM Notes
2 2 (22.22%) MQSeries
3 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) FTP
1 2 (22.22%) Kerberos
1 2 (22.22%) SSH
1 2 (22.22%) SSL
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) DB2
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre Operator
1 2 (22.22%) Security Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) DBA
2 1 (11.11%) Information Systems Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Systems Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) ISPF
2 2 (22.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Mainframe
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) PKI
3 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Unix
2 3 (33.33%) MVS
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) zOS
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
1 2 (22.22%) Information Security
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
1 2 (22.22%) People Management
1 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
1 2 (22.22%) Release Management
1 2 (22.22%) Security Management
1 2 (22.22%) Time Management
2 1 (11.11%) Information Management
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
2 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) JCL
2 5 (55.56%) Assembly Language
3 3 (33.33%) REXX
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) CLIST
4 2 (22.22%) COBOL
4 2 (22.22%) Perl
4 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
5 1 (11.11%) C
5 1 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 3 (33.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) zSecure
2 1 (11.11%) Control-M
2 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) IBM
2 3 (33.33%) CA
3 2 (22.22%) Intel
3 2 (22.22%) Lotus
3 2 (22.22%) Sybase
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle