Period
to 1 July 2020

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 1 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Time Sharing Option (TSO)
UK
6 months to
1 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 832 1076 1190
Rank change year-on-year +244 +114 +1
Permanent jobs citing Time Sharing Option 4 22 14
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.015% 0.008%
As % of the System Software category 0.029% 0.090% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 1 21 10
Median annual salary £90,000 £35,020 £41,800
Median salary % change year-on-year +157.00% -16.22% -21.13%
10th Percentile £85,000 £32,500 £37,675
90th Percentile £95,000 £48,750 £51,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £90,000 £35,020 £41,800
% change year-on-year +157.00% -16.22% -21.13%

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

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 13,861 24,483 25,131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.58% 16.88% 14.33%
Number of salaries quoted 11,288 20,079 20,373
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £27,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +10.67%

Time Sharing Option
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Time Sharing Option in the UK

Time Sharing Option
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Time Sharing Option.

Salary trend for Time Sharing Option in the UK

Time Sharing Option
Top 4 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 1 July 2020. 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
England +241 4 £90,000 +157.00%
London - 3 - -
UK excluding London +204 1 £90,000 +157.00%
South East - 1 £90,000 -

For the 6 months to 1 July 2020, IT jobs citing Time Sharing Option 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 with a requirement for Time Sharing Option.

1 4 (100.00%) COBOL
1 4 (100.00%) DB2
1 4 (100.00%) JCL
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (100.00%) VSAM
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (100.00%) JIRA
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (75.00%) User Stories
2 3 (75.00%) CA Service Virtualization
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Appium
2 3 (75.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Sauce Labs
2 3 (75.00%) BlazeMeter
2 3 (75.00%) Perfecto Mobile
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (75.00%) Android
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 3 (75.00%) Benchmarking
2 3 (75.00%) CA

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 1 (25.00%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) BlazeMeter
1 3 (75.00%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) DB2
2 3 (75.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (100.00%) JIRA
2 3 (75.00%) Appium
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) z/OS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (100.00%) VSAM
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (25.00%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Android
1 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (25.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) Benchmarking
2 3 (75.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (75.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Epics
3 1 (25.00%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) COBOL
1 4 (100.00%) JCL
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) HLASM
3 1 (25.00%) PL/1
3 1 (25.00%) REXX
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 1 (25.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) CA
1 3 (75.00%) Perfecto Mobile