Period
to 30 September 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 30 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Time Sharing Option (TSO)
UK
6 months to
30 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 670 1080 1158
Rank change year-on-year +410 +78 +43
Permanent jobs citing Time Sharing Option 3 10 16
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.007% 0.010%
As % of the System Software category 0.034% 0.041% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 8
Median annual salary £66,500 £35,020 £41,800
Median salary % change year-on-year +89.89% -16.22% -16.40%
10th Percentile £66,250 £32,500 £36,850
90th Percentile £66,750 £43,899 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary - £35,020 £41,800
% change year-on-year - -16.22% -16.40%

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 8,939 24,153 24,246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.55% 17.33% 14.76%
Number of salaries quoted 7,540 19,810 19,828
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +9.03%

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 5 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 30 September 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 +393 3 £66,500 +89.89% 3
London - 2 £66,500 - 1
UK excluding London +325 1 - - 2
Midlands +132 1 - - 1
West Midlands +106 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 3 (100.00%) CA
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (100.00%) ISPF
2 2 (66.67%) CA Endevor
2 2 (66.67%) CICS
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Gentran
2 2 (66.67%) COBOL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) SAS
3 1 (33.33%) SNA
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) DB2
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Informatica
3 1 (33.33%) REXX
3 1 (33.33%) zOS
3 1 (33.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (33.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (33.33%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (33.33%) Control-M
3 1 (33.33%) RACF
3 1 (33.33%) ACF2
3 1 (33.33%) CLIST
3 1 (33.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment

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 2 (66.67%) CICS
1 2 (66.67%) Gentran
1 2 (66.67%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) ISPF
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) IT Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Storage Management
2 1 (33.33%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
2 2 (66.67%) COBOL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) CLIST
3 1 (33.33%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) ACF2
1 1 (33.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 1 (33.33%) RACF
1 1 (33.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) CA Endevor
2 1 (33.33%) Control-M
2 1 (33.33%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (33.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (33.33%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) CA
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Informatica