Period
to 25 April 2018

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 25 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Time Sharing Option (TSO)
UK
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1165 1167 1247
Rank change year-on-year +2 +80 +3
Permanent jobs citing Time Sharing Option 15 12 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.007% 0.020%
As % of the System Software category 0.062% 0.057% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 12 9 19
UK median annual salary £41,150 £40,500 £38,533
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.60% +5.10% -16.69%
10th Percentile £38,250 £36,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £49,275 £53,000 £56,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,150 £40,500 £38,533
% change year-on-year +1.60% +5.10% -16.69%

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 24,261 20,932 24,974
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 12.30% 12.20%
Number of salaries quoted 19,723 17,473 21,133
UK median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.41% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%

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
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Time Sharing Option over the 6 months to 25 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Time Sharing Option in the UK

Time Sharing Option
Top 7 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 25 April 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
UK excluding London -3 15 £41,150 +1.60% 3
England +10 14 £41,150 +9.73% 2
North of England -9 10 £40,500 +8.00% 1
North West -16 10 £40,500 +8.00% 1
East Midlands - 4 £41,800 - 1
Midlands - 4 £41,800 - 1
Scotland -36 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 25 April 2018, 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 15 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 14 (93.33%) JCL
3 13 (86.67%) DB2
3 13 (86.67%) IBM
4 12 (80.00%) CICS
5 11 (73.33%) COBOL
6 9 (60.00%) IBM Mainframe
7 8 (53.33%) CA
7 8 (53.33%) SQL
8 7 (46.67%) REXX
8 7 (46.67%) Finance
9 6 (40.00%) VSAM
10 5 (33.33%) Easytrieve
10 5 (33.33%) Migration
10 5 (33.33%) CA Endevor
10 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (26.67%) SELCOPY
11 4 (26.67%) Syncsort
11 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
11 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
11 4 (26.67%) HTML
11 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
11 4 (26.67%) XML
12 2 (13.33%) Unix
12 2 (13.33%) Banking
12 2 (13.33%) Law

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 12 (80.00%) CICS
2 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DMZ
1 1 (6.67%) FTP
1 1 (6.67%) HTTPS
1 1 (6.67%) Kerberos
1 1 (6.67%) SSH
1 1 (6.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (86.67%) DB2
2 5 (33.33%) Easytrieve
3 1 (6.67%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Mainframe Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Mainframe Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) DB2 Programmer
4 2 (13.33%) DB2 Systems Programmer
4 2 (13.33%) Programmer
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Auditor
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) RACF Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Auditor
5 1 (6.67%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) HTML
1 4 (26.67%) XML
2 2 (13.33%) ISPF
3 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (60.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (40.00%) VSAM
4 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (6.67%) Clustering
5 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (6.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Migration
1 5 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
3 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (13.33%) Wealth Management
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.67%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Structured Programming
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) JCL
2 11 (73.33%) COBOL
3 8 (53.33%) SQL
4 7 (46.67%) REXX
5 4 (26.67%) SELCOPY
6 1 (6.67%) CLIST
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 1 (6.67%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) IBM
2 8 (53.33%) CA
3 4 (26.67%) Syncsort