Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Time Sharing Option (TSO)
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1171 1209 1251
Rank change year-on-year +38 +42 -14
Permanent jobs citing Time Sharing Option 9 23 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.012% 0.015%
As % of the System Software category 0.039% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 7 16 17
UK median annual salary £50,000 £38,750 £37,100
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.03% +4.45% -10.06%
10th Percentile £39,300 £36,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £49,875 £57,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £37,100
% change year-on-year +33.33% +1.08% -10.06%

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 23266 22998 24257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.97% 12.35% 11.34%
Number of salaries quoted 19367 19241 20370
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +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
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Time Sharing Option over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Time Sharing Option in the UK

Time Sharing Option
Top 6 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 12 December 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 +22 9 £50,000 +33.33%
England +10 8 £50,000 +33.33%
North of England +9 7 £47,500 +26.67%
North West -7 7 £47,500 +26.67%
Scotland -29 1 - -
South East - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 8 (88.89%) DB2
1 8 (88.89%) JCL
1 8 (88.89%) Mainframe
2 7 (77.78%) COBOL
2 7 (77.78%) CICS
3 6 (66.67%) IBM
4 5 (55.56%) REXX
4 5 (55.56%) Finance
4 5 (55.56%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (44.44%) CA
5 4 (44.44%) SQL
6 3 (33.33%) Assembly Language
6 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (33.33%) Problem Management
7 2 (22.22%) ISPF
7 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 2 (22.22%) XPEDITER
7 2 (22.22%) Linux
7 2 (22.22%) Windows
7 2 (22.22%) ServiceNow
8 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 1 (11.11%) AIX
8 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
8 1 (11.11%) Unix
8 1 (11.11%) Oracle
8 1 (11.11%) C
8 1 (11.11%) C#
8 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel

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 7 (77.78%) CICS
2 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DMZ
1 1 (11.11%) FTP
1 1 (11.11%) HTTPS
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) DB2
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (11.11%) Easytrieve
3 1 (11.11%) GIS
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) XPEDITER
2 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Programmer
1 5 (55.56%) Systems Programmer
2 3 (33.33%) DB2 Programmer
2 3 (33.33%) DB2 Systems Programmer
3 2 (22.22%) CICS Programmer
3 2 (22.22%) CICS Systems Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) ISPF
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Mainframe
2 5 (55.56%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (11.11%) Clustering
4 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (11.11%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) AIX
2 1 (11.11%) MVS
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) JCL
2 7 (77.78%) COBOL
3 5 (55.56%) REXX
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) Assembly Language
6 1 (11.11%) C
6 1 (11.11%) C#
6 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Control-M
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) IBM
2 4 (44.44%) CA
3 2 (22.22%) ServiceNow
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle