Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Time Sharing Option (TSO)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1166 1213 1239
Rank change year-on-year +47 +26 +21
Permanent jobs citing Time Sharing Option 11 28 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.015% 0.027%
As % of the System Software category 0.048% 0.12% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 40
UK median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +15.94% -12.44%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £33,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £49,400 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% +15.94% -12.44%

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 22878 23937 24840
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.08% 12.47% 11.40%
Number of salaries quoted 19272 20159 20679
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +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 17 October 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 +42 11 £50,000 +25.00% 1
England +60 10 £50,000 +11.11% 2
North of England +9 7 £50,000 +21.21% 1
North West -3 7 £50,000 +21.21% 1
Midlands +37 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Scotland -17 1 - -
South East - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 10 (90.91%) Mainframe
2 9 (81.82%) JCL
3 7 (63.64%) DB2
4 6 (54.55%) COBOL
4 6 (54.55%) IBM
4 6 (54.55%) CICS
5 5 (45.45%) REXX
5 5 (45.45%) Finance
6 4 (36.36%) ISPF
6 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (36.36%) Assembly Language
6 4 (36.36%) SQL
6 4 (36.36%) Windows
6 4 (36.36%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (27.27%) Unix
7 3 (27.27%) CA
7 3 (27.27%) SLA
7 3 (27.27%) MVS
7 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
8 2 (18.18%) Release Management
8 2 (18.18%) QA
8 2 (18.18%) Wealth Management
8 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
8 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
8 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
8 2 (18.18%) Migration
8 2 (18.18%) Banking
8 2 (18.18%) VMware
8 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (18.18%) Lotus

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 6 (54.55%) CICS
2 2 (18.18%) IBM Notes
2 2 (18.18%) SAS
3 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DMZ
1 1 (9.09%) FTP
1 1 (9.09%) HTTPS
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) DB2
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 1 (9.09%) GIS
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) XPEDITER
2 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Programmer
1 5 (45.45%) Systems Programmer
2 3 (27.27%) DB2 Programmer
2 3 (27.27%) DB2 Systems Programmer
3 2 (18.18%) CICS Programmer
3 2 (18.18%) CICS Systems Programmer
3 2 (18.18%) Data Centre Operator
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) DBA
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) ISPF
2 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (90.91%) Mainframe
2 4 (36.36%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
4 1 (9.09%) Clustering
4 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) MVS
2 3 (27.27%) Unix
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) AIX
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 1 (9.09%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
3 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Release Management
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
3 2 (18.18%) Wealth Management
4 1 (9.09%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
4 1 (9.09%) Time Management
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) JCL
2 6 (54.55%) COBOL
3 5 (45.45%) REXX
4 4 (36.36%) Assembly Language
4 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 1 (9.09%) C
5 1 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
2 2 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Control-M
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) IBM
2 3 (27.27%) CA
3 2 (18.18%) Intel
3 2 (18.18%) Lotus
3 2 (18.18%) ServiceNow
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle