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

IBM Time Sharing Option (TSO)
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1171 1176 1252
Rank change year-on-year +5 +76 -17
Permanent jobs citing Time Sharing Option 15 8 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.005% 0.024%
As % of the System Software category 0.060% 0.037% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 11 3 13
UK median annual salary £41,800 £53,000 £38,533
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.13% +37.54% +11.69%
10th Percentile £38,250 £42,600 £36,119
90th Percentile £50,000 £53,000 £51,700
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,800 £53,000 £38,533
% change year-on-year -21.13% +37.54% +11.69%

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 24,908 21,623 24,995
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.31% 12.49% 12.47%
Number of salaries quoted 20,170 18,192 21,178
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.67% - +1.35%

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 June 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 June 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 -6 15 £41,800 -21.13% 2
England +25 13 £41,800 -21.13% 1
North of England +38 9 £40,500 -23.58% 1
North West +2 9 £40,500 -23.58%
Midlands +7 4 £41,800 -
East Midlands - 4 £41,800 -
Scotland -31 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 11 (73.33%) CICS
5 10 (66.67%) COBOL
6 9 (60.00%) SQL
7 8 (53.33%) CA
7 8 (53.33%) REXX
7 8 (53.33%) IBM Mainframe
8 6 (40.00%) Finance
9 5 (33.33%) VSAM
9 5 (33.33%) CA Endevor
10 4 (26.67%) SELCOPY
10 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (26.67%) Syncsort
10 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
10 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (26.67%) Migration
10 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
10 4 (26.67%) HTML
10 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
10 4 (26.67%) XML
10 4 (26.67%) Easytrieve
10 4 (26.67%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
11 3 (20.00%) Unix
11 3 (20.00%) ISPF
12 2 (13.33%) Risk Management

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 11 (73.33%) CICS
2 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Kerberos
1 2 (13.33%) SSH
1 2 (13.33%) SSL
2 1 (6.67%) DMZ
2 1 (6.67%) FTP
2 1 (6.67%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (86.67%) DB2
2 4 (26.67%) Easytrieve
3 1 (6.67%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (40.00%) 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 4 (26.67%) COBOL Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Mainframe Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Mainframe Test Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Auditor
3 2 (13.33%) DB2 Programmer
3 2 (13.33%) DB2 Systems Programmer
3 2 (13.33%) Programmer
3 2 (13.33%) RACF Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Auditor
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) HTML
1 4 (26.67%) XML
2 3 (20.00%) ISPF
3 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (53.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (33.33%) VSAM
4 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (26.67%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (13.33%) PKI
6 1 (6.67%) Clustering
6 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (26.67%) Migration
1 4 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
1 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
2 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
2 2 (13.33%) Wealth Management
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) Information Security
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (6.67%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.67%) Structured Programming
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) JCL
2 10 (66.67%) COBOL
3 9 (60.00%) SQL
4 8 (53.33%) REXX
5 4 (26.67%) SELCOPY
6 2 (13.33%) CLIST
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 2 (13.33%) 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