Period
to 22 April 2021

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 22 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Time Sharing Option (TSO)
UK
6 months to
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 847 954 1094
Rank change year-on-year +107 +140 +107
Permanent jobs citing Time Sharing Option 9 5 29
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.005% 0.020%
As % of the System Software category 0.057% 0.027% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 25
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) - £62,000 £37,000
Median % change year-on-year - +67.57% -10.09%
UK excluding London median annual salary - £62,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year - +67.57% -10.09%

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 15,808 18,603 24,008
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.66% 17.23% 16.18%
Number of salaries quoted 12,737 15,314 19,676
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £25,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £35,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.70%
75th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

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 4 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 22 April 2021. 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 +124 9 - -
London +106 8 - -
South East +82 1 - -
UK excluding London +65 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 April 2021, 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 9 (100.00%) DB2
1 9 (100.00%) JCL
1 9 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 9 (100.00%) Finance
1 9 (100.00%) Banking
2 6 (66.67%) IMS/DB
2 6 (66.67%) COBOL
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 6 (66.67%) SWIFT
2 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (66.67%) Scrum
2 6 (66.67%) Extreme Programming
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) CICS
2 6 (66.67%) REXX
3 3 (33.33%) zOS
3 3 (33.33%) Tivoli NetView
3 3 (33.33%) RACF
3 3 (33.33%) SAP
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) IBM
3 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (33.33%) Data Sharing
3 3 (33.33%) zSecure
3 3 (33.33%) ISPF

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 (66.67%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) DB2
2 6 (66.67%) IMS/DB
General
1 9 (100.00%) Banking
1 9 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) COBOL Developer
1 6 (66.67%) DB2 Developer
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
1 6 (66.67%) Mainframe Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Programmer
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Programmer
2 2 (22.22%) z/OS Systems Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) z/OS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (66.67%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
1 3 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (66.67%) Extreme Programming
1 6 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
1 6 (66.67%) Scrum
1 6 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 3 (33.33%) Data Sharing
2 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) JCL
2 6 (66.67%) COBOL
2 6 (66.67%) REXX
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Tivoli NetView
1 3 (33.33%) zSecure
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) IBM
1 3 (33.33%) SAP