Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Time Sharing Option (TSO)
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1187 1156 1248
Rank change year-on-year -31 +92 -16
Permanent jobs citing Time Sharing Option 12 15 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.009% 0.018%
As % of the System Software category 0.051% 0.070% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 10 13 20
UK median annual salary £42,750 £37,500 £38,533
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.00% -2.68% -9.33%
10th Percentile £37,675 £36,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £55,500 £51,200 £60,050
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,750 £37,500 £38,533
% change year-on-year +14.00% -2.68% -9.33%

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 23,585 21,517 24,945
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.39% 12.26% 11.80%
Number of salaries quoted 19,465 17,847 21,043
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £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 23 February 2018.

Salary histogram 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 23 February 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 +13 12 £42,750 +14.00% 1
England +11 12 £42,750 +14.00% 1
North of England +6 12 £42,750 +14.00% 1
North West -9 12 £42,750 +14.00% 1

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 12 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 11 (91.67%) JCL
3 9 (75.00%) DB2
3 9 (75.00%) IBM
3 9 (75.00%) CICS
4 8 (66.67%) CA
4 8 (66.67%) COBOL
4 8 (66.67%) Finance
5 6 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (41.67%) VSAM
6 5 (41.67%) SQL
7 4 (33.33%) REXX
7 4 (33.33%) Easytrieve
7 4 (33.33%) Migration
8 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
8 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (16.67%) Clustering
9 2 (16.67%) Banking
9 2 (16.67%) ISPF
9 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
9 2 (16.67%) Wealth Management
9 2 (16.67%) Law
9 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
9 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
9 2 (16.67%) Middleware
9 2 (16.67%) GIS
9 2 (16.67%) zOS
9 2 (16.67%) DMZ

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 9 (75.00%) CICS
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DMZ
1 2 (16.67%) HTTPS
2 1 (8.33%) FTP
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (75.00%) DB2
2 4 (33.33%) Easytrieve
3 2 (16.67%) GIS
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
1 4 (33.33%) DB2 Programmer
1 4 (33.33%) DB2 Systems Programmer
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
1 4 (33.33%) Programmer
1 4 (33.33%) Systems Programmer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Support Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) ISPF
1 2 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (41.67%) VSAM
4 2 (16.67%) Clustering
4 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) zOS
2 1 (8.33%) AIX
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 2 (16.67%) Wealth Management
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (8.33%) Structured Programming
4 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) JCL
2 8 (66.67%) COBOL
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) REXX
5 2 (16.67%) Assembly Language
6 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) IBM
2 8 (66.67%) CA
3 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow