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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Time Sharing Option (TSO)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 870 917 912
Rank change year-on-year +47 -5  
Permanent jobs citing Time Sharing Option 4 18 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.018% 0.047%
As % of the System Software category 0.035% 0.14% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 40
Median salary £53,000 £51,500 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.91% +49.27%  
UK excluding London median salary £53,000 - £34,500

Time Sharing Option is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 11500 12483 12809
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.93% 12.69% 11.70%
Number of salaries quoted 16113 18682 19844
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% +3.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,750 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +2.66%  

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 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +45 4 £53,000 +2.91%
UK excluding London +25 4 £53,000 -
Midlands +12 2 - -
North of England - 2 £53,000 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 6 (75.00%) Assembly Language
1 6 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (62.50%) IBM
2 5 (62.50%) JCL
2 5 (62.50%) ISPF
2 5 (62.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 4 (50.00%) SAS
3 4 (50.00%) Unix
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) CA
4 3 (37.50%) CICS
4 3 (37.50%) REXX
4 3 (37.50%) RACF
5 2 (25.00%) zSecure
5 2 (25.00%) People Management
5 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (25.00%) CLIST
5 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
5 2 (25.00%) PKI
5 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) Release Management
5 2 (25.00%) Time Management
5 2 (25.00%) Middleware
5 2 (25.00%) Information Management
5 2 (25.00%) SSH
5 2 (25.00%) Banking
5 2 (25.00%) zOS
5 2 (25.00%) MVS
5 2 (25.00%) Shell Script

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 4 (50.00%) SAS
2 3 (37.50%) CICS
3 2 (25.00%) IBM Notes
3 2 (25.00%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Kerberos
1 2 (25.00%) SSH
1 2 (25.00%) SSL
2 1 (12.50%) FTP
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) DB2
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre Operator
1 2 (25.00%) Information Systems Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Security Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe Systems Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) ISPF
2 2 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (25.00%) PKI
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (25.00%) MVS
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (25.00%) Information Management
1 2 (25.00%) Information Security
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
1 2 (25.00%) People Management
1 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
1 2 (25.00%) Release Management
1 2 (25.00%) Security Management
1 2 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 1 (12.50%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Assembly Language
2 5 (62.50%) JCL
3 3 (37.50%) REXX
4 2 (25.00%) CLIST
4 2 (25.00%) Perl
4 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) COBOL
5 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 3 (37.50%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) zSecure
2 1 (12.50%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) IBM
2 3 (37.50%) CA
3 2 (25.00%) Intel
3 2 (25.00%) Lotus
3 2 (25.00%) Sybase
3 2 (25.00%) VMware