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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Time Sharing Option (TSO)
UK
Rank 860 918 925
Rank change year-on-year +58 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Time Sharing Option 4 31 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.030% 0.024%
As % of the System Software category 0.039% 0.25% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2 12 19
Median salary £47,500 £38,533 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.27% -3.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £43,100 £38,533 £32,900
10% offered a salary of more than £51,900 £47,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £38,533 £40,000
% change year-on-year +23.27% -3.66%  

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 10189 12616 13550
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.05% 12.20% 12.55%
Number of salaries quoted 8503 10631 11231
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

Time Sharing Option
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Time Sharing Option as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 6 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 27 March 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
Glasgow +27 3 £42,000 -
Scotland +25 3 £42,000 -
England +64 1 £53,000 +37.54%
North West -11 1 £53,000 +63.07%
Knutsford - 1 £53,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £53,000 -

Time Sharing Option
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 14 (93.33%) Mainframe
2 13 (86.67%) JCL
3 12 (80.00%) ISPF
4 8 (53.33%) Assembly Language
4 8 (53.33%) CA
4 8 (53.33%) IBM
4 8 (53.33%) RACF
5 7 (46.67%) REXX
5 7 (46.67%) zOS
5 7 (46.67%) Finance
5 7 (46.67%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 6 (40.00%) SQL
6 6 (40.00%) DB2
6 6 (40.00%) Unix
7 5 (33.33%) MQSeries
7 5 (33.33%) SAS
7 5 (33.33%) Sybase
7 5 (33.33%) CICS
7 5 (33.33%) Middleware
7 5 (33.33%) Banking
7 5 (33.33%) CLIST
7 5 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (26.67%) Time Management
8 4 (26.67%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (26.67%) SDLC
8 4 (26.67%) Project Planning
8 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
8 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
8 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting

Time Sharing Option
Top Related 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 5 (33.33%) CICS
1 5 (33.33%) MQSeries
1 5 (33.33%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (20.00%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) FTP
2 2 (13.33%) Kerberos
2 2 (13.33%) SSH
2 2 (13.33%) SSL
2 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) DataStage
2 1 (6.67%) Easytrieve
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Mainframe Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Mainframe Systems Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Principal Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Principal Security Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Information Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Mainframe DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) ISPF
2 5 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (6.67%) Ajax
3 1 (6.67%) J2EE
3 1 (6.67%) JSON
3 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (93.33%) Mainframe
2 5 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (20.00%) VSAM
4 2 (13.33%) PKI
5 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) zOS
2 6 (40.00%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Defect Management
1 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
1 4 (26.67%) Project Planning
1 4 (26.67%) SDLC
1 4 (26.67%) Security Management
1 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
1 4 (26.67%) System Integration Testing
1 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
1 4 (26.67%) Time Management
1 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Information Security
2 2 (13.33%) People Management
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) Information Management
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) JCL
2 8 (53.33%) Assembly Language
3 7 (46.67%) REXX
4 6 (40.00%) SQL
5 5 (33.33%) CLIST
6 3 (20.00%) COBOL
6 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (13.33%) Perl
7 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
8 1 (6.67%) Java
8 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
8 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) RACF
2 7 (46.67%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 4 (26.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Tivoli
2 2 (13.33%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (13.33%) zSecure
3 1 (6.67%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) CA
1 8 (53.33%) IBM
2 5 (33.33%) Sybase
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Teradata