Period
to 25 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for zOS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited zOS over the 6 months to 25 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM z/OS
UK
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1157 1171 1106
Rank change year-on-year +14 -65 +69
Permanent jobs citing zOS 26 85 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.042% 0.094%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.060% 0.16% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 17 31 113
UK median annual salary £37,500 £38,533 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.68% -22.93% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £26,988 £30,400
90th Percentile £73,750 £49,500 £60,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £38,533 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.68% -9.33% -5.56%

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

Operating System Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 43683 51638 59279
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.59% 25.54% 26.61%
Number of salaries quoted 35857 43902 49689
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £25,016 £24,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing zOS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for zOS in the UK

zOS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing zOS.

Salary trend for zOS in the UK

zOS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing zOS over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Salary histogram for zOS in the UK

zOS
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the UK over the 6 months to 25 July 2017. 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 +16 24 £37,500 -2.68% 1
England +29 20 £37,500 -2.68% 1
South East +87 16 £37,500 -20.21% 1
Scotland +4 6 - -
London +24 3 £52,500 -25.00%
Midlands +40 1 - -
East Midlands +12 1 - -
South West +7 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, IT jobs citing zOS 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 zOS.

1 22 (84.62%) IBM
2 21 (80.77%) DB2
3 16 (61.54%) Mainframe
4 14 (53.85%) Unix
5 12 (46.15%) Linux
6 11 (42.31%) Oracle
6 11 (42.31%) Java
6 11 (42.31%) Perl
7 10 (38.46%) SQL
7 10 (38.46%) Windows
7 10 (38.46%) French Language
8 9 (34.62%) German Language
8 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
8 9 (34.62%) J2EE
8 9 (34.62%) SLA
8 9 (34.62%) RACF
8 9 (34.62%) Tivoli
8 9 (34.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 8 (30.77%) CICS
10 7 (26.92%) REXX
11 6 (23.08%) CA
12 5 (19.23%) IBM Mainframe
13 4 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
13 4 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
13 4 (15.38%) DevOps
13 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
13 4 (15.38%) Tandem
13 4 (15.38%) IMS/DB
13 4 (15.38%) Degree

zOS
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 8 (30.77%) CICS
2 2 (7.69%) MQSeries
2 2 (7.69%) SAS
2 2 (7.69%) Tuxedo
3 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Kerberos
1 2 (7.69%) SSH
1 2 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (80.77%) DB2
2 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
3 4 (15.38%) IMS/DB
4 3 (11.54%) RDBMS
4 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
5 2 (7.69%) Adabas
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (3.85%) DataStage
6 1 (3.85%) MySQL
6 1 (3.85%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (38.46%) French Language
2 9 (34.62%) German Language
3 4 (15.38%) Finance
4 3 (11.54%) Banking
5 2 (7.69%) Marketing
6 1 (3.85%) Billing
6 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Support Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) DB2 DBA
3 4 (15.38%) DBA
3 4 (15.38%) Mainframe DBA
3 4 (15.38%) Software Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Software Support Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Applications Support
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Data Migration Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Presales Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Security Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Security Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Software Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) J2EE
2 4 (15.38%) Flash
3 2 (7.69%) ISPF
3 2 (7.69%) Middleware
4 1 (3.85%) JMS
4 1 (3.85%) ODBC
4 1 (3.85%) REST
4 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (61.54%) Mainframe
2 5 (19.23%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 4 (15.38%) Tandem
4 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (7.69%) PKI
6 1 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (3.85%) SWIFT
6 1 (3.85%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Unix
2 12 (46.15%) Linux
3 10 (38.46%) Windows
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (15.38%) DevOps
1 4 (15.38%) Identity Access Management
1 4 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
1 4 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (11.54%) Information Security
2 3 (11.54%) Migration
2 3 (11.54%) Presales
2 3 (11.54%) Product Management
2 3 (11.54%) Time Management
3 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
3 2 (7.69%) People Management
3 2 (7.69%) Project Management
3 2 (7.69%) Project Planning
3 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
3 2 (7.69%) Security Management
3 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Validation
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) Java
1 11 (42.31%) Perl
2 10 (38.46%) SQL
3 7 (26.92%) REXX
4 4 (15.38%) Assembly Language
4 4 (15.38%) COBOL
4 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
5 3 (11.54%) C
5 3 (11.54%) JCL
6 2 (7.69%) CLIST
7 1 (3.85%) C#
7 1 (3.85%) C++
7 1 (3.85%) VB
7 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.85%) PMP
2 1 (3.85%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) RACF
2 3 (11.54%) XYGATE
3 2 (7.69%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (7.69%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (3.85%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) Tivoli
1 9 (34.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (15.38%) zSecure
3 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (84.62%) IBM
2 11 (42.31%) Oracle
3 6 (23.08%) CA
4 4 (15.38%) Cognizant
5 2 (7.69%) HP
5 2 (7.69%) Micro Focus
5 2 (7.69%) Sybase
6 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.85%) Syncsort
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