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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM z/OS
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 866 917 884
Rank change year-on-year +51 -33  
Permanent jobs citing zOS 8 30 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.030% 0.094%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.036% 0.12% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 7 14 61
Median salary £37,500 £37,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.66% -24.50%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -30.00%  

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 22325 25147 29420
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 25.13% 25.50% 26.52%
Number of salaries quoted 18412 21477 24651
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing zOS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for zOS in the UK

zOS
Top 10 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 3 months to 22 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 +41 8 £37,500 -0.66% 2
South East +46 6 £37,500 -26.47% 1
West Sussex +12 5 £37,500 -26.47% 1
London +31 2 £52,500 -25.00% 1
City of London - 2 £52,500 -
South West +9 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £80,000 -
Surrey - 1 £80,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 18 (69.23%) IBM
1 18 (69.23%) Mainframe
2 17 (65.38%) DB2
3 12 (46.15%) Unix
4 10 (38.46%) Linux
5 9 (34.62%) CICS
5 9 (34.62%) RACF
6 8 (30.77%) Windows
6 8 (30.77%) SQL
7 7 (26.92%) Java
7 7 (26.92%) Perl
7 7 (26.92%) Oracle
7 7 (26.92%) REXX
8 6 (23.08%) CA
8 6 (23.08%) French Language
9 5 (19.23%) German Language
9 5 (19.23%) IBM Mainframe
9 5 (19.23%) Finance
9 5 (19.23%) COBOL
9 5 (19.23%) SLA
9 5 (19.23%) Tivoli
9 5 (19.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
9 5 (19.23%) J2EE
10 4 (15.38%) Flash
10 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
10 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
10 4 (15.38%) JCL
10 4 (15.38%) Assembly Language
10 4 (15.38%) Cognizant

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 9 (34.62%) 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 17 (65.38%) DB2
2 5 (19.23%) 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 6 (23.08%) French Language
2 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) German Language
3 3 (11.54%) Banking
4 2 (7.69%) Marketing
5 1 (3.85%) Billing
5 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
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
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Manager
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%) Presales Linux Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Security Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Security Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Software Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Unix Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Unix Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) z/OS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) 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 18 (69.23%) 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
5 2 (7.69%) VSAM
6 1 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (3.85%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Unix
2 10 (38.46%) Linux
3 8 (30.77%) 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%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.85%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) SQL
2 7 (26.92%) Java
2 7 (26.92%) Perl
2 7 (26.92%) REXX
3 5 (19.23%) COBOL
4 4 (15.38%) Assembly Language
4 4 (15.38%) JCL
4 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
5 3 (11.54%) C
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 5 (19.23%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) RACF
2 3 (11.54%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 3 (11.54%) XYGATE
3 2 (7.69%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (3.85%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Tivoli
1 5 (19.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (15.38%) zSecure
3 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) IBM
2 7 (26.92%) 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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