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 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM z/OS
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 846 914 854
Rank change year-on-year +68 -60  
Permanent jobs citing zOS 15 48 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.046% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.072% 0.18% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 6 15 53
Median salary £71,250 £38,533 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +84.90% -18.87%  
90% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £24,595 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £47,000 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £71,250 £38,533 £34,000
% change year-on-year +84.90% +13.33%  

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 20932 26929 29738
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.23% 25.92% 26.85%
Number of salaries quoted 17558 22802 24911
Median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.93% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
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
Top 16 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 26 April 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 +62 9 £71,250 +84.90% 5
South East +69 6 £71,250 +51.59%
Scotland +12 6 - - 1
Edinburgh +9 4 - - 1
Basingstoke - 4 £72,500 -
Hampshire - 4 £72,500 -
London +53 2 - - 3
Glasgow +15 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £70,000 -
Staines - 2 £70,000 -
City of London - 2 - -
East Midlands +8 1 - - 1
South West +5 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 27 (81.82%) Mainframe
2 17 (51.52%) IBM
3 13 (39.39%) DB2
4 12 (36.36%) Unix
4 12 (36.36%) CICS
5 10 (30.30%) SQL
5 10 (30.30%) JCL
5 10 (30.30%) Finance
6 9 (27.27%) CA
6 9 (27.27%) REXX
6 9 (27.27%) RACF
7 8 (24.24%) COBOL
7 8 (24.24%) Linux
7 8 (24.24%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 7 (21.21%) Assembly Language
9 6 (18.18%) Middleware
9 6 (18.18%) Windows
10 5 (15.15%) MQSeries
10 5 (15.15%) VSAM
10 5 (15.15%) Banking
10 5 (15.15%) ISPF
10 5 (15.15%) IBM Mainframe
10 5 (15.15%) Time Sharing Option
11 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
11 4 (12.12%) zSecure
11 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (12.12%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (12.12%) DevOps
11 4 (12.12%) Time Management
11 4 (12.12%) Capacity Planning

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 12 (36.36%) CICS
2 5 (15.15%) MQSeries
3 4 (12.12%) SAS
4 2 (6.06%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) IaaS
1 1 (3.03%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) HTTP
1 2 (6.06%) Kerberos
1 2 (6.06%) SSH
1 2 (6.06%) SSL
2 1 (3.03%) FTP
2 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (39.39%) DB2
2 4 (12.12%) IMS/DB
3 3 (9.09%) Adabas
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.03%) DataStage
5 1 (3.03%) NonStop SQL
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Marketing
3 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) Support Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) DB2 DBA
3 4 (12.12%) DBA
3 4 (12.12%) Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Mainframe DBA
3 4 (12.12%) Security Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Software Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Software Support Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.06%) COBOL Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Mainframe Programmer
5 2 (6.06%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Programmer
5 2 (6.06%) Security Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Programmer
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) Middleware
2 5 (15.15%) ISPF
3 4 (12.12%) Flash
4 3 (9.09%) JMS
5 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
5 2 (6.06%) JSON
5 2 (6.06%) Spring
5 2 (6.06%) XML
6 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (81.82%) Mainframe
2 5 (15.15%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (15.15%) VSAM
3 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
3 4 (12.12%) Tandem
4 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 2 (6.06%) AS400
5 2 (6.06%) PKI
6 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.03%) iSeries
6 1 (3.03%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) Unix
2 8 (24.24%) Linux
3 6 (18.18%) Windows
4 1 (3.03%) OS/390
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.12%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (12.12%) DevOps
1 4 (12.12%) Identity Access Management
1 4 (12.12%) Information Security
1 4 (12.12%) Performance Monitoring
1 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (12.12%) Project Planning
1 4 (12.12%) Security Management
1 4 (12.12%) Time Management
2 3 (9.09%) Migration
2 3 (9.09%) Product Management
3 2 (6.06%) Data Migration
3 2 (6.06%) People Management
3 2 (6.06%) Presales
3 2 (6.06%) SOA
3 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (6.06%) Validation
4 1 (3.03%) IT Strategy
4 1 (3.03%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (3.03%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) JCL
1 10 (30.30%) SQL
2 9 (27.27%) REXX
3 8 (24.24%) COBOL
4 7 (21.21%) Assembly Language
5 4 (12.12%) CLIST
5 4 (12.12%) Java
5 4 (12.12%) Shell Script
6 2 (6.06%) C
6 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.06%) Perl
7 1 (3.03%) NATURAL
7 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) HNC
2 1 (3.03%) HND
System Software
1 9 (27.27%) RACF
2 8 (24.24%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 5 (15.15%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (9.09%) XYGATE
5 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
5 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) zSecure
2 1 (3.03%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (3.03%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) IBM
2 9 (27.27%) CA
3 4 (12.12%) Cognizant
3 4 (12.12%) Sybase
4 2 (6.06%) Micro Focus
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle
4 2 (6.06%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) Syncsort
5 1 (3.03%) VMware
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