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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM z/OS
UK
Rank 849 909 853
Rank change year-on-year +60 -56  
Permanent jobs citing zOS 18 55 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.053% 0.097%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.089% 0.20% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9 13 52
Median salary £70,000 £38,533 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +81.66% -26.60%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,107 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £46,100 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £38,533 £34,000
% change year-on-year +81.66% +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 20140 26934 28593
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 23.71% 26.08% 26.92%
Number of salaries quoted 16926 22675 23914
Median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,214
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.21% +1.95%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £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
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing zOS over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram 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 25 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
England +55 11 £70,000 +81.66% 2
South East +80 9 £70,000 +48.93%
Scotland +28 7 - -
Edinburgh +2 4 - -
Basingstoke - 4 £72,500 -
Hampshire - 4 £72,500 -
Glasgow +23 3 - -
West Sussex +8 2 £27,500 -41.48%
Surrey - 2 £70,000 -
Staines - 2 £70,000 -
Crawley - 2 £27,500 -
London +64 1 - - 2
Nottinghamshire +6 1 - -
East Midlands +2 1 - -
City of London - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £22,500 -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 43 (87.76%) Mainframe
2 22 (44.90%) IBM
3 19 (38.78%) DB2
3 19 (38.78%) Finance
4 17 (34.69%) Unix
4 17 (34.69%) Linux
5 15 (30.61%) CICS
6 13 (26.53%) RACF
7 12 (24.49%) JCL
8 11 (22.45%) SQL
9 10 (20.41%) CA
9 10 (20.41%) REXX
9 10 (20.41%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 9 (18.37%) IBM Mainframe
10 9 (18.37%) Windows
10 9 (18.37%) Management Information System
11 8 (16.33%) Information Security
11 8 (16.33%) Banking
11 8 (16.33%) ITIL
11 8 (16.33%) COBOL
11 8 (16.33%) Assembly Language
11 8 (16.33%) Time Management
12 7 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
12 7 (14.29%) zSecure
12 7 (14.29%) Middleware
12 7 (14.29%) ISPF
13 6 (12.24%) MQSeries
13 6 (12.24%) SAS
14 5 (10.20%) Java
14 5 (10.20%) Sybase

zOS
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 15 (30.61%) CICS
2 6 (12.24%) MQSeries
2 6 (12.24%) SAS
3 2 (4.08%) Tuxedo
3 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.04%) IIS
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.12%) MS Office
3 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) IaaS
1 4 (8.16%) SaaS
2 1 (2.04%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) HTTP
1 2 (4.08%) Kerberos
1 2 (4.08%) SAN
1 2 (4.08%) SSH
1 2 (4.08%) SSL
1 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.04%) ATM
2 1 (2.04%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (38.78%) DB2
2 4 (8.16%) IMS/DB
3 3 (6.12%) Adabas
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.08%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.04%) DataStage
5 1 (2.04%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
General
1 19 (38.78%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Marketing
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (12.24%) Analyst
2 5 (10.20%) DBA
2 5 (10.20%) Mainframe DBA
2 5 (10.20%) Security Engineer
2 5 (10.20%) Support Analyst
3 4 (8.16%) DB2 DBA
3 4 (8.16%) Developer
3 4 (8.16%) Head of Support
3 4 (8.16%) Head of Testing
3 4 (8.16%) Senior Manager
3 4 (8.16%) Software Analyst
3 4 (8.16%) Software Support Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) Programmer
4 3 (6.12%) Systems Programmer
5 2 (4.08%) COBOL Developer
5 2 (4.08%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Technical Account Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Technical Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (4.08%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) ISPF
1 7 (14.29%) Middleware
2 4 (8.16%) Flash
3 3 (6.12%) JMS
4 2 (4.08%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.08%) JSON
4 2 (4.08%) Spring
4 2 (4.08%) XML
5 1 (2.04%) Java EE
5 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (87.76%) Mainframe
2 9 (18.37%) IBM Mainframe
2 9 (18.37%) Management Information System
3 5 (10.20%) AS400
3 5 (10.20%) VSAM
4 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.16%) Data Centre
4 4 (8.16%) Private Cloud
4 4 (8.16%) Tandem
5 2 (4.08%) PKI
6 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.04%) iSeries
6 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.69%) Linux
1 17 (34.69%) Unix
2 9 (18.37%) Windows
3 4 (8.16%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.04%) OS/390
4 1 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.33%) Information Security
1 8 (16.33%) ITIL
1 8 (16.33%) Time Management
2 5 (10.20%) Project Planning
2 5 (10.20%) Service Delivery
2 5 (10.20%) Supplier Management
2 5 (10.20%) Waterfall
3 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (8.16%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (8.16%) Configuration Management
3 4 (8.16%) DevOps
3 4 (8.16%) Identity Access Management
3 4 (8.16%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (8.16%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (8.16%) SDLC
3 4 (8.16%) Security Management
3 4 (8.16%) Test Strategy
4 3 (6.12%) Migration
4 3 (6.12%) Product Management
4 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.49%) JCL
2 11 (22.45%) SQL
3 10 (20.41%) REXX
4 8 (16.33%) Assembly Language
4 8 (16.33%) COBOL
5 5 (10.20%) CLIST
5 5 (10.20%) Java
6 4 (8.16%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.08%) C
7 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.08%) Perl
8 1 (2.04%) NATURAL
8 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (6.12%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) HNC
3 1 (2.04%) HND
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (26.53%) RACF
2 10 (20.41%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 7 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
4 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
5 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (6.12%) XYGATE
7 2 (4.08%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) zSecure
2 1 (2.04%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (2.04%) SCCM
2 1 (2.04%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 22 (44.90%) IBM
2 10 (20.41%) CA
3 5 (10.20%) Sybase
4 4 (8.16%) Cognizant
4 4 (8.16%) Oracle
4 4 (8.16%) VMware
5 2 (4.08%) Micro Focus
5 2 (4.08%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.04%) Ab Initio
6 1 (2.04%) BMC
6 1 (2.04%) HP
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.04%) Syncsort
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