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

IBM z/OS
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1158 1156 1114
Rank change year-on-year -2 -42 +42
Permanent jobs citing zOS 19 81 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.042% 0.083%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.043% 0.17% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 18 41 89
UK median annual salary £37,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £34,000
90th Percentile £54,125 £82,500 £60,650
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,500 £47,250
% change year-on-year -7.41% -14.29% +11.18%

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

All Operating Systems
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 43929 48082 58204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.94% 25.12% 26.41%
Number of salaries quoted 35450 41004 49041
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.38%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

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 September 2017.

Salary histogram for zOS in the UK

zOS
Top 7 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 September 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
England +30 19 £37,500 -7.41% 2
UK excluding London +3 17 £37,500 -7.41% 1
South East +70 15 £37,500 -37.50%
London -6 3 £50,000 -42.86% 1
South West +14 1 - -
North of England -11 1 £50,000 +23.46% 1
North West -14 1 £50,000 +11.11%

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 (94.74%) DB2
2 17 (89.47%) IBM
3 16 (84.21%) Windows
3 16 (84.21%) Linux
4 15 (78.95%) Oracle
4 15 (78.95%) SQL Server
4 15 (78.95%) Unix
4 15 (78.95%) SLA
5 14 (73.68%) Java
5 14 (73.68%) Perl
5 14 (73.68%) J2EE
5 14 (73.68%) Tivoli
5 14 (73.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 12 (63.16%) French Language
7 11 (57.89%) German Language
8 10 (52.63%) SQL
9 4 (21.05%) CICS
10 3 (15.79%) Mainframe
10 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
11 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
11 2 (10.53%) Finance
11 2 (10.53%) Project Management
11 2 (10.53%) RACF
11 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
11 2 (10.53%) Degree
11 2 (10.53%) REXX
11 2 (10.53%) COBOL
11 2 (10.53%) Banking
11 2 (10.53%) IBM Mainframe

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 4 (21.05%) CICS
2 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (94.74%) DB2
2 15 (78.95%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (63.16%) French Language
2 11 (57.89%) German Language
3 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Finance
4 1 (5.26%) Billing
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Applications Support
1 8 (42.11%) Support Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Applications Engineer
3 6 (31.58%) Applications Support Engineer
3 6 (31.58%) Support Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Software Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Software Support Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Software Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) DB2 Programmer
6 1 (5.26%) DB2 Systems Programmer
6 1 (5.26%) DBA
6 1 (5.26%) Programmer
6 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) RACF Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) RACF Security Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Security Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (73.68%) J2EE
2 1 (5.26%) ODBC
2 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Mainframe
1 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (5.26%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Linux
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 15 (78.95%) Unix
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) Project Management
1 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
1 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (10.53%) Time Management
2 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.26%) Anti-Money Laundering
2 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (5.26%) KYC
2 1 (5.26%) Mathematical Modelling
2 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.26%) Presales
2 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
2 1 (5.26%) Scrum
2 1 (5.26%) SDLC
2 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
2 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
2 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
2 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
2 1 (5.26%) Use Case
2 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) Java
1 14 (73.68%) Perl
2 10 (52.63%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) COBOL
3 2 (10.53%) REXX
4 1 (5.26%) Assembly Language
4 1 (5.26%) C
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) C++
4 1 (5.26%) JCL
4 1 (5.26%) VB
4 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.26%) PMP
2 1 (5.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (78.95%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) RACF
2 1 (5.26%) ACF2
2 1 (5.26%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 14 (73.68%) Tivoli
1 14 (73.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (5.26%) Control-M
2 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) zSecure
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) IBM
2 15 (78.95%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) CA
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow