Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IBM AIX - System i - z/OS

United States Location

United States of America
Metropolitan Areas

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Salary Average


Experience Requirement

5 Years and 2 Months

Raise +1 Year

$2,564 at 4.21%

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 5 Years & 2 Months: $60,918 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $49,267 & $72,570; and, 5% of Jobs top $89,370.

Number of Jobs :

Most Jobs are available closest to the Salary Average.

Fewer Jobs are available at Lower and Higher Salaries.

Salary End Points :

$15,080 = minimum wage annual salary in the USA.

$187,699 = annual salary for the highest paying IT Job in the USA at the Top 2.5% Experience and Top 2.5% Salary.

Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $94,843
5% $89,370
10% $83,072
25% $72,570
33% $68,358
50% $60,918
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
Number of all Jobs at 5 Years and 2 Months Experience.

Salary Range and Jobs

Percentage of Jobs within Salary Lows and Highs
Percent of Job Market Salary Range
Low Salary High Salary
10% $58,748 $63,089
25% $55,415 $66,422
33% $53,479 $68,358
50% $49,267 $72,570
67% $44,202 $77,635
95% $26,994 $94,843
Salary Average =


Mid Point between each Low/High pair.

Percent of Job Market =

Number of Jobs with Salary between Low/High pair
Number of all Jobs at 5 Years and 2 Months Experience.

= and

Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
4 Years and 2 Months $57,899 $3,019 at 5.21%
5 Years and 2 Months $60,918 $2,564 at 4.21%
6 Years and 2 Months $63,483 $2,229 at 3.51%

About Salary and Experience

Salary by Year :

Salary is lowest at entry level, increases rapidly with the first years of experience and approaches a ceiling as experience matures.

Salary and Experience Range :

Salary average rises with experience: $40,979 at the low experience of 11 Months; $60,918 at the average experience of 5 Years and 2 Months; and, $69,864 at the top experience of 9 Years and 5 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

11 Years and 1 Month = Top 2.5% Experience in the IT Job with the highest required experience in the USA.

Salary and Experience Range

95% of Jobs require Experience between the Low and Top
Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
Low 11 Months $40,979 $7,164 at 17.48%
Average 5 Years and 2 Months $60,918 $2,565 at 4.21%
Top 9 Years and 5 Months $69,864 $1,564 at 2.24%



This position involves application development and maintenance with a focus on business systems analysis, technical design, troubleshooting, testing and life cycle support.


The qualifications of this information technology Job:
  • COBOL;
  • IBM Platform Keywords of the qualification: AIX UNIX, AS400, i5, iSeries, MVS, OS/390, System i or z/OS;
  • Developer,
    Analyst, Automate, Code, Customize, Database Developer, Design, Develop, Enhance, Modify, Programmer, Programmer Analyst, Revise, Software Developer, Software Engineer, Update or Write Code.


A+ Skills
Additional IT skills and US Cities requested in some job descriptions:
21% of job descriptions,
Project Leader, Project Manager, Supervisor, Team Leader or Technical Lead;
Graduate Degree,
3% of job descriptions,
Master of Science in Computer Engineering, Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, MA/MS in Information Technology, MA/MS in Information Science, Master of Arts Degree, Master of Science Degree or Ph.D.;
Mainframe Operating System,
20% of job descriptions,
MVS, OS/390 or z/OS;
10% of job descriptions;
IBM AS400,
5% of job descriptions,
IBM AS400, i5, iSeries, System i or OS400;
60% of job descriptions;
17% of job descriptions,
Enterprise Java Beans (EJB), Java, Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE), Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE), JavaApplet, Java Database Call (JDBC), Java Development Kit (JDK), Java Messaging Service (JMS), Jbuilder, JavaServer Faces (JSF), JSP, Java Swing or Sun Certified Java Programmer;
Micro Focus COBOL,
9% of job descriptions;
Finance Industry,
30% of job descriptions,
Asset Management, Banking, Brokerage, Commodity Trading, Derivative Trading, Equity Trading, Financial, Insurance, Investment, Securities Trading, Stock Market or Wall Street
Business, Company, Corporation, Enterprise, Firm or Industry;
Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV,
16% of jobs;
Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX,
6% of jobs;
Louisville, KY-IN,
4% of jobs.


United States of America