The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VSAM in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank - - 120
Permanent jobs citing VSAM 0 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire - - 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £40,750
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £36,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -30.76%
VSAM
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
721 594 620
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 40.97% 34.84% 34.12%
Number of salaries quoted 554 428 468
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VSAM
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VSAM across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

VSAM Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

VSAM
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VSAM across the Cheshire region.

VSAM Salary Trend in Cheshire

VSAM
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing VSAM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VSAM.

1 3 (100.00%) COBOL
1 3 (100.00%) IBM
1 3 (100.00%) CICS
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) JCL
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
3 1 (33.33%) zOS
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) DB2
3 1 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (33.33%) WSDL

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing VSAM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VSAM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) COBOL
2 2 (66.67%) JCL
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) IBM