The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VSAM in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 847 879 859
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -20
Permanent jobs citing VSAM 21 23 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.021% 0.006%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.053% 0.053% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 12 18 6
Average salary £50,000 £46,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.52% -11.42%
UK excluding London average salary £49,250 £46,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+5.91% -11.42%
VSAM
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
39351 43510 40438
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 38.12% 40.31% 38.77%
Number of salaries quoted 31603 34492 33195
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

VSAM
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

VSAM Jobs Demand Trend in England

VSAM
Salary Trend in England

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

VSAM Salary Trend in England

VSAM
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VSAM across the England region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

VSAM Salary Histogram in England

VSAM
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VSAM within the England region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Midlands - 9 £42,500 -
South East -7 8 £50,000 -50.00%
North West - 3 £40,625 -
London -20 1 £65,000 +41.30%
VSAM
UK

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the England 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 38 (92.68%) COBOL
2 35 (85.37%) Mainframe
3 32 (78.05%) DB2
4 25 (60.98%) JCL
5 18 (43.90%) ITIL
6 16 (39.02%) DataStage
6 16 (39.02%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (36.59%) ETL
7 15 (36.59%) SLA
7 15 (36.59%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (31.71%) Finance
9 12 (29.27%) CICS
10 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (24.39%) Marketing
11 10 (24.39%) Credit Risk
12 9 (21.95%) IBM
12 9 (21.95%) zOS
13 6 (14.63%) PL/1
13 6 (14.63%) Line Management
14 5 (12.20%) Web Services
14 5 (12.20%) XML
14 5 (12.20%) Banking
14 5 (12.20%) Automated Testing
14 5 (12.20%) Pentaho
15 4 (9.76%) HTML
15 4 (9.76%) SQL
15 4 (9.76%) Service Management
15 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
15 4 (9.76%) Migration
15 4 (9.76%) Retail

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the England 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 12 (29.27%) CICS
2 3 (7.32%) CMS
2 3 (7.32%) SAS
3 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.44%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (78.05%) DB2
2 16 (39.02%) DataStage
3 5 (12.20%) Pentaho
4 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.88%) Adabas
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Subversion
General
1 13 (31.71%) Finance
2 10 (24.39%) Marketing
3 5 (12.20%) Banking
4 4 (9.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (41.46%) Developer
2 9 (21.95%) Mainframe Developer
3 7 (17.07%) Applications Support
4 6 (14.63%) COBOL Developer
5 3 (7.32%) DB2 Developer
5 3 (7.32%) .NET Developer
5 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (7.32%) SQL Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Programmer
6 2 (4.88%) CICS Programmer
6 2 (4.88%) COBOL Programmer
7 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Support
7 1 (2.44%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) Web Services
1 5 (12.20%) XML
2 4 (9.76%) HTML
3 3 (7.32%) .NET
3 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET
3 3 (7.32%) CSS
3 3 (7.32%) Ajax
3 3 (7.32%) jQuery
3 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (2.44%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 35 (85.37%) Mainframe
2 16 (39.02%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (24.39%) Credit Risk
4 3 (7.32%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (7.32%) Data Extraction
4 3 (7.32%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.88%) Data Structures
5 2 (4.88%) Visualisation
5 2 (4.88%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.95%) zOS
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.88%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) ITIL
2 15 (36.59%) ETL
3 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (14.63%) Line Management
5 5 (12.20%) Automated Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Migration
6 4 (9.76%) Service Management
6 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
6 4 (9.76%) Mentoring
6 4 (9.76%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Data Protection
7 3 (7.32%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (7.32%) Project Management
7 3 (7.32%) Information Security
8 2 (4.88%) Web Design
8 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.88%) Business Analysis
8 2 (4.88%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 38 (92.68%) COBOL
2 25 (60.98%) JCL
3 6 (14.63%) PL/1
4 4 (9.76%) SQL
5 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
5 3 (7.32%) Assembly Language
5 3 (7.32%) Java
5 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.32%) C#
6 2 (4.88%) NATURAL
6 2 (4.88%) REXX
Qualifications
1 15 (36.59%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.88%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) IC3 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (36.59%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) RACF
1 2 (4.88%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) CA Endevor
2 2 (4.88%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) IBM