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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 874 921 955
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +34
Permanent jobs citing VSAM 22 24 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.023% 0.015%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.058% 0.056% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 7 20 15
Median salary £50,000 £60,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £42,500 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £54,400 £60,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £46,500 £60,000 £38,800
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +54.63%
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
38134 42842 44796
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 41.54% 41.77% 40.70%
Number of salaries quoted 31613 34299 35706
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

VSAM
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing VSAM as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 July 2016.

VSAM Salary Histogram in England

VSAM
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VSAM within the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London +51 12 - -
South East +30 8 £50,000 -16.66%
North West +5 2 - -
VSAM
UK

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT jobs citing VSAM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for VSAM.

1 70 (100.00%) COBOL
1 70 (100.00%) JCL
1 70 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 52 (74.29%) DB2
3 50 (71.43%) CICS
4 44 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (61.43%) Finance
6 38 (54.29%) RAD
7 36 (51.43%) REXX
8 27 (38.57%) VisionPLUS
9 26 (37.14%) IBM
10 25 (35.71%) Automated Testing
10 25 (35.71%) Degree
11 24 (34.29%) QA
11 24 (34.29%) TSYS
11 24 (34.29%) CLIST
12 23 (32.86%) SDLC
12 23 (32.86%) Computer Science
12 23 (32.86%) Banking
13 20 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
14 18 (25.71%) Waterfall
14 18 (25.71%) TDD
15 17 (24.29%) Continuous Improvement
15 17 (24.29%) Software Engineering
16 16 (22.86%) IBM Mainframe
16 16 (22.86%) User Stories
16 16 (22.86%) Financial Institution
16 16 (22.86%) Cognizant
17 15 (21.43%) Regression Testing
17 15 (21.43%) System Integration Testing

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 50 (71.43%) CICS
2 14 (20.00%) IIS
3 4 (5.71%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 27 (38.57%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) Firewall
1 1 (1.43%) FTP
1 1 (1.43%) HTTP
1 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (74.29%) DB2
2 6 (8.57%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.71%) Easytrieve
5 1 (1.43%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.43%) DataStage
5 1 (1.43%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) XPEDITER
2 1 (1.43%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.43%) Firebug
2 1 (1.43%) JMeter
2 1 (1.43%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.43%) The Grinder
2 1 (1.43%) Toad
General
1 43 (61.43%) Finance
2 23 (32.86%) Banking
3 16 (22.86%) Financial Institution
4 8 (11.43%) Retail
5 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (24.29%) CICS Engineer
1 17 (24.29%) Developer
2 15 (21.43%) Mainframe Developer
3 14 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 10 (14.29%) Mainframe Software Engineer
5 9 (12.86%) QA Engineer
5 9 (12.86%) QA Test Engineer
5 9 (12.86%) Test Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (4.29%) Mainframe Tester
7 3 (4.29%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Systems Tester
7 3 (4.29%) Tester
8 2 (2.86%) COBOL Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Quality Engineer
9 1 (1.43%) Analyst
9 1 (1.43%) Java Developer
9 1 (1.43%) Senior Developer
9 1 (1.43%) Test Analyst
9 1 (1.43%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) ISPF
2 4 (5.71%) JSON
2 4 (5.71%) Middleware
2 4 (5.71%) XML
3 1 (1.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 70 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 23 (32.86%) Computer Science
3 20 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (22.86%) IBM Mainframe
5 7 (10.00%) Visualisation
6 6 (8.57%) Algorithms
7 4 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.86%) AS400
8 2 (2.86%) DataPower
8 2 (2.86%) Social Media
9 1 (1.43%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.71%) zOS
2 4 (5.71%) Windows
2 4 (5.71%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (54.29%) RAD
3 25 (35.71%) Automated Testing
4 23 (32.86%) SDLC
5 18 (25.71%) TDD
5 18 (25.71%) Waterfall
6 17 (24.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 17 (24.29%) Software Engineering
7 16 (22.86%) User Stories
8 15 (21.43%) Functional Testing
8 15 (21.43%) Integration Testing
8 15 (21.43%) Regression Testing
8 15 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
8 15 (21.43%) Unit Testing
9 9 (12.86%) Change Management
9 9 (12.86%) Coaching
9 9 (12.86%) Mentoring
10 7 (10.00%) Refactoring
11 6 (8.57%) OOD
11 6 (8.57%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (100.00%) COBOL
1 70 (100.00%) JCL
2 36 (51.43%) REXX
3 24 (34.29%) CLIST
4 8 (11.43%) Assembly Language
5 4 (5.71%) SQL
6 1 (1.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (35.71%) Degree
2 15 (21.43%) ISTQB
3 14 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (34.29%) QA
System Software
1 8 (11.43%) Time Sharing Option
1 8 (11.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 10 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (11.43%) CA Endevor
2 8 (11.43%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.86%) Control-M
3 2 (2.86%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (1.43%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 26 (37.14%) IBM
2 24 (34.29%) TSYS
3 16 (22.86%) Cognizant
4 11 (15.71%) HP
5 8 (11.43%) CA
6 4 (5.71%) Syncsort
7 2 (2.86%) Oracle
8 1 (1.43%) Informatica