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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 837 836 867
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +31
Permanent jobs citing VSAM 13 10 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.013% 0.010% 0.008%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.035% 0.026% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 6
Average salary £42,500 £46,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.60% -2.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £36,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £100,000 £71,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -2.10%
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
37525 37904 39936
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 37.98% 39.63% 38.67%
Number of salaries quoted 30572 29904 33584
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 £72,500 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 - -
North West - 3 £40,625 - 2
London - 1 £65,000 - 3
VSAM
UK

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 35 (85.37%) COBOL
2 32 (78.05%) JCL
3 29 (70.73%) Mainframe
3 29 (70.73%) DB2
4 25 (60.98%) CICS
5 17 (41.46%) IBM
6 13 (31.71%) Finance
7 11 (26.83%) zOS
7 11 (26.83%) ITIL
8 10 (24.39%) Banking
8 10 (24.39%) Mentoring
9 9 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (21.95%) Risk Analysis
9 9 (21.95%) SLA
9 9 (21.95%) DataStage
9 9 (21.95%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (21.95%) ETL
9 9 (21.95%) Service Delivery
10 8 (19.51%) CMS
11 6 (14.63%) PL/1
11 6 (14.63%) Java
11 6 (14.63%) Retail
11 6 (14.63%) CA Endevor
12 5 (12.20%) Degree
12 5 (12.20%) Mathematics
12 5 (12.20%) VisionPLUS
12 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
12 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
12 5 (12.20%) Easytrieve
13 4 (9.76%) Project Management

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 25 (60.98%) CICS
2 8 (19.51%) CMS
3 4 (9.76%) WebSphere
4 3 (7.32%) SAS
5 1 (2.44%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 5 (12.20%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (70.73%) DB2
2 9 (21.95%) DataStage
3 5 (12.20%) Easytrieve
4 4 (9.76%) Adabas
5 3 (7.32%) Pentaho
5 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
6 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Subversion
General
1 13 (31.71%) Finance
2 10 (24.39%) Banking
3 6 (14.63%) Retail
4 3 (7.32%) Marketing
5 1 (2.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Developer
2 6 (14.63%) Consultant
2 6 (14.63%) Programmer
2 6 (14.63%) COBOL Developer
3 5 (12.20%) VisionPLUS Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) COBOL Programmer
5 3 (7.32%) .NET Developer
5 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (7.32%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) DB2 Developer
6 2 (4.88%) CICS Programmer
6 2 (4.88%) Mainframe Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Systems Programmer
6 2 (4.88%) Mainframe Programmer
7 1 (2.44%) Senior Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Data Protection Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) HTML
1 4 (9.76%) .NET
2 3 (7.32%) Ajax
2 3 (7.32%) jQuery
2 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET
2 3 (7.32%) CSS
3 1 (2.44%) WSDL
3 1 (2.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 29 (70.73%) Mainframe
2 9 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (12.20%) Mathematics
4 3 (7.32%) Credit Risk
4 3 (7.32%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (7.32%) Data Extraction
5 2 (4.88%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) zOS
2 2 (4.88%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) MVS
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) ITIL
2 10 (24.39%) Mentoring
3 9 (21.95%) Risk Analysis
3 9 (21.95%) ETL
3 9 (21.95%) Service Delivery
4 4 (9.76%) Project Management
4 4 (9.76%) Data Protection
4 4 (9.76%) Business Analysis
5 3 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (7.32%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.32%) Information Security
5 3 (7.32%) Migration
5 3 (7.32%) Service Management
6 2 (4.88%) Workflow
6 2 (4.88%) Web Design
6 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.88%) SOA
6 2 (4.88%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (85.37%) COBOL
2 32 (78.05%) JCL
3 6 (14.63%) PL/1
3 6 (14.63%) Java
4 4 (9.76%) SQL
4 4 (9.76%) C#
4 4 (9.76%) NATURAL
4 4 (9.76%) REXX
5 3 (7.32%) Assembly Language
5 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
5 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (12.20%) Degree
2 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
2 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) RACF
1 2 (4.88%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) CA Endevor
2 2 (4.88%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (41.46%) IBM
2 2 (4.88%) CA