The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VSAM in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 443 449 437
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Permanent jobs citing VSAM 4 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.019% 0.018% 0.009%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.050% 0.047% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 2
Average salary £61,250 £85,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.94% +74.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £85,000 £37,750
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £85,000 £59,750
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £55,000 £40,750
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +34.96%
VSAM
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7960 8524 8204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 38.08% 37.41% 36.93%
Number of salaries quoted 6315 6525 6708
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VSAM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

VSAM Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

VSAM
Salary Trend in the South East

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

VSAM Salary Trend in the South East

VSAM
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VSAM within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 August 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 Sussex - 3 £62,500 -
West Sussex - 1 £60,000 -
VSAM
England

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 19 (100.00%) COBOL
1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (94.74%) DB2
3 15 (78.95%) Mainframe
4 12 (63.16%) Automated Testing
5 10 (52.63%) Finance
6 8 (42.11%) Web Services
6 8 (42.11%) XML
7 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
8 4 (21.05%) Social Media
8 4 (21.05%) Retail
8 4 (21.05%) CICS
9 3 (15.79%) REXX
9 3 (15.79%) RAD
9 3 (15.79%) CLIST
9 3 (15.79%) Degree
9 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
10 2 (10.53%) Visualisation
10 2 (10.53%) HTML5
10 2 (10.53%) Refactoring
10 2 (10.53%) Data Structures
10 2 (10.53%) TSYS
10 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (10.53%) HTML
10 2 (10.53%) Java
10 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
10 2 (10.53%) .NET
10 2 (10.53%) JCL
10 2 (10.53%) VisionPLUS
11 1 (5.26%) HTTP

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 4 (21.05%) CICS
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (94.74%) DB2
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
General
1 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Developer
2 11 (57.89%) Mainframe Developer
3 3 (15.79%) COBOL Developer
3 3 (15.79%) DB2 Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) Web Services
1 8 (42.11%) XML
2 2 (10.53%) HTML5
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (78.95%) Mainframe
2 4 (21.05%) Social Media
3 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
4 2 (10.53%) Visualisation
4 2 (10.53%) Data Structures
5 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) Automated Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
4 3 (15.79%) RAD
5 2 (10.53%) Refactoring
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) COBOL
2 3 (15.79%) REXX
2 3 (15.79%) CLIST
3 2 (10.53%) JCL
3 2 (10.53%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) IC3 Certification
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) TSYS