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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 431 456 472
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +16
Permanent jobs citing VSAM 4 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.022% 0.019% 0.018%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.056% 0.048% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 4
Median salary £49,750 £61,250 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.77% -27.94%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +9.09%
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
7146 8300 8650
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 39.21% 40.46% 38.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5899 6581 6580
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

VSAM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing VSAM as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VSAM across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

VSAM Salary Histogram in the South East

VSAM
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VSAM within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
East Sussex +1 2 £45,750 -26.80%
West Sussex 0 2 £49,750 -17.08%
VSAM
England

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 South East region with a requirement for VSAM.

1 40 (100.00%) COBOL
1 40 (100.00%) CICS
1 40 (100.00%) JCL
1 40 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 39 (97.50%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (85.00%) RAD
4 26 (65.00%) Finance
5 24 (60.00%) DB2
5 24 (60.00%) REXX
6 22 (55.00%) VisionPLUS
7 21 (52.50%) Automated Testing
8 20 (50.00%) Degree
8 20 (50.00%) Computer Science
8 20 (50.00%) TSYS
8 20 (50.00%) CLIST
9 18 (45.00%) Waterfall
9 18 (45.00%) TDD
10 15 (37.50%) Software Engineering
10 15 (37.50%) ISTQB
10 15 (37.50%) QA
10 15 (37.50%) Functional Testing
10 15 (37.50%) User Stories
10 15 (37.50%) Unit Testing
10 15 (37.50%) Integration Testing
10 15 (37.50%) Regression Testing
10 15 (37.50%) System Integration Testing
10 15 (37.50%) SDLC
11 14 (35.00%) ISEB
11 14 (35.00%) IIS
11 14 (35.00%) Continuous Improvement

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 40 (100.00%) CICS
2 14 (35.00%) IIS
3 2 (5.00%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 22 (55.00%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (60.00%) DB2
2 6 (15.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.00%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) XPEDITER
General
1 26 (65.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) CICS Engineer
2 12 (30.00%) Software Engineer
3 9 (22.50%) QA Engineer
3 9 (22.50%) QA Test Engineer
3 9 (22.50%) Test Engineer
4 8 (20.00%) Mainframe Software Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Mainframe Tester
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Systems Tester
5 3 (7.50%) Tester
6 2 (5.00%) Mainframe Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Quality Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) COBOL Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.50%) z/OS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) JSON
1 2 (5.00%) Middleware
1 2 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 20 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (15.00%) Algorithms
4 5 (12.50%) Visualisation
5 4 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (5.00%) AS400
6 2 (5.00%) DataPower
6 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (5.00%) Social Media
7 1 (2.50%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (97.50%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (85.00%) RAD
3 21 (52.50%) Automated Testing
4 18 (45.00%) TDD
4 18 (45.00%) Waterfall
5 15 (37.50%) Functional Testing
5 15 (37.50%) Integration Testing
5 15 (37.50%) Regression Testing
5 15 (37.50%) SDLC
5 15 (37.50%) Software Engineering
5 15 (37.50%) System Integration Testing
5 15 (37.50%) Unit Testing
5 15 (37.50%) User Stories
6 14 (35.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (15.00%) Manual Testing
7 6 (15.00%) OO
7 6 (15.00%) OOD
8 5 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Refactoring
9 4 (10.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 40 (100.00%) COBOL
1 40 (100.00%) JCL
2 24 (60.00%) REXX
3 20 (50.00%) CLIST
4 3 (7.50%) SQL
5 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (50.00%) Degree
2 15 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 14 (35.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) TSYS
2 10 (25.00%) HP
3 4 (10.00%) IBM
3 4 (10.00%) Syncsort