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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank - 465 461
Permanent jobs citing VSAM 0 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East - 0.010% 0.014%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.024% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 3
Median salary - £45,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -47.05%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -18.42%
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
6833 8478 8435
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 38.90% 40.70% 38.94%
Number of salaries quoted 5582 6893 6413
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 27 (100.00%) COBOL
1 27 (100.00%) CICS
1 27 (100.00%) JCL
1 27 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 26 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (77.78%) RAD
4 20 (74.07%) Finance
5 16 (59.26%) DB2
5 16 (59.26%) REXX
6 14 (51.85%) VisionPLUS
6 14 (51.85%) Degree
6 14 (51.85%) Computer Science
7 13 (48.15%) Automated Testing
7 13 (48.15%) Waterfall
8 12 (44.44%) TSYS
8 12 (44.44%) TDD
8 12 (44.44%) CLIST
9 11 (40.74%) User Stories
10 10 (37.04%) Functional Testing
10 10 (37.04%) System Integration Testing
10 10 (37.04%) SDLC
10 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
10 10 (37.04%) ISTQB
10 10 (37.04%) QA
10 10 (37.04%) Unit Testing
10 10 (37.04%) Integration Testing
10 10 (37.04%) Regression Testing
11 9 (33.33%) ISEB
11 9 (33.33%) IIS
11 9 (33.33%) 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 27 (100.00%) CICS
2 9 (33.33%) IIS
3 2 (7.41%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 14 (51.85%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (59.26%) DB2
2 4 (14.81%) Easytrieve
2 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) XPEDITER
General
1 20 (74.07%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) CICS Engineer
1 7 (25.93%) Software Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Mainframe Software Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) QA Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) QA Test Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Mainframe Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Mainframe Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Tester
5 1 (3.70%) z/OS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 27 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 14 (51.85%) Computer Science
3 4 (14.81%) Algorithms
3 4 (14.81%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (11.11%) Visualisation
5 2 (7.41%) AS400
5 2 (7.41%) DataPower
6 1 (3.70%) iSeries
6 1 (3.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (77.78%) RAD
3 13 (48.15%) Automated Testing
3 13 (48.15%) Waterfall
4 12 (44.44%) TDD
5 11 (40.74%) User Stories
6 10 (37.04%) Functional Testing
6 10 (37.04%) Integration Testing
6 10 (37.04%) Regression Testing
6 10 (37.04%) SDLC
6 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
6 10 (37.04%) System Integration Testing
6 10 (37.04%) Unit Testing
7 9 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
8 4 (14.81%) OO
8 4 (14.81%) OOD
8 4 (14.81%) Performance Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
9 3 (11.11%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) COBOL
1 27 (100.00%) JCL
2 16 (59.26%) REXX
3 12 (44.44%) CLIST
4 3 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (51.85%) Degree
2 10 (37.04%) ISTQB
3 9 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (37.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.41%) Control-M
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) TSYS
2 6 (22.22%) HP
3 4 (14.81%) IBM
3 4 (14.81%) Syncsort