The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VSAM in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 868 914 872
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -42
Permanent jobs citing VSAM 30 19 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.016% 0.007%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.068% 0.040% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 24 9 6
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £52,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -27.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £26,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £34,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year
+44.92% -33.65%

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
44273 47833 44175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 39.97% 39.78% 40.11%
Number of salaries quoted 35166 37988 35884
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 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VSAM
Jobs Demand Trend

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

VSAM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VSAM
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VSAM within the UK.

VSAM Salary Trend in the UK

VSAM
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VSAM over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 within the UK.

VSAM Salary Histogram in the UK

VSAM
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VSAM within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 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
England +49 30 £50,000 +33.33% 4
South East +31 11 £50,000 -41.17%
East Midlands +12 10 £42,500 +13.33%
Nottingham +8 10 £42,500 -
Nottinghamshire +5 10 £42,500 -
North West - 7 £60,000 - 1
East Sussex - 7 £50,000 -
Manchester - 7 £60,000 - 1
Brighton - 4 £55,000 -
London +15 2 £50,500 +1.00% 3
West Sussex - 2 £55,000 -
City of London - 1 £46,000 - 1

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 49 (94.23%) COBOL
2 47 (90.38%) Mainframe
3 40 (76.92%) DB2
4 25 (48.08%) JCL
4 25 (48.08%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (40.38%) CICS
6 20 (38.46%) Finance
7 16 (30.77%) DataStage
8 13 (25.00%) ITIL
8 13 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (23.08%) IBM
9 12 (23.08%) Automated Testing
10 10 (19.23%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (19.23%) SLA
10 10 (19.23%) ETL
10 10 (19.23%) SDLC
11 9 (17.31%) Pentaho
11 9 (17.31%) Line Management
11 9 (17.31%) REXX
12 8 (15.38%) Marketing
12 8 (15.38%) Banking
12 8 (15.38%) Web Services
12 8 (15.38%) XML
12 8 (15.38%) Credit Risk
12 8 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
13 7 (13.46%) SQL
13 7 (13.46%) Assembly Language
13 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
13 7 (13.46%) Change Management
14 6 (11.54%) Easytrieve

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 21 (40.38%) CICS
2 3 (5.77%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) MS Office
2 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (76.92%) DB2
2 16 (30.77%) DataStage
3 9 (17.31%) Pentaho
4 6 (11.54%) Easytrieve
5 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (38.46%) Finance
2 8 (15.38%) Banking
2 8 (15.38%) Marketing
3 5 (9.62%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 22 (42.31%) Developer
2 17 (32.69%) Mainframe Developer
3 9 (17.31%) Applications Support
4 7 (13.46%) Architect
4 7 (13.46%) Technical Architect
5 6 (11.54%) Mainframe Architect
6 5 (9.62%) COBOL Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Software Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) DB2 Developer
9 1 (1.92%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
9 1 (1.92%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
9 1 (1.92%) Operations Manager
9 1 (1.92%) Senior Software Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Infrastructure Architect
9 1 (1.92%) Infrastructure Manager
9 1 (1.92%) Technical Support
9 1 (1.92%) Consultant
9 1 (1.92%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) Web Services
1 8 (15.38%) XML
2 3 (5.77%) HTML
3 2 (3.85%) .NET
3 2 (3.85%) HTML5
4 1 (1.92%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 47 (90.38%) Mainframe
2 13 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (15.38%) Credit Risk
3 8 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (7.69%) Social Media
5 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.85%) Visualisation
6 2 (3.85%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.69%) zOS
2 2 (3.85%) MVS
3 1 (1.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (48.08%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.00%) ITIL
3 12 (23.08%) Automated Testing
4 10 (19.23%) ETL
4 10 (19.23%) SDLC
5 9 (17.31%) Line Management
6 7 (13.46%) Change Management
7 6 (11.54%) Unit Testing
7 6 (11.54%) Mentoring
8 5 (9.62%) Software Engineering
9 4 (7.69%) Service Management
9 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (5.77%) Migration
10 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (5.77%) RAD
11 2 (3.85%) Refactoring
11 2 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
12 1 (1.92%) Change Control
12 1 (1.92%) Analytics
12 1 (1.92%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 49 (94.23%) COBOL
2 25 (48.08%) JCL
3 9 (17.31%) REXX
4 7 (13.46%) SQL
4 7 (13.46%) Assembly Language
5 3 (5.77%) Java
6 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.92%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (5.77%) Degree
3 1 (1.92%) IC3 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.23%) SLA
2 6 (11.54%) QA
3 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 12 (23.08%) IBM
2 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.77%) CA
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle
4 2 (3.85%) TSYS
5 1 (1.92%) Informatica
5 1 (1.92%) BMC
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £47000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £47000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago