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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 868 907 875
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -32
Permanent jobs citing VSAM 24 22 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.019% 0.005%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.054% 0.048% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 20 16 4
Average salary £60,000 £47,500 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.31% +16.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £30,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,250 £85,000 £56,200
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £42,500 £40,750
% change year-on-year
+41.17% +4.29%

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
44233 46035 43813
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.39% 39.35% 40.30%
Number of salaries quoted 35155 36206 35302
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,625 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +25 24 £60,000 +26.31% 6
Manchester +13 8 £60,000 +33.33% 2
North West +3 8 £60,000 +33.33% 2
East Midlands +6 7 £42,500 +11.40% 3
South East +3 6 £60,000 -29.41%
Nottingham - 6 £42,500 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 6 £42,500 - 2
East Sussex - 4 £61,250 -
London +31 3 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Brighton - 2 £61,250 -
City of London - 1 £46,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £60,000 -

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 48 (94.12%) COBOL
2 47 (92.16%) Mainframe
3 38 (74.51%) DB2
4 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (47.06%) JCL
6 21 (41.18%) CICS
7 19 (37.25%) Finance
8 16 (31.37%) DataStage
9 12 (23.53%) IBM
9 12 (23.53%) ITIL
9 12 (23.53%) Automated Testing
9 12 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (19.61%) Pentaho
10 10 (19.61%) REXX
11 9 (17.65%) SLA
11 9 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (17.65%) ETL
11 9 (17.65%) Line Management
11 9 (17.65%) SDLC
12 8 (15.69%) IBM Mainframe
12 8 (15.69%) Change Management
12 8 (15.69%) Banking
12 8 (15.69%) Web Services
12 8 (15.69%) XML
12 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
13 7 (13.73%) Easytrieve
13 7 (13.73%) Assembly Language
13 7 (13.73%) MS Office
13 7 (13.73%) SQL
13 7 (13.73%) Marketing

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (41.18%) CICS
2 3 (5.88%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) MS Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (74.51%) DB2
2 16 (31.37%) DataStage
3 10 (19.61%) Pentaho
4 7 (13.73%) Easytrieve
5 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.96%) Adabas
6 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
General
1 19 (37.25%) Finance
2 8 (15.69%) Banking
3 7 (13.73%) Marketing
4 6 (11.76%) Retail
5 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (45.10%) Developer
2 19 (37.25%) Mainframe Developer
3 9 (17.65%) Applications Support
4 8 (15.69%) Technical Architect
4 8 (15.69%) Architect
5 7 (13.73%) Mainframe Architect
6 5 (9.80%) COBOL Developer
7 3 (5.88%) DB2 Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (1.96%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 1 (1.96%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) Web Services
1 8 (15.69%) XML
2 2 (3.92%) HTML5
2 2 (3.92%) HTML
2 2 (3.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 47 (92.16%) Mainframe
2 12 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (15.69%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (13.73%) Credit Risk
5 4 (7.84%) Social Media
6 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.92%) Visualisation
7 2 (3.92%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.96%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.96%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) zOS
1 3 (5.88%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (23.53%) Automated Testing
2 12 (23.53%) ITIL
3 9 (17.65%) ETL
3 9 (17.65%) Line Management
3 9 (17.65%) SDLC
4 8 (15.69%) Change Management
5 7 (13.73%) Unit Testing
5 7 (13.73%) Mentoring
6 5 (9.80%) Software Engineering
7 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.88%) RAD
8 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.88%) Service Management
9 2 (3.92%) Refactoring
9 2 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (1.96%) Analytics
10 1 (1.96%) User Stories
10 1 (1.96%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (1.96%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 48 (94.12%) COBOL
2 24 (47.06%) JCL
3 10 (19.61%) REXX
4 7 (13.73%) SQL
4 7 (13.73%) Assembly Language
5 3 (5.88%) Java
5 3 (5.88%) CLIST
6 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.96%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (1.96%) IC3 Certification
3 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.65%) SLA
2 7 (13.73%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 12 (23.53%) IBM
2 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.84%) CA
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle
5 2 (3.92%) TSYS
Central London / West End
Cognizant
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: £Competitive + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: Standard
Posted: 12 days ago
East Midlands
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago