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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 879 863 882
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +19
Permanent jobs citing VSAM 24 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.001% 0.001%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.067% 0.003% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 17 1 1
Average salary £55,000 £40,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% -27.27%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £40,000 -
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -

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
35882 36024 39558
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 31.09% 33.01% 33.24%
Number of salaries quoted 28164 29090 33417
Average salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.39% +1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 20 August 2014 within the UK.

VSAM Salary Histogram in the UK

VSAM
Top 21 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 20 August 2014. 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
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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 +5 20 £55,000 +37.50% 4
East of England - 10 £55,000 - 1
Essex - 9 £55,000 - 1
Basildon - 8 £55,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Southampton - 4 £85,000 -
Hampshire - 4 £85,000 -
Scotland - 4 - -
South East - 4 £85,000 -
North West -10 2 £43,750 +9.37% 2
East Midlands - 2 £38,150 -
Leicestershire - 2 £38,150 -
Manchester - 2 £43,750 - 2
Leicester - 2 £38,150 -
London - 1 £50,000 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £37,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £37,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £37,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Thurrock - 1 - -

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 39 (81.25%) COBOL
2 37 (77.08%) CICS
3 32 (66.67%) DB2
4 30 (62.50%) JCL
5 26 (54.17%) Mainframe
6 16 (33.33%) ISPF
7 15 (31.25%) IBM
8 14 (29.17%) zOS
9 13 (27.08%) CMS
9 13 (27.08%) Degree
10 11 (22.92%) IBM Mainframe
10 11 (22.92%) REXX
11 10 (20.83%) UNIX
11 10 (20.83%) SQL
11 10 (20.83%) Finance
11 10 (20.83%) Change Management
12 9 (18.75%) VisionPLUS
13 8 (16.67%) Mathematics
13 8 (16.67%) CA Endevor
13 8 (16.67%) Project Management
13 8 (16.67%) SAS
14 7 (14.58%) Banking
14 7 (14.58%) Performance Tuning
15 5 (10.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 5 (10.42%) Configuration Management
15 5 (10.42%) Workflow
15 5 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
15 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
15 5 (10.42%) Tivoli
15 5 (10.42%) RACF

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 37 (77.08%) CICS
2 13 (27.08%) CMS
3 8 (16.67%) SAS
4 4 (8.33%) MQSeries
5 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (18.75%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (66.67%) DB2
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.25%) Adabas
5 1 (2.08%) DataStage
5 1 (2.08%) Easytrieve
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.08%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) ChangeMan
1 4 (8.33%) JIRA
2 3 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 7 (14.58%) Banking
3 5 (10.42%) Retail
4 4 (8.33%) Billing
5 2 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Developer
2 10 (20.83%) Consultant
3 9 (18.75%) Technical Specialist
3 9 (18.75%) VisionPLUS Consultant
4 6 (12.50%) COBOL Developer
4 6 (12.50%) Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) DBA
5 3 (6.25%) Programmer
5 3 (6.25%) Administrator
5 3 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.25%) DB2 DBA
5 3 (6.25%) Mainframe Programmer
6 2 (4.17%) Support Analyst Programmer
6 2 (4.17%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
6 2 (4.17%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (4.17%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Technical Support
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (33.33%) ISPF
2 4 (8.33%) Ajax
2 4 (8.33%) HTML
2 4 (8.33%) .NET
2 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 4 (8.33%) CSS
2 4 (8.33%) jQuery
2 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (4.17%) EntireX
4 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (54.17%) Mainframe
2 11 (22.92%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
5 4 (8.33%) Data Conversion
5 4 (8.33%) Data Extraction
6 3 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (2.08%) Credit Risk
7 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.17%) zOS
2 10 (20.83%) UNIX
3 1 (2.08%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Change Management
2 8 (16.67%) Project Management
3 7 (14.58%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (10.42%) Configuration Management
4 5 (10.42%) Workflow
4 5 (10.42%) Problem Management
4 5 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.33%) Migration
5 4 (8.33%) Web Design
5 4 (8.33%) Agile Project Management
5 4 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 4 (8.33%) Time Management
5 4 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 3 (6.25%) Performance Improvement
6 3 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (6.25%) Information Security
7 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.17%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (2.08%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 39 (81.25%) COBOL
2 30 (62.50%) JCL
3 11 (22.92%) REXX
4 10 (20.83%) SQL
5 5 (10.42%) Assembly Language
6 4 (8.33%) C#
6 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
7 3 (6.25%) NATURAL
8 1 (2.08%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 13 (27.08%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 5 (10.42%) QA
2 4 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) RACF
1 5 (10.42%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) CA Endevor
2 5 (10.42%) Tivoli
3 4 (8.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 15 (31.25%) IBM
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle
2 4 (8.33%) Tableau
3 1 (2.08%) Cognizant
3 1 (2.08%) CA
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