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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 859 923 885
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -38
Permanent jobs citing VSAM 33 23 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.019% 0.007%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.077% 0.048% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 23 13 6
Average salary £48,500 £46,000 £52,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.43% -11.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £27,600 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £40,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year
+21.25% -23.07%

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
42871 47644 42646
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 39.67% 40.30% 39.45%
Number of salaries quoted 33877 38087 34627
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 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +60 33 £48,500 +5.43% 8
South East - 15 £50,000 - 2
East Midlands +27 14 £42,500 - 2
Nottingham +16 14 £42,500 - 2
Nottinghamshire +13 14 £42,500 - 2
East Sussex - 9 £50,000 - 2
Brighton - 6 £50,000 - 2
North West - 4 £60,000 - 4
West Sussex - 3 £50,000 -
Manchester - 3 £60,000 - 4
Wilmslow - 1 £38,750 -
Cheshire - 1 £38,750 -

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 40 (97.56%) Mainframe
2 39 (95.12%) COBOL
3 35 (85.37%) DB2
4 18 (43.90%) JCL
4 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (31.71%) Finance
5 13 (31.71%) DataStage
5 13 (31.71%) CICS
6 11 (26.83%) ITIL
6 11 (26.83%) Automated Testing
6 11 (26.83%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (21.95%) SLA
8 8 (19.51%) ETL
8 8 (19.51%) Web Services
8 8 (19.51%) XML
8 8 (19.51%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (19.51%) SDLC
8 8 (19.51%) Marketing
8 8 (19.51%) Credit Risk
8 8 (19.51%) Pentaho
9 7 (17.07%) Line Management
9 7 (17.07%) IBM
9 7 (17.07%) SQL
10 5 (12.20%) QA
10 5 (12.20%) Unit Testing
10 5 (12.20%) IBM Mainframe
11 4 (9.76%) Social Media
11 4 (9.76%) Service Management
11 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
11 4 (9.76%) Migration

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 13 (31.71%) CICS
2 3 (7.32%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.44%) SAS
3 1 (2.44%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Office
2 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (85.37%) DB2
2 13 (31.71%) DataStage
3 8 (19.51%) Pentaho
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.88%) Easytrieve
6 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
General
1 13 (31.71%) Finance
2 8 (19.51%) Marketing
3 3 (7.32%) Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (48.78%) Developer
2 16 (39.02%) Mainframe Developer
3 7 (17.07%) Applications Support
4 6 (14.63%) COBOL Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Technical Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) DB2 Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Mainframe Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Technical Support
8 1 (2.44%) Consultant
8 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
8 1 (2.44%) Operations Manager
8 1 (2.44%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.44%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) Web Services
1 8 (19.51%) XML
2 2 (4.88%) HTML
3 1 (2.44%) .NET
3 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.44%) CSS
3 1 (2.44%) WSDL
3 1 (2.44%) Ajax
3 1 (2.44%) jQuery
3 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 40 (97.56%) Mainframe
2 11 (26.83%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (19.51%) Credit Risk
4 5 (12.20%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (9.76%) Social Media
6 2 (4.88%) Data Structures
6 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.88%) Visualisation
7 1 (2.44%) Data Extraction
7 1 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) zOS
2 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (26.83%) Automated Testing
2 11 (26.83%) ITIL
3 8 (19.51%) ETL
3 8 (19.51%) SDLC
4 7 (17.07%) Line Management
5 5 (12.20%) Unit Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Service Management
6 4 (9.76%) Migration
6 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
7 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.88%) Change Management
8 2 (4.88%) Refactoring
8 2 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.44%) Data Protection
9 1 (2.44%) Change Control
9 1 (2.44%) Agile Project Management
9 1 (2.44%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 39 (95.12%) COBOL
2 18 (43.90%) JCL
3 7 (17.07%) SQL
4 3 (7.32%) Assembly Language
5 2 (4.88%) REXX
6 1 (2.44%) PL/1
6 1 (2.44%) C#
6 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.44%) Java
6 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.88%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) IC3 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) SLA
2 5 (12.20%) QA
3 1 (2.44%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) IBM
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) BMC
3 1 (2.44%) CA
3 1 (2.44%) Informatica
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experian
Salary: £Competitive + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: £Competitive + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Salary: £450 - £525 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Salary: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus flexible benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
American Express
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
American Express
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago