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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 874 874 897
Rank change year-on-year
0 +23
Permanent jobs citing VSAM 28 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.002% 0.003%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.065% 0.005% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 23 0 2
Average salary £55,000 - £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,760 - £46,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 - £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,250 - -

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
43178 41529 45122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.72% 38.92% 38.94%
Number of salaries quoted 33710 33773 37929
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 19 September 2014 within the UK.

VSAM Salary Histogram in the UK

VSAM
Top 25 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 19 September 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 +7 28 £55,000 - 2
East of England - 11 £55,000 -
Essex - 9 £55,000 -
Basildon - 8 £55,000 -
North West - 6 £42,500 - 1
Manchester - 5 £42,500 -
Southampton - 4 £85,000 -
Hampshire - 4 £85,000 -
South East - 4 £85,000 -
East Midlands - 3 £33,000 -
Leicestershire - 3 £33,000 -
Leicester - 3 £33,000 -
City of London +6 2 £70,000 -
London -28 2 £70,000 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Lancashire - 1 £42,500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £37,500 -
Worcestershire - 1 £47,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £37,500 -
Leeds - 1 £37,500 -
Worcester - 1 £47,500 -
Skelmersdale - 1 £42,500 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £47,500 -
Thurrock - 1 - -

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 37 (78.72%) DB2
1 37 (78.72%) CICS
2 36 (76.60%) COBOL
3 34 (72.34%) JCL
4 31 (65.96%) Mainframe
5 19 (40.43%) IBM
6 14 (29.79%) ISPF
6 14 (29.79%) Mentoring
7 13 (27.66%) Degree
7 13 (27.66%) zOS
7 13 (27.66%) CMS
8 11 (23.40%) Finance
8 11 (23.40%) Banking
9 10 (21.28%) REXX
9 10 (21.28%) SQL
9 10 (21.28%) UNIX
10 9 (19.15%) VisionPLUS
11 8 (17.02%) Mathematics
11 8 (17.02%) IBM Mainframe
11 8 (17.02%) SAS
12 7 (14.89%) Change Management
12 7 (14.89%) CA Endevor
12 7 (14.89%) Coaching
12 7 (14.89%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (14.89%) Retail
12 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (12.77%) Risk Analysis
13 6 (12.77%) Service Delivery
14 5 (10.64%) NATURAL
14 5 (10.64%) Easytrieve

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (78.72%) CICS
2 13 (27.66%) CMS
3 8 (17.02%) SAS
4 5 (10.64%) MQSeries
5 4 (8.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (19.15%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (78.72%) DB2
2 5 (10.64%) Adabas
2 5 (10.64%) Easytrieve
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
3 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (2.13%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) ChangeMan
1 4 (8.51%) JIRA
2 3 (6.38%) Subversion
General
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
1 11 (23.40%) Banking
2 7 (14.89%) Retail
3 2 (4.26%) Billing
4 1 (2.13%) Marketing
4 1 (2.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Developer
2 9 (19.15%) Consultant
2 9 (19.15%) VisionPLUS Consultant
3 7 (14.89%) Technical Specialist
4 6 (12.77%) COBOL Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Programmer
6 4 (8.51%) Administrator
7 3 (6.38%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) DB2 DBA
7 3 (6.38%) DBA
7 3 (6.38%) Mainframe Programmer
8 2 (4.26%) Systems Programmer
8 2 (4.26%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.26%) .NET Web Developer
8 2 (4.26%) COBOL Programmer
9 1 (2.13%) Mainframe Developer
9 1 (2.13%) SQL Developer
9 1 (2.13%) UNIX Specialist
9 1 (2.13%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.79%) ISPF
2 5 (10.64%) .NET
3 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.51%) CSS
3 4 (8.51%) HTML
3 4 (8.51%) Ajax
3 4 (8.51%) jQuery
3 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (4.26%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (4.26%) EntireX
5 1 (2.13%) Middleware
5 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 31 (65.96%) Mainframe
2 8 (17.02%) Mathematics
2 8 (17.02%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
3 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.51%) Data Conversion
4 4 (8.51%) Data Extraction
5 3 (6.38%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.13%) Credit Risk
6 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.66%) zOS
2 10 (21.28%) UNIX
3 2 (4.26%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Mentoring
2 7 (14.89%) Coaching
2 7 (14.89%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (14.89%) Change Management
2 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.77%) Service Delivery
3 6 (12.77%) Risk Analysis
4 5 (10.64%) Project Management
5 4 (8.51%) Migration
5 4 (8.51%) Web Design
5 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (8.51%) Performance Testing
5 4 (8.51%) Time Management
5 4 (8.51%) Data Protection
5 4 (8.51%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (6.38%) Performance Improvement
6 3 (6.38%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (6.38%) Information Security
6 3 (6.38%) Business Analysis
6 3 (6.38%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (76.60%) COBOL
2 34 (72.34%) JCL
3 10 (21.28%) SQL
3 10 (21.28%) REXX
4 5 (10.64%) NATURAL
4 5 (10.64%) C#
5 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.38%) Java
6 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
6 3 (6.38%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.13%) C
7 1 (2.13%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) Degree
2 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) QA
2 4 (8.51%) SLA
3 3 (6.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) RACF
1 3 (6.38%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) CA Endevor
2 4 (8.51%) Control-M
3 3 (6.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (40.43%) IBM
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle
2 4 (8.51%) Tableau
3 2 (4.26%) CA
4 1 (2.13%) Cognizant
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum 5% cash/benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago