The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VSAM in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 891 928 970
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +42
Permanent jobs citing VSAM 42 30 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.027% 0.016%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.067% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 21 23 9
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £42,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +44.92%

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
40878 45059 48620
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 41.55% 41.16% 40.95%
Number of salaries quoted 33408 35791 38792
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £28,636
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

VSAM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing VSAM as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 June 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VSAM within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +42 39 £45,000 -10.00% 2
South East +56 27 £45,000 -10.00%
West Sussex +13 20 £45,000 -18.18%
London +26 12 - -
East Sussex +4 7 £45,750 -8.50%
Burgess Hill - 4 £35,000 -
Brighton -3 2 £45,750 -16.81%
Glasgow - 2 - - 1
Scotland - 2 - - 1
Wales - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT jobs citing VSAM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for VSAM.

1 76 (100.00%) COBOL
1 76 (100.00%) JCL
1 76 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 55 (72.37%) CICS
3 53 (69.74%) DB2
4 46 (60.53%) Finance
5 45 (59.21%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (51.32%) RAD
7 37 (48.68%) REXX
8 30 (39.47%) IBM
9 28 (36.84%) VisionPLUS
9 28 (36.84%) QA
10 26 (34.21%) Banking
10 26 (34.21%) Automated Testing
11 25 (32.89%) Degree
11 25 (32.89%) TSYS
11 25 (32.89%) CLIST
12 24 (31.58%) Computer Science
13 23 (30.26%) SDLC
14 20 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (23.68%) TDD
15 18 (23.68%) Continuous Improvement
15 18 (23.68%) Waterfall
16 17 (22.37%) Integration Testing
16 17 (22.37%) IBM Mainframe
16 17 (22.37%) Software Engineering
16 17 (22.37%) Regression Testing
17 16 (21.05%) Financial Institution
17 16 (21.05%) User Stories
18 15 (19.74%) Unit Testing

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 55 (72.37%) CICS
2 14 (18.42%) IIS
3 4 (5.26%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 28 (36.84%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (69.74%) DB2
2 6 (7.89%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.26%) Easytrieve
3 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) XPEDITER
General
1 46 (60.53%) Finance
2 26 (34.21%) Banking
3 16 (21.05%) Financial Institution
4 9 (11.84%) Retail
5 1 (1.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (27.63%) Developer
2 19 (25.00%) Mainframe Developer
3 17 (22.37%) CICS Engineer
4 14 (18.42%) Software Engineer
5 10 (13.16%) Mainframe Software Engineer
6 9 (11.84%) QA Engineer
6 9 (11.84%) QA Test Engineer
6 9 (11.84%) Test Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Senior Developer
7 5 (6.58%) Senior Mainframe Developer
7 5 (6.58%) Tester
8 4 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
9 3 (3.95%) Mainframe Tester
9 3 (3.95%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Systems Tester
10 2 (2.63%) COBOL Developer
10 2 (2.63%) Manual Tester
10 2 (2.63%) Quality Engineer
11 1 (1.32%) COBOL Analyst
11 1 (1.32%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) ISPF
2 4 (5.26%) JSON
2 4 (5.26%) Middleware
2 4 (5.26%) XML
3 2 (2.63%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 76 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 24 (31.58%) Computer Science
3 20 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (22.37%) IBM Mainframe
5 7 (9.21%) Visualisation
6 6 (7.89%) Algorithms
7 4 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.63%) AS400
8 2 (2.63%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.63%) DataPower
8 2 (2.63%) Social Media
9 1 (1.32%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.47%) zOS
2 4 (5.26%) Windows
2 4 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (59.21%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (51.32%) RAD
3 26 (34.21%) Automated Testing
4 23 (30.26%) SDLC
5 18 (23.68%) Continuous Improvement
5 18 (23.68%) TDD
5 18 (23.68%) Waterfall
6 17 (22.37%) Integration Testing
6 17 (22.37%) Regression Testing
6 17 (22.37%) Software Engineering
7 16 (21.05%) User Stories
8 15 (19.74%) Functional Testing
8 15 (19.74%) System Integration Testing
8 15 (19.74%) Unit Testing
9 13 (17.11%) Mentoring
10 9 (11.84%) Coaching
11 8 (10.53%) Change Management
11 8 (10.53%) Manual Testing
12 7 (9.21%) Refactoring
12 7 (9.21%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 76 (100.00%) COBOL
1 76 (100.00%) JCL
2 37 (48.68%) REXX
3 25 (32.89%) CLIST
4 8 (10.53%) Assembly Language
5 3 (3.95%) SQL
6 1 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (32.89%) Degree
2 15 (19.74%) ISTQB
3 14 (18.42%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (36.84%) QA
System Software
1 9 (11.84%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (10.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 12 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (11.84%) CA Endevor
3 8 (10.53%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.63%) Control-M
4 2 (2.63%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 30 (39.47%) IBM
2 25 (32.89%) TSYS
3 14 (18.42%) Cognizant
4 10 (13.16%) HP
5 8 (10.53%) CA
6 4 (5.26%) Syncsort
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