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 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 874 932 977
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +45
Permanent jobs citing VSAM 49 32 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.030% 0.019%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.074% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 29 23 14
Median salary £45,000 £48,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.21% +5.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £42,500 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £50,000 £48,950
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £48,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-7.21% +21.25%

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
41867 43451 48692
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 41.96% 40.65% 41.20%
Number of salaries quoted 34043 34380 39089
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,500
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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +30 46 £45,000 -7.21% 1
South East +28 37 £45,000 -10.00%
West Sussex +24 30 £45,000 -10.00%
London - 9 - - 1
East Sussex +13 7 - -
Burgess Hill - 7 £35,000 -
Brighton +11 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 74 (100.00%) COBOL
1 74 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 71 (95.95%) JCL
3 56 (75.68%) CICS
4 49 (66.22%) DB2
5 42 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (55.41%) Finance
7 38 (51.35%) RAD
8 34 (45.95%) REXX
9 33 (44.59%) QA
10 28 (37.84%) Automated Testing
10 28 (37.84%) IBM
10 28 (37.84%) VisionPLUS
11 26 (35.14%) TSYS
11 26 (35.14%) CLIST
12 25 (33.78%) Banking
13 24 (32.43%) SDLC
14 23 (31.08%) Degree
15 22 (29.73%) Computer Science
16 18 (24.32%) TDD
17 17 (22.97%) Regression Testing
17 17 (22.97%) Continuous Improvement
17 17 (22.97%) Unit Testing
17 17 (22.97%) Integration Testing
18 16 (21.62%) Software Engineering
18 16 (21.62%) Waterfall
18 16 (21.62%) Mentoring
18 16 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
19 15 (20.27%) System Integration Testing
19 15 (20.27%) ISTQB

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 56 (75.68%) CICS
2 14 (18.92%) IIS
3 2 (2.70%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 28 (37.84%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (66.22%) DB2
2 6 (8.11%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.05%) DataStage
5 2 (2.70%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) ERwin
1 1 (1.35%) Subversion
1 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 41 (55.41%) Finance
2 25 (33.78%) Banking
3 12 (16.22%) Financial Institution
4 9 (12.16%) Retail
5 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (24.32%) CICS Engineer
1 18 (24.32%) Developer
2 17 (22.97%) Mainframe Developer
3 13 (17.57%) Software Engineer
4 9 (12.16%) Mainframe Software Engineer
4 9 (12.16%) QA Engineer
4 9 (12.16%) QA Test Engineer
4 9 (12.16%) Test Engineer
5 8 (10.81%) Senior Developer
5 8 (10.81%) Senior Mainframe Developer
6 5 (6.76%) Tester
7 4 (5.41%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (4.05%) Mainframe Tester
8 3 (4.05%) Systems Tester
9 2 (2.70%) Analyst Programmer
9 2 (2.70%) COBOL Developer
9 2 (2.70%) Mainframe Analyst
9 2 (2.70%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
9 2 (2.70%) Mainframe Programmer
9 2 (2.70%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.81%) ISPF
2 5 (6.76%) JSON
2 5 (6.76%) XML
3 2 (2.70%) CGI
3 2 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 74 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 22 (29.73%) Computer Science
3 16 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (16.22%) IBM Mainframe
5 8 (10.81%) Visualisation
6 6 (8.11%) Algorithms
7 5 (6.76%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.70%) AS400
8 2 (2.70%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.70%) Social Media
9 1 (1.35%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.22%) zOS
2 4 (5.41%) Windows
2 4 (5.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (51.35%) RAD
3 28 (37.84%) Automated Testing
4 24 (32.43%) SDLC
5 18 (24.32%) TDD
6 17 (22.97%) Continuous Improvement
6 17 (22.97%) Integration Testing
6 17 (22.97%) Regression Testing
6 17 (22.97%) Unit Testing
7 16 (21.62%) Mentoring
7 16 (21.62%) Software Engineering
7 16 (21.62%) Waterfall
8 15 (20.27%) Functional Testing
8 15 (20.27%) System Integration Testing
9 14 (18.92%) User Stories
10 8 (10.81%) Change Management
10 8 (10.81%) Coaching
10 8 (10.81%) Manual Testing
10 8 (10.81%) Refactoring
11 6 (8.11%) OO
Programming Languages
1 74 (100.00%) COBOL
2 71 (95.95%) JCL
3 34 (45.95%) REXX
4 26 (35.14%) CLIST
5 8 (10.81%) Assembly Language
6 3 (4.05%) SQL
7 1 (1.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (31.08%) Degree
2 15 (20.27%) ISTQB
3 14 (18.92%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (44.59%) QA
System Software
1 9 (12.16%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (10.81%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 12 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (12.16%) CA Endevor
3 8 (10.81%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.70%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 28 (37.84%) IBM
2 26 (35.14%) TSYS
3 10 (13.51%) Cognizant
3 10 (13.51%) HP
4 8 (10.81%) CA
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