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

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 896 933 944
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +11
Permanent jobs citing VSAM 14 33 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.030% 0.024%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.036% 0.071% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 22
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -17.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £37,630
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £60,000 £83,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -18.42%

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
39022 46486 45280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.97% 42.44% 40.12%
Number of salaries quoted 31793 37415 35372
Median salary £50,000 £49,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.01% +6.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,837 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +4.59%

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
Top 8 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 September 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
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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 +28 12 £35,000 -17.64% 2
North West +3 10 - - 2
Manchester +2 10 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £35,000 -
North East - 2 £35,000 -
Glasgow - 2 £40,000 -
Scotland - 2 £40,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £35,000 -

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 56 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 54 (96.43%) JCL
2 54 (96.43%) COBOL
3 45 (80.36%) Finance
4 41 (73.21%) CICS
5 40 (71.43%) DB2
6 26 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (44.64%) IBM
8 23 (41.07%) Banking
9 22 (39.29%) Cognizant
10 21 (37.50%) RAD
11 19 (33.93%) IBM Mainframe
12 18 (32.14%) REXX
13 17 (30.36%) Degree
14 16 (28.57%) Financial Institution
15 14 (25.00%) Computer Science
15 14 (25.00%) VisionPLUS
16 13 (23.21%) Automated Testing
16 13 (23.21%) Waterfall
17 12 (21.43%) Integration Testing
17 12 (21.43%) TSYS
17 12 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (21.43%) CLIST
17 12 (21.43%) TDD
17 12 (21.43%) Regression Testing
18 11 (19.64%) QA
18 11 (19.64%) User Stories
19 10 (17.86%) Unit Testing
19 10 (17.86%) Functional Testing
19 10 (17.86%) System Integration 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 41 (73.21%) CICS
2 9 (16.07%) IIS
3 2 (3.57%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (25.00%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) TCP/IP
2 5 (8.93%) HTTP
3 4 (7.14%) Firewall
3 4 (7.14%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (71.43%) DB2
2 6 (10.71%) Data Mining
2 6 (10.71%) DataStage
2 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.14%) Easytrieve
3 4 (7.14%) MS Access
3 4 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Fiddler
1 4 (7.14%) Firebug
1 4 (7.14%) JMeter
1 4 (7.14%) LoadRunner
1 4 (7.14%) The Grinder
1 4 (7.14%) Toad
1 4 (7.14%) XPEDITER
General
1 45 (80.36%) Finance
2 23 (41.07%) Banking
3 16 (28.57%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (30.36%) Developer
2 14 (25.00%) Mainframe Developer
3 7 (12.50%) CICS Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) Data Manager
4 6 (10.71%) Mainframe Software Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) QA Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) QA Test Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) Test Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) Test Manager
5 5 (8.93%) Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Performance Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Performance Test Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Test Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) COBOL Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Tester
8 2 (3.57%) Mainframe Systems Specialist
8 2 (3.57%) Manual Tester
8 2 (3.57%) Quality Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) SOAP
2 2 (3.57%) .NET
2 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.57%) CGI
2 2 (3.57%) ISPF
2 2 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 56 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 19 (33.93%) IBM Mainframe
3 14 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 12 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (7.14%) Algorithms
6 3 (5.36%) Visualisation
7 2 (3.57%) AS400
7 2 (3.57%) Client/Server
7 2 (3.57%) DataPower
8 1 (1.79%) iSeries
8 1 (1.79%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.79%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.93%) zOS
2 4 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (37.50%) RAD
3 13 (23.21%) Automated Testing
3 13 (23.21%) Waterfall
4 12 (21.43%) Integration Testing
4 12 (21.43%) Regression Testing
4 12 (21.43%) TDD
5 11 (19.64%) User Stories
6 10 (17.86%) Functional Testing
6 10 (17.86%) Programme Management
6 10 (17.86%) SDLC
6 10 (17.86%) Software Engineering
6 10 (17.86%) System Integration Testing
6 10 (17.86%) Unit Testing
7 9 (16.07%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (14.29%) Performance Testing
9 6 (10.71%) Data Management
9 6 (10.71%) ETL
9 6 (10.71%) Service Management
9 6 (10.71%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 54 (96.43%) COBOL
1 54 (96.43%) JCL
2 18 (32.14%) REXX
3 12 (21.43%) CLIST
4 9 (16.07%) SQL
5 2 (3.57%) Assembly Language
5 2 (3.57%) C#
5 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (30.36%) Degree
2 10 (17.86%) ISTQB
3 9 (16.07%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.64%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (3.57%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (3.57%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (7.14%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (3.57%) Control-M
4 1 (1.79%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 25 (44.64%) IBM
2 22 (39.29%) Cognizant
3 12 (21.43%) TSYS
4 10 (17.86%) HP
4 10 (17.86%) Oracle
5 6 (10.71%) Informatica
6 4 (7.14%) Syncsort
7 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
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