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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 864 883 877
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -6
Permanent jobs citing VSAM 14 10 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.010% 0.007%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.035% 0.025% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 6
Average salary £40,625 £46,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.63% -2.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,375 £36,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,250 £100,000 £71,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -2.10%

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
39946 40425 41926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.73% 39.40% 38.32%
Number of salaries quoted 32278 31516 34930
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £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 30 January 2015 within the UK.

VSAM Salary Histogram in the UK

VSAM
Top 11 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 30 January 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
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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 -1 13 £42,500 -8.60% 5
Nottinghamshire - 9 - -
East Midlands - 9 - -
Nottingham - 9 - -
North West - 3 £40,625 - 2
Cheshire - 3 £40,625 -
Wilmslow - 2 £40,625 -
Bromley - 1 £65,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 £32,500 -
London - 1 £65,000 - 3
Scotland - 1 £32,500 -

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 35 (83.33%) COBOL
2 33 (78.57%) JCL
3 30 (71.43%) Mainframe
3 30 (71.43%) DB2
4 25 (59.52%) CICS
5 17 (40.48%) IBM
6 13 (30.95%) Finance
7 11 (26.19%) zOS
7 11 (26.19%) ITIL
8 10 (23.81%) Banking
8 10 (23.81%) Mentoring
9 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (21.43%) Risk Analysis
9 9 (21.43%) ETL
9 9 (21.43%) SLA
9 9 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (21.43%) DataStage
9 9 (21.43%) Service Delivery
10 8 (19.05%) CMS
11 6 (14.29%) PL/1
11 6 (14.29%) Java
11 6 (14.29%) CA Endevor
11 6 (14.29%) Retail
12 5 (11.90%) Degree
12 5 (11.90%) VisionPLUS
12 5 (11.90%) Mathematics
12 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
12 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
12 5 (11.90%) SQL
12 5 (11.90%) Easytrieve

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 25 (59.52%) CICS
2 8 (19.05%) CMS
3 4 (9.52%) WebSphere
4 3 (7.14%) SAS
5 1 (2.38%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 5 (11.90%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (71.43%) DB2
2 9 (21.43%) DataStage
3 5 (11.90%) Easytrieve
4 4 (9.52%) Adabas
5 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 3 (7.14%) Pentaho
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 10 (23.81%) Banking
3 6 (14.29%) Retail
4 3 (7.14%) Marketing
5 1 (2.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Developer
2 6 (14.29%) Programmer
2 6 (14.29%) Consultant
2 6 (14.29%) COBOL Developer
3 5 (11.90%) VisionPLUS Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) COBOL Programmer
5 3 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) DB2 Developer
6 2 (4.76%) CICS Programmer
6 2 (4.76%) Mainframe Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Systems Programmer
6 2 (4.76%) Mainframe Programmer
7 1 (2.38%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Data Protection Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Senior Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) HTML
1 4 (9.52%) .NET
2 3 (7.14%) Ajax
2 3 (7.14%) jQuery
2 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 3 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (2.38%) WSDL
3 1 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (71.43%) Mainframe
2 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.90%) Mathematics
4 3 (7.14%) Data Extraction
4 3 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (7.14%) Credit Risk
5 2 (4.76%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) zOS
2 2 (4.76%) MVS
2 2 (4.76%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) ITIL
2 10 (23.81%) Mentoring
3 9 (21.43%) Risk Analysis
3 9 (21.43%) ETL
3 9 (21.43%) Service Delivery
4 4 (9.52%) Project Management
4 4 (9.52%) Data Protection
4 4 (9.52%) Business Analysis
5 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.14%) Information Security
5 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (7.14%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (7.14%) Service Management
5 3 (7.14%) Migration
6 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.76%) Web Design
6 2 (4.76%) SOA
6 2 (4.76%) Performance Testing
6 2 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (83.33%) COBOL
2 33 (78.57%) JCL
3 6 (14.29%) PL/1
3 6 (14.29%) Java
4 5 (11.90%) SQL
5 4 (9.52%) NATURAL
5 4 (9.52%) C#
5 4 (9.52%) REXX
6 3 (7.14%) Assembly Language
6 3 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (11.90%) Degree
2 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
2 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.43%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) RACF
1 2 (4.76%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) CA Endevor
2 2 (4.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) IBM
2 2 (4.76%) CA
3 1 (2.38%) Informatica
3 1 (2.38%) BMC
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle