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

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 891 938 976
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +38
Permanent jobs citing VSAM 49 29 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.026% 0.019%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.065% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 29 20 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 £42,250 £34,150
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £50,000 £46,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £48,500 £43,250
% change year-on-year
-7.21% +12.13%

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
43286 44788 49537
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 42.22% 40.54% 41.29%
Number of salaries quoted 34999 35315 39381
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,000
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 6 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 6 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 +28 46 £45,000 -7.21% 1
South East +50 38 £45,000 -10.00% 1
West Sussex +19 29 £45,000 -10.00%
East Sussex +13 9 £55,000 +10.00%
London - 8 - -
Burgess Hill - 7 £35,000 -
Brighton +17 3 - -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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 72 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 71 (98.61%) COBOL
3 66 (91.67%) JCL
4 58 (80.56%) CICS
5 46 (63.89%) DB2
6 43 (59.72%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (52.78%) RAD
8 35 (48.61%) Finance
8 35 (48.61%) QA
9 34 (47.22%) REXX
10 30 (41.67%) Automated Testing
11 29 (40.28%) VisionPLUS
12 26 (36.11%) IBM
12 26 (36.11%) TSYS
12 26 (36.11%) CLIST
13 25 (34.72%) SDLC
14 24 (33.33%) Degree
15 23 (31.94%) Computer Science
16 19 (26.39%) Unit Testing
16 19 (26.39%) TDD
16 19 (26.39%) Banking
17 18 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
18 17 (23.61%) Waterfall
18 17 (23.61%) Integration Testing
18 17 (23.61%) Software Engineering
18 17 (23.61%) Regression Testing
19 16 (22.22%) Mentoring
20 15 (20.83%) System Integration Testing
20 15 (20.83%) Functional Testing
20 15 (20.83%) 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 58 (80.56%) CICS
2 14 (19.44%) IIS
3 2 (2.78%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 29 (40.28%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (63.89%) DB2
2 6 (8.33%) DataStage
2 6 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.56%) Pentaho
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) ERwin
1 2 (2.78%) Subversion
1 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (48.61%) Finance
2 19 (26.39%) Banking
3 9 (12.50%) Retail
4 6 (8.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (26.39%) CICS Engineer
2 14 (19.44%) Developer
2 14 (19.44%) Software Engineer
3 11 (15.28%) Mainframe Developer
4 10 (13.89%) Mainframe Software Engineer
5 9 (12.50%) QA Engineer
5 9 (12.50%) QA Test Engineer
5 9 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 9 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 8 (11.11%) Senior Mainframe Developer
7 5 (6.94%) Tester
8 4 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
9 3 (4.17%) Mainframe Tester
9 3 (4.17%) Systems Tester
10 2 (2.78%) DB2 DBA
10 2 (2.78%) Development DBA
10 2 (2.78%) Mainframe Analyst
10 2 (2.78%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
10 2 (2.78%) Mainframe Programmer
10 2 (2.78%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.50%) ISPF
2 6 (8.33%) JSON
2 6 (8.33%) XML
3 2 (2.78%) CGI
3 2 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 72 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 23 (31.94%) Computer Science
3 10 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (13.89%) IBM Mainframe
4 9 (12.50%) Visualisation
5 6 (8.33%) Algorithms
5 6 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.78%) AS400
6 2 (2.78%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.78%) Social Media
7 1 (1.39%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.06%) zOS
2 4 (5.56%) Windows
2 4 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (59.72%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (52.78%) RAD
3 30 (41.67%) Automated Testing
4 25 (34.72%) SDLC
5 19 (26.39%) TDD
5 19 (26.39%) Unit Testing
6 18 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 17 (23.61%) Integration Testing
7 17 (23.61%) Regression Testing
7 17 (23.61%) Software Engineering
7 17 (23.61%) Waterfall
8 16 (22.22%) Mentoring
9 15 (20.83%) Functional Testing
9 15 (20.83%) System Integration Testing
10 14 (19.44%) User Stories
11 9 (12.50%) Refactoring
12 8 (11.11%) Change Management
12 8 (11.11%) Coaching
12 8 (11.11%) Manual Testing
13 6 (8.33%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 71 (98.61%) COBOL
2 66 (91.67%) JCL
3 34 (47.22%) REXX
4 26 (36.11%) CLIST
5 8 (11.11%) Assembly Language
6 7 (9.72%) SQL
7 1 (1.39%) Java
7 1 (1.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (33.33%) Degree
2 15 (20.83%) ISTQB
3 14 (19.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (48.61%) QA
System Software
1 9 (12.50%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (11.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.39%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 12 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (12.50%) CA Endevor
3 8 (11.11%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.78%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 26 (36.11%) IBM
1 26 (36.11%) TSYS
2 10 (13.89%) HP
3 8 (11.11%) CA
4 4 (5.56%) Cognizant
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