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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 875 897 872
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -25
Permanent jobs citing VSAM 29 23 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.019% 0.007%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.068% 0.048% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 20 14 7
Average salary £48,500 £46,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.43% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,250 £34,150 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £43,250 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+12.13% -24.78%

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
42446 47760 42782
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.43% 39.82% 38.78%
Number of salaries quoted 33473 37876 34741
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +50 29 £48,500 +5.43% 1
South East - 15 £50,000 -
East Midlands +21 13 £42,500 - 1
Nottinghamshire +20 13 £42,500 - 1
Nottingham +8 13 £42,500 - 1
East Sussex - 9 £50,000 -
Brighton - 6 £50,000 -
West Sussex - 3 £50,000 -
North West - 1 £38,750 -
Wilmslow - 1 £38,750 -
Cheshire - 1 £38,750 -

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 39 (95.12%) COBOL
2 38 (92.68%) DB2
3 37 (90.24%) Mainframe
4 19 (46.34%) JCL
5 16 (39.02%) DataStage
5 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (36.59%) ITIL
6 15 (36.59%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (29.27%) ETL
7 12 (29.27%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (26.83%) SLA
8 11 (26.83%) Automated Testing
8 11 (26.83%) Finance
9 10 (24.39%) Marketing
9 10 (24.39%) Credit Risk
10 9 (21.95%) Pentaho
10 9 (21.95%) CICS
11 8 (19.51%) Web Services
11 8 (19.51%) XML
12 6 (14.63%) SQL
12 6 (14.63%) Line Management
13 5 (12.20%) zOS
13 5 (12.20%) IBM
14 4 (9.76%) PL/1
14 4 (9.76%) Migration
14 4 (9.76%) Service Management
14 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
14 4 (9.76%) QA
14 4 (9.76%) Social Media
14 4 (9.76%) Unit Testing

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 9 (21.95%) CICS
2 3 (7.32%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.44%) SAS
3 1 (2.44%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (92.68%) DB2
2 16 (39.02%) DataStage
3 9 (21.95%) Pentaho
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
General
1 11 (26.83%) Finance
2 10 (24.39%) Marketing
3 2 (4.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (46.34%) Developer
2 15 (36.59%) Mainframe Developer
3 6 (14.63%) COBOL Developer
3 6 (14.63%) Applications Support
4 5 (12.20%) Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) DB2 Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Technical Support
8 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
8 1 (2.44%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Consultant
8 1 (2.44%) Operations Manager
8 1 (2.44%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.44%) SQL Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) Web Services
1 8 (19.51%) XML
2 2 (4.88%) HTML
3 1 (2.44%) .NET
3 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.44%) CSS
3 1 (2.44%) WSDL
3 1 (2.44%) Ajax
3 1 (2.44%) jQuery
3 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 37 (90.24%) Mainframe
2 15 (36.59%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (24.39%) Credit Risk
4 4 (9.76%) Social Media
5 3 (7.32%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (4.88%) Data Structures
6 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.88%) Visualisation
7 1 (2.44%) Data Extraction
7 1 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) zOS
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.88%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (36.59%) ITIL
3 12 (29.27%) ETL
4 11 (26.83%) Automated Testing
5 6 (14.63%) Line Management
6 4 (9.76%) Unit Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
6 4 (9.76%) Service Management
6 4 (9.76%) Migration
7 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.88%) Refactoring
8 2 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (2.44%) Change Control
9 1 (2.44%) Agile Project Management
9 1 (2.44%) Analytics
9 1 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (2.44%) Project Management
9 1 (2.44%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 39 (95.12%) COBOL
2 19 (46.34%) JCL
3 6 (14.63%) SQL
4 4 (9.76%) PL/1
5 1 (2.44%) C#
5 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.44%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.44%) Java
5 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (29.27%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.88%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) IC3 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (26.83%) SLA
2 4 (9.76%) QA
3 1 (2.44%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) IBM
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) BMC
2 1 (2.44%) Informatica
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle
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