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

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 878 918 952
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +34
Permanent jobs citing VSAM 5 48 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.045% 0.024%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.014% 0.10% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 14
Median salary £40,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.88%
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.88%

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
36267 45777 46074
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.55% 42.54% 40.20%
Number of salaries quoted 29577 36487 37232
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
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 4 December 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 +52 5 £40,500 -10.00%
North West -16 4 £40,500 -10.00%
Manchester - 3 - -
East Midlands -26 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £40,500 -
Wilmslow - 1 £40,500 -
Northampton - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 23 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 21 (91.30%) JCL
2 21 (91.30%) Finance
2 21 (91.30%) COBOL
3 19 (82.61%) DB2
4 17 (73.91%) CICS
5 16 (69.57%) IBM
6 14 (60.87%) Banking
7 13 (56.52%) Cognizant
8 11 (47.83%) Programme Management
9 10 (43.48%) Oracle
9 10 (43.48%) IBM Mainframe
10 9 (39.13%) SQL
11 6 (26.09%) Service Management
11 6 (26.09%) Data Management
11 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
11 6 (26.09%) Data Mining
11 6 (26.09%) ETL
11 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
11 6 (26.09%) Informatica
11 6 (26.09%) REXX
11 6 (26.09%) DataStage
11 6 (26.09%) Workflow
11 6 (26.09%) Degree
12 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
12 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (21.74%) Easytrieve
13 4 (17.39%) JMeter
13 4 (17.39%) Change Management
13 4 (17.39%) Financial Institution

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 17 (73.91%) CICS
2 2 (8.70%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
2 4 (17.39%) Firewall
2 4 (17.39%) FTP
2 4 (17.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (82.61%) DB2
2 6 (26.09%) Data Mining
2 6 (26.09%) DataStage
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
3 5 (21.74%) Easytrieve
4 4 (17.39%) MS Access
5 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Fiddler
1 4 (17.39%) Firebug
1 4 (17.39%) JMeter
1 4 (17.39%) LoadRunner
1 4 (17.39%) The Grinder
1 4 (17.39%) Toad
1 4 (17.39%) XPEDITER
General
1 21 (91.30%) Finance
2 14 (60.87%) Banking
3 4 (17.39%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.35%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Data Manager
2 6 (26.09%) Test Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Mainframe Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Performance Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Performance Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) COBOL Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Mainframe Software Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Mainframe Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Mainframe Systems Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Designer
6 1 (4.35%) Mainframe Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) SOAP
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.70%) ISPF
2 2 (8.70%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 23 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 10 (43.48%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
5 2 (8.70%) DataPower
6 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 1 (4.35%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Unix
1 4 (17.39%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Programme Management
2 6 (26.09%) Data Management
2 6 (26.09%) ETL
2 6 (26.09%) Service Management
2 6 (26.09%) Workflow
3 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
4 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) Asset Management
4 4 (17.39%) Change Management
4 4 (17.39%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
4 4 (17.39%) Stress Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Validation
4 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.70%) Coaching
5 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.70%) User Stories
6 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (91.30%) COBOL
1 21 (91.30%) JCL
2 9 (39.13%) SQL
3 6 (26.09%) REXX
4 2 (8.70%) Assembly Language
4 2 (8.70%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (8.70%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (8.70%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (8.70%) Control-M
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) IBM
2 13 (56.52%) Cognizant
3 10 (43.48%) Oracle
4 6 (26.09%) Informatica
5 4 (17.39%) HP
5 4 (17.39%) Syncsort
6 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.35%) CA
7 1 (4.35%) TOWER Software
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