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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
UK
Rank 846 904 939
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +35
Permanent jobs citing VSAM 6 21 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.021% 0.017%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.018% 0.050% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 5
Median salary £41,250 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.15% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,650 £45,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,850 £52,750 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,250 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-13.15% +11.76%

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
34167 41945 42372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.59% 42.67% 40.51%
Number of salaries quoted 27815 33644 34377
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 £30,000 £28,000
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 11 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 16 January 2017. 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 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
Scotland - 4 £42,000 -
Glasgow - 3 - -
England +60 2 £40,500 -14.73% 1
East Midlands +6 1 - -
North West -15 1 £40,500 -14.73%
Clydebank - 1 £42,000 -
Northampton - 1 - -
Wilmslow - 1 £40,500 -
Cheshire - 1 £40,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £42,000 -

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 16 (100.00%) COBOL
1 16 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 15 (93.75%) CICS
3 14 (87.50%) JCL
3 14 (87.50%) Finance
4 10 (62.50%) Banking
4 10 (62.50%) DB2
5 9 (56.25%) Programme Management
6 8 (50.00%) Oracle
6 8 (50.00%) Cognizant
6 8 (50.00%) IBM
7 6 (37.50%) zOS
8 5 (31.25%) DataStage
8 5 (31.25%) Informatica
8 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
8 5 (31.25%) SQL
8 5 (31.25%) Data Mining
8 5 (31.25%) ETL
8 5 (31.25%) Workflow
8 5 (31.25%) Service Management
8 5 (31.25%) Data Management
9 4 (25.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 4 (25.00%) FTP
9 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
10 3 (18.75%) Toad
10 3 (18.75%) HTTP
10 3 (18.75%) MS Office
10 3 (18.75%) SOAP
10 3 (18.75%) Unix
10 3 (18.75%) MS Access

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 15 (93.75%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) FTP
1 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) DB2
2 5 (31.25%) Data Mining
2 5 (31.25%) DataStage
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
3 3 (18.75%) MS Access
4 1 (6.25%) Easytrieve
4 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Fiddler
1 3 (18.75%) Firebug
1 3 (18.75%) JMeter
1 3 (18.75%) LoadRunner
1 3 (18.75%) The Grinder
1 3 (18.75%) Toad
General
1 14 (87.50%) Finance
2 10 (62.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Data Manager
1 5 (31.25%) Test Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) COBOL Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Mainframe Programmer
3 2 (12.50%) Mainframe Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
3 2 (12.50%) Programmer
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Programmer
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Systems Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) SOAP
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) ISPF
3 1 (6.25%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 16 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (18.75%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) zOS
2 3 (18.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Programme Management
2 5 (31.25%) Data Management
2 5 (31.25%) ETL
2 5 (31.25%) Service Management
2 5 (31.25%) Workflow
3 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
3 3 (18.75%) Change Management
3 3 (18.75%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Stress Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
3 3 (18.75%) Validation
4 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) COBOL
2 14 (87.50%) JCL
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) Assembly Language
5 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 1 (6.25%) REXX
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (12.50%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (6.25%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (6.25%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (6.25%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Cognizant
1 8 (50.00%) IBM
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (31.25%) Informatica
3 3 (18.75%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) CA
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.25%) TOWER Software