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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 901 960 960
Rank change year-on-year
+59 0
Permanent jobs citing VSAM 26 24 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.022% 0.018%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.064% 0.052% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 10 20 15
Median salary £43,250 £60,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-27.91% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £42,500 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £54,100 £60,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,250 £60,000 £38,800
% change year-on-year
-27.91% +54.63%

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
40540 45734 47250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 41.37% 41.54% 40.56%
Number of salaries quoted 33056 36286 37378
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £79,000 £75,000 £77,500
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 27 July 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VSAM within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 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 +27 24 £48,250 -19.58%
London +50 12 - -
South East +16 10 £48,250 -19.58%
West Sussex -2 7 £48,250 -19.58%
East Sussex +1 3 £45,750 -25.30%
North West +9 2 - -
Manchester +4 2 - -
Brighton +4 2 £45,750 -25.30%
Glasgow - 2 £40,000 -
Scotland - 2 £40,000 -
Burgess Hill - 1 £53,000 -

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 75 (100.00%) JCL
1 75 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 73 (97.33%) COBOL
3 54 (72.00%) DB2
4 52 (69.33%) CICS
5 46 (61.33%) Finance
6 44 (58.67%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (50.67%) REXX
7 38 (50.67%) RAD
8 27 (36.00%) IBM
8 27 (36.00%) VisionPLUS
9 25 (33.33%) Automated Testing
9 25 (33.33%) Degree
10 24 (32.00%) Banking
10 24 (32.00%) QA
10 24 (32.00%) TSYS
10 24 (32.00%) CLIST
11 23 (30.67%) SDLC
11 23 (30.67%) Computer Science
12 20 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (24.00%) Waterfall
13 18 (24.00%) TDD
14 17 (22.67%) Software Engineering
14 17 (22.67%) Continuous Improvement
14 17 (22.67%) IBM Mainframe
14 17 (22.67%) Integration Testing
14 17 (22.67%) Regression Testing
15 16 (21.33%) Financial Institution
15 16 (21.33%) Cognizant
15 16 (21.33%) User Stories

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 52 (69.33%) CICS
2 14 (18.67%) IIS
3 4 (5.33%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 27 (36.00%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.67%) HTTP
3 1 (1.33%) Firewall
3 1 (1.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (72.00%) DB2
2 6 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.33%) Easytrieve
5 1 (1.33%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.33%) DataStage
5 1 (1.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) XPEDITER
2 1 (1.33%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.33%) Firebug
2 1 (1.33%) JMeter
2 1 (1.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.33%) The Grinder
2 1 (1.33%) Toad
General
1 46 (61.33%) Finance
2 24 (32.00%) Banking
3 16 (21.33%) Financial Institution
4 9 (12.00%) Retail
5 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (22.67%) CICS Engineer
1 17 (22.67%) Developer
2 15 (20.00%) Mainframe Developer
3 14 (18.67%) Software Engineer
4 10 (13.33%) Mainframe Software Engineer
5 9 (12.00%) QA Engineer
5 9 (12.00%) QA Test Engineer
5 9 (12.00%) Test Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Tester
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (4.00%) Mainframe Tester
8 3 (4.00%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Systems Tester
9 2 (2.67%) Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) COBOL Developer
9 2 (2.67%) Mainframe Specialist
9 2 (2.67%) Mainframe Systems Specialist
9 2 (2.67%) Manual Tester
9 2 (2.67%) Quality Engineer
10 1 (1.33%) z/OS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.33%) ISPF
2 4 (5.33%) JSON
2 4 (5.33%) Middleware
2 4 (5.33%) XML
3 2 (2.67%) CGI
4 1 (1.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 75 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 23 (30.67%) Computer Science
3 20 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (22.67%) IBM Mainframe
5 7 (9.33%) Visualisation
6 6 (8.00%) Algorithms
7 4 (5.33%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.67%) AS400
8 2 (2.67%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.67%) DataPower
8 2 (2.67%) Social Media
9 1 (1.33%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.33%) zOS
2 4 (5.33%) Windows
2 4 (5.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (58.67%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (50.67%) RAD
3 25 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 23 (30.67%) SDLC
5 18 (24.00%) TDD
5 18 (24.00%) Waterfall
6 17 (22.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 17 (22.67%) Integration Testing
6 17 (22.67%) Regression Testing
6 17 (22.67%) Software Engineering
7 16 (21.33%) User Stories
8 15 (20.00%) Functional Testing
8 15 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
8 15 (20.00%) Unit Testing
9 9 (12.00%) Change Management
9 9 (12.00%) Coaching
9 9 (12.00%) Mentoring
10 8 (10.67%) Manual Testing
11 7 (9.33%) Refactoring
11 7 (9.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 75 (100.00%) JCL
2 73 (97.33%) COBOL
3 38 (50.67%) REXX
4 24 (32.00%) CLIST
5 10 (13.33%) Assembly Language
6 4 (5.33%) SQL
7 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (33.33%) Degree
2 15 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 14 (18.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (32.00%) QA
System Software
1 11 (14.67%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (10.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (2.67%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (2.67%) RACF
Systems Management
1 12 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (12.00%) CA Endevor
3 8 (10.67%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.67%) Control-M
4 2 (2.67%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (1.33%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 27 (36.00%) IBM
2 24 (32.00%) TSYS
3 16 (21.33%) Cognizant
4 11 (14.67%) HP
5 8 (10.67%) CA
6 4 (5.33%) Syncsort
7 2 (2.67%) Oracle
8 1 (1.33%) Informatica