Period
to 17 January 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VSAM in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VSAM over the 6 months to 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1139 1142 1187
Rank change year-on-year +3 +45 +25
Permanent jobs citing VSAM 6 12 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.004% 0.007% 0.032%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.009% 0.017% 0.076%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 13
England median annual salary £40,500 £35,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.71% -26.32% +5.56%
10th Percentile £34,225 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £42,750 £41,200 £57,750
UK median annual salary £40,500 £37,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.28% -20.53% +8.57%

VSAM is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 68,775 68,948 81,837
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.41% 41.06% 42.35%
Number of salaries quoted 53,553 56,918 66,735
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.04% +6.52%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

VSAM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VSAM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for VSAM in England

VSAM
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VSAM in England.

Salary trend for VSAM in England

VSAM
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VSAM within the England region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North of England +4 6 £40,500 +15.71% 2
North West -6 6 £40,500 -
VSAM
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 across the England region with a requirement for VSAM.

1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
3 4 (66.67%) JCL
3 4 (66.67%) COBOL
3 4 (66.67%) DB2
3 4 (66.67%) IBM
3 4 (66.67%) CICS
3 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (66.67%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (50.00%) CA
4 3 (50.00%) Easytrieve
4 3 (50.00%) Migration
5 2 (33.33%) Ab Initio
5 2 (33.33%) Law
5 2 (33.33%) Unix
5 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (33.33%) ETL
5 2 (33.33%) Informatica
5 2 (33.33%) REXX
5 2 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) PMP
5 2 (33.33%) PMI Certification
5 2 (33.33%) Web Services
5 2 (33.33%) XML
5 2 (33.33%) Java
5 2 (33.33%) J2EE
5 2 (33.33%) Oracle
5 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development

VSAM
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 4 (66.67%) CICS
2 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) DB2
2 3 (50.00%) Easytrieve
3 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (33.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Law
3 1 (16.67%) General Ledger
3 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Support Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) J2EE
1 2 (33.33%) JSON
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) API Testing
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Wealth Management
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Structured Programming
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) COBOL
1 4 (66.67%) JCL
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) REXX
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (33.33%) PMI Certification
1 2 (33.33%) PMP
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (16.67%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 3 (50.00%) CA
3 2 (33.33%) Ab Initio
3 2 (33.33%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Informatica
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle