The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VSAM in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 893 933
Permanent jobs citing VSAM 0 42 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.043% 0.027%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.10% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 0 21 23
Median salary - £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.00%  
UK excluding London median salary - £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -10.00%  

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

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 37496 40573 44751
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.16% 41.23% 40.88%
Number of salaries quoted 29273 33282 35719
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

VSAM
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VSAM as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for VSAM in the UK

VSAM
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for VSAM in the UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 3 (100.00%) COBOL
1 3 (100.00%) CICS
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (66.67%) zOS
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) ISPF
3 1 (33.33%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Syncsort
3 1 (33.33%) Product Management
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
3 1 (33.33%) CA
3 1 (33.33%) REXX
3 1 (33.33%) DB2
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) JMS
3 1 (33.33%) FTP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) DataStage
3 1 (33.33%) RACF
3 1 (33.33%) Re-Platforming

VSAM
Co-occurring 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 3 (100.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) DataStage
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Systems Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) ISPF
1 1 (33.33%) JMS
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Product Management
1 1 (33.33%) Re-Platforming
1 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) COBOL
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
2 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) REXX
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (33.33%) RACF
2 1 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) CA
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Syncsort