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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
UK
Rank 864 930 935
Rank change year-on-year +66 +5  
Permanent jobs citing VSAM 3 34 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.033% 0.020%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.009% 0.080% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 1 19 12
Median salary £42,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.57% -5.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -11.57% -5.00%  

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 32599 42296 41280
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.38% 40.95% 38.86%
Number of salaries quoted 26231 33780 32617
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 £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

VSAM
Top 5 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 25 March 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
Glasgow - 2 £42,000 -
Scotland - 2 £42,000 -
England +59 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 10 (100.00%) COBOL
1 10 (100.00%) JCL
1 10 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (90.00%) CICS
2 9 (90.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) Banking
3 5 (50.00%) zOS
3 5 (50.00%) DB2
3 5 (50.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 3 (30.00%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (30.00%) CA
4 3 (30.00%) FTP
4 3 (30.00%) IBM
4 3 (30.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) OMEGAMON
5 2 (20.00%) Assembly Language
5 2 (20.00%) Cognizant
5 2 (20.00%) DataStage
5 2 (20.00%) RACF
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (20.00%) REXX
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) ISPF
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Relational Database

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 9 (90.00%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) FTP
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) DB2
2 2 (20.00%) DataStage
3 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (10.00%) Easytrieve
3 1 (10.00%) MS Access
3 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Fiddler
1 1 (10.00%) Firebug
1 1 (10.00%) JMeter
1 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (10.00%) The Grinder
1 1 (10.00%) Toad
General
1 9 (90.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Mainframe Specialist
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) COBOL Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Mainframe Programmer
2 2 (20.00%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
2 2 (20.00%) Mainframe Systems Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Programmer
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Data Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) ISPF
2 1 (10.00%) JMS
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) Velocity
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) zOS
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) B2B
3 1 (10.00%) Coaching
3 1 (10.00%) Data Management
3 1 (10.00%) ETL
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) Product Management
3 1 (10.00%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (10.00%) SDLC
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) COBOL
1 10 (100.00%) JCL
2 2 (20.00%) Assembly Language
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) REXX
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 3 (30.00%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (20.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (10.00%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (10.00%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) CA
1 3 (30.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) Cognizant
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Informatica
3 1 (10.00%) Syncsort
3 1 (10.00%) TOWER Software