The table below looks at the statistics for ISPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISPF over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 98 - 125
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing ISPF 4 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.36% - 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.89% - 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 7
Median salary £37,500 - £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +17.64%
ISPF
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
449 600 742
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 39.98% 41.64% 38.65%
Number of salaries quoted 411 536 662
Median salary £38,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing ISPF as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

ISPF Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

ISPF
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISPF across the Cheshire region.

ISPF Salary Trend in Cheshire

ISPF
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT jobs citing ISPF 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for ISPF.

1 6 (100.00%) IBM
1 6 (100.00%) RACF
1 6 (100.00%) JCL
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 6 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (66.67%) SDLC
2 4 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 4 (66.67%) Tivoli
2 4 (66.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) SNA
3 2 (33.33%) Assembly Language
3 2 (33.33%) zOS
3 2 (33.33%) MVS
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Job Entry Subsystem

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) SNA
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Systems Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) MVS
1 2 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Defect Management
1 4 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 4 (66.67%) SDLC
1 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 4 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) JCL
2 2 (33.33%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) RACF
1 6 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (66.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (33.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) IBM