The table below looks at the statistics for ISPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISPF over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 843 860 838
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -22
Permanent jobs citing ISPF 32 30 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.031% 0.028% 0.021%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.083% 0.073% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 19 25 19
Average salary £38,533 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,330 £33,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £85,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,533 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-9.33% -15.00%
ISPF
UK

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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
38732 41357 39912
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 37.47% 38.56% 40.15%
Number of salaries quoted 33425 35059 34717
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

ISPF
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISPF across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

ISPF Jobs Demand Trend in England

ISPF
Salary Trend in England

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

ISPF Salary Trend in England

ISPF
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISPF across the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

ISPF Salary Histogram in England

ISPF
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISPF within the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +9 12 £52,500 +9.40%
West Midlands -13 10 £34,500 +4.54%
South West - 6 £38,533 -
East Midlands -3 3 - -
South East +11 1 £50,000 -41.17%
ISPF
UK

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing ISPF also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISPF.

1 97 (82.91%) Mainframe
2 95 (81.20%) JCL
3 91 (77.78%) IBM
4 70 (59.83%) Time Sharing Option
5 56 (47.86%) UNIX
6 48 (41.03%) DB2
7 47 (40.17%) COBOL
8 38 (32.48%) CICS
9 35 (29.91%) QA
10 33 (28.21%) SQL
11 32 (27.35%) Banking
12 31 (26.50%) Incident Management
13 29 (24.79%) SDLC
13 29 (24.79%) Linux
13 29 (24.79%) IBM Notes
13 29 (24.79%) Lotus
13 29 (24.79%) Intel
13 29 (24.79%) Tivoli
13 29 (24.79%) Job Entry Subsystem
14 28 (23.93%) MVS
15 27 (23.08%) WebSphere
15 27 (23.08%) WebSphere MQ
15 27 (23.08%) BusinessObjects
15 27 (23.08%) MQSeries
15 27 (23.08%) Web Services
15 27 (23.08%) Oracle
15 27 (23.08%) WebSphere Application Server
15 27 (23.08%) Java
15 27 (23.08%) Perl
15 27 (23.08%) AIX

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing ISPF also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISPF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 38 (32.48%) CICS
2 29 (24.79%) IBM Notes
3 27 (23.08%) MQSeries
3 27 (23.08%) WebSphere
3 27 (23.08%) WebSphere Application Server
4 17 (14.53%) SAS
5 7 (5.98%) Lync
5 7 (5.98%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (3.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.27%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.09%) DHCP
1 20 (17.09%) TCP/IP
1 20 (17.09%) DNS
1 20 (17.09%) Firewall
2 11 (9.40%) VoIP
2 11 (9.40%) HSRP
3 10 (8.55%) WAN
3 10 (8.55%) LAN
3 10 (8.55%) OSPF
3 10 (8.55%) BGP
4 9 (7.69%) Spanning Tree
5 7 (5.98%) NAS
5 7 (5.98%) SAN
5 7 (5.98%) MPLS
6 6 (5.13%) Wireless
7 5 (4.27%) PBX
8 2 (1.71%) IPsec
8 2 (1.71%) VLAN
8 2 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (41.03%) DB2
2 27 (23.08%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (5.98%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (7.69%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.85%) Hudson
General
1 32 (27.35%) Banking
2 26 (22.22%) Retail
3 13 (11.11%) Law
4 6 (5.13%) Finance
4 6 (5.13%) Retail Banking
4 6 (5.13%) Private Banking
5 3 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (23.93%) Mainframe Operator
2 27 (23.08%) Consultant
2 27 (23.08%) Technical Consultant
3 15 (12.82%) Technical Specialist
4 12 (10.26%) Computer Operator
5 10 (8.55%) Developer
5 10 (8.55%) Mainframe Developer
6 9 (7.69%) Applications Developer
7 8 (6.84%) Analyst
8 7 (5.98%) Technical Manager
8 7 (5.98%) Technical Services Manager
8 7 (5.98%) Service Manager
9 6 (5.13%) Network Manager
10 3 (2.56%) Senior Network Engineer
10 3 (2.56%) Network Engineer
11 2 (1.71%) Support Analyst
11 2 (1.71%) Senior Analyst
11 2 (1.71%) Network Analyst
11 2 (1.71%) Team Leader
11 2 (1.71%) Storage Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (23.08%) Web Services
1 27 (23.08%) WebSphere MQ
2 9 (7.69%) JSON
2 9 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 97 (82.91%) Mainframe
2 24 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.13%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (4.27%) SWIFT
5 3 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 56 (47.86%) UNIX
2 29 (24.79%) Linux
3 28 (23.93%) MVS
4 27 (23.08%) AIX
4 27 (23.08%) Solaris
5 19 (16.24%) zOS
6 17 (14.53%) Windows
7 1 (0.85%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.50%) Incident Management
2 29 (24.79%) SDLC
3 27 (23.08%) SOA
4 26 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 22 (18.80%) Change Management
6 20 (17.09%) Coaching
7 15 (12.82%) Release Management
7 15 (12.82%) Migration
8 9 (7.69%) Project Planning
9 8 (6.84%) Performance Analysis
10 6 (5.13%) Wealth Management
11 5 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (4.27%) Infrastructure Management
12 3 (2.56%) CRM
13 2 (1.71%) ITIL
13 2 (1.71%) Problem Management
13 2 (1.71%) Time Management
13 2 (1.71%) Security Architecture
13 2 (1.71%) Patch Management
14 1 (0.85%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 95 (81.20%) JCL
2 47 (40.17%) COBOL
3 33 (28.21%) SQL
4 27 (23.08%) Java
4 27 (23.08%) Perl
5 14 (11.97%) REXX
6 11 (9.40%) Assembly Language
7 9 (7.69%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 9 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 9 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.13%) CCNP
2 6 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (5.13%) Degree
3 4 (3.42%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (29.91%) QA
2 15 (12.82%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (59.83%) Time Sharing Option
2 29 (24.79%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 7 (5.98%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 29 (24.79%) Tivoli
2 20 (17.09%) CA Endevor
3 15 (12.82%) ServiceCenter
3 15 (12.82%) OpenView
4 9 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 91 (77.78%) IBM
2 29 (24.79%) Intel
2 29 (24.79%) Lotus
3 27 (23.08%) Oracle
4 15 (12.82%) HP
4 15 (12.82%) VMware
5 7 (5.98%) SAP
5 7 (5.98%) Microsoft
6 5 (4.27%) Remedy
6 5 (4.27%) BMC
7 3 (2.56%) Cisco
8 2 (1.71%) CA