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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 890 873 959
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +86
Permanent jobs citing ISPF 23 74 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.071% 0.009%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.061% 0.19% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 10 54 3
Average salary £38,533 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.93% -9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £38,533 £50,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year
-22.93% -5.66%
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
37404 39406 44880
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 38.62% 38.06% 40.54%
Number of salaries quoted 32642 33809 38044
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
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 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +8 12 - -
South West - 9 £38,533 -
South East +23 2 £47,000 -6.00%
ISPF
UK

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 33 (94.29%) Mainframe
2 32 (91.43%) Time Sharing Option
3 31 (88.57%) JCL
4 29 (82.86%) DB2
5 27 (77.14%) IBM
6 23 (65.71%) Banking
7 21 (60.00%) zOS
8 19 (54.29%) COBOL
9 17 (48.57%) Finance
10 14 (40.00%) SDLC
10 14 (40.00%) QA
11 13 (37.14%) Tivoli
12 12 (34.29%) Retail
12 12 (34.29%) CA Endevor
12 12 (34.29%) Mentoring
12 12 (34.29%) Coaching
12 12 (34.29%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (28.57%) SAP
13 10 (28.57%) Assembly Language
13 10 (28.57%) REXX
14 9 (25.71%) VSAM
15 8 (22.86%) CA
15 8 (22.86%) Change Management
15 8 (22.86%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 7 (20.00%) SQL
17 6 (17.14%) Tivoli NetView
17 6 (17.14%) CICS
17 6 (17.14%) Performance Analysis
18 5 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
18 5 (14.29%) Tivoli Monitoring

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 6 (17.14%) CICS
2 2 (5.71%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.86%) SAS
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) BGP
1 1 (2.86%) EIGRP
1 1 (2.86%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.86%) Network Security
1 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (82.86%) DB2
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Eclipse
General
1 23 (65.71%) Banking
2 17 (48.57%) Finance
3 12 (34.29%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 7 (20.00%) Developer
3 5 (14.29%) DB2 DBA
3 5 (14.29%) DB2 Specialist
3 5 (14.29%) DBA
4 4 (11.43%) COBOL Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Technical Leader
4 4 (11.43%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) Applications Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Mainframe Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Mainframe Operator
6 1 (2.86%) Computer Operator
6 1 (2.86%) Java Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Lead Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Network Support
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) HTML
1 2 (5.71%) HTML5
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) Middleware
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (94.29%) Mainframe
2 12 (34.29%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (25.71%) VSAM
4 5 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (11.43%) SWIFT
6 1 (2.86%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (60.00%) zOS
2 5 (14.29%) Windows
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server
4 3 (8.57%) Unix
5 2 (5.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) SDLC
2 12 (34.29%) Coaching
2 12 (34.29%) Mentoring
3 8 (22.86%) Change Management
4 6 (17.14%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.57%) Scrum
7 2 (5.71%) Automated Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.71%) Project Planning
7 2 (5.71%) Release Management
8 1 (2.86%) Database Security
8 1 (2.86%) Fault Management
8 1 (2.86%) High Availability
8 1 (2.86%) Migration
8 1 (2.86%) Network Management
8 1 (2.86%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (2.86%) TDD
8 1 (2.86%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 31 (88.57%) JCL
2 19 (54.29%) COBOL
3 10 (28.57%) Assembly Language
3 10 (28.57%) REXX
4 7 (20.00%) SQL
5 4 (11.43%) Java
6 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.71%) PL/1
7 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) CCNA
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 32 (91.43%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (22.86%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (8.57%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 13 (37.14%) Tivoli
2 12 (34.29%) CA Endevor
3 6 (17.14%) Tivoli NetView
4 5 (14.29%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (2.86%) Control-M
5 1 (2.86%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (2.86%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (2.86%) OpenView
5 1 (2.86%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (2.86%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 27 (77.14%) IBM
2 10 (28.57%) SAP
3 8 (22.86%) CA
4 4 (11.43%) BMC
4 4 (11.43%) Remedy
5 2 (5.71%) Intel
5 2 (5.71%) Lotus
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco
6 1 (2.86%) HP
6 1 (2.86%) Juniper
6 1 (2.86%) Nortel
6 1 (2.86%) VMware