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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 829 827 862
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +35
Permanent jobs citing ISPF 21 19 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.020% 0.013%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.057% 0.048% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 19 19 7
Average salary £54,000 £50,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.00% +14.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £50,000 £30,971
10% offered a salary of more than £57,200 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £54,000 £50,000 £41,735
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +19.80%
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
36647 39427 43716
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 37.09% 41.22% 42.33%
Number of salaries quoted 31799 33200 39159
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
North West -14 11 £54,000 +8.00%
West Midlands - 6 £33,000 -
East Midlands +20 2 - -
London - 2 £70,000 - 2
ISPF
UK

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 56 (98.25%) Mainframe
2 45 (78.95%) JCL
3 41 (71.93%) IBM
4 32 (56.14%) UNIX
5 24 (42.11%) Windows
6 20 (35.09%) QA
7 18 (31.58%) Incident Management
7 18 (31.58%) REXX
8 17 (29.82%) Intel
8 17 (29.82%) Lotus
8 17 (29.82%) IBM Notes
9 16 (28.07%) DB2
10 15 (26.32%) AIX
10 15 (26.32%) Perl
10 15 (26.32%) SSL
10 15 (26.32%) WebSphere
10 15 (26.32%) Finance
11 14 (24.56%) MVS
11 14 (24.56%) SQL
11 14 (24.56%) Linux
12 13 (22.81%) zOS
12 13 (22.81%) WebSphere MQ
12 13 (22.81%) Middleware
12 13 (22.81%) Degree
12 13 (22.81%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 12 (21.05%) BMC
13 12 (21.05%) CA
14 11 (19.30%) SLA
14 11 (19.30%) HP
14 11 (19.30%) COBOL

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 17 (29.82%) IBM Notes
2 15 (26.32%) WebSphere
3 10 (17.54%) SAS
4 7 (12.28%) CICS
5 2 (3.51%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.32%) SSL
2 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.51%) Internet
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.75%) Firewall
4 1 (1.75%) DNS
4 1 (1.75%) SMS
4 1 (1.75%) VoIP
4 1 (1.75%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (28.07%) DB2
2 2 (3.51%) OLAP
2 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.51%) Adabas
2 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (3.51%) ERwin
2 1 (1.75%) Subversion
2 1 (1.75%) ChangeMan
General
1 15 (26.32%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Banking
2 8 (14.04%) Retail
3 2 (3.51%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Mainframe Operator
2 12 (21.05%) DB2 DBA
2 12 (21.05%) DBA
3 10 (17.54%) Mainframe DBA
4 9 (15.79%) Consultant
5 8 (14.04%) Technical Specialist
6 7 (12.28%) Computer Operator
7 6 (10.53%) WebSphere Specialist
8 5 (8.77%) Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) WebSphere Consultant
9 3 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
10 2 (3.51%) Technical Analyst
11 1 (1.75%) Network Manager
11 1 (1.75%) Data Manager
11 1 (1.75%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.81%) WebSphere MQ
1 13 (22.81%) Middleware
1 13 (22.81%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (3.51%) HTML
2 2 (3.51%) J2EE
2 2 (3.51%) Web Services
2 2 (3.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (98.25%) Mainframe
2 11 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.02%) SWIFT
4 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.51%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 32 (56.14%) UNIX
2 24 (42.11%) Windows
3 15 (26.32%) AIX
4 14 (24.56%) MVS
4 14 (24.56%) Linux
5 13 (22.81%) zOS
6 2 (3.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.58%) Incident Management
2 11 (19.30%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (17.54%) Release Management
3 10 (17.54%) Migration
4 9 (15.79%) Change Management
5 8 (14.04%) Mentoring
5 8 (14.04%) Coaching
6 5 (8.77%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (5.26%) ITIL
8 2 (3.51%) Data Modelling
8 2 (3.51%) SOA
8 2 (3.51%) Workflow
8 2 (3.51%) Test Planning
8 2 (3.51%) High Availability
8 2 (3.51%) Performance Management
9 1 (1.75%) Time Management
9 1 (1.75%) Problem Management
9 1 (1.75%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 45 (78.95%) JCL
2 18 (31.58%) REXX
3 15 (26.32%) Perl
4 14 (24.56%) SQL
5 11 (19.30%) COBOL
6 6 (10.53%) Assembly Language
7 5 (8.77%) Java
8 4 (7.02%) PL/1
9 3 (5.26%) C++
10 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (22.81%) Degree
2 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
2 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (35.09%) QA
2 11 (19.30%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.75%) RACF
Systems Management
1 10 (17.54%) ServiceCenter
1 10 (17.54%) OMEGAMON
1 10 (17.54%) OpenView
2 8 (14.04%) CA Endevor
3 2 (3.51%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.51%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 41 (71.93%) IBM
2 17 (29.82%) Intel
2 17 (29.82%) Lotus
3 12 (21.05%) BMC
3 12 (21.05%) CA
4 11 (19.30%) HP
4 11 (19.30%) VMware
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle
5 2 (3.51%) Business Objects
5 2 (3.51%) Cisco
6 1 (1.75%) Computacenter
6 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.75%) EMC
6 1 (1.75%) NetApp
6 1 (1.75%) McAfee