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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 835 855 853
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -2
Permanent jobs citing ISPF 31 9 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.009% 0.015%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.080% 0.021% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 26 8 13
Average salary £54,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £50,000 £32,776
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £53,250 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,250 £51,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.85% +28.12%
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
38738 42109 46353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 36.88% 41.19% 42.51%
Number of salaries quoted 33548 35852 41530
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 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -3 11 £54,000 +8.00%
West Midlands - 10 £33,000 -
London +29 6 £70,000 -
North East - 2 £42,500 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
South East - 1 £65,000 -
ISPF
UK

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 62 (92.54%) Mainframe
2 53 (79.10%) JCL
3 46 (68.66%) IBM
4 41 (61.19%) UNIX
5 26 (38.81%) Windows
6 21 (31.34%) Intel
6 21 (31.34%) Lotus
6 21 (31.34%) DB2
6 21 (31.34%) IBM Notes
7 20 (29.85%) QA
7 20 (29.85%) Incident Management
7 20 (29.85%) SQL
8 19 (28.36%) REXX
9 18 (26.87%) Degree
10 17 (25.37%) Finance
11 16 (23.88%) SAS
11 16 (23.88%) MVS
11 16 (23.88%) Migration
11 16 (23.88%) AIX
12 15 (22.39%) zOS
12 15 (22.39%) Perl
12 15 (22.39%) WebSphere
12 15 (22.39%) SSL
13 14 (20.90%) COBOL
13 14 (20.90%) Linux
13 14 (20.90%) BMC
14 13 (19.40%) CA
14 13 (19.40%) HP
14 13 (19.40%) VMware
14 13 (19.40%) WebSphere MQ

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 21 (31.34%) IBM Notes
2 16 (23.88%) SAS
3 15 (22.39%) WebSphere
4 10 (14.93%) CICS
5 2 (2.99%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) SPSS
2 1 (1.49%) MS Office
2 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Summit
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.39%) SSL
2 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.99%) Internet
4 1 (1.49%) Firewall
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.49%) DNS
4 1 (1.49%) SMS
4 1 (1.49%) VoIP
4 1 (1.49%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (31.34%) DB2
2 6 (8.96%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.99%) OLAP
4 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.99%) Adabas
4 2 (2.99%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (8.96%) ChangeMan
2 4 (5.97%) JIRA
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (2.99%) ERwin
4 1 (1.49%) Subversion
General
1 17 (25.37%) Finance
2 8 (11.94%) Banking
2 8 (11.94%) Retail
3 2 (2.99%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.49%) Electronics
4 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (28.36%) Mainframe Operator
2 14 (20.90%) DB2 DBA
2 14 (20.90%) DBA
3 12 (17.91%) Mainframe DBA
4 9 (13.43%) Consultant
4 9 (13.43%) Analyst
4 9 (13.43%) Computer Operator
5 8 (11.94%) Technical Specialist
6 6 (8.96%) WebSphere Specialist
7 3 (4.48%) WebSphere Consultant
7 3 (4.48%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (1.49%) Oracle DBA
8 1 (1.49%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (1.49%) Network Manager
8 1 (1.49%) Operations Analyst
8 1 (1.49%) Data Manager
8 1 (1.49%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (1.49%) FIX Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.40%) WebSphere MQ
1 13 (19.40%) Middleware
1 13 (19.40%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (2.99%) HTML
2 2 (2.99%) J2EE
2 2 (2.99%) Web Services
2 2 (2.99%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 62 (92.54%) Mainframe
2 11 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.97%) Data Conversion
4 4 (5.97%) SWIFT
4 4 (5.97%) VSAM
4 4 (5.97%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.49%) DTV
6 1 (1.49%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 41 (61.19%) UNIX
2 26 (38.81%) Windows
3 16 (23.88%) AIX
3 16 (23.88%) MVS
4 15 (22.39%) zOS
5 14 (20.90%) Linux
6 2 (2.99%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.85%) Incident Management
2 16 (23.88%) Migration
3 12 (17.91%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (14.93%) Release Management
5 9 (13.43%) Change Management
6 8 (11.94%) Mentoring
6 8 (11.94%) Coaching
7 5 (7.46%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (4.48%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (4.48%) ITIL
9 2 (2.99%) Data Modelling
9 2 (2.99%) SOA
9 2 (2.99%) Workflow
9 2 (2.99%) Test Planning
9 2 (2.99%) Performance Management
9 2 (2.99%) High Availability
9 2 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (1.49%) Digital Marketing
10 1 (1.49%) Time Management
10 1 (1.49%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (79.10%) JCL
2 20 (29.85%) SQL
3 19 (28.36%) REXX
4 15 (22.39%) Perl
5 14 (20.90%) COBOL
6 5 (7.46%) Java
6 5 (7.46%) Assembly Language
7 4 (5.97%) PL/1
8 3 (4.48%) C++
9 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (26.87%) Degree
2 7 (10.45%) SC Cleared
2 7 (10.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (29.85%) QA
2 13 (19.40%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (1.49%) RACF
2 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (17.91%) OpenView
1 12 (17.91%) OMEGAMON
1 12 (17.91%) ServiceCenter
2 9 (13.43%) CA Endevor
3 4 (5.97%) Control-M
4 2 (2.99%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.99%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 46 (68.66%) IBM
2 21 (31.34%) Intel
2 21 (31.34%) Lotus
3 14 (20.90%) BMC
4 13 (19.40%) CA
4 13 (19.40%) HP
4 13 (19.40%) VMware
5 7 (10.45%) Oracle
6 4 (5.97%) Tableau
7 2 (2.99%) Cisco
7 2 (2.99%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.49%) SAP
8 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.49%) NetApp
8 1 (1.49%) Computacenter
8 1 (1.49%) EMC
8 1 (1.49%) McAfee