The table below looks at the statistics for ISPF skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISPF over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
UK
Rank 842 921 930
Rank change year-on-year
+79 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISPF 7 18 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.018% 0.020%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.021% 0.047% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 4 10 19
Median salary £37,500 £41,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.53% -24.07%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £41,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year
-8.53% -24.07%

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

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
33313 38016 39327
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 39.47% 38.03% 37.38%
Number of salaries quoted 28774 32748 33938
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

ISPF
Jobs Demand Trend

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

ISPF Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ISPF
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISPF within the UK.

ISPF Salary Trend in the UK

ISPF
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISPF over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 within the UK.

ISPF Salary Histogram in the UK

ISPF
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISPF within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Scotland +28 4 £48,500 -
England +77 3 £37,500 -8.53% 1
Glasgow +27 3 £55,000 -
North West -16 2 £37,500 +15.38%
Gloucestershire - 2 £37,500 -
Cheshire - 2 £37,500 -
South West - 2 £37,500 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £42,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Halifax - 1 - -
Clydebank - 1 £42,000 -

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 with a requirement for ISPF.

1 14 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 13 (92.86%) JCL
2 13 (92.86%) Time Sharing Option
3 9 (64.29%) zOS
3 9 (64.29%) RACF
3 9 (64.29%) IBM
4 8 (57.14%) Assembly Language
4 8 (57.14%) CA
4 8 (57.14%) REXX
4 8 (57.14%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 7 (50.00%) Sybase
5 7 (50.00%) DB2
6 6 (42.86%) MS Office
6 6 (42.86%) Unix
6 6 (42.86%) MQSeries
6 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
6 6 (42.86%) SAS
6 6 (42.86%) SQL
6 6 (42.86%) Middleware
6 6 (42.86%) Finance
6 6 (42.86%) CLIST
7 5 (35.71%) Banking
7 5 (35.71%) Project Planning
7 5 (35.71%) Time Management
7 5 (35.71%) Security Management
7 5 (35.71%) CICS
8 4 (28.57%) Tivoli
8 4 (28.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
8 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (42.86%) MQSeries
1 6 (42.86%) SAS
2 5 (35.71%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
1 6 (42.86%) MS Office
2 3 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Kerberos
1 3 (21.43%) SSH
1 3 (21.43%) SSL
2 1 (7.14%) FTP
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (7.14%) Easytrieve
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Security Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Principal Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Principal Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) DBA
4 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Mainframe DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Mainframe Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Mainframe Systems Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (21.43%) PKI
4 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.14%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) zOS
2 6 (42.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Project Planning
1 5 (35.71%) Security Management
1 5 (35.71%) Time Management
2 4 (28.57%) Defect Management
2 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 4 (28.57%) SDLC
2 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 4 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Information Security
3 3 (21.43%) People Management
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) JCL
2 8 (57.14%) Assembly Language
2 8 (57.14%) REXX
3 6 (42.86%) CLIST
3 6 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) Perl
4 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
5 2 (14.29%) COBOL
6 1 (7.14%) Fortran
6 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
System Software
1 13 (92.86%) Time Sharing Option
2 9 (64.29%) RACF
3 8 (57.14%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 4 (28.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Tivoli
1 4 (28.57%) zSecure
2 1 (7.14%) CA Endevor
2 1 (7.14%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (7.14%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) IBM
2 8 (57.14%) CA
3 7 (50.00%) Sybase