The table below looks at the statistics for ISPF skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISPF over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 866 849 892
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +43
Permanent jobs citing ISPF 39 24 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.023% 0.002%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.091% 0.057% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 33 17 2
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +27.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £34,000 £38,650
10% offered a salary of more than £79,000 £53,500 £39,850
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +27.38%

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
42972 42310 47427
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.67% 39.74% 40.38%
Number of salaries quoted 36133 36763 41645
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

ISPF
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISPF within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 September 2014 within the UK.

ISPF Salary Histogram in the UK

ISPF
Top 19 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISPF within the UK over the 3 months to 23 September 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
England -7 38 £42,500 -15.00% 2
West Midlands - 12 £33,000 - 1
Warwickshire - 12 £33,000 - 1
North East - 11 £42,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 10 £42,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £42,500 -
Warwick - 6 £33,000 - 1
Nottingham +4 4 £45,500 +51.66%
Nottinghamshire +4 4 £45,500 +51.66%
London +3 4 - - 1
Hampshire -8 4 £85,000 +150.00%
South East -10 4 £85,000 +150.00%
East Midlands -11 4 £45,500 +51.66%
Southampton - 4 £85,000 -
North West -27 3 £45,000 -15.88%
Cheshire -32 2 £36,750 -28.98%
Manchester -8 1 £45,000 -15.88%
Knutsford -12 1 £45,000 -13.04%
Chester - 1 £28,500 -

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 49 (85.96%) Mainframe
2 40 (70.18%) IBM
3 35 (61.40%) JCL
4 24 (42.11%) zOS
4 24 (42.11%) DB2
5 23 (40.35%) UNIX
6 20 (35.09%) COBOL
6 20 (35.09%) Degree
7 19 (33.33%) REXX
8 18 (31.58%) Change Management
8 18 (31.58%) QA
9 17 (29.82%) SQL
10 16 (28.07%) Mentoring
10 16 (28.07%) Coaching
10 16 (28.07%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (26.32%) CICS
12 13 (22.81%) BMC
12 13 (22.81%) VSAM
12 13 (22.81%) Banking
12 13 (22.81%) Retail
13 12 (21.05%) Incident Management
13 12 (21.05%) CA Endevor
13 12 (21.05%) CA
13 12 (21.05%) Intel
13 12 (21.05%) Lotus
13 12 (21.05%) IBM Notes
14 11 (19.30%) SAS
14 11 (19.30%) Disaster Recovery
14 11 (19.30%) MVS
14 11 (19.30%) OMEGAMON

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 15 (26.32%) CICS
2 12 (21.05%) IBM Notes
3 11 (19.30%) SAS
4 4 (7.02%) MQSeries
5 2 (3.51%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) SPSS
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Summit
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.02%) DNS
2 4 (7.02%) DHCP
2 4 (7.02%) Firewall
2 4 (7.02%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (3.51%) SMS
3 2 (3.51%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (42.11%) DB2
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.51%) OLAP
3 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.51%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) ChangeMan
2 4 (7.02%) JIRA
3 2 (3.51%) ERwin
4 1 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 13 (22.81%) Banking
1 13 (22.81%) Retail
2 7 (12.28%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Electronics
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (28.07%) DBA
1 16 (28.07%) DB2 DBA
2 15 (26.32%) Technical Specialist
3 12 (21.05%) Mainframe Operator
4 11 (19.30%) Mainframe DBA
5 6 (10.53%) Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Computer Operator
6 5 (8.77%) SWIFT Specialist
7 4 (7.02%) Network Manager
8 3 (5.26%) Administrator
9 2 (3.51%) Technical Consultant
9 2 (3.51%) Consultant
9 2 (3.51%) WebSphere Specialist
10 1 (1.75%) FIX Analyst
10 1 (1.75%) Systems Analyst
10 1 (1.75%) Oracle DBA
10 1 (1.75%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (3.51%) Middleware
1 2 (3.51%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 49 (85.96%) Mainframe
2 16 (28.07%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (22.81%) VSAM
4 6 (10.53%) Computer Science
4 6 (10.53%) IBM Mainframe
4 6 (10.53%) SWIFT
5 4 (7.02%) User Experience
5 4 (7.02%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.75%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 24 (42.11%) zOS
2 23 (40.35%) UNIX
3 11 (19.30%) MVS
4 10 (17.54%) Windows
5 3 (5.26%) AIX
6 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.58%) Change Management
2 16 (28.07%) Mentoring
2 16 (28.07%) Coaching
3 12 (21.05%) Incident Management
4 11 (19.30%) Migration
4 11 (19.30%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (12.28%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (12.28%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (8.77%) Release Management
7 4 (7.02%) Workflow
7 4 (7.02%) Problem Management
8 3 (5.26%) ITIL
8 3 (5.26%) Performance Improvement
9 2 (3.51%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (3.51%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.51%) Performance Management
9 2 (3.51%) Data Modelling
10 1 (1.75%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (1.75%) Business Continuity
10 1 (1.75%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (61.40%) JCL
2 20 (35.09%) COBOL
3 19 (33.33%) REXX
4 17 (29.82%) SQL
5 4 (7.02%) Java
5 4 (7.02%) C++
6 3 (5.26%) Assembly Language
7 2 (3.51%) Perl
8 1 (1.75%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 20 (35.09%) Degree
2 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
2 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (31.58%) QA
2 9 (15.79%) SLA
3 2 (3.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) RACF
2 2 (3.51%) ACF2
3 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (21.05%) CA Endevor
2 11 (19.30%) OMEGAMON
3 7 (12.28%) ServiceCenter
3 7 (12.28%) OpenView
4 4 (7.02%) Control-M
5 2 (3.51%) Tivoli
5 2 (3.51%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 40 (70.18%) IBM
2 13 (22.81%) BMC
3 12 (21.05%) CA
3 12 (21.05%) Lotus
3 12 (21.05%) Intel
4 8 (14.04%) HP
4 8 (14.04%) VMware
5 5 (8.77%) Cisco
5 5 (8.77%) Oracle
6 4 (7.02%) Tableau
7 1 (1.75%) Computacenter
7 1 (1.75%) McAfee
7 1 (1.75%) NetApp
7 1 (1.75%) SAP
7 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.75%) EMC
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Royal Bank Of Scotland
Salary: NA
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £33000 per annum + including shift allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £4955 - £61215 per annum + car,benefits
Posted: 11 days ago