The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 890 850 895
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +45
Permanent jobs citing ISPF 23 32 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.029% 0.001%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.051% 0.074% 0.002%
Number of salaries quoted 14 24 0
Average salary £47,985 £49,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £49,250 -
% change year-on-year
-13.70% -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
45445 43020 48353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.82% 39.55% 40.97%
Number of salaries quoted 38606 37296 42767
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,000 £60,000
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 28 July 2014 within the UK.

ISPF Salary Histogram in the UK

ISPF
Top 16 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 28 July 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 -39 19 £47,985 -2.56%
London -51 9 £47,985 -24.72%
South East +13 4 £85,000 +76.16%
Southampton +9 4 £85,000 +36.00%
Hampshire +6 4 £85,000 +76.16%
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Scotland - 4 - -
West Midlands - 3 £33,000 -
Warwickshire - 3 £33,000 -
North East - 2 £42,500 -
Warwick - 2 £33,000 -
Chester -7 1 £28,500 -
North West -23 1 £28,500 -43.00%
Cheshire -27 1 £28,500 -43.00%
Tyne and Wear - 1 £40,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £40,000 -

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 27 (77.14%) Mainframe
2 21 (60.00%) COBOL
3 20 (57.14%) IBM
3 20 (57.14%) JCL
4 17 (48.57%) zOS
4 17 (48.57%) DB2
5 16 (45.71%) VSAM
6 15 (42.86%) Change Management
7 12 (34.29%) UNIX
7 12 (34.29%) CICS
8 11 (31.43%) REXX
8 11 (31.43%) Degree
8 11 (31.43%) CA Endevor
9 9 (25.71%) QA
9 9 (25.71%) IBM Mainframe
9 9 (25.71%) Banking
9 9 (25.71%) Retail
10 8 (22.86%) Problem Management
11 6 (17.14%) Migration
11 6 (17.14%) Assembly Language
11 6 (17.14%) SAS
11 6 (17.14%) SQL
11 6 (17.14%) Computer Science
12 5 (14.29%) SWIFT
12 5 (14.29%) ACF2
12 5 (14.29%) Oracle
12 5 (14.29%) SLA
12 5 (14.29%) Cisco
12 5 (14.29%) Workflow
12 5 (14.29%) Finance

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 12 (34.29%) CICS
2 6 (17.14%) SAS
3 4 (11.43%) MQSeries
4 3 (8.57%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.86%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) Firewall
1 4 (11.43%) DHCP
1 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
1 4 (11.43%) DNS
1 4 (11.43%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (48.57%) DB2
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) ChangeMan
2 4 (11.43%) JIRA
3 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (25.71%) Banking
1 9 (25.71%) Retail
2 5 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Technical Specialist
2 8 (22.86%) DB2 DBA
2 8 (22.86%) DBA
3 5 (14.29%) SWIFT Specialist
3 5 (14.29%) Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Network Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Mainframe Operator
5 3 (8.57%) Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Mainframe DBA
7 1 (2.86%) Operations Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Mainframe Developer
7 1 (2.86%) DB2 Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) FIX Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (2.86%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Computer Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) ATL
2 1 (2.86%) JSON
2 1 (2.86%) XML
2 1 (2.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (77.14%) Mainframe
2 16 (45.71%) VSAM
3 9 (25.71%) IBM Mainframe
4 6 (17.14%) Computer Science
5 5 (14.29%) SWIFT
6 4 (11.43%) Data Conversion
7 1 (2.86%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 17 (48.57%) zOS
2 12 (34.29%) UNIX
3 2 (5.71%) MVS
3 2 (5.71%) Windows
4 1 (2.86%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) Change Management
2 8 (22.86%) Problem Management
3 6 (17.14%) Migration
4 5 (14.29%) Workflow
4 5 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
6 3 (8.57%) Performance Improvement
6 3 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (8.57%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (8.57%) ITIL
7 1 (2.86%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.86%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.86%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.86%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 21 (60.00%) COBOL
2 20 (57.14%) JCL
3 11 (31.43%) REXX
4 6 (17.14%) Assembly Language
4 6 (17.14%) SQL
5 4 (11.43%) Java
6 3 (8.57%) C++
7 1 (2.86%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) QA
2 5 (14.29%) SLA
2 5 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) ACF2
1 5 (14.29%) RACF
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (31.43%) CA Endevor
2 5 (14.29%) Tivoli
3 4 (11.43%) Control-M
4 2 (5.71%) OpenView
4 2 (5.71%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (5.71%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 20 (57.14%) IBM
2 5 (14.29%) Oracle
2 5 (14.29%) Cisco
3 4 (11.43%) Tableau
4 3 (8.57%) Intel
4 3 (8.57%) HP
4 3 (8.57%) VMware
4 3 (8.57%) Lotus
5 2 (5.71%) BMC
5 2 (5.71%) Computacenter
6 1 (2.86%) SAP
6 1 (2.86%) CA
6 1 (2.86%) NetApp
6 1 (2.86%) EMC
6 1 (2.86%) McAfee