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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 844 893 887
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -6
Permanent jobs citing ISPF 42 9 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.008% 0.009%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.10% 0.020% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 32 3 10
Average salary £42,500 £55,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.72% +37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £55,000 £39,097
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £55,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +37.50%

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
41308 45266 48103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 36.79% 40.87% 41.47%
Number of salaries quoted 35467 38793 42572
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
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

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +35 41 £42,500 -22.72%
Warwickshire - 14 £33,000 -
West Midlands - 14 £33,000 -
North West -2 11 £54,000 -1.81%
London +9 8 - -
Warwick - 8 £33,000 -
Cheshire +5 7 £54,000 -1.81%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £42,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £42,500 -
North East - 5 £42,500 -
Manchester - 4 £54,000 -
Nottingham +22 2 £48,500 -
East Midlands +12 2 £48,500 -
Nottinghamshire +8 2 £48,500 -
Knutsford 0 2 £54,000 -
South East -10 1 £65,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £65,000 -
Scotland - 1 - -

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 68 (88.31%) Mainframe
2 56 (72.73%) JCL
3 51 (66.23%) IBM
4 42 (54.55%) UNIX
5 26 (33.77%) Windows
6 25 (32.47%) QA
7 21 (27.27%) Incident Management
7 21 (27.27%) Degree
7 21 (27.27%) IBM Notes
7 21 (27.27%) DB2
7 21 (27.27%) Intel
7 21 (27.27%) Lotus
8 19 (24.68%) REXX
8 19 (24.68%) zOS
9 18 (23.38%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (23.38%) COBOL
9 18 (23.38%) SQL
10 17 (22.08%) Change Management
11 16 (20.78%) Finance
11 16 (20.78%) SAS
11 16 (20.78%) Migration
12 15 (19.48%) Banking
12 15 (19.48%) Retail
12 15 (19.48%) Mentoring
12 15 (19.48%) Coaching
13 14 (18.18%) CA Endevor
13 14 (18.18%) SLA
13 14 (18.18%) AIX
13 14 (18.18%) MVS
13 14 (18.18%) BMC

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 21 (27.27%) IBM Notes
2 16 (20.78%) SAS
3 13 (16.88%) WebSphere
4 11 (14.29%) CICS
5 3 (3.90%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) SPSS
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
2 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Summit
1 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.88%) SSL
2 7 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.49%) DNS
3 5 (6.49%) Firewall
3 5 (6.49%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (6.49%) DHCP
4 2 (2.60%) SMS
5 1 (1.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (27.27%) DB2
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.19%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.60%) OLAP
3 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.60%) Adabas
4 1 (1.30%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (7.79%) ChangeMan
2 4 (5.19%) JIRA
3 2 (2.60%) ERwin
4 1 (1.30%) Subversion
General
1 16 (20.78%) Finance
2 15 (19.48%) Banking
2 15 (19.48%) Retail
3 1 (1.30%) Marketing
3 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.30%) Electronics
3 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (24.68%) Mainframe Operator
2 15 (19.48%) Technical Specialist
3 14 (18.18%) DBA
3 14 (18.18%) DB2 DBA
4 12 (15.58%) Mainframe DBA
5 9 (11.69%) Analyst
5 9 (11.69%) Computer Operator
6 8 (10.39%) Consultant
7 6 (7.79%) WebSphere Specialist
8 5 (6.49%) Network Manager
9 4 (5.19%) SWIFT Specialist
10 3 (3.90%) WebSphere Consultant
11 2 (2.60%) Operations Analyst
11 2 (2.60%) Technical Consultant
12 1 (1.30%) Oracle DBA
12 1 (1.30%) Data Manager
12 1 (1.30%) Systems Analyst
12 1 (1.30%) FIX Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.88%) WebSphere MQ
1 13 (16.88%) Middleware
1 13 (16.88%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 68 (88.31%) Mainframe
2 18 (23.38%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.39%) SWIFT
4 7 (9.09%) VSAM
5 6 (7.79%) Computer Science
6 4 (5.19%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (5.19%) Data Conversion
6 4 (5.19%) User Experience
6 4 (5.19%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.30%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 42 (54.55%) UNIX
2 26 (33.77%) Windows
3 19 (24.68%) zOS
4 14 (18.18%) MVS
4 14 (18.18%) AIX
5 12 (15.58%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.27%) Incident Management
2 17 (22.08%) Change Management
3 16 (20.78%) Migration
4 15 (19.48%) Mentoring
4 15 (19.48%) Coaching
5 12 (15.58%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (12.99%) Release Management
7 4 (5.19%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (5.19%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (5.19%) ITIL
8 2 (2.60%) Data Modelling
8 2 (2.60%) Workflow
8 2 (2.60%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.60%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.60%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (1.30%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (1.30%) Time Management
9 1 (1.30%) Business Continuity
9 1 (1.30%) Programme Management
9 1 (1.30%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 56 (72.73%) JCL
2 19 (24.68%) REXX
3 18 (23.38%) SQL
3 18 (23.38%) COBOL
4 13 (16.88%) Perl
5 4 (5.19%) C++
5 4 (5.19%) Java
5 4 (5.19%) Assembly Language
5 4 (5.19%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 21 (27.27%) Degree
2 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 7 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (32.47%) QA
2 14 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) RACF
2 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (18.18%) CA Endevor
2 12 (15.58%) OMEGAMON
2 12 (15.58%) ServiceCenter
2 12 (15.58%) OpenView
3 4 (5.19%) Control-M
4 2 (2.60%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 51 (66.23%) IBM
2 21 (27.27%) Intel
2 21 (27.27%) Lotus
3 14 (18.18%) BMC
3 14 (18.18%) CA
4 13 (16.88%) HP
4 13 (16.88%) VMware
5 6 (7.79%) Cisco
6 5 (6.49%) Oracle
7 4 (5.19%) Tableau
8 1 (1.30%) Computacenter
8 1 (1.30%) EMC
8 1 (1.30%) McAfee
8 1 (1.30%) SAP
8 1 (1.30%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.30%) NetApp