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 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 865 851 864
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +13
Permanent jobs citing ISPF 21 21 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.020% 0.010%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.054% 0.049% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 19 19 6
Average salary £54,000 £50,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.00% +14.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £50,000 £30,971
10% offered a salary of more than £57,200 £55,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £54,000 £50,000 £30,971
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +61.44%

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
39174 42648 45879
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.09% 41.03% 42.10%
Number of salaries quoted 33811 35710 40844
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 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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 January 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISPF within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. 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 +15 21 £54,000 +8.00% 2
North West -4 11 £54,000 +8.00%
Cheshire -12 7 £54,000 +8.00%
Warwickshire - 6 £33,000 -
West Midlands - 6 £33,000 -
Manchester -8 4 £54,000 +8.00%
Warwick - 3 £33,000 -
East Midlands +26 2 - -
Knutsford -1 2 £54,000 +8.00%
London - 2 £70,000 - 2
Nottingham - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 60 (98.36%) Mainframe
2 49 (80.33%) JCL
3 44 (72.13%) IBM
4 34 (55.74%) UNIX
5 25 (40.98%) Windows
6 20 (32.79%) Incident Management
6 20 (32.79%) QA
7 19 (31.15%) IBM Notes
7 19 (31.15%) Intel
7 19 (31.15%) Lotus
7 19 (31.15%) REXX
8 16 (26.23%) Finance
8 16 (26.23%) DB2
9 15 (24.59%) AIX
9 15 (24.59%) Perl
9 15 (24.59%) SSL
9 15 (24.59%) WebSphere
10 14 (22.95%) Degree
10 14 (22.95%) zOS
10 14 (22.95%) MVS
10 14 (22.95%) SQL
10 14 (22.95%) Linux
11 13 (21.31%) WebSphere MQ
11 13 (21.31%) Middleware
11 13 (21.31%) SLA
11 13 (21.31%) CA
11 13 (21.31%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 12 (19.67%) VMware
12 12 (19.67%) HP
12 12 (19.67%) BMC

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 19 (31.15%) IBM Notes
2 15 (24.59%) WebSphere
3 11 (18.03%) SAS
4 8 (13.11%) CICS
5 2 (3.28%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Office
1 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.59%) SSL
2 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.28%) SMS
3 2 (3.28%) Internet
4 1 (1.64%) DNS
4 1 (1.64%) VoIP
4 1 (1.64%) DHCP
4 1 (1.64%) Firewall
4 1 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.23%) DB2
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.28%) Adabas
2 2 (3.28%) OLAP
2 2 (3.28%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (3.28%) ERwin
2 1 (1.64%) ChangeMan
2 1 (1.64%) Subversion
General
1 16 (26.23%) Finance
2 8 (13.11%) Banking
2 8 (13.11%) Retail
3 2 (3.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (27.87%) Mainframe Operator
2 12 (19.67%) DB2 DBA
2 12 (19.67%) DBA
3 10 (16.39%) Mainframe DBA
3 10 (16.39%) Consultant
4 8 (13.11%) Technical Specialist
4 8 (13.11%) Computer Operator
5 6 (9.84%) WebSphere Specialist
5 6 (9.84%) Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (4.92%) WebSphere Consultant
8 2 (3.28%) Technical Analyst
9 1 (1.64%) Systems Analyst
9 1 (1.64%) Network Manager
9 1 (1.64%) Operations Analyst
9 1 (1.64%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.31%) WebSphere MQ
1 13 (21.31%) Middleware
1 13 (21.31%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (3.28%) Web Services
2 2 (3.28%) XML
2 2 (3.28%) HTML
2 2 (3.28%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 60 (98.36%) Mainframe
2 11 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.56%) SWIFT
4 3 (4.92%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.28%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 34 (55.74%) UNIX
2 25 (40.98%) Windows
3 15 (24.59%) AIX
4 14 (22.95%) zOS
4 14 (22.95%) MVS
4 14 (22.95%) Linux
5 2 (3.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.79%) Incident Management
2 11 (18.03%) Migration
2 11 (18.03%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (16.39%) Release Management
3 10 (16.39%) Change Management
4 8 (13.11%) Mentoring
4 8 (13.11%) Coaching
5 6 (9.84%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (6.56%) ITIL
6 4 (6.56%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (6.56%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.28%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.28%) Workflow
7 2 (3.28%) High Availability
7 2 (3.28%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.28%) Test Planning
7 2 (3.28%) Data Modelling
7 2 (3.28%) SOA
8 1 (1.64%) Business Continuity
8 1 (1.64%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (80.33%) JCL
2 19 (31.15%) REXX
3 15 (24.59%) Perl
4 14 (22.95%) SQL
5 12 (19.67%) COBOL
6 6 (9.84%) Assembly Language
6 6 (9.84%) Java
7 4 (6.56%) PL/1
7 4 (6.56%) C++
8 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (22.95%) Degree
2 7 (11.48%) SC Cleared
2 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (32.79%) QA
2 13 (21.31%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Tivoli Directory Server
1 2 (3.28%) RACF
2 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (18.03%) OpenView
1 11 (18.03%) ServiceCenter
2 10 (16.39%) OMEGAMON
3 9 (14.75%) CA Endevor
4 2 (3.28%) Tivoli
4 2 (3.28%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 44 (72.13%) IBM
2 19 (31.15%) Intel
2 19 (31.15%) Lotus
3 13 (21.31%) CA
4 12 (19.67%) VMware
4 12 (19.67%) HP
4 12 (19.67%) BMC
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle
5 2 (3.28%) Business Objects
5 2 (3.28%) Cisco
6 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.64%) NetApp
6 1 (1.64%) EMC
6 1 (1.64%) McAfee
6 1 (1.64%) Computacenter