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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 871 848 874
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +26
Permanent jobs citing ISPF 22 32 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.029% 0.002%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.049% 0.074% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 13 24 1
Average salary £47,985 £49,250 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.56% +11.93%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £49,250 £44,000
% change year-on-year
-8.62% +11.93%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
44926 43169 48566
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 39.01% 39.68% 41.08%
Number of salaries quoted 38208 37489 43042
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 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 22 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 22 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 -43 18 £47,985 -2.56%
London -25 9 £47,985 -24.72%
Southampton +17 4 £85,000 +36.00%
South East 0 4 £85,000 +76.16%
Hampshire -6 4 £85,000 +76.16%
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Scotland - 4 - -
West Midlands - 2 £33,000 -
Warwickshire - 2 £33,000 -
North East - 2 £42,500 -
Chester -4 1 £28,500 -
Cheshire -16 1 £28,500 -43.00%
North West -21 1 £28,500 -43.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £40,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £40,000 -
Warwick - 1 £33,000 -

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 28 (77.78%) Mainframe
2 22 (61.11%) COBOL
3 21 (58.33%) JCL
4 20 (55.56%) IBM
5 18 (50.00%) DB2
6 17 (47.22%) zOS
7 16 (44.44%) VSAM
8 15 (41.67%) Change Management
9 13 (36.11%) CICS
10 12 (33.33%) UNIX
10 12 (33.33%) REXX
11 11 (30.56%) Degree
11 11 (30.56%) CA Endevor
12 9 (25.00%) QA
12 9 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
12 9 (25.00%) Banking
12 9 (25.00%) Retail
13 8 (22.22%) Problem Management
14 7 (19.44%) Assembly Language
15 6 (16.67%) SQL
15 6 (16.67%) Finance
15 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
16 5 (13.89%) SWIFT
16 5 (13.89%) ACF2
16 5 (13.89%) Workflow
16 5 (13.89%) ChangeMan
16 5 (13.89%) Migration
16 5 (13.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 5 (13.89%) Cisco
16 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 13 (36.11%) CICS
2 5 (13.89%) SAS
3 4 (11.11%) MQSeries
4 2 (5.56%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.78%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) DHCP
1 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 4 (11.11%) DNS
1 4 (11.11%) Firewall
1 4 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (2.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (50.00%) DB2
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) ChangeMan
2 4 (11.11%) JIRA
3 2 (5.56%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (25.00%) Banking
1 9 (25.00%) Retail
2 6 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Electronics
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Technical Specialist
2 8 (22.22%) DB2 DBA
2 8 (22.22%) DBA
3 5 (13.89%) SWIFT Specialist
3 5 (13.89%) Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Network Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Mainframe Operator
6 2 (5.56%) Mainframe DBA
6 2 (5.56%) Mainframe Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Operations Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (2.78%) DB2 Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) FIX Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Computer Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) ATL
2 2 (5.56%) XML
2 2 (5.56%) HTML
2 2 (5.56%) JSON
3 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (2.78%) Middleware
3 1 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (77.78%) Mainframe
2 16 (44.44%) VSAM
3 9 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 5 (13.89%) SWIFT
6 4 (11.11%) Data Conversion
7 1 (2.78%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 17 (47.22%) zOS
2 12 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (5.56%) Windows
3 2 (5.56%) AIX
3 2 (5.56%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) Change Management
2 8 (22.22%) Problem Management
3 5 (13.89%) Workflow
3 5 (13.89%) Migration
3 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
4 4 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.33%) Performance Improvement
5 3 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (8.33%) ITIL
6 2 (5.56%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.78%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.78%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.78%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 22 (61.11%) COBOL
2 21 (58.33%) JCL
3 12 (33.33%) REXX
4 7 (19.44%) Assembly Language
5 6 (16.67%) SQL
6 5 (13.89%) Java
7 3 (8.33%) C++
8 2 (5.56%) PL/1
9 1 (2.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.00%) QA
2 5 (13.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) ACF2
1 5 (13.89%) RACF
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (30.56%) CA Endevor
2 5 (13.89%) Tivoli
3 4 (11.11%) Control-M
4 2 (5.56%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (2.78%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (2.78%) OpenView
Vendors
1 20 (55.56%) IBM
2 5 (13.89%) Cisco
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle
3 4 (11.11%) Tableau
4 2 (5.56%) BMC
4 2 (5.56%) HP
4 2 (5.56%) VMware
4 2 (5.56%) Intel
4 2 (5.56%) Lotus
4 2 (5.56%) Computacenter
5 1 (2.78%) McAfee
5 1 (2.78%) EMC
5 1 (2.78%) CA
5 1 (2.78%) NetApp
5 1 (2.78%) SAP