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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 862 888 880
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -8
Permanent jobs citing ISPF 28 12 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.011% 0.014%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.069% 0.027% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 24 11 13
Average salary £54,000 £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +31.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £50,000 £32,776
10% offered a salary of more than £61,700 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £54,000 £52,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +31.25%

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
40564 44165 48061
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 36.91% 41.00% 42.20%
Number of salaries quoted 34909 37294 42849
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 £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 29 December 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 29 December 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 +20 27 £54,000 +8.00%
North West -11 11 £54,000 +8.00%
Warwickshire - 9 £33,000 -
West Midlands - 9 £33,000 -
Cheshire +1 7 £54,000 +5.36%
Warwick - 5 £33,000 -
London +6 4 £70,000 -
Manchester -14 4 £54,000 +8.00%
Knutsford +1 2 £54,000 +8.00%
South East -8 1 £65,000 +18.18%
Tyne and Wear - 1 £42,500 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 £42,500 -
Scotland - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £65,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £42,500 -
Nottingham - 1 - -

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 64 (94.12%) Mainframe
2 54 (79.41%) JCL
3 47 (69.12%) IBM
4 40 (58.82%) UNIX
5 26 (38.24%) Windows
6 21 (30.88%) IBM Notes
6 21 (30.88%) Intel
6 21 (30.88%) Lotus
6 21 (30.88%) Incident Management
7 20 (29.41%) QA
7 20 (29.41%) REXX
7 20 (29.41%) DB2
8 19 (27.94%) SQL
9 18 (26.47%) Degree
9 18 (26.47%) Finance
10 16 (23.53%) AIX
10 16 (23.53%) zOS
10 16 (23.53%) MVS
11 15 (22.06%) SSL
11 15 (22.06%) SAS
11 15 (22.06%) Perl
11 15 (22.06%) Migration
11 15 (22.06%) WebSphere
12 14 (20.59%) COBOL
12 14 (20.59%) SLA
12 14 (20.59%) Linux
12 14 (20.59%) BMC
12 14 (20.59%) CA
13 13 (19.12%) HP
13 13 (19.12%) WebSphere MQ

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 (30.88%) IBM Notes
2 15 (22.06%) SAS
2 15 (22.06%) WebSphere
3 10 (14.71%) CICS
4 2 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) SPSS
2 1 (1.47%) MS Office
2 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Summit
1 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.06%) SSL
2 5 (7.35%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.94%) SMS
3 2 (2.94%) Internet
4 1 (1.47%) Firewall
4 1 (1.47%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.47%) VoIP
4 1 (1.47%) DHCP
4 1 (1.47%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (29.41%) DB2
2 5 (7.35%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.94%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.94%) OLAP
4 2 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.94%) Adabas
5 1 (1.47%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) ChangeMan
2 3 (4.41%) JIRA
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (2.94%) ERwin
4 1 (1.47%) Subversion
General
1 18 (26.47%) Finance
2 8 (11.76%) Banking
2 8 (11.76%) Retail
3 2 (2.94%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.47%) Electronics
4 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (27.94%) Mainframe Operator
2 14 (20.59%) DB2 DBA
2 14 (20.59%) DBA
3 12 (17.65%) Mainframe DBA
4 10 (14.71%) Consultant
5 9 (13.24%) Computer Operator
5 9 (13.24%) Analyst
6 8 (11.76%) Technical Specialist
7 6 (8.82%) WebSphere Specialist
8 4 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (4.41%) WebSphere Consultant
10 2 (2.94%) Operations Analyst
11 1 (1.47%) Data Manager
11 1 (1.47%) FIX Analyst
11 1 (1.47%) Oracle DBA
11 1 (1.47%) Technical Analyst
11 1 (1.47%) Network Manager
11 1 (1.47%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.12%) WebSphere MQ
1 13 (19.12%) Middleware
1 13 (19.12%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (2.94%) HTML
2 2 (2.94%) J2EE
2 2 (2.94%) Web Services
2 2 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (94.12%) Mainframe
2 11 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.35%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.88%) SWIFT
5 3 (4.41%) Data Conversion
5 3 (4.41%) VSAM
5 3 (4.41%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.94%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.94%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.47%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 40 (58.82%) UNIX
2 26 (38.24%) Windows
3 16 (23.53%) AIX
3 16 (23.53%) zOS
3 16 (23.53%) MVS
4 14 (20.59%) Linux
5 2 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.88%) Incident Management
2 15 (22.06%) Migration
3 12 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (14.71%) Release Management
4 10 (14.71%) Change Management
5 8 (11.76%) Mentoring
5 8 (11.76%) Coaching
6 6 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (5.88%) ITIL
8 3 (4.41%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.94%) Performance Management
9 2 (2.94%) High Availability
9 2 (2.94%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.94%) Data Modelling
9 2 (2.94%) SOA
9 2 (2.94%) Workflow
9 2 (2.94%) Test Planning
10 1 (1.47%) Business Continuity
10 1 (1.47%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (79.41%) JCL
2 20 (29.41%) REXX
3 19 (27.94%) SQL
4 15 (22.06%) Perl
5 14 (20.59%) COBOL
6 6 (8.82%) Java
7 5 (7.35%) Assembly Language
8 4 (5.88%) PL/1
8 4 (5.88%) C++
9 2 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (26.47%) Degree
2 7 (10.29%) SC Cleared
2 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (29.41%) QA
2 14 (20.59%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) RACF
1 2 (2.94%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (17.65%) OpenView
1 12 (17.65%) OMEGAMON
1 12 (17.65%) ServiceCenter
2 10 (14.71%) CA Endevor
3 3 (4.41%) Control-M
4 2 (2.94%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.94%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 47 (69.12%) IBM
2 21 (30.88%) Intel
2 21 (30.88%) Lotus
3 14 (20.59%) BMC
3 14 (20.59%) CA
4 13 (19.12%) HP
4 13 (19.12%) VMware
5 6 (8.82%) Oracle
6 3 (4.41%) Tableau
7 2 (2.94%) Cisco
7 2 (2.94%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.47%) SAP
8 1 (1.47%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.47%) NetApp
8 1 (1.47%) Computacenter
8 1 (1.47%) EMC
8 1 (1.47%) McAfee