The table below looks at the statistics for ISPF skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISPF over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 903 900 966
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +66
Permanent jobs citing ISPF 15 61 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.055% 0.019%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.039% 0.15% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 5 47 13
Median salary £45,000 £38,533 £47,985
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.78% -19.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £33,665 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,900 £52,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £36,517 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+23.23% -18.85%

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
38052 41668 45678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.85% 37.79% 39.24%
Number of salaries quoted 33084 35529 38870
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

ISPF
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing ISPF as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISPF within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Scotland - 9 £40,000 -
England -5 6 £45,000 +16.78%
Glasgow - 5 £40,000 -
London +27 3 - -
North West - 2 £45,000 -
Wilmslow - 2 £45,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £45,000 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT jobs citing ISPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for ISPF.

1 41 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 41 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 36 (87.80%) JCL
3 35 (85.37%) DB2
4 33 (80.49%) zOS
5 32 (78.05%) IBM
6 28 (68.29%) Banking
7 22 (53.66%) Finance
8 19 (46.34%) Assembly Language
9 18 (43.90%) COBOL
9 18 (43.90%) SDLC
10 17 (41.46%) REXX
11 16 (39.02%) CA
12 15 (36.59%) Retail
12 15 (36.59%) CA Endevor
12 15 (36.59%) QA
12 15 (36.59%) Mentoring
12 15 (36.59%) Coaching
12 15 (36.59%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (31.71%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 13 (31.71%) RACF
14 12 (29.27%) CICS
14 12 (29.27%) Tivoli
14 12 (29.27%) SQL
15 10 (24.39%) VSAM
15 10 (24.39%) Project Planning
16 9 (21.95%) Sybase
16 9 (21.95%) SAP
17 8 (19.51%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 8 (19.51%) Change Management

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (29.27%) CICS
2 5 (12.20%) MQSeries
2 5 (12.20%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
1 5 (12.20%) MS Office
1 5 (12.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) Kerberos
1 4 (9.76%) SSH
1 4 (9.76%) SSL
1 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.88%) SNA
3 1 (2.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (85.37%) DB2
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Eclipse
General
1 28 (68.29%) Banking
2 22 (53.66%) Finance
3 15 (36.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 7 (17.07%) Security Engineer
2 7 (17.07%) Technical Leader
3 5 (12.20%) DB2 DBA
3 5 (12.20%) DB2 Specialist
3 5 (12.20%) DBA
4 4 (9.76%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (7.32%) Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Mainframe Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Security Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Applications Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Mainframe Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Mainframe Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Mainframe Systems Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Programmer
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Programmer
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Systems Programmer
6 2 (4.88%) Systems Programmer
7 1 (2.44%) z/OS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) Middleware
2 2 (4.88%) HTML
2 2 (4.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 41 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 15 (36.59%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (24.39%) VSAM
4 7 (17.07%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (17.07%) SWIFT
5 4 (9.76%) PKI
6 1 (2.44%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 33 (80.49%) zOS
2 7 (17.07%) Unix
3 4 (9.76%) Windows
3 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.88%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) SDLC
2 15 (36.59%) Coaching
2 15 (36.59%) Mentoring
3 10 (24.39%) Project Planning
4 8 (19.51%) Change Management
5 5 (12.20%) Performance Analysis
5 5 (12.20%) Security Management
5 5 (12.20%) Time Management
6 4 (9.76%) People Management
7 3 (7.32%) Automated Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Information Security
8 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 36 (87.80%) JCL
2 19 (46.34%) Assembly Language
3 18 (43.90%) COBOL
4 17 (41.46%) REXX
5 12 (29.27%) SQL
6 5 (12.20%) CLIST
7 4 (9.76%) Perl
7 4 (9.76%) Shell Script
8 2 (4.88%) Java
8 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.88%) PL/1
8 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (36.59%) QA
System Software
1 41 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 13 (31.71%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 13 (31.71%) RACF
3 8 (19.51%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 15 (36.59%) CA Endevor
2 12 (29.27%) Tivoli
3 8 (19.51%) zSecure
4 4 (9.76%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 4 (9.76%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 32 (78.05%) IBM
2 16 (39.02%) CA
3 9 (21.95%) SAP
3 9 (21.95%) Sybase
4 7 (17.07%) BMC
4 7 (17.07%) Remedy
5 1 (2.44%) Twitter