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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 816 919 884
Rank change year-on-year
+103 -35
Permanent jobs citing ISPF 74 14 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.012% 0.018%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.029% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 53 4 9
Average salary £50,000 £53,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £50,300 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £53,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-8.01% +6.00%

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
41667 48120 45320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.66% 40.08% 40.36%
Number of salaries quoted 35440 40550 39481
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 24 April 2015 within the UK.

ISPF Salary Histogram in the UK

ISPF
Top 15 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 24 April 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 +76 73 £50,000 -9.09% 4
East Midlands - 23 £47,500 - 1
Northamptonshire - 23 £47,500 - 1
London +49 21 £52,500 - 1
Northampton - 21 £45,000 - 1
West Midlands - 21 £33,000 - 1
Warwickshire - 11 £33,000 -
Birmingham - 10 £52,500 - 1
South East +21 8 £50,000 -9.09% 1
West Sussex +13 6 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Gatwick - 6 £50,000 - 1
Warwick - 5 £33,000 -
Hampshire - 2 £60,000 -
Scotland +19 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 71 (74.74%) JCL
1 71 (74.74%) Mainframe
2 60 (63.16%) IBM
3 50 (52.63%) UNIX
4 35 (36.84%) DB2
5 33 (34.74%) Perl
5 33 (34.74%) AIX
5 33 (34.74%) Linux
5 33 (34.74%) WebSphere
6 30 (31.58%) WebSphere MQ
6 30 (31.58%) CICS
7 27 (28.42%) TCP/IP
8 24 (25.26%) DHCP
8 24 (25.26%) DNS
8 24 (25.26%) MVS
8 24 (25.26%) Firewall
9 22 (23.16%) Tivoli
9 22 (23.16%) Java
9 22 (23.16%) SOA
9 22 (23.16%) Solaris
9 22 (23.16%) Oracle
9 22 (23.16%) Web Services
9 22 (23.16%) SQL
9 22 (23.16%) COBOL
9 22 (23.16%) WebSphere Application Server
9 22 (23.16%) Business Objects
10 21 (22.11%) QA
11 19 (20.00%) Windows
11 19 (20.00%) MQSeries
12 17 (17.89%) IBM Notes

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 33 (34.74%) WebSphere
2 30 (31.58%) CICS
3 22 (23.16%) WebSphere Application Server
4 19 (20.00%) MQSeries
5 17 (17.89%) IBM Notes
6 10 (10.53%) SAS
7 6 (6.32%) Lync
8 5 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 27 (28.42%) TCP/IP
2 24 (25.26%) DHCP
2 24 (25.26%) DNS
2 24 (25.26%) Firewall
3 17 (17.89%) SSL
3 17 (17.89%) HSRP
4 16 (16.84%) WAN
4 16 (16.84%) LAN
5 13 (13.68%) Spanning Tree
6 12 (12.63%) VoIP
6 12 (12.63%) OSPF
6 12 (12.63%) BGP
7 10 (10.53%) MPLS
8 8 (8.42%) Wireless
9 7 (7.37%) Internet
10 5 (5.26%) SAN
10 5 (5.26%) PBX
10 5 (5.26%) VPN
10 5 (5.26%) NAS
11 4 (4.21%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (36.84%) DB2
2 5 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.16%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.16%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.05%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (6.32%) Eclipse
2 3 (3.16%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.05%) Hudson
General
1 16 (16.84%) Law
2 14 (14.74%) Finance
3 10 (10.53%) Banking
3 10 (10.53%) Retail
4 4 (4.21%) Legal
5 3 (3.16%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 28 (29.47%) Consultant
2 22 (23.16%) Technical Consultant
3 15 (15.79%) Mainframe Operator
4 12 (12.63%) Analyst
5 9 (9.47%) Computer Operator
5 9 (9.47%) Network Manager
6 6 (6.32%) Applications Developer
6 6 (6.32%) Developer
6 6 (6.32%) Mainframe Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
7 5 (5.26%) Technical Manager
7 5 (5.26%) Technical Services Manager
7 5 (5.26%) Network Analyst
7 5 (5.26%) Service Manager
8 4 (4.21%) WebSphere Specialist
9 3 (3.16%) WebSphere Consultant
9 3 (3.16%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) Network Engineer
10 2 (2.11%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (2.11%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (31.58%) WebSphere MQ
2 22 (23.16%) Web Services
3 11 (11.58%) Middleware
3 11 (11.58%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 9 (9.47%) HTML
5 6 (6.32%) JSON
6 3 (3.16%) J2EE
6 3 (3.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 71 (74.74%) Mainframe
2 12 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.42%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (5.26%) SWIFT
5 3 (3.16%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.05%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 50 (52.63%) UNIX
2 33 (34.74%) AIX
2 33 (34.74%) Linux
3 24 (25.26%) MVS
4 22 (23.16%) Solaris
5 19 (20.00%) Windows
6 8 (8.42%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.16%) SOA
2 17 (17.89%) Incident Management
3 16 (16.84%) Mentoring
4 11 (11.58%) Change Management
5 10 (10.53%) Coaching
6 8 (8.42%) Migration
6 8 (8.42%) Release Management
7 6 (6.32%) Project Planning
8 4 (4.21%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (3.16%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (3.16%) High Availability
9 3 (3.16%) Test Planning
10 2 (2.11%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (2.11%) Performance Analysis
10 2 (2.11%) Security Architecture
10 2 (2.11%) CRM
10 2 (2.11%) Penetration Testing
11 1 (1.05%) Business Continuity
11 1 (1.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 71 (74.74%) JCL
2 33 (34.74%) Perl
3 22 (23.16%) SQL
3 22 (23.16%) COBOL
3 22 (23.16%) Java
4 11 (11.58%) REXX
5 8 (8.42%) Assembly Language
6 6 (6.32%) PL/1
7 3 (3.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (10.53%) Degree
2 8 (8.42%) CCNP
2 8 (8.42%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (6.32%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.32%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.21%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (22.11%) QA
2 8 (8.42%) SLA
3 3 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.16%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 22 (23.16%) Tivoli
2 11 (11.58%) CA Endevor
3 8 (8.42%) ServiceCenter
3 8 (8.42%) SCCM
3 8 (8.42%) OpenView
Vendors
1 60 (63.16%) IBM
2 22 (23.16%) Oracle
2 22 (23.16%) Business Objects
3 17 (17.89%) Intel
3 17 (17.89%) Lotus
4 8 (8.42%) Microsoft
4 8 (8.42%) HP
4 8 (8.42%) VMware
5 6 (6.32%) Cisco
6 5 (5.26%) Remedy
6 5 (5.26%) BMC
7 1 (1.05%) CA
7 1 (1.05%) SAP
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