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

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 840 909 851
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -58
Permanent jobs citing ISPF 57 22 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.019% 0.029%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% 0.048% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 42 13 24
Average salary £38,533 £47,985 £49,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.69% -2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,665 £33,000 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £85,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £45,000 £49,250
% change year-on-year
-23.33% -8.62%

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
41253 45955 43520
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.58% 39.04% 39.96%
Number of salaries quoted 35207 39107 37658
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 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
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 27 July 2015 within the UK.

ISPF Salary Histogram in the UK

ISPF
Top 20 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 27 July 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 +79 57 £38,533 -19.69% 3
West Midlands +7 25 £34,500 +4.54%
Warwickshire 0 19 £34,333 +4.03%
London +25 15 £52,500 +9.40% 2
Warwick 0 10 £33,998 +3.02%
Birmingham - 6 £52,500 -
Swindon - 6 £38,533 -
Wiltshire - 6 £38,533 -
South West - 6 £38,533 -
South East +30 5 £50,000 -41.17%
East Midlands - 5 - -
West Sussex - 5 £50,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
Gatwick - 3 £50,000 -
Nottingham - 3 - -
Crawley - 2 £51,250 -
Northampton - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 105 (79.55%) Mainframe
2 103 (78.03%) JCL
3 99 (75.00%) IBM
4 71 (53.79%) Time Sharing Option
5 63 (47.73%) UNIX
6 55 (41.67%) DB2
7 47 (35.61%) COBOL
8 45 (34.09%) CICS
9 39 (29.55%) SQL
10 35 (26.52%) Linux
10 35 (26.52%) Tivoli
10 35 (26.52%) QA
11 34 (25.76%) MVS
12 33 (25.00%) AIX
12 33 (25.00%) Solaris
12 33 (25.00%) SOA
12 33 (25.00%) Oracle
12 33 (25.00%) Java
12 33 (25.00%) Perl
12 33 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
12 33 (25.00%) Business Objects
12 33 (25.00%) Web Services
12 33 (25.00%) WebSphere
13 32 (24.24%) WebSphere MQ
13 32 (24.24%) Incident Management
13 32 (24.24%) MQSeries
14 31 (23.48%) Banking
15 30 (22.73%) IBM Notes
15 30 (22.73%) Intel
15 30 (22.73%) Lotus

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 45 (34.09%) CICS
2 33 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 33 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 32 (24.24%) MQSeries
4 30 (22.73%) IBM Notes
5 17 (12.88%) SAS
6 8 (6.06%) Lync
7 7 (5.30%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (3.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.79%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 28 (21.21%) TCP/IP
2 27 (20.45%) DHCP
2 27 (20.45%) DNS
2 27 (20.45%) Firewall
3 18 (13.64%) HSRP
4 17 (12.88%) WAN
4 17 (12.88%) LAN
5 13 (9.85%) VoIP
5 13 (9.85%) Spanning Tree
6 12 (9.09%) OSPF
6 12 (9.09%) BGP
7 10 (7.58%) MPLS
8 8 (6.06%) Wireless
9 7 (5.30%) SAN
9 7 (5.30%) NAS
10 6 (4.55%) PBX
11 5 (3.79%) VPN
11 5 (3.79%) Internet
11 5 (3.79%) VLAN
12 4 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (41.67%) DB2
2 7 (5.30%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (7.58%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.76%) Hudson
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
General
1 31 (23.48%) Banking
2 25 (18.94%) Retail
3 18 (13.64%) Law
4 7 (5.30%) Finance
5 6 (4.55%) Retail Banking
5 6 (4.55%) Private Banking
6 4 (3.03%) Legal
7 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 33 (25.00%) Consultant
1 33 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
2 29 (21.97%) Mainframe Operator
3 14 (10.61%) Technical Specialist
4 13 (9.85%) Computer Operator
4 13 (9.85%) Analyst
5 11 (8.33%) Developer
5 11 (8.33%) Mainframe Developer
6 10 (7.58%) Applications Developer
7 9 (6.82%) Network Manager
8 7 (5.30%) Service Manager
8 7 (5.30%) Technical Manager
8 7 (5.30%) Technical Services Manager
9 6 (4.55%) Network Analyst
10 3 (2.27%) Senior Network Engineer
10 3 (2.27%) Network Engineer
11 2 (1.52%) Support Analyst
11 2 (1.52%) Senior Analyst
11 2 (1.52%) Team Leader
11 2 (1.52%) Storage Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (25.00%) Web Services
2 32 (24.24%) WebSphere MQ
3 11 (8.33%) HTML
4 10 (7.58%) JSON
5 1 (0.76%) J2EE
5 1 (0.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 105 (79.55%) Mainframe
2 23 (17.42%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.30%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (3.79%) SWIFT
5 3 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.76%) Kindle
7 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 63 (47.73%) UNIX
2 35 (26.52%) Linux
3 34 (25.76%) MVS
4 33 (25.00%) AIX
4 33 (25.00%) Solaris
5 20 (15.15%) zOS
6 17 (12.88%) Windows
7 1 (0.76%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (25.00%) SOA
2 32 (24.24%) Incident Management
3 30 (22.73%) SDLC
4 25 (18.94%) Mentoring
5 22 (16.67%) Change Management
6 19 (14.39%) Coaching
7 15 (11.36%) Migration
7 15 (11.36%) Release Management
8 10 (7.58%) Project Planning
9 8 (6.06%) Performance Analysis
10 6 (4.55%) Wealth Management
11 5 (3.79%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (3.79%) Infrastructure Management
12 3 (2.27%) Patch Management
12 3 (2.27%) CRM
13 2 (1.52%) ITIL
13 2 (1.52%) Problem Management
13 2 (1.52%) Time Management
13 2 (1.52%) Security Architecture
13 2 (1.52%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 103 (78.03%) JCL
2 47 (35.61%) COBOL
3 39 (29.55%) SQL
4 33 (25.00%) Java
4 33 (25.00%) Perl
5 16 (12.12%) REXX
6 12 (9.09%) Assembly Language
7 10 (7.58%) PL/1
8 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (6.82%) Degree
1 9 (6.82%) SC Cleared
1 9 (6.82%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.06%) CCNP
2 8 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.03%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (26.52%) QA
2 15 (11.36%) SLA
3 3 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 71 (53.79%) Time Sharing Option
2 30 (22.73%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 7 (5.30%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.76%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 35 (26.52%) Tivoli
2 20 (15.15%) CA Endevor
3 15 (11.36%) ServiceCenter
3 15 (11.36%) OpenView
4 10 (7.58%) SCCM
Vendors
1 99 (75.00%) IBM
2 33 (25.00%) Oracle
2 33 (25.00%) Business Objects
3 30 (22.73%) Intel
3 30 (22.73%) Lotus
4 15 (11.36%) HP
4 15 (11.36%) VMware
5 10 (7.58%) Microsoft
6 7 (5.30%) SAP
6 7 (5.30%) Cisco
7 5 (3.79%) BMC
7 5 (3.79%) Remedy
8 3 (2.27%) CA
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