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 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 899 921 958
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +37
Permanent jobs citing ISPF 13 35 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.032% 0.030%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.034% 0.085% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 5 22 25
Median salary £45,000 £38,533 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.78% -9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,330 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,900 £52,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £36,517 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+23.23% -14.07%

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
37942 40995 45206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.78% 37.46% 38.56%
Number of salaries quoted 33068 35001 38032
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

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 August 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 - 7 £40,000 -
England +18 4 £45,000 +16.78%
Glasgow - 4 £40,000 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Wilmslow - 2 £45,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £45,000 -
North West - 2 £45,000 -
London +47 1 - -

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 21 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 21 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 18 (85.71%) zOS
3 17 (80.95%) IBM
4 16 (76.19%) JCL
5 15 (71.43%) DB2
5 15 (71.43%) RACF
5 15 (71.43%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 14 (66.67%) Finance
7 13 (61.90%) CICS
7 13 (61.90%) Assembly Language
8 12 (57.14%) Project Planning
9 11 (52.38%) REXX
9 11 (52.38%) Sybase
10 10 (47.62%) CA
10 10 (47.62%) zSecure
11 9 (42.86%) Unix
11 9 (42.86%) SQL
12 7 (33.33%) Security Management
12 7 (33.33%) Banking
12 7 (33.33%) Time Management
12 7 (33.33%) MS Office
12 7 (33.33%) MQSeries
12 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
12 7 (33.33%) SAS
12 7 (33.33%) Middleware
12 7 (33.33%) CLIST
13 6 (28.57%) People Management
13 6 (28.57%) SDLC
13 6 (28.57%) Shell Script

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 13 (61.90%) CICS
2 7 (33.33%) MQSeries
2 7 (33.33%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 7 (33.33%) MS Office
2 5 (23.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) Kerberos
1 6 (28.57%) SSH
1 6 (28.57%) SSL
2 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.52%) SNA
4 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (71.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Eclipse
General
1 14 (66.67%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Security Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Senior Security Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Mainframe Systems Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Technical Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Applications Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Mainframe Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Mainframe Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Mainframe Systems Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Programmer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Programmer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Systems Programmer
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) z/OS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) Middleware
2 2 (9.52%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 21 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (28.57%) PKI
3 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (14.29%) SWIFT
4 2 (9.52%) VSAM
5 1 (4.76%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 18 (85.71%) zOS
2 9 (42.86%) Unix
3 2 (9.52%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Project Planning
2 7 (33.33%) Security Management
2 7 (33.33%) Time Management
3 6 (28.57%) People Management
3 6 (28.57%) SDLC
4 5 (23.81%) Information Security
5 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Coaching
5 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.52%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) JCL
2 13 (61.90%) Assembly Language
3 11 (52.38%) REXX
4 9 (42.86%) SQL
5 7 (33.33%) CLIST
6 6 (28.57%) Perl
6 6 (28.57%) Shell Script
7 5 (23.81%) COBOL
8 2 (9.52%) Java
8 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
8 2 (9.52%) PL/1
8 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 21 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 15 (71.43%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 15 (71.43%) RACF
Systems Management
1 10 (47.62%) zSecure
2 3 (14.29%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) IBM
2 11 (52.38%) Sybase
3 10 (47.62%) CA
4 3 (14.29%) BMC
4 3 (14.29%) Remedy
5 1 (4.76%) Twitter