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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 864 869 855
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Permanent jobs citing ISPF 17 23 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.022% 0.017%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.043% 0.054% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 9 20 10
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £50,000 £42,247
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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
39968 42832 43850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.34% 40.66% 40.92%
Number of salaries quoted 34186 35557 38647
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 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 February 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 27 February 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 -9 16 £52,500 +5.00% 9
East Midlands +35 9 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Northampton - 7 £40,000 - 3
Northamptonshire - 7 £40,000 - 4
London - 3 £70,000 - 2
West Midlands - 3 £52,500 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £52,500 - 1
West Sussex -7 1 £50,000 -9.09% 1
South East -18 1 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Scotland - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £33,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Gatwick - 1 £50,000 - 1

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 51 (86.44%) Mainframe
2 46 (77.97%) JCL
3 39 (66.10%) IBM
4 31 (52.54%) UNIX
5 19 (32.20%) Windows
6 18 (30.51%) QA
7 16 (27.12%) Incident Management
7 16 (27.12%) WebSphere
7 16 (27.12%) AIX
7 16 (27.12%) Perl
7 16 (27.12%) Linux
8 15 (25.42%) IBM Notes
8 15 (25.42%) Intel
8 15 (25.42%) SSL
8 15 (25.42%) Lotus
8 15 (25.42%) REXX
9 14 (23.73%) WebSphere MQ
9 14 (23.73%) DB2
9 14 (23.73%) Finance
10 12 (20.34%) COBOL
10 12 (20.34%) MVS
11 11 (18.64%) Middleware
11 11 (18.64%) TCP/IP
11 11 (18.64%) SQL
11 11 (18.64%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 10 (16.95%) CA Endevor
12 10 (16.95%) Degree
12 10 (16.95%) Change Management
12 10 (16.95%) CICS
13 9 (15.25%) SLA

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 16 (27.12%) WebSphere
2 15 (25.42%) IBM Notes
3 10 (16.95%) CICS
4 8 (13.56%) SAS
5 5 (8.47%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (5.08%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.69%) Lync
7 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.42%) SSL
2 11 (18.64%) TCP/IP
3 8 (13.56%) DHCP
3 8 (13.56%) Firewall
3 8 (13.56%) DNS
4 7 (11.86%) HSRP
4 7 (11.86%) WAN
4 7 (11.86%) LAN
5 6 (10.17%) Internet
6 4 (6.78%) VPN
7 3 (5.08%) VoIP
7 3 (5.08%) WLAN
7 3 (5.08%) MPLS
7 3 (5.08%) VLAN
8 2 (3.39%) Wireless
8 2 (3.39%) OSPF
8 2 (3.39%) BGP
8 2 (3.39%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.69%) IPsec
9 1 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.73%) DB2
2 2 (3.39%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.69%) OLAP
3 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.69%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.69%) ERwin
General
1 14 (23.73%) Finance
2 8 (13.56%) Banking
2 8 (13.56%) Retail
3 5 (8.47%) Law
4 2 (3.39%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (22.03%) Mainframe Operator
2 12 (20.34%) Consultant
3 10 (16.95%) Analyst
4 8 (13.56%) Technical Specialist
5 7 (11.86%) Computer Operator
6 6 (10.17%) Technical Consultant
6 6 (10.17%) DBA
6 6 (10.17%) DB2 DBA
7 5 (8.47%) Mainframe DBA
8 4 (6.78%) WebSphere Specialist
8 4 (6.78%) Network Manager
8 4 (6.78%) Network Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) WebSphere Consultant
10 2 (3.39%) Technical Analyst
11 1 (1.69%) Applications Developer
11 1 (1.69%) Developer
11 1 (1.69%) Mainframe Developer
11 1 (1.69%) Operations Analyst
11 1 (1.69%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.73%) WebSphere MQ
2 11 (18.64%) Middleware
2 11 (18.64%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 5 (8.47%) Web Services
4 3 (5.08%) HTML
5 2 (3.39%) J2EE
5 2 (3.39%) XML
6 1 (1.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 51 (86.44%) Mainframe
2 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.78%) SWIFT
3 4 (6.78%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (3.39%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.69%) Kindle
5 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (52.54%) UNIX
2 19 (32.20%) Windows
3 16 (27.12%) AIX
3 16 (27.12%) Linux
4 12 (20.34%) MVS
5 8 (13.56%) zOS
6 5 (8.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) Incident Management
2 10 (16.95%) Change Management
3 8 (13.56%) Migration
3 8 (13.56%) Release Management
3 8 (13.56%) Mentoring
3 8 (13.56%) Coaching
4 6 (10.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (8.47%) SOA
6 4 (6.78%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (5.08%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.39%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (3.39%) Test Planning
8 2 (3.39%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (3.39%) High Availability
8 2 (3.39%) ITIL
8 2 (3.39%) Business Continuity
9 1 (1.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 1 (1.69%) Workflow
9 1 (1.69%) Data Modelling
9 1 (1.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (77.97%) JCL
2 16 (27.12%) Perl
3 15 (25.42%) REXX
4 12 (20.34%) COBOL
5 11 (18.64%) SQL
6 7 (11.86%) Assembly Language
6 7 (11.86%) Java
7 5 (8.47%) PL/1
8 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.39%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) Degree
2 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
2 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) VCP4
4 2 (3.39%) CCNP
4 2 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (30.51%) QA
2 9 (15.25%) SLA
3 3 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (5.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (1.69%) RACF
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (16.95%) CA Endevor
2 8 (13.56%) OpenView
2 8 (13.56%) ServiceCenter
3 5 (8.47%) Tivoli
3 5 (8.47%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (1.69%) MAINVIEW
4 1 (1.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (66.10%) IBM
2 15 (25.42%) Intel
2 15 (25.42%) Lotus
3 9 (15.25%) VMware
3 9 (15.25%) HP
4 8 (13.56%) CA
5 6 (10.17%) Cisco
5 6 (10.17%) BMC
6 5 (8.47%) Oracle
6 5 (8.47%) Business Objects
7 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.69%) EMC
8 1 (1.69%) Computacenter
8 1 (1.69%) NetApp
8 1 (1.69%) McAfee
London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Northamptonshire
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Northampton
Deerfoot IT
Posted: 8 days ago