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

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 870 954 939
Rank change year-on-year
+84 -15
Permanent jobs citing ISPF 12 10 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.009% 0.034%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.034% 0.025% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 29
Median salary £37,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £48,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +14.70%

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
35205 40437 42097
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 39.28% 38.20% 37.08%
Number of salaries quoted 30408 34660 36203
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISPF over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 within the UK.

ISPF Salary Histogram in the UK

ISPF
Top 17 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 10 December 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
England +57 6 £37,500 -25.00%
Scotland - 6 £48,500 -
North West -15 4 £37,500 +15.38%
South West - 4 £37,500 -
Glasgow - 4 £55,000 -
Cheshire - 4 £37,500 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £37,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Clydebank - 1 £42,000 -
North East - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £42,000 -
Erskine - 1 - -
Halifax - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 22 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 21 (95.45%) Time Sharing Option
3 19 (86.36%) JCL
4 17 (77.27%) zOS
5 16 (72.73%) RACF
6 15 (68.18%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 14 (63.64%) Assembly Language
8 13 (59.09%) IBM
9 12 (54.55%) REXX
9 12 (54.55%) Finance
10 11 (50.00%) CA
10 11 (50.00%) DB2
11 10 (45.45%) Sybase
11 10 (45.45%) Project Planning
12 8 (36.36%) Middleware
12 8 (36.36%) SQL
12 8 (36.36%) MS Office
12 8 (36.36%) Unix
12 8 (36.36%) MQSeries
12 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
12 8 (36.36%) SAS
12 8 (36.36%) CICS
12 8 (36.36%) CLIST
13 7 (31.82%) Security Management
13 7 (31.82%) Time Management
14 6 (27.27%) Banking
14 6 (27.27%) zSecure
15 5 (22.73%) SDLC
15 5 (22.73%) MS PowerPoint
15 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP

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 8 (36.36%) CICS
1 8 (36.36%) MQSeries
1 8 (36.36%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
1 8 (36.36%) MS Office
2 5 (22.73%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
2 4 (18.18%) Kerberos
2 4 (18.18%) SSH
2 4 (18.18%) SSL
3 2 (9.09%) SNA
4 1 (4.55%) FTP
4 1 (4.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) Easytrieve
General
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Security Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Senior Security Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Mainframe Specialist
3 3 (13.64%) Mainframe Systems Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Principal Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Principal Security Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Systems Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Mainframe DBA
5 1 (4.55%) Mainframe Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (18.18%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (18.18%) PKI
3 3 (13.64%) VSAM
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) zOS
2 8 (36.36%) Unix
3 2 (9.09%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Project Planning
2 7 (31.82%) Security Management
2 7 (31.82%) Time Management
3 5 (22.73%) SDLC
4 4 (18.18%) Defect Management
4 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 4 (18.18%) People Management
4 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 4 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Information Security
6 1 (4.55%) Automated Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.55%) Migration
6 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (86.36%) JCL
2 14 (63.64%) Assembly Language
3 12 (54.55%) REXX
4 8 (36.36%) CLIST
4 8 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (18.18%) Perl
5 4 (18.18%) Shell Script
6 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
7 2 (9.09%) COBOL
8 1 (4.55%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
System Software
1 21 (95.45%) Time Sharing Option
2 16 (72.73%) RACF
3 15 (68.18%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 4 (18.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) zSecure
2 4 (18.18%) Tivoli
3 1 (4.55%) CA Endevor
3 1 (4.55%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (4.55%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) IBM
2 11 (50.00%) CA
3 10 (45.45%) Sybase
4 1 (4.55%) Twitter