Period
to 25 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for ISPF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited ISPF over the 6 months to 25 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
UK
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1177 1215 1185
Rank change year-on-year +38 -30 +140
Permanent jobs citing ISPF 6 41 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.020% 0.059%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.008% 0.052% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1 16 96
UK median annual salary £42,000 £38,533 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.00% -22.93% +4.20%
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,119 £33,000
90th Percentile £44,000 £49,500 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £38,533 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.00% -14.37% -11.76%

ISPF is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 71972 78394 84340
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 40.52% 38.77% 37.87%
Number of salaries quoted 60234 67912 71803
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,438 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% +3.60% -

ISPF
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ISPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ISPF in the UK

ISPF
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISPF.

Salary trend for ISPF in the UK

ISPF
Top 5 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 6 months to 25 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London +40 6 £42,000 +9.00%
Scotland +5 4 £42,000 +5.00%
England +52 2 - -
Midlands - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, 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 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 6 (100.00%) JCL
1 6 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 5 (83.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 4 (66.67%) CICS
3 4 (66.67%) Unix
3 4 (66.67%) SAS
4 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) Assembly Language
4 3 (50.00%) CA
4 3 (50.00%) IBM
4 3 (50.00%) REXX
4 3 (50.00%) MVS
4 3 (50.00%) DB2
4 3 (50.00%) RACF
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) Migration
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (33.33%) Information Security
5 2 (33.33%) Security Management
5 2 (33.33%) Middleware
5 2 (33.33%) SSH
5 2 (33.33%) PKI
5 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
5 2 (33.33%) QA
5 2 (33.33%) Release Management
5 2 (33.33%) zSecure
5 2 (33.33%) Time Management
5 2 (33.33%) People Management

ISPF
Co-occurring 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 4 (66.67%) CICS
1 4 (66.67%) SAS
2 2 (33.33%) IBM Notes
2 2 (33.33%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Kerberos
1 2 (33.33%) SSH
1 2 (33.33%) SSL
2 1 (16.67%) FTP
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre Operator
1 2 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Systems Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) PKI
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (16.67%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Unix
2 3 (50.00%) MVS
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) zOS
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 2 (33.33%) Information Security
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) People Management
1 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
1 2 (33.33%) Release Management
1 2 (33.33%) Security Management
1 2 (33.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) JCL
2 3 (50.00%) Assembly Language
2 3 (50.00%) REXX
3 2 (33.33%) CLIST
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) COBOL
4 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 5 (83.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 3 (50.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) zSecure
2 1 (16.67%) Control-M
2 1 (16.67%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) CA
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Intel
2 2 (33.33%) Lotus
2 2 (33.33%) Sybase
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle