The table below looks at the statistics for RACF skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RACF over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 848 875 857
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -18
Permanent jobs citing RACF 18 26 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.024% 0.010%
As % of the System Software category 0.16% 0.22% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 16 21 8
Average salary £48,248 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.21% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £57,500 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
RACF
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

System Software Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
11359 11910 10395
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 11.10% 10.88% 10.21%
Number of salaries quoted 9503 9910 8905
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- -1.31%

RACF
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing RACF across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

RACF Jobs Demand Trend in England

RACF
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing RACF across the England region.

RACF Salary Trend in England

RACF
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing RACF across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

RACF Salary Histogram in England

RACF
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RACF within the England region over the 3 months to 30 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
East Midlands +7 8 £45,000 -
London +23 7 £85,000 +61.90%
South West -19 2 £58,000 +28.88%
RACF
UK

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing RACF 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 RACF.

1 42 (85.71%) Banking
2 40 (81.63%) Mainframe
2 40 (81.63%) DB2
3 39 (79.59%) CICS
4 32 (65.31%) zOS
5 31 (63.27%) IBM
5 31 (63.27%) zSecure
6 25 (51.02%) Retail
7 20 (40.82%) IBM Mainframe
7 20 (40.82%) ACF2
8 19 (38.78%) TCP/IP
9 18 (36.73%) Finance
10 17 (34.69%) Oracle
11 11 (22.45%) UNIX
11 11 (22.45%) Validation
12 10 (20.41%) Management Information System
12 10 (20.41%) Unit Testing
12 10 (20.41%) Python
12 10 (20.41%) Linux
12 10 (20.41%) SSL
13 9 (18.37%) FTP
13 9 (18.37%) JBoss
13 9 (18.37%) DNS
13 9 (18.37%) Internet
13 9 (18.37%) Informatica
13 9 (18.37%) HP UFT
13 9 (18.37%) LoadRunner
13 9 (18.37%) REXX
13 9 (18.37%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (18.37%) SOAP

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing RACF 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 RACF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 39 (79.59%) CICS
2 9 (18.37%) Oracle Workflow
2 9 (18.37%) WebSphere
2 9 (18.37%) Confluence
2 9 (18.37%) WebSphere Application Server
2 9 (18.37%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (38.78%) TCP/IP
2 10 (20.41%) SSL
3 9 (18.37%) Internet
3 9 (18.37%) DNS
3 9 (18.37%) FTP
4 6 (12.24%) Firewall
5 1 (2.04%) Network Security
5 1 (2.04%) LAN
5 1 (2.04%) SMS
5 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (81.63%) DB2
2 9 (18.37%) Oracle Database 11g
2 9 (18.37%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (18.37%) HP UFT
1 9 (18.37%) LoadRunner
1 9 (18.37%) JIRA
1 9 (18.37%) Hudson
1 9 (18.37%) Jenkins
General
1 42 (85.71%) Banking
2 25 (51.02%) Retail
3 18 (36.73%) Finance
4 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) Technical Leader
2 6 (12.24%) Security Manager
2 6 (12.24%) Information Security Manager
2 6 (12.24%) Consultant
2 6 (12.24%) Information Manager
3 5 (10.20%) Environment Manager
4 4 (8.16%) Environment Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Information Security Consultant
4 4 (8.16%) Security Consultant
4 4 (8.16%) Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Information Security Project Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Security Project Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Project Consultant
6 1 (2.04%) RACF Technician
6 1 (2.04%) Systems Programmer
6 1 (2.04%) Sales Consultant
6 1 (2.04%) Programmer
6 1 (2.04%) Principal Consultant
6 1 (2.04%) Pre Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.37%) SOAP
1 9 (18.37%) Web Services
1 9 (18.37%) XML
1 9 (18.37%) Middleware
1 9 (18.37%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 40 (81.63%) Mainframe
2 20 (40.82%) IBM Mainframe
3 10 (20.41%) Management Information System
4 7 (14.29%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 32 (65.31%) zOS
2 11 (22.45%) UNIX
3 10 (20.41%) Linux
4 1 (2.04%) Windows
4 1 (2.04%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) Validation
2 10 (20.41%) Unit Testing
3 9 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (18.37%) Test Automation
3 9 (18.37%) Workflow
3 9 (18.37%) Configuration Management
3 9 (18.37%) Workflow Management
3 9 (18.37%) Automated Testing
3 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.37%) DevOps
4 7 (14.29%) Information Security
5 6 (12.24%) People Management
5 6 (12.24%) Project Management
6 5 (10.20%) Content Management
7 1 (2.04%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.04%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.04%) Information Security Management
7 1 (2.04%) Security Management
7 1 (2.04%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) Python
2 9 (18.37%) REXX
2 9 (18.37%) JCL
2 9 (18.37%) Ruby
2 9 (18.37%) COBOL
2 9 (18.37%) Java
2 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
2 9 (18.37%) Perl
2 9 (18.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) CISSP
1 1 (2.04%) Degree
System Software
1 20 (40.82%) ACF2
2 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 31 (63.27%) zSecure
2 9 (18.37%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (18.37%) CA Endevor
2 9 (18.37%) Puppet
3 6 (12.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 6 (12.24%) Tivoli
3 6 (12.24%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 6 (12.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 31 (63.27%) IBM
2 17 (34.69%) Oracle
3 9 (18.37%) F5
3 9 (18.37%) New Relic
3 9 (18.37%) Informatica
4 6 (12.24%) CA
5 1 (2.04%) Computacenter