The table below looks at the statistics for ACF2 skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ACF2 over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CA ACF2
Rank 877 921 888
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -33
Permanent jobs citing ACF2 26 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.006% 0.002%
As % of the System Software category 0.20% 0.060% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 2
Average salary £65,000 £45,500 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% +93.61%
UK excluding London average salary - £36,000 £23,500
% change year-on-year
- +53.19%

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

System Software Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
13240 11705 10910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.96% 10.09% 9.82%
Number of salaries quoted 10967 9742 9135
Average salary £41,500 £41,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

ACF2
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ACF2 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

ACF2 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ACF2
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ACF2 within the UK.

ACF2 Salary Trend in the UK

ACF2
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ACF2 over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 within the UK.

ACF2 Salary Histogram in the UK

ACF2
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ACF2 within the UK over the 3 months to 1 April 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 +48 21 £65,000 +42.85%
London -5 10 £65,000 +18.18%
Manchester - 5 - -
Edinburgh - 5 - -
Gloucester - 5 - -
Gloucestershire - 5 - -
North West - 5 - -
South West - 5 - -
Scotland - 5 - -
City of London - 4 £65,000 -
East of England +17 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 - -

ACF2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing ACF2 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 ACF2.

1 33 (100.00%) IBM
1 33 (100.00%) RACF
2 31 (93.94%) zOS
3 30 (90.91%) Mainframe
4 29 (87.88%) DB2
5 28 (84.85%) TCP/IP
5 28 (84.85%) CICS
5 28 (84.85%) IBM Mainframe
6 21 (63.64%) Banking
7 20 (60.61%) Retail
8 7 (21.21%) Finance
9 5 (15.15%) Financial Institution
10 4 (12.12%) Tivoli
11 3 (9.09%) Oracle
11 3 (9.09%) UNIX
11 3 (9.09%) AIX
11 3 (9.09%) Analytics
12 2 (6.06%) COBOL
12 2 (6.06%) J2EE
12 2 (6.06%) WebLogic
12 2 (6.06%) JDBC
12 2 (6.06%) ITIL
12 2 (6.06%) Solaris
12 2 (6.06%) LDAP
12 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
12 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
12 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
12 2 (6.06%) Sun
12 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
12 2 (6.06%) HP

ACF2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing ACF2 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 ACF2. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (84.85%) CICS
2 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.06%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 28 (84.85%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.06%) LDAP
2 2 (6.06%) Internet
3 1 (3.03%) Firewall
3 1 (3.03%) Network Security
3 1 (3.03%) LAN
3 1 (3.03%) WAN
3 1 (3.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (87.88%) DB2
2 2 (6.06%) NonStop SQL
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
General
1 21 (63.64%) Banking
2 20 (60.61%) Retail
3 7 (21.21%) Finance
4 5 (15.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 22 (66.67%) Technical Leader
2 3 (9.09%) Consultant
3 2 (6.06%) Developer
3 2 (6.06%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (3.03%) Programmer
4 1 (3.03%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) J2EE
1 2 (6.06%) JDBC
1 2 (6.06%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 30 (90.91%) Mainframe
2 28 (84.85%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (6.06%) AS400
3 2 (6.06%) Tandem
3 2 (6.06%) VSAM
3 2 (6.06%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 31 (93.94%) zOS
2 3 (9.09%) UNIX
2 3 (9.09%) AIX
3 2 (6.06%) Solaris
4 1 (3.03%) Linux
4 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.09%) Analytics
2 2 (6.06%) ITIL
2 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
2 2 (6.06%) Service Management
2 2 (6.06%) Workflow
3 1 (3.03%) Supplier Management
3 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.03%) SIEM
3 1 (3.03%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) COBOL
1 2 (6.06%) Assembly Language
1 2 (6.06%) REXX
2 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) CISSP
System Software
1 33 (100.00%) RACF
2 2 (6.06%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Tivoli
2 2 (6.06%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 2 (6.06%) Novell Identity Manager
2 2 (6.06%) CA Endevor
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (6.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) IBM
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) Sun
3 2 (6.06%) HP
3 2 (6.06%) CA
3 2 (6.06%) Novell
3 2 (6.06%) NetIQ
3 2 (6.06%) Cyber-Ark