The table below looks at the statistics for RACF skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RACF over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 864 944 972
Rank change year-on-year
+80 +28
Permanent jobs citing RACF 12 11 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.010% 0.016%
As % of the System Software category 0.11% 0.089% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 7
Median salary £37,500 £49,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-24.24% -23.84%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -29.56%

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
11150 12339 13946
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.44% 11.62% 12.29%
Number of salaries quoted 9255 10367 11735
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

RACF
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing RACF as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

RACF Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RACF
Salary Trend

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

RACF Salary Trend in the UK

RACF
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing RACF over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 within the UK.

RACF Salary Histogram in the UK

RACF
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RACF within the UK over the 3 months to 9 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 +72 9 £37,500 -34.78% 1
London +68 4 £70,000 +21.73%
South West - 4 £37,500 -
Cheshire - 4 £37,500 - 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £37,500 -
North West - 4 £37,500 - 1
Scotland +22 2 £42,000 +3.70%
City of London - 2 £67,500 -
Glasgow +17 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £42,000 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Bromsgrove - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Clydebank - 1 £42,000 -

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT jobs citing RACF 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 RACF.

1 24 (96.00%) Mainframe
2 18 (72.00%) zOS
3 16 (64.00%) IBM
3 16 (64.00%) ISPF
3 16 (64.00%) Time Sharing Option
4 15 (60.00%) CICS
5 13 (52.00%) JCL
6 12 (48.00%) Finance
6 12 (48.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 11 (44.00%) zSecure
7 11 (44.00%) DB2
8 10 (40.00%) REXX
9 9 (36.00%) Assembly Language
10 8 (32.00%) Project Planning
10 8 (32.00%) IBM Mainframe
11 7 (28.00%) CLIST
11 7 (28.00%) CA
12 6 (24.00%) Sybase
12 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
12 6 (24.00%) Banking
13 5 (20.00%) SDLC
14 4 (16.00%) People Management
14 4 (16.00%) System Integration Testing
14 4 (16.00%) Time Management
14 4 (16.00%) Defect Management
14 4 (16.00%) Information Security
14 4 (16.00%) Shell Script
14 4 (16.00%) Security Management
14 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing

RACF
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 15 (60.00%) CICS
2 4 (16.00%) MQSeries
2 4 (16.00%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (16.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (16.00%) Kerberos
2 4 (16.00%) SSH
2 4 (16.00%) SSL
3 3 (12.00%) SMTP
4 2 (8.00%) SNA
5 1 (4.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (44.00%) DB2
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Mainframe Specialist
3 3 (12.00%) Mainframe Systems Specialist
3 3 (12.00%) Programmer
3 3 (12.00%) Security Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Security Technician
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Security Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Systems Programmer
4 2 (8.00%) Mainframe Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) RACF Technician
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Programmer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Systems Programmer
5 1 (4.00%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Mainframe Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (64.00%) ISPF
2 4 (16.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (96.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (32.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (16.00%) PKI
4 3 (12.00%) VSAM
5 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 18 (72.00%) zOS
2 4 (16.00%) Unix
3 2 (8.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Project Planning
2 5 (20.00%) SDLC
3 4 (16.00%) Defect Management
3 4 (16.00%) Information Security
3 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (16.00%) People Management
3 4 (16.00%) Security Management
3 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (16.00%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (16.00%) Time Management
3 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.00%) Service Management
4 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) JCL
2 10 (40.00%) REXX
3 9 (36.00%) Assembly Language
4 7 (28.00%) CLIST
5 4 (16.00%) Perl
5 4 (16.00%) Shell Script
5 4 (16.00%) SQL
6 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
7 1 (4.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (64.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 12 (48.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 4 (16.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (8.00%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 11 (44.00%) zSecure
2 4 (16.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (4.00%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (4.00%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) IBM
2 7 (28.00%) CA
3 6 (24.00%) Sybase
4 1 (4.00%) Twitter