The table below looks at the statistics for RACF skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RACF over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 927 921 904
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -17
Permanent jobs citing RACF 8 16 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.015% 0.031%
As % of the System Software category 0.066% 0.12% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1 12 28
Average salary £49,500 £54,498 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.17% +8.99%
UK excluding London average salary £49,500 £48,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -12.72%

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
12155 13246 11013
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.00% 12.44% 10.46%
Number of salaries quoted 10323 11182 9088
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%

RACF
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing RACF within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 2 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RACF within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
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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
Scotland +3 5 £49,500 +7.60% 1
Glasgow -20 5 £49,500 +7.60%

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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 14 (87.50%) SQL
2 9 (56.25%) Unix
3 8 (50.00%) Finance
4 7 (43.75%) Mainframe
4 7 (43.75%) Oracle
4 7 (43.75%) .NET
4 7 (43.75%) C#
5 6 (37.50%) VB.NET
5 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 6 (37.50%) CICS
5 6 (37.50%) Information Security
5 6 (37.50%) ISPF
5 6 (37.50%) zOS
5 6 (37.50%) Degree
6 5 (31.25%) Time Sharing Option
6 5 (31.25%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 5 (31.25%) zSecure
6 5 (31.25%) IBM
6 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
6 5 (31.25%) Sybase
6 5 (31.25%) Java
6 5 (31.25%) Perl
7 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (25.00%) MySQL
7 4 (25.00%) DB2
7 4 (25.00%) SAP
7 4 (25.00%) SAS
7 4 (25.00%) SSL
7 4 (25.00%) CA

RACF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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 6 (37.50%) CICS
2 4 (25.00%) SAS
3 3 (18.75%) MQSeries
4 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (18.75%) MS Office
2 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) OpenLDAP
1 4 (25.00%) SSL
2 3 (18.75%) Kerberos
2 3 (18.75%) SSH
3 1 (6.25%) HTTP
3 1 (6.25%) Network Security
3 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) DB2
2 4 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) BODI
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) ChangeMan
1 1 (6.25%) Fiddler
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Security Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Information Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) IT Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) RACF Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Security Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Information Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Wintel Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) z/OS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 6 (37.50%) ISPF
3 3 (18.75%) Middleware
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Mainframe
2 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (25.00%) PKI
3 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Unix
2 6 (37.50%) zOS
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Information Security
2 3 (18.75%) Identity Access Management
2 3 (18.75%) People Management
2 3 (18.75%) Project Planning
2 3 (18.75%) Security Management
2 3 (18.75%) Time Management
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (12.50%) Identity Management
4 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.25%) Security Operations
4 1 (6.25%) SIEM
4 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) C#
3 6 (37.50%) VB.NET
4 5 (31.25%) Java
4 5 (31.25%) Perl
5 4 (25.00%) BeanShell
5 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (25.00%) REXX
6 3 (18.75%) Assembly Language
6 3 (18.75%) CLIST
6 3 (18.75%) JCL
6 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
7 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
7 2 (12.50%) Python
8 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 4 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 5 (31.25%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) zSecure
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (6.25%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 5 (31.25%) IBM
2 5 (31.25%) Sybase
3 4 (25.00%) CA
3 4 (25.00%) SAP
4 2 (12.50%) Cognizant
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft