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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 873 888 889
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Permanent jobs citing RACF 19 26 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.022% 0.010%
As % of the System Software category 0.16% 0.21% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 16 20 8
Average salary £48,248 £48,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.03% +21.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £57,550 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%

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
12055 12633 10998
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.99% 10.78% 10.11%
Number of salaries quoted 10021 10473 9380
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
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 £37,722 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+0.59% -1.31%

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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing RACF over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 within the UK.

RACF Salary Histogram in the UK

RACF
Top 10 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 29 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
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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 +12 18 £48,248 -1.03%
East Midlands +11 8 £45,000 -
Northamptonshire +7 8 £45,000 -
Northampton - 8 £45,000 -
London +16 7 £85,000 +61.90%
Gloucester -8 2 £58,000 +36.47%
Gloucestershire -18 2 £58,000 +28.88%
South West -19 2 £58,000 +28.88%
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 47 (81.03%) Banking
2 46 (79.31%) Mainframe
3 45 (77.59%) CICS
3 45 (77.59%) DB2
4 37 (63.79%) zOS
5 36 (62.07%) IBM
5 36 (62.07%) zSecure
6 30 (51.72%) Retail
7 25 (43.10%) ACF2
7 25 (43.10%) IBM Mainframe
8 24 (41.38%) TCP/IP
9 19 (32.76%) Oracle
9 19 (32.76%) Finance
10 13 (22.41%) UNIX
11 12 (20.69%) Linux
12 11 (18.97%) Java
12 11 (18.97%) Validation
12 11 (18.97%) SSL
12 11 (18.97%) Oracle Database
13 10 (17.24%) Unit Testing
13 10 (17.24%) Management Information System
13 10 (17.24%) Web Services
13 10 (17.24%) Python
14 9 (15.52%) XML
14 9 (15.52%) JBoss
14 9 (15.52%) FTP
14 9 (15.52%) DNS
14 9 (15.52%) JavaScript
14 9 (15.52%) Perl
14 9 (15.52%) COBOL

RACF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 45 (77.59%) CICS
2 9 (15.52%) Oracle Workflow
2 9 (15.52%) WebSphere
2 9 (15.52%) Confluence
2 9 (15.52%) WebSphere Application Server
2 9 (15.52%) JBoss
3 1 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (41.38%) TCP/IP
2 11 (18.97%) SSL
3 9 (15.52%) Internet
3 9 (15.52%) FTP
3 9 (15.52%) DNS
4 6 (10.34%) Firewall
5 1 (1.72%) Network Security
5 1 (1.72%) HTTP
5 1 (1.72%) LAN
5 1 (1.72%) SMS
5 1 (1.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (77.59%) DB2
2 11 (18.97%) Oracle Database
3 9 (15.52%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.45%) BODI
Development Applications
1 9 (15.52%) HP UFT
1 9 (15.52%) LoadRunner
1 9 (15.52%) JIRA
1 9 (15.52%) Hudson
1 9 (15.52%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.72%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 47 (81.03%) Banking
2 30 (51.72%) Retail
3 19 (32.76%) Finance
4 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 22 (37.93%) Technical Leader
2 6 (10.34%) Security Manager
2 6 (10.34%) Information Security Manager
2 6 (10.34%) Information Manager
2 6 (10.34%) Consultant
3 5 (8.62%) Environment Manager
4 4 (6.90%) Information Security Consultant
4 4 (6.90%) Analyst
4 4 (6.90%) Security Consultant
4 4 (6.90%) Environment Analyst
5 3 (5.17%) Information Security Project Manager
5 3 (5.17%) Security Project Manager
5 3 (5.17%) Project Consultant
5 3 (5.17%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.45%) DBA
6 2 (3.45%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (3.45%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (1.72%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 1 (1.72%) Systems Programmer
7 1 (1.72%) Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.24%) Web Services
2 9 (15.52%) XML
2 9 (15.52%) Middleware
2 9 (15.52%) Java EE
2 9 (15.52%) SOAP
3 1 (1.72%) .NET
3 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 46 (79.31%) Mainframe
2 25 (43.10%) IBM Mainframe
3 10 (17.24%) Management Information System
4 7 (12.07%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) Replication
5 1 (1.72%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 37 (63.79%) zOS
2 13 (22.41%) UNIX
3 12 (20.69%) Linux
4 2 (3.45%) Windows
5 1 (1.72%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.97%) Validation
2 10 (17.24%) Unit Testing
3 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (15.52%) Workflow Management
3 9 (15.52%) Automated Testing
3 9 (15.52%) Workflow
3 9 (15.52%) Configuration Management
3 9 (15.52%) Test Automation
3 9 (15.52%) DevOps
4 7 (12.07%) Information Security
5 6 (10.34%) People Management
5 6 (10.34%) Project Management
6 5 (8.62%) Content Management
7 4 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (5.17%) Migration
9 2 (3.45%) Data Migration
9 2 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (1.72%) Performance Analysis
10 1 (1.72%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.97%) Java
2 10 (17.24%) Python
3 9 (15.52%) REXX
3 9 (15.52%) JCL
3 9 (15.52%) Ruby
3 9 (15.52%) JavaScript
3 9 (15.52%) Perl
3 9 (15.52%) COBOL
3 9 (15.52%) VB
4 3 (5.17%) SQL
5 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.72%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) CISSP
System Software
1 25 (43.10%) ACF2
2 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 36 (62.07%) zSecure
2 9 (15.52%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (15.52%) CA Endevor
2 9 (15.52%) Puppet
3 6 (10.34%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 6 (10.34%) Tivoli
3 6 (10.34%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 6 (10.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 36 (62.07%) IBM
2 19 (32.76%) Oracle
3 9 (15.52%) Informatica
3 9 (15.52%) F5
3 9 (15.52%) New Relic
4 6 (10.34%) CA
5 3 (5.17%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.72%) Computacenter