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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 914 952 977
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +25
Permanent jobs citing RACF 18 26 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.023% 0.010%
As % of the System Software category 0.14% 0.20% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 1 12 6
Median salary £51,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.44% -
UK excluding London median salary £51,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+14.44% +5.88%

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
12437 13048 13129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.68% 11.74% 11.04%
Number of salaries quoted 10593 10795 11046
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,182 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%

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
Top 9 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 29 June 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
Scotland +18 11 - - 1
England +32 7 £51,500 +14.44% 1
Glasgow 0 7 - - 1
London +19 4 - -
South West +17 1 - - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
South East - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 21 (87.50%) zOS
2 17 (70.83%) CICS
2 17 (70.83%) Mainframe
2 17 (70.83%) zSecure
3 16 (66.67%) IBM
4 15 (62.50%) Sybase
5 14 (58.33%) Unix
5 14 (58.33%) Finance
5 14 (58.33%) Time Sharing Option
5 14 (58.33%) ISPF
6 13 (54.17%) SQL
6 13 (54.17%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 12 (50.00%) DB2
7 12 (50.00%) CA
8 10 (41.67%) Banking
9 9 (37.50%) Security Management
9 9 (37.50%) SSH
9 9 (37.50%) Kerberos
9 9 (37.50%) SSL
9 9 (37.50%) MQSeries
9 9 (37.50%) Middleware
10 8 (33.33%) Shell Script
10 8 (33.33%) REXX
10 8 (33.33%) PKI
10 8 (33.33%) Project Planning
10 8 (33.33%) CLIST
11 7 (29.17%) People Management
11 7 (29.17%) Time Management
11 7 (29.17%) MS PowerPoint
11 7 (29.17%) Assembly Language

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 17 (70.83%) CICS
2 9 (37.50%) MQSeries
3 7 (29.17%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
1 7 (29.17%) MS Office
1 7 (29.17%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) Kerberos
1 9 (37.50%) SSH
1 9 (37.50%) SSL
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) Network Security
2 1 (4.17%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 14 (58.33%) Finance
2 10 (41.67%) Banking
3 4 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Security Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Senior Security Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) IT Technician
4 4 (16.67%) RACF Technician
4 4 (16.67%) Security Technician
5 3 (12.50%) Mainframe Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) IT Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) IT Security Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Mainframe Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) RACF Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Unix Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) z/OS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (58.33%) ISPF
2 9 (37.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (70.83%) Mainframe
2 8 (33.33%) PKI
3 1 (4.17%) Cryptography
3 1 (4.17%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (87.50%) zOS
2 14 (58.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Security Management
2 8 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 7 (29.17%) Information Security
3 7 (29.17%) People Management
3 7 (29.17%) Time Management
4 4 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (4.17%) Analytics
5 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) CLIST
2 8 (33.33%) REXX
2 8 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 7 (29.17%) Assembly Language
3 7 (29.17%) JCL
3 7 (29.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (58.33%) Time Sharing Option
2 13 (54.17%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 17 (70.83%) zSecure
2 1 (4.17%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) IBM
2 15 (62.50%) Sybase
3 12 (50.00%) CA
4 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.17%) Cognizant
4 1 (4.17%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (4.17%) Intel Security
4 1 (4.17%) Qualys
4 1 (4.17%) Twitter
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