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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 898 961 932
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -29
Permanent jobs citing RACF 12 5 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.005% 0.035%
As % of the System Software category 0.10% 0.041% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 33
Median salary £42,500 £85,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-50.00% +47.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £85,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £85,000 £77,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 - £58,750

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
11569 12146 13033
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.15% 11.09% 11.55%
Number of salaries quoted 9698 10157 10756
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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
Top 8 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 28 September 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 +49 5 £45,000 -47.05%
Scotland - 4 £40,000 -
South West - 3 £42,500 -
Glasgow - 3 £40,000 -
Bristol - 3 £42,500 -
North West - 2 £45,000 -
Wilmslow - 2 £45,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £45,000 -

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 (82.76%) zOS
2 22 (75.86%) Mainframe
3 19 (65.52%) IBM
4 18 (62.07%) CICS
5 17 (58.62%) ISPF
5 17 (58.62%) zSecure
5 17 (58.62%) Time Sharing Option
6 16 (55.17%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 15 (51.72%) Finance
8 14 (48.28%) Sybase
9 13 (44.83%) DB2
9 13 (44.83%) CA
10 12 (41.38%) REXX
10 12 (41.38%) Unix
11 11 (37.93%) Project Planning
11 11 (37.93%) SQL
11 11 (37.93%) Assembly Language
11 11 (37.93%) JCL
12 10 (34.48%) CLIST
13 9 (31.03%) Middleware
13 9 (31.03%) SSL
13 9 (31.03%) Kerberos
13 9 (31.03%) MQSeries
13 9 (31.03%) Security Management
13 9 (31.03%) Banking
13 9 (31.03%) SSH
14 8 (27.59%) Shell Script
15 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
15 7 (24.14%) SAS
15 7 (24.14%) Perl

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 18 (62.07%) CICS
2 9 (31.03%) MQSeries
3 7 (24.14%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
1 7 (24.14%) MS Office
2 5 (17.24%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) Kerberos
1 9 (31.03%) SSH
1 9 (31.03%) SSL
2 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
3 3 (10.34%) SMTP
4 2 (6.90%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (44.83%) DB2
General
1 15 (51.72%) Finance
2 9 (31.03%) Banking
3 4 (13.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Security Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Senior Security Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) RACF Technician
3 5 (17.24%) Security Technician
4 4 (13.79%) IT Technician
5 3 (10.34%) Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Mainframe Systems Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Security Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Mainframe Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Mainframe Specialist
6 2 (6.90%) Mainframe Systems Specialist
6 2 (6.90%) Programmer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Programmer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Systems Programmer
6 2 (6.90%) Systems Programmer
7 1 (3.45%) IT Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) IT Security Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) RACF Specialist
7 1 (3.45%) z/OS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (58.62%) ISPF
2 9 (31.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (75.86%) Mainframe
2 7 (24.14%) PKI
3 3 (10.34%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (6.90%) VSAM
5 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.45%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 24 (82.76%) zOS
2 12 (41.38%) Unix
3 2 (6.90%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Project Planning
2 9 (31.03%) Security Management
3 7 (24.14%) People Management
3 7 (24.14%) Time Management
4 6 (20.69%) Information Security
5 4 (13.79%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (3.45%) Automated Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.45%) SDLC
6 1 (3.45%) Service Management
6 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) REXX
2 11 (37.93%) Assembly Language
2 11 (37.93%) JCL
2 11 (37.93%) SQL
3 10 (34.48%) CLIST
4 8 (27.59%) Shell Script
5 7 (24.14%) Perl
6 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (58.62%) Time Sharing Option
2 16 (55.17%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 17 (58.62%) zSecure
Vendors
1 19 (65.52%) IBM
2 14 (48.28%) Sybase
3 13 (44.83%) CA
4 1 (3.45%) Cognizant
4 1 (3.45%) Twitter