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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 863 917 887
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -30
Permanent jobs citing RACF 37 27 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.022% 0.007%
As % of the System Software category 0.28% 0.22% 0.073%
Number of salaries quoted 7 16 6
Average salary £51,495 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.43% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £40,000 £44,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £48,750 £45,500
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +7.14%

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
13159 12296 10896
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.82% 10.16% 9.81%
Number of salaries quoted 10813 10296 9104
Average salary £41,500 £41,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.21% -1.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 21 April 2015 within the UK.

RACF Salary Histogram in the UK

RACF
Top 18 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 21 April 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 +57 30 £53,248 +18.32% 3
London +45 13 £60,000 +33.33%
Gloucester -11 9 - -
South West -12 9 - -
Gloucestershire -16 9 - -
Scotland +26 7 £45,000 +5.88% 2
City of London +26 7 £65,000 +44.44%
Edinburgh +12 5 - -
Manchester - 5 - -
North West - 5 - - 1
Glasgow - 2 £45,000 - 2
East Midlands +9 1 £47,500 +126.19% 2
South East - 1 £40,000 -
East of England - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £40,000 -
Leicestershire - 1 £47,500 -
Norfolk - 1 - -

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 44 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 41 (74.55%) zOS
3 40 (72.73%) DB2
4 39 (70.91%) CICS
5 35 (63.64%) IBM
6 33 (60.00%) Banking
7 32 (58.18%) ACF2
8 29 (52.73%) IBM Mainframe
9 28 (50.91%) Retail
9 28 (50.91%) TCP/IP
10 14 (25.45%) UNIX
11 13 (23.64%) Finance
12 12 (21.82%) Oracle
13 10 (18.18%) Validation
14 9 (16.36%) Management Information System
14 9 (16.36%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (16.36%) Unit Testing
14 9 (16.36%) SQL
15 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
15 6 (10.91%) Windows
16 5 (9.09%) Linux
16 5 (9.09%) Java
16 5 (9.09%) Shell Script
16 5 (9.09%) Oracle Database
16 5 (9.09%) Degree
16 5 (9.09%) Financial Institution
16 5 (9.09%) BODI
17 4 (7.27%) WebSphere
17 4 (7.27%) DataPower
17 4 (7.27%) AIX

RACF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 39 (70.91%) CICS
2 4 (7.27%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.45%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.64%) IIS
4 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.82%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (50.91%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.45%) SSL
2 3 (5.45%) Internet
2 3 (5.45%) LDAP
3 2 (3.64%) HTTP
3 2 (3.64%) Firewall
4 1 (1.82%) Network Security
4 1 (1.82%) LAN
4 1 (1.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (72.73%) DB2
2 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
3 5 (9.09%) BODI
3 5 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.64%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (3.64%) Fiddler
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 33 (60.00%) Banking
2 28 (50.91%) Retail
3 13 (23.64%) Finance
4 5 (9.09%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (40.00%) Technical Leader
2 8 (14.55%) Consultant
3 3 (5.45%) DBA
3 3 (5.45%) UNIX Consultant
3 3 (5.45%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (5.45%) UNIX Specialist
4 2 (3.64%) Programmer
4 2 (3.64%) Administrator
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (1.82%) Security Consultant
5 1 (1.82%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (1.82%) Developer
5 1 (1.82%) Analyst
5 1 (1.82%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (1.82%) Technical Administrator
5 1 (1.82%) DB2 DBA
5 1 (1.82%) Mainframe Developer
5 1 (1.82%) Systems Programmer
5 1 (1.82%) UNIX Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) J2EE
1 3 (5.45%) Web Services
2 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.64%) JDBC
2 2 (3.64%) .NET
2 2 (3.64%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 29 (52.73%) IBM Mainframe
3 9 (16.36%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.27%) DataPower
5 3 (5.45%) Replication
6 2 (3.64%) Tandem
6 2 (3.64%) AS400
6 2 (3.64%) PKI
7 1 (1.82%) VSAM
7 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 41 (74.55%) zOS
2 14 (25.45%) UNIX
3 6 (10.91%) Windows
4 5 (9.09%) Linux
5 4 (7.27%) AIX
6 3 (5.45%) Solaris
7 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.18%) Validation
2 9 (16.36%) Unit Testing
2 9 (16.36%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (5.45%) Analytics
4 2 (3.64%) Data Migration
4 2 (3.64%) ITIL
4 2 (3.64%) Configuration Management
4 2 (3.64%) Migration
4 2 (3.64%) Service Management
4 2 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (3.64%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (1.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.82%) Identity Management
5 1 (1.82%) Information Security Management
5 1 (1.82%) Security Management
5 1 (1.82%) Risk Management
5 1 (1.82%) Workflow
5 1 (1.82%) Information Security
5 1 (1.82%) Supplier Management
5 1 (1.82%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.36%) SQL
2 5 (9.09%) Java
2 5 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.64%) REXX
3 2 (3.64%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.64%) C#
3 2 (3.64%) COBOL
3 2 (3.64%) Python
4 1 (1.82%) Assembly Language
4 1 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) Degree
2 3 (5.45%) CISSP
System Software
1 32 (58.18%) ACF2
2 3 (5.45%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.64%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.64%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 2 (3.64%) Novell Identity Manager
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (3.64%) CA Endevor
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (3.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (1.82%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 35 (63.64%) IBM
2 12 (21.82%) Oracle
3 3 (5.45%) Cognizant
3 3 (5.45%) CA
4 2 (3.64%) Novell
4 2 (3.64%) NetIQ
4 2 (3.64%) Cyber-Ark
4 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.64%) Sun
4 2 (3.64%) HP
5 1 (1.82%) BMC
5 1 (1.82%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.82%) SAP
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