The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for ACF2 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited ACF2 over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CA ACF2
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 951 952
Permanent jobs citing ACF2 0 3 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.003% 0.024%
As % of the System Software category - 0.024% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 5
Median salary - £42,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -34.61%  
UK excluding London median salary - £42,500 -

ACF2 is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 10269 12728 13559
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.05% 12.24% 12.55%
Number of salaries quoted 8571 10737 11240
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

ACF2
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ACF2 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for ACF2 in the UK

ACF2
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ACF2.

Salary trend for ACF2 in the UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing ACF2 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 ACF2.

1 2 (100.00%) CICS
1 2 (100.00%) zOS
1 2 (100.00%) RACF
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (50.00%) zSecure

ACF2
Co-occurring 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 2 (100.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Lead Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) RACF Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) Team Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Team Leader
1 1 (50.00%) z/OS Systems Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) RACF
2 1 (50.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM