Period
to 5 April 2020

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 6 months to 5 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CA ACF2
UK
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 973 - 1196
Rank change year-on-year - +1196 -6
Permanent jobs citing ACF2 19 0 10
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% - 0.006%
As % of the System Software category 0.096% - 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 19 0 3
Median annual salary £65,000 - £90,000
10th Percentile £52,500 - £84,000
90th Percentile £100,000 - £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 - £91,250

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

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 19,877 23,953 24,138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.06% 16.06% 13.62%
Number of salaries quoted 16,133 19,452 19,718
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

ACF2
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ACF2 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ACF2 in the UK

ACF2
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ACF2.

Salary trend for ACF2 in the UK

ACF2
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing ACF2 over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Salary histogram for ACF2 in the UK

ACF2
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ACF2 within the UK over the 6 months to 5 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London - 17 £65,000 -
England - 15 £65,000 -
South East - 13 £65,000 -
Scotland - 4 £100,000 -
London - 2 £77,851 -

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, IT jobs citing ACF2 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for ACF2.

1 18 (94.74%) IBM
1 18 (94.74%) Mainframe
1 18 (94.74%) RACF
2 16 (84.21%) IBM Mainframe
3 15 (78.95%) REST
3 15 (78.95%) User Experience
4 14 (73.68%) Test Scripting
4 14 (73.68%) JIRA
4 14 (73.68%) Git (software)
4 14 (73.68%) Test Automation
4 14 (73.68%) Bash Shell
4 14 (73.68%) Linux Command Line
4 14 (73.68%) Six Sigma
4 14 (73.68%) ISEB
4 14 (73.68%) PMP
4 14 (73.68%) PMI Certification
4 14 (73.68%) CICS
4 14 (73.68%) Scrum
4 14 (73.68%) Software Engineering
4 14 (73.68%) ISTQB
4 14 (73.68%) PRINCE2
4 14 (73.68%) Linux
4 14 (73.68%) Python
4 14 (73.68%) C
4 14 (73.68%) C#
4 14 (73.68%) C++
4 14 (73.68%) COBOL
4 14 (73.68%) Java
4 14 (73.68%) Perl
4 14 (73.68%) VB

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 14 (73.68%) CICS
2 13 (68.42%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.26%) Confluence
3 1 (5.26%) SAS
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 11 (57.89%) AWS
1 11 (57.89%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (68.42%) DB2
2 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (73.68%) Git (software)
1 14 (73.68%) JIRA
2 13 (68.42%) Jenkins
3 12 (63.16%) HP UFT
3 12 (63.16%) JMeter
3 12 (63.16%) JUnit
3 12 (63.16%) LoadRunner
3 12 (63.16%) Selenium
General
1 1 (5.26%) Back Office
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Legal
1 1 (5.26%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
1 6 (31.58%) Automation Test Analyst
1 6 (31.58%) Mainframe Analyst
1 6 (31.58%) Mainframe Test Analyst
1 6 (31.58%) QA Engineer
1 6 (31.58%) Test Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Automation Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) JIRA Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) QA Automation Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Mainframe Specialist
3 3 (15.79%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) CICS Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.26%) IT Security Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Middleware Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (78.95%) REST
2 13 (68.42%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (5.26%) JSON
3 1 (5.26%) Middleware
3 1 (5.26%) SOAP
3 1 (5.26%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 18 (94.74%) Mainframe
2 16 (84.21%) IBM Mainframe
3 15 (78.95%) User Experience
4 14 (73.68%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (21.05%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) PRINCE2
1 14 (73.68%) Scrum
1 14 (73.68%) Six Sigma
1 14 (73.68%) Software Engineering
1 14 (73.68%) Test Automation
1 14 (73.68%) Test Scripting
2 13 (68.42%) Continuous Delivery
2 13 (68.42%) Continuous Improvement
2 13 (68.42%) Epics
2 13 (68.42%) Task Automation
3 4 (21.05%) CRM
3 4 (21.05%) Migration
3 4 (21.05%) Time Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Information Security Management
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.26%) Security Management
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) Bash Shell
1 14 (73.68%) C
1 14 (73.68%) C#
1 14 (73.68%) C++
1 14 (73.68%) COBOL
1 14 (73.68%) Java
1 14 (73.68%) Perl
1 14 (73.68%) Python
1 14 (73.68%) VB
2 12 (63.16%) Assembly Language
2 12 (63.16%) PL/1
3 11 (57.89%) HLASM
3 11 (57.89%) REXX
4 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) ISEB
1 14 (73.68%) ISTQB
1 14 (73.68%) PMI Certification
1 14 (73.68%) PMP
2 1 (5.26%) CISM
2 1 (5.26%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) GDPR
2 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.26%) NCSC
System Software
1 18 (94.74%) RACF
2 13 (68.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) IBM
2 13 (68.42%) HP