Period
to 5 July 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 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CA ACF2
UK
6 months to
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 837 1111 1209
Rank change year-on-year +274 +98 +6
Permanent jobs citing ACF2 10 1 16
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.001% 0.009%
As % of the System Software category 0.072% 0.004% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 6
Median annual salary £76,250 £48,728 £83,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +56.48% -41.82% +4.69%
10th Percentile £52,500 £47,713 £28,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £49,743 £98,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £76,250 £48,728 £77,500
% change year-on-year +56.48% -37.13% -3.13%

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 13,902 24,905 25,544
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.64% 16.90% 14.35%
Number of salaries quoted 11,331 20,465 20,727
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +10.67%

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 July 2020.

Salary histogram for ACF2 in the UK

ACF2
Top 4 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 July 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 +249 10 £76,250 +56.48%
England +270 6 £62,500 +28.26%
South East - 6 £62,500 -
Scotland - 4 £100,000 -

For the 6 months to 5 July 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 10 (100.00%) IBM
1 10 (100.00%) RACF
1 10 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (80.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (70.00%) REST
4 6 (60.00%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (60.00%) Task Automation
4 6 (60.00%) Epics
4 6 (60.00%) Bash Shell
4 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (60.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (60.00%) Docker
4 6 (60.00%) User Experience
4 6 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (60.00%) Scrum
4 6 (60.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
4 6 (60.00%) JIRA
4 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (60.00%) Six Sigma
4 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2
4 6 (60.00%) Linux
4 6 (60.00%) Python
4 6 (60.00%) C
4 6 (60.00%) C#
4 6 (60.00%) C++
4 6 (60.00%) COBOL
4 6 (60.00%) Java
4 6 (60.00%) Perl

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 6 (60.00%) CICS
2 5 (50.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) AWS
1 4 (40.00%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (60.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (60.00%) JIRA
2 5 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 5 (50.00%) JMeter
2 5 (50.00%) JUnit
2 5 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 5 (50.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Mainframe Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Mainframe Specialist
1 3 (30.00%) Mainframe Test Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Security Specialist
1 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) CICS Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Middleware Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) REST
2 5 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (10.00%) JSON
3 1 (10.00%) Middleware
3 1 (10.00%) SOAP
3 1 (10.00%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (80.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (60.00%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (60.00%) User Experience
4 4 (40.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 6 (60.00%) Epics
1 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2
1 6 (60.00%) Scrum
1 6 (60.00%) Six Sigma
1 6 (60.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (60.00%) Task Automation
1 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
1 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (40.00%) CRM
3 4 (40.00%) Migration
3 4 (40.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Bash Shell
1 6 (60.00%) C
1 6 (60.00%) C#
1 6 (60.00%) C++
1 6 (60.00%) COBOL
1 6 (60.00%) Java
1 6 (60.00%) Perl
1 6 (60.00%) Python
1 6 (60.00%) VB
2 5 (50.00%) Assembly Language
3 4 (40.00%) PL/1
4 3 (30.00%) HLASM
4 3 (30.00%) REXX
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) ISEB
1 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 6 (60.00%) PMI Certification
1 6 (60.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) RACF
2 6 (60.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) IBM
2 5 (50.00%) HP