Period
to 18 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for RACF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited RACF over the 6 months to 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1158 1159 1253
Rank change year-on-year +1 +94 +1
Permanent jobs citing RACF 18 21 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.012% 0.011%
As % of the System Software category 0.073% 0.098% 0.084%
Number of salaries quoted 6 14 1
UK median annual salary £83,750 £66,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.42% +32.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £28,000 £52,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £98,125 £73,750 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £77,500 £72,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.90% +45.00% +11.11%

RACF 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 24,557 21,430 24,877
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.29% 12.46% 12.46%
Number of salaries quoted 19,908 18,010 21,056
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.67% - +2.74%

RACF
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing RACF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for RACF in the UK

RACF
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for RACF in the UK

RACF
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing RACF over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Salary histogram for RACF in the UK

RACF
Top 7 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 6 months to 18 June 2018. 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 +11 17 £77,500 +6.90% 1
Scotland -22 11 - - 1
England -17 7 £83,750 +24.07% 1
South East -6 3 £90,000 +24.14%
North West - 3 £28,000 -
North of England - 3 £28,000 -
London -16 1 £90,000 +63.64% 1

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, IT jobs citing RACF 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 RACF.

1 16 (88.89%) Mainframe
1 16 (88.89%) ACF2
2 14 (77.78%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (55.56%) Service Management
4 6 (33.33%) IBM
5 5 (27.78%) DB2
5 5 (27.78%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 4 (22.22%) QA
6 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
6 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (22.22%) Scrum
6 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
6 4 (22.22%) HP
6 4 (22.22%) ISEB
6 4 (22.22%) PMP
6 4 (22.22%) PMI Certification
6 4 (22.22%) Linux
6 4 (22.22%) Six Sigma
6 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
6 4 (22.22%) REXX
6 4 (22.22%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (16.67%) HP ALM
7 3 (16.67%) REST
7 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
7 3 (16.67%) User Experience
7 3 (16.67%) PL/1

RACF
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 3 (16.67%) CICS
1 3 (16.67%) Confluence
1 3 (16.67%) SAS
1 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Kerberos
1 1 (5.56%) SSH
1 1 (5.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) DB2
2 3 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 3 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) HP UFT
2 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.11%) JMeter
2 2 (11.11%) JUnit
2 2 (11.11%) LoadRunner
2 2 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 1 (5.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Security Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) QA Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) QA Automation Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Senior QA Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) IT Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) IT Security Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) QA Test Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Security Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Auditor
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Database Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) RACF Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Auditor
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) REST
1 3 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.56%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (88.89%) Mainframe
2 10 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (27.78%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (22.22%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (16.67%) User Experience
6 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
7 1 (5.56%) PKI
7 1 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (55.56%) Service Management
3 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 4 (22.22%) Scrum
3 4 (22.22%) Six Sigma
3 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
1 4 (22.22%) REXX
2 3 (16.67%) C
2 3 (16.67%) C#
2 3 (16.67%) C++
2 3 (16.67%) COBOL
2 3 (16.67%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) Perl
2 3 (16.67%) PL/1
2 3 (16.67%) Python
2 3 (16.67%) VB
2 3 (16.67%) VBScript
3 2 (11.11%) JCL
4 1 (5.56%) CLIST
4 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISEB
1 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
1 4 (22.22%) PMI Certification
1 4 (22.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 16 (88.89%) ACF2
2 1 (5.56%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (5.56%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) IBM
2 4 (22.22%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) CA