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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
UK
Rank 846 950 934
Rank change year-on-year +104 -16  
Permanent jobs citing RACF 14 6 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.006% 0.030%
As % of the System Software category 0.14% 0.048% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 9
Median salary £67,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £51,100 £50,000 £44,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £72,500 £50,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year +45.00% +8.10%  

RACF 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 10132 12620 13315
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.07% 12.21% 12.51%
Number of salaries quoted 8451 10637 11039
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%  

RACF
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for RACF in the UK

RACF
Top 8 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England - 11 £70,000 - 1
London - 7 £55,000 - 1
Hampshire - 4 £72,500 -
Basingstoke - 4 £72,500 -
South East - 4 £72,500 -
Scotland +32 3 £42,000 -16.00%
Glasgow +20 3 £42,000 -16.00%
City of London - 1 - -

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing RACF 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 RACF.

1 18 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 13 (48.15%) zOS
2 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 13 (48.15%) Identity Access Management
3 11 (40.74%) Unix
3 11 (40.74%) IBM
4 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 9 (33.33%) CICS
4 9 (33.33%) Novell
4 9 (33.33%) AS400
4 9 (33.33%) Workflow
4 9 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
5 8 (29.63%) ISPF
5 8 (29.63%) Identity Management
5 8 (29.63%) JCL
5 8 (29.63%) Time Sharing Option
6 7 (25.93%) zSecure
6 7 (25.93%) Regulatory Compliance
6 7 (25.93%) DB2
6 7 (25.93%) LDAP
6 7 (25.93%) Data Security
7 6 (22.22%) Banking
8 5 (18.52%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 5 (18.52%) Process Improvement
9 4 (14.81%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (14.81%) SDLC
9 4 (14.81%) Defect Management
9 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
9 4 (14.81%) ISTQB

RACF
Top Related 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 9 (33.33%) CICS
2 2 (7.41%) MQSeries
2 2 (7.41%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) LDAP
2 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.41%) FTP
3 2 (7.41%) Kerberos
3 2 (7.41%) SSH
3 2 (7.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) DB2
2 1 (3.70%) NonStop SQL
General
1 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Financial Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Mainframe Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Mainframe Systems Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Security Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Security Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Security Technician
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Programmer
6 1 (3.70%) RACF Technician
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Technician
6 1 (3.70%) Systems Programmer
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Team Leader
6 1 (3.70%) z/OS Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) ISPF
2 2 (7.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 9 (33.33%) AS400
2 9 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
3 4 (14.81%) Tandem
4 2 (7.41%) PKI
4 2 (7.41%) VSAM
5 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) zOS
2 11 (40.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Identity Access Management
2 9 (33.33%) Workflow
3 8 (29.63%) Identity Management
4 7 (25.93%) Data Security
4 7 (25.93%) Regulatory Compliance
5 5 (18.52%) Process Improvement
6 4 (14.81%) Defect Management
6 4 (14.81%) Information Security
6 4 (14.81%) Integration Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Investment Management
6 4 (14.81%) SDLC
6 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
6 4 (14.81%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
6 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
7 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
7 2 (7.41%) Security Management
7 2 (7.41%) Statistics
7 2 (7.41%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) JCL
2 4 (14.81%) Assembly Language
2 4 (14.81%) REXX
3 2 (7.41%) CLIST
3 2 (7.41%) COBOL
3 2 (7.41%) Perl
3 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
3 2 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (29.63%) Time Sharing Option
3 5 (18.52%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 4 (14.81%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 3 (11.11%) XYGATE
6 2 (7.41%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) zSecure
2 4 (14.81%) Tivoli
3 2 (7.41%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (3.70%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) IBM
2 9 (33.33%) Novell
3 4 (14.81%) CA
4 2 (7.41%) Sybase
5 1 (3.70%) HP