Period
to 13 July 2020

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

IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
UK
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 806 1115 1194
Rank change year-on-year +309 +79 +4
Permanent jobs citing RACF 10 9 21
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.006% 0.012%
As % of the System Software category 0.074% 0.036% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 10 9 9
Median annual salary £88,750 £65,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.54% -16.13% +12.73%
10th Percentile £52,500 £61,000 £27,050
90th Percentile £100,000 £65,000 £101,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £88,750 £61,000 £71,250
% change year-on-year +45.49% -14.39% -1.72%

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 13,501 24,942 25,568
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.73% 16.94% 14.33%
Number of salaries quoted 11,040 20,481 20,672
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +10.47%
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 £41,800
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.67% +11.47%

RACF
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for RACF in the UK

RACF
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for RACF in the UK

RACF
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing RACF over the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

Salary histogram for RACF in the UK

RACF
Top 4 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 13 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 +256 10 £88,750 +45.49% 2
England +277 6 £65,000 - 2
South East - 6 £65,000 -
Scotland - 4 £100,000 -

For the 6 months to 13 July 2020, 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 10 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (90.00%) IBM
2 9 (90.00%) ACF2
3 7 (70.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (60.00%) JIRA
4 6 (60.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (60.00%) REST
4 6 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (60.00%) Bash Shell
4 6 (60.00%) CICS
4 6 (60.00%) COBOL
4 6 (60.00%) Linux
4 6 (60.00%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (60.00%) Task Automation
4 6 (60.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (60.00%) Epics
5 5 (50.00%) Python
5 5 (50.00%) C
5 5 (50.00%) C#
5 5 (50.00%) C++
5 5 (50.00%) Java
5 5 (50.00%) Perl
5 5 (50.00%) VB
5 5 (50.00%) DB2
5 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2
5 5 (50.00%) Scrum
5 5 (50.00%) ISEB

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 6 (60.00%) CICS
2 4 (40.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) AWS
1 3 (30.00%) 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 4 (40.00%) HP UFT
2 4 (40.00%) JMeter
2 4 (40.00%) JUnit
2 4 (40.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (40.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Mainframe Specialist
1 3 (30.00%) Security Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Mainframe Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Mainframe Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) CICS Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Middleware Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) z/OS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) REST
2 4 (40.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (10.00%) JSON
3 1 (10.00%) LDAP
3 1 (10.00%) Middleware
3 1 (10.00%) SOAP
3 1 (10.00%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (70.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (60.00%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (50.00%) User Experience
5 4 (40.00%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (10.00%) LPAR
6 1 (10.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) zOS
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 6 (60.00%) Epics
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
2 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) Six Sigma
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%) COBOL
2 5 (50.00%) C
2 5 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) C++
2 5 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) Perl
2 5 (50.00%) Python
2 5 (50.00%) VB
3 4 (40.00%) Assembly Language
3 4 (40.00%) PL/1
4 3 (30.00%) HLASM
4 3 (30.00%) REXX
5 1 (10.00%) JCL
5 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) ISEB
1 5 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 5 (50.00%) PMI Certification
1 5 (50.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) ACF2
2 5 (50.00%) Docker
3 1 (10.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (10.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) IBM
2 4 (40.00%) HP