Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1180 1158 1267
Rank change year-on-year -22 +109 -9
Permanent jobs citing RACF 13 21 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.012% 0.007%
As % of the System Software category 0.054% 0.100% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 3 16 3
UK median annual salary £90,000 £55,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +63.64% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £84,000 £36,250 £33,700
90th Percentile £100,000 £73,750 £52,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £91,250 £42,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +117.26% -15.15% +5.88%

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 24,298 21,073 24,783
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 12.30% 12.19%
Number of salaries quoted 19,776 17,580 20,974
UK median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £40,457
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.24% +5.05% +1.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £73,875 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%

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
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 23 April 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 -25 11 £91,250 +117.26% 6
Scotland -24 8 - - 6
England -45 5 £90,000 +63.64% 1
South East -15 2 £91,250 +25.86%
London -24 2 £90,000 +63.64% 1
North West -10 1 - -
North of England -22 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 12 (92.31%) Mainframe
2 11 (84.62%) ACF2
2 11 (84.62%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (61.54%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (61.54%) Service Management
4 4 (30.77%) JIRA
4 4 (30.77%) DB2
5 3 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
5 3 (23.08%) Linux
5 3 (23.08%) Python
5 3 (23.08%) REXX
5 3 (23.08%) PL/1
5 3 (23.08%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (23.08%) C
5 3 (23.08%) C#
5 3 (23.08%) C++
5 3 (23.08%) COBOL
5 3 (23.08%) Java
5 3 (23.08%) Perl
5 3 (23.08%) VBScript
5 3 (23.08%) VB
5 3 (23.08%) SAS
5 3 (23.08%) IBM
5 3 (23.08%) HP
5 3 (23.08%) ISEB
5 3 (23.08%) PMP
5 3 (23.08%) PMI Certification
5 3 (23.08%) CICS

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 (23.08%) CICS
1 3 (23.08%) Confluence
1 3 (23.08%) SAS
1 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) DB2
2 3 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) JIRA
2 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
3 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.69%) JMeter
3 1 (7.69%) JUnit
3 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Security Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) QA Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Senior QA Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) QA Automation Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Database Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) RACF Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) REST
1 3 (23.08%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (7.69%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (92.31%) Mainframe
2 8 (61.54%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (23.08%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (23.08%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (23.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (61.54%) Service Management
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) Six Sigma
3 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
3 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
3 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Bash Shell
1 3 (23.08%) C
1 3 (23.08%) C#
1 3 (23.08%) C++
1 3 (23.08%) COBOL
1 3 (23.08%) Java
1 3 (23.08%) Perl
1 3 (23.08%) PL/1
1 3 (23.08%) Python
1 3 (23.08%) REXX
1 3 (23.08%) VB
1 3 (23.08%) VBScript
2 2 (15.38%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
1 3 (23.08%) PMI Certification
1 3 (23.08%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
System Software
1 11 (84.62%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) HP
1 3 (23.08%) IBM