The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 240 275 315
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +40
Permanent jobs citing CICS 21 43 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.42% 0.058%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.63% 2.03% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 21 30 6
Average salary £55,750 £55,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.90% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £50,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £49,250
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.52%
CICS
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Application Platforms Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1292 2118 2159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 19.30% 20.77% 21.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1172 1834 1870
Average salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing CICS across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

CICS
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CICS across the City of London region.

CICS Salary Trend in the City of London

CICS
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CICS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

CICS Salary Histogram in the City of London

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the City of London region citing CICS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited CICS.

1 59 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 58 (98.31%) COBOL
3 57 (96.61%) DB2
4 56 (94.92%) Banking
5 52 (88.14%) Finance
6 49 (83.05%) SDLC
7 41 (69.49%) Change Management
8 39 (66.10%) IBM Mainframe
8 39 (66.10%) JCL
8 39 (66.10%) IBM
9 28 (47.46%) TOWER Software
9 28 (47.46%) Analytical Skills
10 27 (45.76%) MTS
11 26 (44.07%) SEPA
12 20 (33.90%) SOA
13 19 (32.20%) SWIFT
14 16 (27.12%) Java
15 14 (23.73%) Payment Gateway
16 12 (20.34%) Anti-Money Laundering
16 12 (20.34%) Kalman Filter
16 12 (20.34%) Middleware
17 6 (10.17%) Risk Management
18 4 (6.78%) Oracle
18 4 (6.78%) Unix
19 2 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
19 2 (3.39%) Data Modelling
20 1 (1.69%) Assembly Language
20 1 (1.69%) REXX
20 1 (1.69%) Project Management
20 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the City of London region citing CICS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited CICS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (45.76%) MTS
2 1 (1.69%) Documentum
2 1 (1.69%) FileNet
2 1 (1.69%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 14 (23.73%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (96.61%) DB2
2 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.69%) IDMS
General
1 56 (94.92%) Banking
2 52 (88.14%) Finance
3 1 (1.69%) Marketing
3 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (35.59%) Developer
1 21 (35.59%) Lead Developer
1 21 (35.59%) Subject Matter Expert
2 18 (30.51%) Architect
3 17 (28.81%) Solutions Architect
4 15 (25.42%) Designer
4 15 (25.42%) Solutions Designer
5 10 (16.95%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 9 (15.25%) Lead Architect
7 7 (11.86%) Mainframe Architect
8 5 (8.47%) Lead Designer
8 5 (8.47%) Mainframe Designer
9 3 (5.08%) Mainframe Expert
9 3 (5.08%) SOA Architect
10 2 (3.39%) Applications Support
10 2 (3.39%) Java Architect
10 2 (3.39%) Java Solutions Architect
11 1 (1.69%) .NET Solutions Architect
11 1 (1.69%) J2EE Solutions Architect
11 1 (1.69%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.34%) Middleware
2 1 (1.69%) .NET
2 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.69%) J2EE
2 1 (1.69%) Web Services
2 1 (1.69%) WSDL
2 1 (1.69%) XML
2 1 (1.69%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 59 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 39 (66.10%) IBM Mainframe
3 28 (47.46%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (32.20%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.69%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (83.05%) SDLC
2 41 (69.49%) Change Management
3 20 (33.90%) SOA
4 12 (20.34%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 12 (20.34%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (10.17%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (3.39%) Data Modelling
7 1 (1.69%) B2B
7 1 (1.69%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.69%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.69%) ETL
7 1 (1.69%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.69%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (1.69%) Project Management
7 1 (1.69%) Project Planning
7 1 (1.69%) Release Management
7 1 (1.69%) TOGAF
7 1 (1.69%) UML
7 1 (1.69%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 58 (98.31%) COBOL
2 39 (66.10%) JCL
3 16 (27.12%) Java
4 1 (1.69%) Assembly Language
4 1 (1.69%) CLIST
4 1 (1.69%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (44.07%) SEPA
Vendors
1 39 (66.10%) IBM
2 28 (47.46%) TOWER Software
3 4 (6.78%) Oracle
4 1 (1.69%) Pega