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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 286 333 315
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -18
Permanent jobs citing CICS 29 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.27% 0.063% 0.042%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.35% 0.30% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 18 8 5
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £53,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,750 £48,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+7.52% -7.00%
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
2150 2668 2144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 20.24% 21.13% 18.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1834 2296 1920
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
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 21 April 2015.

CICS Salary Histogram in the City of London

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 54 (78.26%) Mainframe
2 52 (75.36%) Banking
3 43 (62.32%) DB2
4 40 (57.97%) COBOL
5 34 (49.28%) Finance
6 18 (26.09%) SOA
7 17 (24.64%) SWIFT
8 16 (23.19%) UNIX
9 15 (21.74%) J2EE
9 15 (21.74%) Oracle
10 14 (20.29%) Data Modelling
10 14 (20.29%) Web Services
11 13 (18.84%) Java
11 13 (18.84%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (17.39%) .NET
12 12 (17.39%) UML
13 11 (15.94%) OOA/OOD
13 11 (15.94%) MQSeries
13 11 (15.94%) Documentum
13 11 (15.94%) ETL
13 11 (15.94%) FTP
13 11 (15.94%) XML
13 11 (15.94%) XSD
13 11 (15.94%) WSDL
13 11 (15.94%) B2B
13 11 (15.94%) Change Management
13 11 (15.94%) Logistics
13 11 (15.94%) Project Management
13 11 (15.94%) FileNet

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 11 (15.94%) MQSeries
1 11 (15.94%) Documentum
1 11 (15.94%) FileNet
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.94%) FTP
2 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (62.32%) DB2
2 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
General
1 52 (75.36%) Banking
2 34 (49.28%) Finance
3 11 (15.94%) Marketing
4 10 (14.49%) Retail
5 5 (7.25%) Investment Banking
5 5 (7.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (30.43%) Architect
1 21 (30.43%) Designer
2 16 (23.19%) Solutions Architect
3 15 (21.74%) Programmer
4 11 (15.94%) Solutions Designer
5 9 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (13.04%) Analyst
5 9 (13.04%) Senior Programmer
6 6 (8.70%) Systems Programmer
6 6 (8.70%) Lead Designer
6 6 (8.70%) Systems Designer
7 5 (7.25%) CICS Systems Programmer
7 5 (7.25%) CICS Programmer
8 3 (4.35%) AWS Architect
9 1 (1.45%) Lead Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.45%) Lead Architect
9 1 (1.45%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.74%) J2EE
2 14 (20.29%) Web Services
3 12 (17.39%) .NET
4 11 (15.94%) XML
4 11 (15.94%) XSD
4 11 (15.94%) WSDL
4 11 (15.94%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.90%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (1.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (78.26%) Mainframe
2 17 (24.64%) SWIFT
3 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.70%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.19%) UNIX
2 10 (14.49%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.09%) SOA
2 14 (20.29%) Data Modelling
3 13 (18.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (17.39%) UML
5 11 (15.94%) OOA/OOD
5 11 (15.94%) ETL
5 11 (15.94%) B2B
5 11 (15.94%) Project Management
5 11 (15.94%) Change Management
5 11 (15.94%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (15.94%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (15.94%) Logistics
5 11 (15.94%) Project Planning
5 11 (15.94%) Load Balancing
5 11 (15.94%) Release Management
6 4 (5.80%) Unit Testing
6 4 (5.80%) Validation
7 1 (1.45%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 40 (57.97%) COBOL
2 13 (18.84%) Java
3 3 (4.35%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1 (1.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 10 (14.49%) RACF
2 6 (8.70%) ACF2
Vendors
1 15 (21.74%) Oracle
2 11 (15.94%) Pega
3 6 (8.70%) IBM