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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 289 317 318
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +1
Permanent jobs citing CICS 14 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.094% 0.051%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.75% 0.44% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 14 10 5
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +6.48%
UK excluding London average salary £49,500 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.78%
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
1871 2474 2232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 19.34% 21.09% 18.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1547 2114 2014
Average salary £52,500 £52,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.96% -0.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,246
% change year-on-year
- +1.92%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 35 (97.22%) Banking
2 34 (94.44%) DB2
2 34 (94.44%) Mainframe
3 27 (75.00%) COBOL
4 25 (69.44%) SWIFT
5 23 (63.89%) SOA
6 14 (38.89%) Finance
7 10 (27.78%) Change Management
7 10 (27.78%) SDLC
8 9 (25.00%) TOWER Software
8 9 (25.00%) IBM
9 7 (19.44%) IBM Mainframe
10 6 (16.67%) zOS
10 6 (16.67%) RACF
10 6 (16.67%) JCL
10 6 (16.67%) MTS
10 6 (16.67%) zSecure
11 5 (13.89%) UNIX
11 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
11 5 (13.89%) Retail
11 5 (13.89%) Oracle
11 5 (13.89%) Validation
11 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
12 4 (11.11%) Middleware
12 4 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
12 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
13 2 (5.56%) Marketing
13 2 (5.56%) WebSphere
13 2 (5.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 2 (5.56%) DataPower

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (16.67%) MTS
2 2 (5.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.78%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.78%) Documentum
3 1 (2.78%) FileNet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) FTP
1 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (94.44%) DB2
General
1 35 (97.22%) Banking
2 14 (38.89%) Finance
3 5 (13.89%) Retail
4 2 (5.56%) Marketing
4 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.78%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.78%) Automotive
5 1 (2.78%) Electronics
5 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Solutions Designer
1 17 (47.22%) Designer
2 8 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
2 8 (22.22%) Architect
3 4 (11.11%) Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Lead Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Programmer
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Programmer
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Lead Designer
5 2 (5.56%) Applications Support
6 1 (2.78%) Lead Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Designer
6 1 (2.78%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) Middleware
2 2 (5.56%) SOAP
2 2 (5.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (5.56%) WSDL
3 1 (2.78%) HTML5
3 1 (2.78%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) XML
3 1 (2.78%) XSD
3 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 34 (94.44%) Mainframe
2 25 (69.44%) SWIFT
3 7 (19.44%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
5 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (5.56%) DataPower
7 1 (2.78%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) zOS
2 5 (13.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) SOA
2 10 (27.78%) Change Management
2 10 (27.78%) SDLC
3 5 (13.89%) Validation
3 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
4 4 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.78%) Microservices
5 1 (2.78%) UML
5 1 (2.78%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (2.78%) Data Modelling
5 1 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (2.78%) OWASP
5 1 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.78%) ETL
5 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.78%) B2B
5 1 (2.78%) Project Management
5 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.78%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (75.00%) COBOL
2 6 (16.67%) JCL
3 2 (5.56%) Java
4 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) RACF
2 1 (2.78%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) zSecure
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) IBM
1 9 (25.00%) TOWER Software
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) SAP
3 1 (2.78%) Pega