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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 284 349 328
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -21
Permanent jobs citing CICS 18 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.18% 0.054% 0.066%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.91% 0.26% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 14 7 3
Average salary £57,500 £47,500 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.05% -40.62%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -27.27%
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
1984 2683 2221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 19.40% 20.83% 18.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1709 2313 1954
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +0.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £33,350
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
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 2 July 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 2 July 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 45 (88.24%) Mainframe
2 41 (80.39%) Banking
3 38 (74.51%) DB2
4 29 (56.86%) COBOL
5 26 (50.98%) SOA
6 22 (43.14%) SWIFT
7 17 (33.33%) Finance
8 10 (19.61%) Retail
9 9 (17.65%) zOS
9 9 (17.65%) RACF
9 9 (17.65%) Java
10 8 (15.69%) .NET
10 8 (15.69%) WSDL
10 8 (15.69%) Change Management
10 8 (15.69%) SDLC
11 7 (13.73%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (13.73%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (13.73%) Marketing
11 7 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (13.73%) Project Planning
11 7 (13.73%) .NET Framework
11 7 (13.73%) Load Balancing
11 7 (13.73%) Release Management
11 7 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (13.73%) Pega
11 7 (13.73%) FileNet
11 7 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (13.73%) B2B
11 7 (13.73%) Documentum
11 7 (13.73%) ETL

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 7 (13.73%) MQSeries
1 7 (13.73%) Documentum
1 7 (13.73%) FileNet
2 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) FTP
2 4 (7.84%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (74.51%) DB2
General
1 41 (80.39%) Banking
2 17 (33.33%) Finance
3 10 (19.61%) Retail
4 7 (13.73%) Marketing
5 3 (5.88%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.96%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.96%) Automotive
6 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (37.25%) Solutions Designer
1 19 (37.25%) Designer
2 14 (27.45%) Programmer
3 10 (19.61%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (19.61%) Architect
4 8 (15.69%) Analyst
4 8 (15.69%) Lead Designer
4 8 (15.69%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (15.69%) Senior Programmer
5 6 (11.76%) Systems Programmer
6 5 (9.80%) CICS Systems Programmer
6 5 (9.80%) CICS Programmer
7 1 (1.96%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 1 (1.96%) Lead Architect
7 1 (1.96%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) .NET
1 8 (15.69%) WSDL
2 7 (13.73%) .NET Framework
2 7 (13.73%) J2EE
2 7 (13.73%) Web Services
2 7 (13.73%) XML
2 7 (13.73%) XSD
3 2 (3.92%) HTML
4 1 (1.96%) SOAP
4 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.96%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 45 (88.24%) Mainframe
2 22 (43.14%) SWIFT
3 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.84%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.96%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.65%) zOS
2 6 (11.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) SOA
2 8 (15.69%) Change Management
2 8 (15.69%) SDLC
3 7 (13.73%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (13.73%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (13.73%) UML
3 7 (13.73%) OOA/OOD
3 7 (13.73%) Data Modelling
3 7 (13.73%) ETL
3 7 (13.73%) B2B
3 7 (13.73%) Project Management
3 7 (13.73%) Project Planning
3 7 (13.73%) Load Balancing
3 7 (13.73%) Release Management
3 7 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (11.76%) Logistics
5 5 (9.80%) Unit Testing
5 5 (9.80%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 29 (56.86%) COBOL
2 9 (17.65%) Java
3 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.96%) Assembly Language
System Software
1 9 (17.65%) RACF
2 4 (7.84%) ACF2
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Pega
2 6 (11.76%) Oracle
3 5 (9.80%) IBM
4 1 (1.96%) TOWER Software