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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 293 333 320
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -13
Permanent jobs citing CICS 13 10 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.081% 0.058%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.65% 0.38% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 5
Average salary £55,000 £56,250 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +4.16%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.76%
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
1997 2651 2181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 19.04% 21.39% 18.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1707 2258 1956
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +1.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 30 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 30 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 36 (92.31%) Banking
2 34 (87.18%) Mainframe
3 33 (84.62%) DB2
4 25 (64.10%) COBOL
5 21 (53.85%) SOA
6 19 (48.72%) SWIFT
7 13 (33.33%) Finance
8 8 (20.51%) Retail
9 7 (17.95%) zOS
9 7 (17.95%) RACF
9 7 (17.95%) zSecure
10 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
10 5 (12.82%) Unit Testing
10 5 (12.82%) Validation
11 4 (10.26%) SDLC
11 4 (10.26%) Change Management
11 4 (10.26%) IBM
12 3 (7.69%) WSDL
12 3 (7.69%) Oracle
12 3 (7.69%) Java
12 3 (7.69%) UNIX
12 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (7.69%) Marketing
13 2 (5.13%) WebSphere
13 2 (5.13%) Project Planning
13 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
13 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
13 2 (5.13%) Release Management
13 2 (5.13%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 2 (5.13%) MQSeries
1 2 (5.13%) Documentum
1 2 (5.13%) FileNet
1 2 (5.13%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) FTP
1 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (84.62%) DB2
General
1 36 (92.31%) Banking
2 13 (33.33%) Finance
3 8 (20.51%) Retail
4 3 (7.69%) Marketing
5 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.56%) Aerospace
6 1 (2.56%) Automotive
6 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.56%) Electronics
6 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (51.28%) Solutions Designer
1 20 (51.28%) Designer
2 8 (20.51%) Programmer
2 8 (20.51%) Lead Designer
3 6 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (15.38%) Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Systems Programmer
4 4 (10.26%) Senior Programmer
5 3 (7.69%) CICS Systems Programmer
5 3 (7.69%) CICS Programmer
6 1 (2.56%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.56%) Lead Architect
6 1 (2.56%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) WSDL
2 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.13%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (5.13%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) J2EE
2 2 (5.13%) SOAP
2 2 (5.13%) Web Services
2 2 (5.13%) XML
2 2 (5.13%) XSD
3 1 (2.56%) HTML5
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (87.18%) Mainframe
2 19 (48.72%) SWIFT
3 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.13%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (5.13%) DataPower
6 1 (2.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) zOS
2 3 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (53.85%) SOA
2 5 (12.82%) Validation
2 5 (12.82%) Unit Testing
3 4 (10.26%) Change Management
3 4 (10.26%) SDLC
4 2 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.13%) Project Planning
4 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.13%) Release Management
4 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.13%) B2B
4 2 (5.13%) Project Management
4 2 (5.13%) ETL
4 2 (5.13%) UML
4 2 (5.13%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (5.13%) Data Modelling
5 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 25 (64.10%) COBOL
2 3 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
System Software
1 7 (17.95%) RACF
2 2 (5.13%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) zSecure
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) IBM
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) TOWER Software
3 2 (5.13%) Pega
4 1 (2.56%) SAP