The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 97 105 87
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -18
Permanent jobs citing CICS 6 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.43% 0.19% 0.090%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.02% 0.81% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 1
Average salary £38,750 £42,500 £58,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.82% -26.72%
UK excluding London average salary £51,250 £46,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+10.21% -7.00%
CICS
Scotland

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

Application Platforms Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
297 371 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.44% 23.77% 24.82%
Number of salaries quoted 186 254 179
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

CICS
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

CICS Salary Trend in Edinburgh

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 16 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 14 (87.50%) Banking
3 11 (68.75%) IBM
3 11 (68.75%) IBM Mainframe
4 10 (62.50%) Retail
5 9 (56.25%) DB2
6 8 (50.00%) Assembly Language
6 8 (50.00%) zOS
7 7 (43.75%) TCP/IP
7 7 (43.75%) Middleware
7 7 (43.75%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (37.50%) RACF
9 5 (31.25%) MQSeries
9 5 (31.25%) Internet
9 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery
9 5 (31.25%) Migration
9 5 (31.25%) Online Banking
9 5 (31.25%) ACF2
9 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (25.00%) COBOL
11 2 (12.50%) JCL
11 2 (12.50%) Cryptography
11 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
12 1 (6.25%) Java
12 1 (6.25%) SQL
12 1 (6.25%) SAP
12 1 (6.25%) XML
12 1 (6.25%) ITIL
12 1 (6.25%) UNIX
12 1 (6.25%) Windows

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 5 (31.25%) MQSeries
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) TCP/IP
2 5 (31.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
General
1 14 (87.50%) Banking
2 10 (62.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Programmer
1 7 (43.75%) CICS Programmer
2 5 (31.25%) Technical Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 11 (68.75%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (31.25%) Online Banking
4 2 (12.50%) Cryptography
5 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) zOS
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) AIX
2 1 (6.25%) Solaris
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery
2 5 (31.25%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Assembly Language
2 4 (25.00%) COBOL
3 2 (12.50%) JCL
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) REXX
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) RACF
2 5 (31.25%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) CA Endevor
1 1 (6.25%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) BMC
2 1 (6.25%) CA
2 1 (6.25%) SAP