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

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 97 102 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Permanent jobs citing CICS 4 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.28% 0.50% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.31% 1.94% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 0
Average salary £42,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.58%
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
305 413 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.46% 25.93% 22.41%
Number of salaries quoted 218 280 184
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CICS across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

CICS Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

CICS
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 10 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (80.00%) Banking
2 8 (80.00%) DB2
3 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (70.00%) IBM
3 7 (70.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (50.00%) Retail
4 5 (50.00%) zOS
4 5 (50.00%) RACF
4 5 (50.00%) ACF2
5 4 (40.00%) JCL
6 3 (30.00%) COBOL
7 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (20.00%) Middleware
7 2 (20.00%) Assembly Language
7 2 (20.00%) MQSeries
7 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (20.00%) Change Management
7 2 (20.00%) Finance

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 2 (20.00%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) DB2
General
1 8 (80.00%) Banking
2 5 (50.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Technical Leader
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (70.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Change Management
1 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) JCL
2 3 (30.00%) COBOL
3 2 (20.00%) Assembly Language
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) RACF
1 5 (50.00%) ACF2
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) IBM