The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 814 775 809
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +34
Permanent jobs citing CICS 63 111 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.062% 0.10% 0.045%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.31% 0.50% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 46 93 33
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £55,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-11.36% +46.66%
CICS
UK

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

Application Platforms Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
20487 22291 20200
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 20.11% 20.94% 20.46%
Number of salaries quoted 17260 18344 17305
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in England

CICS
Salary Trend in England

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

CICS Salary Trend in England

CICS
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CICS across the England region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

CICS Salary Histogram in England

CICS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the England region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -5 23 £55,000 - 5
East Midlands +8 16 £42,500 +8.97% 4
North West -47 10 £60,000 +9.09%
South East +14 8 £55,000 -35.29%
West Midlands -4 3 £50,000 +28.20%
Yorkshire +10 2 £47,000 +25.33% 1
East of England -11 1 - -
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 176 (90.26%) Mainframe
2 159 (81.54%) DB2
3 143 (73.33%) COBOL
4 117 (60.00%) JCL
5 100 (51.28%) IBM
6 86 (44.10%) Banking
7 61 (31.28%) Java
8 55 (28.21%) SOA
9 54 (27.69%) Linux
9 54 (27.69%) Finance
10 53 (27.18%) Web Services
10 53 (27.18%) SDLC
11 51 (26.15%) UNIX
12 48 (24.62%) Oracle
12 48 (24.62%) Perl
13 46 (23.59%) SQL
14 43 (22.05%) IBM Mainframe
15 41 (21.03%) Agile Software Development
16 40 (20.51%) WebSphere
17 37 (18.97%) ISPF
17 37 (18.97%) WebSphere Application Server
18 36 (18.46%) MQSeries
19 35 (17.95%) zOS
20 34 (17.44%) Retail
21 30 (15.38%) VSAM
21 30 (15.38%) Change Management
22 28 (14.36%) MVS
22 28 (14.36%) REXX
22 28 (14.36%) BusinessObjects
23 27 (13.85%) SWIFT

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the England 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 40 (20.51%) WebSphere
2 37 (18.97%) WebSphere Application Server
3 36 (18.46%) MQSeries
4 19 (9.74%) JBoss
5 10 (5.13%) Confluence
6 9 (4.62%) Oracle Workflow
6 9 (4.62%) MTS
7 4 (2.05%) Apache
7 4 (2.05%) FileNet
8 3 (1.54%) Documentum
9 2 (1.03%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.03%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.51%) SAS
10 1 (0.51%) GlassFish
Applications
1 7 (3.59%) MS Office
2 6 (3.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.62%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.18%) TCP/IP
2 13 (6.67%) FTP
3 9 (4.62%) DNS
3 9 (4.62%) SSL
3 9 (4.62%) Internet
4 5 (2.56%) ATM
5 4 (2.05%) Firewall
6 1 (0.51%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (81.54%) DB2
2 28 (14.36%) BusinessObjects
3 18 (9.23%) DataStage
4 14 (7.18%) Pentaho
5 10 (5.13%) Oracle Database
6 9 (4.62%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (4.10%) IMS/DB
7 8 (4.10%) SQL Server
8 7 (3.59%) Easytrieve
9 5 (2.56%) MS Access
10 2 (1.03%) Adabas
10 2 (1.03%) MySQL
11 1 (0.51%) PowerCenter
11 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.51%) OpenQM
11 1 (0.51%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 1 (0.51%) mvBase
Development Applications
1 10 (5.13%) JIRA
2 9 (4.62%) HP UFT
2 9 (4.62%) LoadRunner
2 9 (4.62%) Hudson
2 9 (4.62%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.10%) Eclipse
4 5 (2.56%) Toad
5 4 (2.05%) ChangeMan
6 2 (1.03%) JUnit
7 1 (0.51%) PROIV
7 1 (0.51%) XPEDITER
General
1 86 (44.10%) Banking
2 54 (27.69%) Finance
3 34 (17.44%) Retail
4 16 (8.21%) Marketing
5 6 (3.08%) Private Banking
5 6 (3.08%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.03%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.03%) Automotive
8 1 (0.51%) Electronics
8 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.51%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 59 (30.26%) Developer
2 28 (14.36%) Consultant
2 28 (14.36%) Mainframe Developer
3 27 (13.85%) Technical Consultant
4 25 (12.82%) Analyst
5 20 (10.26%) Architect
6 18 (9.23%) Solutions Designer
6 18 (9.23%) Designer
7 14 (7.18%) COBOL Developer
8 13 (6.67%) Environment Manager
8 13 (6.67%) Programmer
9 12 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (5.64%) Applications Developer
11 9 (4.62%) Analyst Programmer
11 9 (4.62%) Analyst Developer
12 8 (4.10%) Technical Architect
12 8 (4.10%) Technical Leader
13 7 (3.59%) Mainframe Architect
14 6 (3.08%) Lead Developer
15 5 (2.56%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (27.18%) Web Services
2 37 (18.97%) ISPF
3 27 (13.85%) WebSphere MQ
4 26 (13.33%) Middleware
5 17 (8.72%) HTML
5 17 (8.72%) XML
6 14 (7.18%) .NET
6 14 (7.18%) Java EE
7 13 (6.67%) SOAP
8 8 (4.10%) WSDL
8 8 (4.10%) JSON
9 6 (3.08%) J2EE
10 5 (2.56%) Spring
10 5 (2.56%) .NET Framework
11 4 (2.05%) XSD
12 3 (1.54%) HTML5
13 2 (1.03%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 2 (1.03%) REST
13 2 (1.03%) JMS
13 2 (1.03%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 176 (90.26%) Mainframe
2 43 (22.05%) IBM Mainframe
3 30 (15.38%) VSAM
4 27 (13.85%) SWIFT
5 23 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (8.72%) Management Information System
7 8 (4.10%) Computer Science
8 6 (3.08%) Credit Risk
8 6 (3.08%) PMI
9 2 (1.03%) DataPower
10 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.51%) W3C
10 1 (0.51%) DTV
10 1 (0.51%) PKI
10 1 (0.51%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 54 (27.69%) Linux
2 51 (26.15%) UNIX
3 35 (17.95%) zOS
4 28 (14.36%) MVS
5 27 (13.85%) AIX
5 27 (13.85%) Solaris
6 7 (3.59%) Windows
7 1 (0.51%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (28.21%) SOA
2 53 (27.18%) SDLC
3 41 (21.03%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (15.38%) Change Management
5 19 (9.74%) Configuration Management
5 19 (9.74%) Unit Testing
6 12 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (6.15%) Mentoring
6 12 (6.15%) ITIL
7 11 (5.64%) Project Planning
8 10 (5.13%) Release Management
8 10 (5.13%) Automated Testing
8 10 (5.13%) Validation
8 10 (5.13%) Line Management
8 10 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (4.62%) DevOps
9 9 (4.62%) Waterfall
9 9 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (4.62%) Test Automation
9 9 (4.62%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 143 (73.33%) COBOL
2 117 (60.00%) JCL
3 61 (31.28%) Java
4 48 (24.62%) Perl
5 46 (23.59%) SQL
6 28 (14.36%) REXX
7 25 (12.82%) Assembly Language
8 16 (8.21%) JavaScript
9 14 (7.18%) PL/1
10 13 (6.67%) Python
11 9 (4.62%) Ruby
11 9 (4.62%) VB
12 6 (3.08%) Delphi
13 3 (1.54%) CLIST
13 3 (1.54%) C#
14 2 (1.03%) NATURAL
15 1 (0.51%) Fortran
15 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (3.59%) Degree
2 6 (3.08%) PMI Certification
3 4 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.51%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.18%) QA
System Software
1 27 (13.85%) RACF
2 21 (10.77%) Time Sharing Option
3 7 (3.59%) ACF2
4 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 27 (13.85%) Tivoli
2 17 (8.72%) zSecure
3 15 (7.69%) CA Endevor
4 9 (4.62%) Puppet
4 9 (4.62%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.03%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (0.51%) Control-M
Vendors
1 100 (51.28%) IBM
2 48 (24.62%) Oracle
3 12 (6.15%) TOWER Software
4 9 (4.62%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.62%) F5
4 9 (4.62%) New Relic
4 9 (4.62%) Informatica
5 4 (2.05%) Pega
6 2 (1.03%) TSYS
6 2 (1.03%) BEA
6 2 (1.03%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.51%) CA
7 1 (0.51%) jBASE
7 1 (0.51%) Computacenter
7 1 (0.51%) Sun
7 1 (0.51%) SAP
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