The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 834 790 916
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +126
Permanent jobs citing CICS 72 132 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.077% 0.13% 0.053%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.38% 0.63% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 48 97 36
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +13.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +2.15%
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
19189 21108 23666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 20.55% 21.18% 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 16653 17714 19907
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,306
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing CICS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 May 2016.

CICS Salary Histogram in England

CICS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +44 52 £55,000 +10.00% 2
London -24 8 £71,250 +35.71% 2
Yorkshire +8 6 - - 1
East Midlands -11 3 - -
West Midlands -27 2 £50,000 -4.76%
East of England - 1 - - 1
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT jobs citing CICS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for CICS.

1 111 (93.28%) Mainframe
2 103 (86.55%) COBOL
3 94 (78.99%) JCL
4 79 (66.39%) DB2
5 57 (47.90%) IBM
6 54 (45.38%) VSAM
7 51 (42.86%) Java
8 49 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
9 48 (40.34%) Finance
10 38 (31.93%) RAD
11 33 (27.73%) SDLC
12 30 (25.21%) XML
12 30 (25.21%) SQL
12 30 (25.21%) Automated Testing
13 28 (23.53%) VisionPLUS
13 28 (23.53%) REXX
14 27 (22.69%) Degree
15 26 (21.85%) Computer Science
15 26 (21.85%) CLIST
15 26 (21.85%) TSYS
16 25 (21.01%) QA
16 25 (21.01%) Banking
17 22 (18.49%) SOA
17 22 (18.49%) IBM Mainframe
17 22 (18.49%) Team Foundation Server
18 20 (16.81%) Software Engineering
19 18 (15.13%) TDD
19 18 (15.13%) Microsoft
19 18 (15.13%) User Stories
20 17 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (11.76%) IIS
2 11 (9.24%) MQSeries
3 6 (5.04%) FileNet
4 3 (2.52%) Apache
4 3 (2.52%) JBoss
4 3 (2.52%) MTS
4 3 (2.52%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.52%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 28 (23.53%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (66.39%) DB2
2 6 (5.04%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.52%) MySQL
3 3 (2.52%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.68%) DataStage
4 2 (1.68%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 22 (18.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.68%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.84%) Subversion
3 1 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 48 (40.34%) Finance
2 25 (21.01%) Banking
3 6 (5.04%) Retail
4 4 (3.36%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (31.09%) Developer
2 23 (19.33%) COBOL Developer
3 22 (18.49%) DB2 Developer
4 18 (15.13%) CICS Engineer
5 17 (14.29%) Software Engineer
6 14 (11.76%) Senior Developer
7 13 (10.92%) Architect
7 13 (10.92%) Mainframe Software Engineer
7 13 (10.92%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (9.24%) Mainframe Developer
9 10 (8.40%) Lead Developer
10 9 (7.56%) QA Engineer
10 9 (7.56%) QA Test Engineer
10 9 (7.56%) Test Engineer
11 8 (6.72%) Senior Mainframe Developer
11 8 (6.72%) Team Leader
11 8 (6.72%) Technical Leader
11 8 (6.72%) Technical Team Leader
12 7 (5.88%) Programmer
13 5 (4.20%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (25.21%) XML
2 14 (11.76%) J2EE
2 14 (11.76%) Web Services
3 10 (8.40%) JSON
4 9 (7.56%) .NET
4 9 (7.56%) WSDL
5 6 (5.04%) .NET Framework
5 6 (5.04%) XSD
6 5 (4.20%) HTML
6 5 (4.20%) HTML5
6 5 (4.20%) Middleware
6 5 (4.20%) Spring
7 4 (3.36%) ISPF
8 3 (2.52%) Ajax
8 3 (2.52%) CSS
8 3 (2.52%) JMS
8 3 (2.52%) SAML
8 3 (2.52%) SOAP
8 3 (2.52%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (2.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 111 (93.28%) Mainframe
2 54 (45.38%) VSAM
3 26 (21.85%) Computer Science
4 22 (18.49%) IBM Mainframe
5 14 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (6.72%) Visualisation
7 6 (5.04%) Algorithms
8 5 (4.20%) Data Structures
8 5 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (3.36%) Social Media
10 3 (2.52%) PKI
11 2 (1.68%) AS400
12 1 (0.84%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.24%) zOS
2 8 (6.72%) MVS
2 8 (6.72%) Unix
3 6 (5.04%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (31.93%) RAD
3 33 (27.73%) SDLC
4 30 (25.21%) Automated Testing
5 22 (18.49%) SOA
6 20 (16.81%) Software Engineering
7 18 (15.13%) TDD
7 18 (15.13%) User Stories
8 17 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (14.29%) Unit Testing
9 16 (13.45%) Waterfall
10 15 (12.61%) Functional Testing
10 15 (12.61%) Integration Testing
10 15 (12.61%) Regression Testing
10 15 (12.61%) System Integration Testing
11 14 (11.76%) UML
12 12 (10.08%) Systems Analysis
13 11 (9.24%) Mentoring
14 9 (7.56%) Change Management
15 8 (6.72%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 103 (86.55%) COBOL
2 94 (78.99%) JCL
3 51 (42.86%) Java
4 30 (25.21%) SQL
5 28 (23.53%) REXX
6 26 (21.85%) CLIST
7 6 (5.04%) C#
8 3 (2.52%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.68%) Assembly Language
9 2 (1.68%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.68%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 27 (22.69%) Degree
2 15 (12.61%) ISTQB
3 14 (11.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (21.01%) QA
2 5 (4.20%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (3.36%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (2.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (8.40%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.68%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 57 (47.90%) IBM
2 26 (21.85%) TSYS
3 18 (15.13%) Microsoft
4 11 (9.24%) Oracle
5 10 (8.40%) HP
6 6 (5.04%) Pega
7 3 (2.52%) BEA
8 2 (1.68%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.84%) TOWER Software
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