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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 848 851 863
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +12
Permanent jobs citing CICS 61 78 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.065% 0.079% 0.055%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.31% 0.37% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 42 55 46
Average salary £53,500 £60,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.83% +23.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,598 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,750 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £49,250
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.52%
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
19504 21269 20913
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 20.65% 21.43% 21.33%
Number of salaries quoted 16618 18171 17258
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -33 25 £55,750 -7.08% 5
North West +34 12 £47,500 -11.62% 3
East Midlands +11 11 - - 2
Yorkshire +13 6 - - 4
South East - 6 £56,250 -
West Midlands - 1 £70,000 -
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 167 (94.35%) Mainframe
2 155 (87.57%) COBOL
3 135 (76.27%) DB2
4 120 (67.80%) JCL
5 91 (51.41%) IBM
6 88 (49.72%) Finance
7 84 (47.46%) SDLC
8 70 (39.55%) Banking
9 64 (36.16%) IBM Mainframe
10 61 (34.46%) Java
11 56 (31.64%) VSAM
12 51 (28.81%) Analytical Skills
13 50 (28.25%) Change Management
14 45 (25.42%) SOA
15 32 (18.08%) SQL
15 32 (18.08%) XML
16 31 (17.51%) Web Services
17 30 (16.95%) TOWER Software
18 27 (15.25%) MTS
18 27 (15.25%) .NET
19 26 (14.69%) DataStage
19 26 (14.69%) SEPA
20 23 (12.99%) .NET Framework
21 22 (12.43%) Agile Software Development
22 21 (11.86%) Data Modelling
23 20 (11.30%) SWIFT
24 18 (10.17%) Release Management
24 18 (10.17%) QA
24 18 (10.17%) WSDL
24 18 (10.17%) MQSeries

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 27 (15.25%) MTS
2 18 (10.17%) MQSeries
3 15 (8.47%) FileNet
4 6 (3.39%) Apache
5 4 (2.26%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.69%) Confluence
7 2 (1.13%) Documentum
7 2 (1.13%) JBoss
7 2 (1.13%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.13%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.56%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.56%) SAS
Business Applications
1 14 (7.91%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (5.65%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.13%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (76.27%) DB2
2 26 (14.69%) DataStage
3 12 (6.78%) Pentaho
4 10 (5.65%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.26%) Adabas
5 4 (2.26%) IMS/DB
6 3 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.13%) IDMS
7 2 (1.13%) MySQL
8 1 (0.56%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 15 (8.47%) ChangeMan
1 15 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.26%) JUnit
3 3 (1.69%) JIRA
3 3 (1.69%) XPEDITER
4 2 (1.13%) Subversion
4 2 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.56%) ERwin
5 1 (0.56%) PROIV
General
1 88 (49.72%) Finance
2 70 (39.55%) Banking
3 4 (2.26%) Marketing
3 4 (2.26%) Retail
4 2 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.56%) Automotive
5 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 70 (39.55%) Developer
2 38 (21.47%) Architect
3 33 (18.64%) Solutions Architect
4 28 (15.82%) Lead Developer
5 26 (14.69%) COBOL Developer
6 22 (12.43%) Mainframe Developer
7 21 (11.86%) Subject Matter Expert
8 18 (10.17%) DB2 Developer
9 16 (9.04%) Analyst
10 15 (8.47%) Designer
10 15 (8.47%) Solutions Designer
11 13 (7.34%) Senior Developer
12 12 (6.78%) Software Engineer
13 11 (6.21%) Lead Solutions Architect
14 10 (5.65%) Lead Architect
14 10 (5.65%) Senior Mainframe Developer
15 9 (5.08%) Mainframe Software Engineer
16 8 (4.52%) Mainframe Architect
17 7 (3.95%) CICS Engineer
18 5 (2.82%) Mainframe Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (18.08%) XML
2 31 (17.51%) Web Services
3 27 (15.25%) .NET
4 23 (12.99%) .NET Framework
5 18 (10.17%) J2EE
5 18 (10.17%) WSDL
6 17 (9.60%) HTML
7 15 (8.47%) Middleware
7 15 (8.47%) XSD
8 10 (5.65%) Spring
9 8 (4.52%) Entity Framework
9 8 (4.52%) WCF
10 7 (3.95%) JSON
11 6 (3.39%) Java EE
12 5 (2.82%) ISPF
13 4 (2.26%) Ajax
13 4 (2.26%) CSS3
13 4 (2.26%) Hibernate
13 4 (2.26%) HTML5
13 4 (2.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 167 (94.35%) Mainframe
2 64 (36.16%) IBM Mainframe
3 56 (31.64%) VSAM
4 51 (28.81%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (11.30%) SWIFT
6 13 (7.34%) Computer Science
7 7 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (3.95%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.13%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.13%) Life Science
8 2 (1.13%) PKI
9 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.56%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.34%) zOS
2 3 (1.69%) Linux
2 3 (1.69%) OS/390
2 3 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (47.46%) SDLC
2 50 (28.25%) Change Management
3 45 (25.42%) SOA
4 22 (12.43%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (11.86%) Data Modelling
6 18 (10.17%) Release Management
7 17 (9.60%) OOA/OOD
8 16 (9.04%) Capacity Planning
8 16 (9.04%) Software Engineering
9 15 (8.47%) B2B
9 15 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (8.47%) Performance Tuning
9 15 (8.47%) UML
10 14 (7.91%) Configuration Management
10 14 (7.91%) ITIL
11 13 (7.34%) Automated Testing
12 12 (6.78%) Anti-Money Laundering
12 12 (6.78%) Kalman Filter
13 11 (6.21%) RAD
14 10 (5.65%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 155 (87.57%) COBOL
2 120 (67.80%) JCL
3 61 (34.46%) Java
4 32 (18.08%) SQL
5 14 (7.91%) C#
6 13 (7.34%) REXX
7 12 (6.78%) CLIST
8 6 (3.39%) Perl
8 6 (3.39%) Python
9 5 (2.82%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.26%) NATURAL
10 4 (2.26%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.69%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.56%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 16 (9.04%) Degree
2 14 (7.91%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (14.69%) SEPA
2 18 (10.17%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.95%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (1.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.56%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (0.56%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 91 (51.41%) IBM
2 30 (16.95%) TOWER Software
3 15 (8.47%) Pega
4 13 (7.34%) Microsoft
5 10 (5.65%) TSYS
6 9 (5.08%) Oracle
7 2 (1.13%) BEA
8 1 (0.56%) CA
8 1 (0.56%) Syncsort
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