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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 856 822 917
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +95
Permanent jobs citing CICS 77 117 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.080% 0.11% 0.054%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.38% 0.54% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 44 72 46
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £57,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.52%
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
20050 21652 23593
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 20.73% 20.98% 21.12%
Number of salaries quoted 17324 18086 19592
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
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 30 April 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 30 April 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
South East +60 46 £51,250 +2.50% 3
Yorkshire - 12 - -
London -40 9 £77,500 +47.61% 2
East Midlands -13 6 - -
West Midlands -29 2 £50,000 -4.76%
North West +20 1 £47,500 +20.63% 1
East of England - 1 - -
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 134 (94.37%) Mainframe
2 122 (85.92%) COBOL
3 107 (75.35%) JCL
4 97 (68.31%) DB2
5 73 (51.41%) IBM
6 60 (42.25%) Finance
7 57 (40.14%) VSAM
8 53 (37.32%) Java
9 50 (35.21%) Agile Software Development
10 49 (34.51%) SDLC
11 39 (27.46%) RAD
12 36 (25.35%) Banking
13 35 (24.65%) SQL
13 35 (24.65%) IBM Mainframe
14 33 (23.24%) Automated Testing
15 32 (22.54%) SOA
15 32 (22.54%) Degree
16 31 (21.83%) REXX
17 30 (21.13%) XML
17 30 (21.13%) VisionPLUS
18 29 (20.42%) Computer Science
18 29 (20.42%) CLIST
19 27 (19.01%) QA
19 27 (19.01%) TSYS
20 26 (18.31%) Analytical Skills
21 24 (16.90%) Software Engineering
21 24 (16.90%) Team Foundation Server
22 19 (13.38%) Change Management
22 19 (13.38%) User Stories
22 19 (13.38%) Continuous Improvement

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 15 (10.56%) MQSeries
2 13 (9.15%) IIS
3 10 (7.04%) FileNet
4 5 (3.52%) MTS
5 3 (2.11%) Apache
5 3 (2.11%) JBoss
5 3 (2.11%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.11%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 30 (21.13%) VisionPLUS
2 2 (1.41%) Payment Gateway
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (68.31%) DB2
2 6 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.82%) DataStage
3 4 (2.82%) Pentaho
4 3 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.11%) MySQL
4 3 (2.11%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.41%) IDMS
6 1 (0.70%) Adabas
6 1 (0.70%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 24 (16.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.41%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.41%) Subversion
2 2 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.70%) ERwin
General
1 60 (42.25%) Finance
2 36 (25.35%) Banking
3 3 (2.11%) Financial Institution
3 3 (2.11%) Retail
4 2 (1.41%) Marketing
4 2 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 43 (30.28%) Developer
2 25 (17.61%) COBOL Developer
3 23 (16.20%) DB2 Developer
4 22 (15.49%) Architect
5 20 (14.08%) Solutions Architect
6 19 (13.38%) CICS Engineer
6 19 (13.38%) Software Engineer
7 15 (10.56%) Mainframe Software Engineer
7 15 (10.56%) Senior Developer
8 12 (8.45%) Lead Developer
8 12 (8.45%) Mainframe Developer
9 11 (7.75%) Designer
9 11 (7.75%) Solutions Designer
10 9 (6.34%) Senior Mainframe Developer
10 9 (6.34%) Subject Matter Expert
11 8 (5.63%) QA Engineer
11 8 (5.63%) QA Test Engineer
11 8 (5.63%) Test Engineer
12 5 (3.52%) Lead Solutions Architect
12 5 (3.52%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (21.13%) XML
2 17 (11.97%) J2EE
2 17 (11.97%) Web Services
3 14 (9.86%) .NET
4 13 (9.15%) WSDL
5 11 (7.75%) JSON
6 10 (7.04%) .NET Framework
6 10 (7.04%) XSD
7 6 (4.23%) HTML
7 6 (4.23%) HTML5
7 6 (4.23%) ISPF
8 5 (3.52%) Middleware
9 4 (2.82%) Ajax
9 4 (2.82%) CSS
9 4 (2.82%) CSS3
9 4 (2.82%) jQuery
9 4 (2.82%) Spring
9 4 (2.82%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (2.82%) XHTML
9 4 (2.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 134 (94.37%) Mainframe
2 57 (40.14%) VSAM
3 35 (24.65%) IBM Mainframe
4 29 (20.42%) Computer Science
5 26 (18.31%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (7.04%) Visualisation
7 7 (4.93%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (4.23%) Algorithms
9 5 (3.52%) SWIFT
10 4 (2.82%) Data Structures
11 3 (2.11%) PKI
11 3 (2.11%) Social Media
12 2 (1.41%) AS400
12 2 (1.41%) Life Science
13 1 (0.70%) Credit Risk
13 1 (0.70%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.45%) zOS
2 6 (4.23%) OS/390
3 2 (1.41%) MVS
3 2 (1.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (35.21%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (34.51%) SDLC
3 39 (27.46%) RAD
4 33 (23.24%) Automated Testing
5 32 (22.54%) SOA
6 24 (16.90%) Software Engineering
7 19 (13.38%) Change Management
7 19 (13.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 19 (13.38%) User Stories
8 18 (12.68%) Unit Testing
9 17 (11.97%) TDD
10 16 (11.27%) Waterfall
11 14 (9.86%) Functional Testing
11 14 (9.86%) Integration Testing
11 14 (9.86%) Regression Testing
11 14 (9.86%) System Integration Testing
12 13 (9.15%) Data Modelling
13 12 (8.45%) OOA/OOD
13 12 (8.45%) Systems Analysis
13 12 (8.45%) UML
Programming Languages
1 122 (85.92%) COBOL
2 107 (75.35%) JCL
3 53 (37.32%) Java
4 35 (24.65%) SQL
5 31 (21.83%) REXX
6 29 (20.42%) CLIST
7 7 (4.93%) C#
8 4 (2.82%) Assembly Language
8 4 (2.82%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.41%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.41%) PL/1
10 1 (0.70%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 32 (22.54%) Degree
2 14 (9.86%) ISTQB
3 13 (9.15%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (19.01%) QA
2 6 (4.23%) SEPA
System Software
1 6 (4.23%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (2.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (7.04%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.41%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 73 (51.41%) IBM
2 27 (19.01%) TSYS
3 18 (12.68%) Microsoft
4 10 (7.04%) HP
4 10 (7.04%) Pega
5 8 (5.63%) TOWER Software
6 5 (3.52%) Oracle
7 3 (2.11%) BEA
8 2 (1.41%) Cognizant
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Posted: 6 days ago
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Posted: 15 days ago
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Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum + excellent benefits
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