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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 762 841 813
Rank change year-on-year
+79 -28
Permanent jobs citing CICS 121 63 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.057% 0.048%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.56% 0.27% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 77 48 37
Average salary £52,500 £46,500 £52,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £31,750 £43,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £72,500 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,500 £51,250
% change year-on-year
+7.52% -9.26%
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
21448 23285 22011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 20.86% 20.94% 20.98%
Number of salaries quoted 17909 19398 18757
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
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 1 May 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 1 May 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
(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 +67 60 £52,500 +14.13% 4
East Midlands - 20 £42,500 - 3
South East +6 12 £50,000 -31.03% 1
West Midlands -4 12 £52,500 +32.91% 1
South West -1 10 - -
North West +4 7 £39,375 -44.34%
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 188 (93.53%) Mainframe
2 152 (75.62%) DB2
3 110 (54.73%) COBOL
4 101 (50.25%) Banking
5 87 (43.28%) IBM
6 64 (31.84%) Finance
7 63 (31.34%) JCL
8 52 (25.87%) Web Services
9 47 (23.38%) SOA
9 47 (23.38%) zOS
10 46 (22.89%) Retail
11 45 (22.39%) UNIX
11 45 (22.39%) Java
12 41 (20.40%) Oracle
13 39 (19.40%) IBM Mainframe
14 36 (17.91%) RACF
15 35 (17.41%) SQL
16 34 (16.92%) MQSeries
17 33 (16.42%) TCP/IP
17 33 (16.42%) ISPF
18 31 (15.42%) Linux
18 31 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
19 25 (12.44%) Perl
19 25 (12.44%) WebSphere Application Server
19 25 (12.44%) Business Objects
19 25 (12.44%) Marketing
19 25 (12.44%) WebSphere
20 24 (11.94%) AIX
20 24 (11.94%) Solaris
20 24 (11.94%) MVS

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 34 (16.92%) MQSeries
2 25 (12.44%) WebSphere Application Server
2 25 (12.44%) WebSphere
3 12 (5.97%) FileNet
3 12 (5.97%) Documentum
4 1 (0.50%) Confluence
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.50%) SAS
4 1 (0.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (3.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (16.42%) TCP/IP
2 14 (6.97%) FTP
3 5 (2.49%) ATM
4 4 (1.99%) SSL
4 4 (1.99%) Internet
5 1 (0.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (75.62%) DB2
2 8 (3.98%) DataStage
2 8 (3.98%) Pentaho
3 6 (2.99%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.99%) MS Access
4 5 (2.49%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.99%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.99%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.50%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 7 (3.48%) Eclipse
2 6 (2.99%) Toad
3 3 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.50%) JIRA
4 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.50%) Hudson
4 1 (0.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 101 (50.25%) Banking
2 64 (31.84%) Finance
3 46 (22.89%) Retail
4 25 (12.44%) Marketing
5 10 (4.98%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.00%) Automotive
6 2 (1.00%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (14.93%) Developer
2 29 (14.43%) Designer
3 27 (13.43%) Consultant
4 26 (12.94%) Architect
5 24 (11.94%) Technical Consultant
6 22 (10.95%) Analyst
7 21 (10.45%) Programmer
8 20 (9.95%) Mainframe Developer
8 20 (9.95%) Solutions Architect
9 18 (8.96%) Technical Leader
10 13 (6.47%) Solutions Designer
11 9 (4.48%) Senior Programmer
11 9 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (4.48%) Applications Developer
12 8 (3.98%) Systems Designer
12 8 (3.98%) Infrastructure Manager
12 8 (3.98%) Operations Manager
13 7 (3.48%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
13 7 (3.48%) Technical Specialist
14 6 (2.99%) Lead Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (25.87%) Web Services
2 33 (16.42%) ISPF
3 23 (11.44%) .NET
4 22 (10.95%) J2EE
5 21 (10.45%) WebSphere MQ
6 16 (7.96%) XML
7 13 (6.47%) WSDL
8 12 (5.97%) XSD
8 12 (5.97%) HTML
8 12 (5.97%) .NET Framework
9 11 (5.47%) Middleware
10 7 (3.48%) JSON
11 4 (1.99%) JMS
11 4 (1.99%) JDBC
11 4 (1.99%) JSP
11 4 (1.99%) JNDI
12 1 (0.50%) Java EE
12 1 (0.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 188 (93.53%) Mainframe
2 39 (19.40%) IBM Mainframe
3 22 (10.95%) SWIFT
3 22 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (8.46%) Management Information System
5 10 (4.98%) PMI
6 9 (4.48%) VSAM
7 6 (2.99%) Credit Risk
7 6 (2.99%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.49%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.50%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 47 (23.38%) zOS
2 45 (22.39%) UNIX
3 31 (15.42%) Linux
4 24 (11.94%) AIX
4 24 (11.94%) Solaris
4 24 (11.94%) MVS
5 7 (3.48%) Windows
6 1 (0.50%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (23.38%) SOA
2 31 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (10.45%) Performance Tuning
4 20 (9.95%) Project Management
5 19 (9.45%) Project Planning
6 18 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (8.96%) ETL
7 17 (8.46%) Change Management
7 17 (8.46%) Release Management
8 14 (6.97%) Data Modelling
8 14 (6.97%) Unit Testing
9 13 (6.47%) Logistics
9 13 (6.47%) UML
10 12 (5.97%) OOA/OOD
10 12 (5.97%) B2B
10 12 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (5.97%) Capacity Planning
10 12 (5.97%) Waterfall
11 11 (5.47%) Load Balancing
11 11 (5.47%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 110 (54.73%) COBOL
2 63 (31.34%) JCL
3 45 (22.39%) Java
4 35 (17.41%) SQL
5 25 (12.44%) Perl
6 19 (9.45%) Assembly Language
7 13 (6.47%) PL/1
8 10 (4.98%) REXX
9 6 (2.99%) Delphi
10 3 (1.49%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.50%) Ruby
11 1 (0.50%) Python
11 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.50%) VB
11 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (6.47%) Degree
2 10 (4.98%) PMI Certification
3 5 (2.49%) ISEB
4 4 (1.99%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.97%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (17.91%) RACF
2 23 (11.44%) ACF2
3 3 (1.49%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 24 (11.94%) Tivoli
2 6 (2.99%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 87 (43.28%) IBM
2 41 (20.40%) Oracle
3 25 (12.44%) Business Objects
4 12 (5.97%) Pega
5 5 (2.49%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.99%) Sun
7 1 (0.50%) New Relic
7 1 (0.50%) F5
7 1 (0.50%) Informatica
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