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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 776 800 825
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +25
Permanent jobs citing CICS 112 53 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.053% 0.058%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.50% 0.26% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 93 40 38
Average salary £55,000 £54,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.85% +5.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,200 £35,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £65,525
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -
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
22551 20065 22900
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 20.75% 20.16% 20.76%
Number of salaries quoted 18563 17126 19715
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £65,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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
North West +20 46 £56,750 -5.41% 1
London +7 28 £55,000 - 6
East of England - 11 £55,000 -
South West -14 8 £45,000 -5.26%
East Midlands -13 7 £38,900 +11.14%
South East -18 5 £85,000 +54.54% 3
Yorkshire -40 5 £37,500 -
West Midlands -10 2 £39,000 - 1
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 136 (79.07%) DB2
2 135 (78.49%) Mainframe
3 109 (63.37%) COBOL
4 81 (47.09%) Finance
5 75 (43.60%) Banking
6 67 (38.95%) IBM
7 59 (34.30%) zOS
8 54 (31.40%) JCL
9 48 (27.91%) Java
10 45 (26.16%) J2EE
11 41 (23.84%) Waterfall
12 39 (22.67%) IBM Mainframe
13 37 (21.51%) Risk Analysis
14 36 (20.93%) UML
15 34 (19.77%) Stakeholder Management
16 33 (19.19%) RACF
17 32 (18.60%) VSAM
18 26 (15.12%) UNIX
19 24 (13.95%) CA Endevor
20 22 (12.79%) SQL
21 21 (12.21%) ITIL
22 17 (9.88%) Degree
22 17 (9.88%) QA
23 16 (9.30%) Retail
23 16 (9.30%) Service Management
23 16 (9.30%) Web Services
24 15 (8.72%) Problem Management
24 15 (8.72%) Unit Testing
25 14 (8.14%) Oracle
26 13 (7.56%) Change Management

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 9 (5.23%) CMS
2 6 (3.49%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.33%) Apache
3 4 (2.33%) SAS
4 3 (1.74%) GlassFish
5 2 (1.16%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.58%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (2.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (5.23%) BASE24
1 9 (5.23%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.49%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.33%) ATM
3 1 (0.58%) SSL
3 1 (0.58%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (79.07%) DB2
2 9 (5.23%) Adabas
3 7 (4.07%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.91%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.74%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.74%) Ingres
6 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.16%) Easytrieve
6 2 (1.16%) IMS/DB
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.58%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (2.91%) ClearCase
2 4 (2.33%) ChangeMan
2 4 (2.33%) JIRA
3 3 (1.74%) JUnit
4 1 (0.58%) ERwin
General
1 81 (47.09%) Finance
2 75 (43.60%) Banking
3 16 (9.30%) Retail
4 11 (6.40%) Advertising
5 9 (5.23%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.91%) Back Office
7 3 (1.74%) Billing
8 1 (0.58%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.58%) Legal
8 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (20.93%) Architect
2 34 (19.77%) Designer
3 25 (14.53%) Applications Architect
4 20 (11.63%) Analyst
5 18 (10.47%) Solutions Architect
6 17 (9.88%) Programmer
7 16 (9.30%) Solutions Designer
8 15 (8.72%) Developer
9 13 (7.56%) Analyst Programmer
10 12 (6.98%) Technical Manager
11 11 (6.40%) Consultant
12 10 (5.81%) Service Manager
12 10 (5.81%) Technical Services Manager
12 10 (5.81%) Senior Technician
13 9 (5.23%) VisionPLUS Consultant
13 9 (5.23%) COBOL Developer
13 9 (5.23%) Technical Specialist
14 8 (4.65%) COBOL Programmer
15 7 (4.07%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
15 7 (4.07%) COBOL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (26.16%) J2EE
2 16 (9.30%) Web Services
3 7 (4.07%) ISPF
4 5 (2.91%) XML
5 4 (2.33%) HTML
6 3 (1.74%) Java EE
6 3 (1.74%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.74%) Spring
6 3 (1.74%) WSDL
6 3 (1.74%) XML Schema
6 3 (1.74%) JAXB
6 3 (1.74%) Grails
7 2 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.16%) EntireX
7 2 (1.16%) JNDI
7 2 (1.16%) .NET
7 2 (1.16%) JMS
7 2 (1.16%) ATL
7 2 (1.16%) JDBC
7 2 (1.16%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 135 (78.49%) Mainframe
2 39 (22.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 32 (18.60%) VSAM
4 9 (5.23%) Contract for Difference
4 9 (5.23%) AS400
5 8 (4.65%) Mathematics
6 7 (4.07%) Computer Science
6 7 (4.07%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.33%) Data Conversion
8 3 (1.74%) Data Extraction
8 3 (1.74%) W3C
9 1 (0.58%) HACMP
9 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.58%) Clustering
9 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 59 (34.30%) zOS
2 26 (15.12%) UNIX
3 10 (5.81%) AIX
4 6 (3.49%) Linux
5 3 (1.74%) Solaris
5 3 (1.74%) Windows
6 2 (1.16%) MVS
7 1 (0.58%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (23.84%) Waterfall
2 37 (21.51%) Risk Analysis
3 36 (20.93%) UML
4 34 (19.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (12.21%) ITIL
6 16 (9.30%) Service Management
7 15 (8.72%) Unit Testing
7 15 (8.72%) Problem Management
8 13 (7.56%) Change Management
9 11 (6.40%) ITSM
10 10 (5.81%) Validation
11 9 (5.23%) Service Delivery
11 9 (5.23%) Release Management
12 7 (4.07%) Migration
13 5 (2.91%) Performance Testing
13 5 (2.91%) Compatibility Testing
13 5 (2.91%) Load Testing
13 5 (2.91%) Stress Testing
13 5 (2.91%) Security Testing
14 4 (2.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 109 (63.37%) COBOL
2 54 (31.40%) JCL
3 48 (27.91%) Java
4 22 (12.79%) SQL
5 8 (4.65%) REXX
6 7 (4.07%) NATURAL
7 3 (1.74%) Ruby
7 3 (1.74%) Groovy
7 3 (1.74%) Scala
7 3 (1.74%) Python
7 3 (1.74%) C#
7 3 (1.74%) C++
7 3 (1.74%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.74%) Perl
8 2 (1.16%) PL/1
9 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.58%) C
9 1 (0.58%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 17 (9.88%) Degree
2 5 (2.91%) ISEB
3 3 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.16%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.16%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.58%) OCP
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.88%) QA
System Software
1 33 (19.19%) RACF
2 7 (4.07%) ACF2
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 24 (13.95%) CA Endevor
2 4 (2.33%) Control-M
3 2 (1.16%) CA Wily
3 2 (1.16%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.58%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 67 (38.95%) IBM
2 14 (8.14%) Oracle
3 7 (4.07%) CA
4 5 (2.91%) SAP
5 4 (2.33%) Tableau
6 3 (1.74%) Sybase
7 2 (1.16%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.16%) Cognizant
7 2 (1.16%) Teradata
8 1 (0.58%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.58%) BMC
8 1 (0.58%) Business Objects
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