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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 870 852 859
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +7
Permanent jobs citing CICS 34 87 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.037% 0.085% 0.088%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.20% 0.45% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 23 76 69
Median salary £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £42,500 £38,540
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,300
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -9.09%
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
16647 19414 22330
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.16% 18.94% 20.37%
Number of salaries quoted 14297 16234 18483
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +25 21 £60,000 +14.28% 5
London +36 4 £70,000 +27.27%
East Midlands -15 3 - - 2
South West - 3 £42,500 - 1
North West -1 2 - -
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 104 (93.69%) Mainframe
2 93 (83.78%) COBOL
3 89 (80.18%) JCL
4 77 (69.37%) DB2
5 54 (48.65%) IBM
6 51 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (45.05%) VSAM
8 49 (44.14%) Java
9 38 (34.23%) RAD
10 37 (33.33%) Finance
11 33 (29.73%) REXX
12 32 (28.83%) SQL
13 29 (26.13%) XML
13 29 (26.13%) Degree
14 28 (25.23%) Automated Testing
15 27 (24.32%) VisionPLUS
15 27 (24.32%) Computer Science
15 27 (24.32%) CLIST
16 26 (23.42%) IBM Mainframe
17 24 (21.62%) TSYS
18 23 (20.72%) SDLC
19 22 (19.82%) Software Engineering
20 21 (18.92%) Microsoft
20 21 (18.92%) Team Foundation Server
21 20 (18.02%) User Stories
22 18 (16.22%) TDD
22 18 (16.22%) UML
22 18 (16.22%) Oracle
22 18 (16.22%) Waterfall
23 17 (15.32%) 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 (12.61%) IIS
2 10 (9.01%) MQSeries
3 4 (3.60%) FileNet
4 2 (1.80%) Apache
4 2 (1.80%) JBoss
4 2 (1.80%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.80%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 27 (24.32%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.70%) SMTP
2 1 (0.90%) Firewall
2 1 (0.90%) FTP
2 1 (0.90%) HTTP
2 1 (0.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (69.37%) DB2
2 6 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.60%) Easytrieve
4 3 (2.70%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.80%) MySQL
6 1 (0.90%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.90%) DataStage
6 1 (0.90%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 21 (18.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.60%) XPEDITER
3 2 (1.80%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.90%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.90%) Firebug
4 1 (0.90%) JIRA
4 1 (0.90%) JMeter
4 1 (0.90%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.90%) The Grinder
4 1 (0.90%) Toad
General
1 37 (33.33%) Finance
2 10 (9.01%) Banking
3 5 (4.50%) Retail
4 4 (3.60%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (26.13%) Developer
2 21 (18.92%) DB2 Developer
3 20 (18.02%) COBOL Developer
4 19 (17.12%) Software Engineer
5 17 (15.32%) CICS Engineer
6 15 (13.51%) Mainframe Software Engineer
7 14 (12.61%) Team Leader
7 14 (12.61%) Technical Leader
7 14 (12.61%) Technical Team Leader
8 10 (9.01%) QA Engineer
9 9 (8.11%) QA Test Engineer
9 9 (8.11%) Test Engineer
10 8 (7.21%) Lead Developer
10 8 (7.21%) Senior Developer
11 7 (6.31%) Programmer
11 7 (6.31%) Senior Software Engineer
12 6 (5.41%) Architect
12 6 (5.41%) Senior COBOL Developer
12 6 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
13 5 (4.50%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (26.13%) XML
2 11 (9.91%) J2EE
2 11 (9.91%) Web Services
3 9 (8.11%) JSON
4 6 (5.41%) Middleware
4 6 (5.41%) WSDL
5 5 (4.50%) Spring
6 4 (3.60%) .NET
6 4 (3.60%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.60%) XSD
7 3 (2.70%) ISPF
7 3 (2.70%) REST
7 3 (2.70%) SOAP
8 2 (1.80%) HTML
8 2 (1.80%) HTML5
8 2 (1.80%) JMS
8 2 (1.80%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 104 (93.69%) Mainframe
2 50 (45.05%) VSAM
3 27 (24.32%) Computer Science
4 26 (23.42%) IBM Mainframe
5 7 (6.31%) Visualisation
6 6 (5.41%) Algorithms
6 6 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (4.50%) Data Structures
8 4 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (3.60%) Social Media
9 2 (1.80%) AS400
9 2 (1.80%) DataPower
9 2 (1.80%) PKI
10 1 (0.90%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.90%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.51%) Unix
1 15 (13.51%) zOS
2 14 (12.61%) MVS
3 7 (6.31%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (34.23%) RAD
3 28 (25.23%) Automated Testing
4 23 (20.72%) SDLC
5 22 (19.82%) Software Engineering
6 20 (18.02%) User Stories
7 18 (16.22%) TDD
7 18 (16.22%) UML
7 18 (16.22%) Waterfall
8 17 (15.32%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (13.51%) Functional Testing
9 15 (13.51%) Integration Testing
9 15 (13.51%) Regression Testing
9 15 (13.51%) System Integration Testing
9 15 (13.51%) Unit Testing
10 14 (12.61%) SOA
10 14 (12.61%) Systems Analysis
11 7 (6.31%) Refactoring
12 6 (5.41%) Manual Testing
12 6 (5.41%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 93 (83.78%) COBOL
2 89 (80.18%) JCL
3 49 (44.14%) Java
4 33 (29.73%) REXX
5 32 (28.83%) SQL
6 27 (24.32%) CLIST
7 2 (1.80%) Assembly Language
7 2 (1.80%) C#
7 2 (1.80%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.80%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 29 (26.13%) Degree
2 16 (14.41%) ISTQB
3 14 (12.61%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (15.32%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.60%) RACF
2 3 (2.70%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (1.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (9.01%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.80%) Control-M
2 2 (1.80%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (0.90%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 54 (48.65%) IBM
2 24 (21.62%) TSYS
3 21 (18.92%) Microsoft
4 18 (16.22%) Oracle
5 11 (9.91%) HP
6 4 (3.60%) Cognizant
6 4 (3.60%) Pega
6 4 (3.60%) Syncsort
7 2 (1.80%) BEA
8 1 (0.90%) Informatica
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