The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 157 175 164
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -11
Permanent jobs citing CICS 6 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.19% 0.12% 0.063%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.92% 0.56% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 0
Average salary £38,750 £39,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.51% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+7.52% -7.00%
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 Scotland region.

Application Platforms Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
655 894 710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 20.63% 22.15% 22.43%
Number of salaries quoted 406 592 431
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,827
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing CICS across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

CICS
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CICS across the Scotland region.

CICS Salary Trend in Scotland

CICS
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
Edinburgh +15 6 £38,750 -8.82% 1
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 12 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 10 (83.33%) Banking
3 9 (75.00%) DB2
4 8 (66.67%) IBM
4 8 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
5 7 (58.33%) Retail
6 6 (50.00%) zOS
6 6 (50.00%) RACF
7 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
7 5 (41.67%) ACF2
8 4 (33.33%) COBOL
9 3 (25.00%) Assembly Language
10 2 (16.67%) Internet
10 2 (16.67%) Middleware
10 2 (16.67%) Finance
10 2 (16.67%) Migration
10 2 (16.67%) MQSeries
10 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
10 2 (16.67%) Online Banking
10 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
11 1 (8.33%) CA Endevor
11 1 (8.33%) OMEGAMON
11 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
11 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
11 1 (8.33%) Replication
11 1 (8.33%) Tandem
11 1 (8.33%) Service Management

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (16.67%) MQSeries
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (75.00%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
General
1 10 (83.33%) Banking
2 7 (58.33%) Retail
3 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Technical Leader
2 2 (16.67%) CICS Programmer
2 2 (16.67%) Programmer
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (16.67%) Online Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Replication
4 1 (8.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) zOS
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) AIX
2 1 (8.33%) Solaris
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (16.67%) Migration
1 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) COBOL
2 3 (25.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (8.33%) REXX
3 1 (8.33%) JCL
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) RACF
2 5 (41.67%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) CA Endevor
1 1 (8.33%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) BMC
2 1 (8.33%) CA
2 1 (8.33%) SAP