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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 435 444 433
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Permanent jobs citing CICS 8 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.038% 0.018% 0.014%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.19% 0.087% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 2
Average salary £55,000 £85,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.29% +54.54%
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £55,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year
-10.90% +25.71%
CICS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region.

Application Platforms Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
4194 4616 4336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 20.18% 20.53% 20.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3583 3682 3696
Average salary £41,000 £40,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.23% -4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

CICS
Salary Trend in the South East

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

CICS Salary Trend in the South East

CICS
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CICS across the South East region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

CICS Salary Histogram in the South East

CICS
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 September 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
Buckinghamshire - 3 £48,000 -
East Sussex - 3 £62,500 -
West Sussex - 2 £55,000 -
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 18 (90.00%) COBOL
1 18 (90.00%) DB2
2 15 (75.00%) JCL
3 12 (60.00%) Mainframe
4 11 (55.00%) IBM
4 11 (55.00%) REXX
5 10 (50.00%) HTML
6 9 (45.00%) zOS
6 9 (45.00%) Assembly Language
6 9 (45.00%) ISPF
6 9 (45.00%) Time Sharing Option
7 8 (40.00%) SDLC
7 8 (40.00%) JSON
7 8 (40.00%) Project Planning
7 8 (40.00%) PL/1
7 8 (40.00%) Eclipse
8 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (20.00%) Banking
9 4 (20.00%) Finance
9 4 (20.00%) VSAM
10 3 (15.00%) CLIST
10 3 (15.00%) Retail
10 3 (15.00%) RAD
10 3 (15.00%) Java
11 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
11 2 (10.00%) UNIX
11 2 (10.00%) .NET
11 2 (10.00%) VisionPLUS
11 2 (10.00%) Marketing
11 2 (10.00%) HTML5

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 1 (5.00%) JBoss
1 1 (5.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (90.00%) DB2
2 1 (5.00%) MS Access
2 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.00%) PowerCenter
2 1 (5.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.00%) Toad
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
1 4 (20.00%) Banking
2 3 (15.00%) Retail
3 2 (10.00%) Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Developer
2 10 (50.00%) Mainframe Developer
3 9 (45.00%) Applications Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Environment Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Database Manager
5 1 (5.00%) CRM Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) HTML
2 9 (45.00%) ISPF
3 8 (40.00%) JSON
4 2 (10.00%) HTML5
4 2 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (60.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (20.00%) VSAM
3 2 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) zOS
2 2 (10.00%) UNIX
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Project Planning
1 8 (40.00%) SDLC
2 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) RAD
4 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.00%) User Stories
5 1 (5.00%) Line Management
5 1 (5.00%) People Management
5 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.00%) Test Management
5 1 (5.00%) CRM
5 1 (5.00%) Customer Intelligence
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
5 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (90.00%) COBOL
2 15 (75.00%) JCL
3 11 (55.00%) REXX
4 9 (45.00%) Assembly Language
5 8 (40.00%) PL/1
6 3 (15.00%) CLIST
6 3 (15.00%) Java
7 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
8 1 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) IBM
2 2 (10.00%) TSYS
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle