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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank - 461 465
Permanent jobs citing CICS 0 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East - 0.028% 0.027%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 0.15% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 6
Median salary - £48,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -43.52%
UK excluding London median salary £37,750 £44,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-15.16% -19.09%
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
3130 3919 4393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 18.04% 18.52% 20.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2688 3338 3485
Median salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing CICS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 South East region with a requirement for CICS.

1 45 (100.00%) COBOL
1 45 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 41 (91.11%) JCL
3 34 (75.56%) DB2
4 29 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (60.00%) VSAM
6 23 (51.11%) Finance
7 21 (46.67%) RAD
7 21 (46.67%) IBM
8 20 (44.44%) IBM Mainframe
9 18 (40.00%) Java
10 17 (37.78%) XML
11 16 (35.56%) REXX
11 16 (35.56%) Degree
11 16 (35.56%) Computer Science
12 14 (31.11%) VisionPLUS
12 14 (31.11%) Oracle
12 14 (31.11%) MVS
12 14 (31.11%) Unix
12 14 (31.11%) UML
12 14 (31.11%) User Stories
13 13 (28.89%) Waterfall
13 13 (28.89%) Automated Testing
13 13 (28.89%) Software Engineering
14 12 (26.67%) TDD
14 12 (26.67%) TSYS
14 12 (26.67%) CLIST
15 10 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
15 10 (22.22%) SDLC
15 10 (22.22%) Functional Testing

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 9 (20.00%) IIS
2 2 (4.44%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 14 (31.11%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (75.56%) DB2
2 4 (8.89%) Easytrieve
2 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) XPEDITER
General
1 23 (51.11%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (31.11%) Team Leader
1 14 (31.11%) Technical Leader
1 14 (31.11%) Technical Team Leader
2 10 (22.22%) Software Engineer
3 9 (20.00%) Mainframe Software Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) CICS Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) QA Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) QA Test Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Test Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Mainframe Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Quality Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) COBOL Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
9 1 (2.22%) COBOL Developer
9 1 (2.22%) COBOL Programmer
9 1 (2.22%) Java Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Software Programmer
9 1 (2.22%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (37.78%) XML
2 3 (6.67%) J2EE
2 3 (6.67%) JSON
2 3 (6.67%) Spring
2 3 (6.67%) Web Services
3 2 (4.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 45 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 27 (60.00%) VSAM
3 20 (44.44%) IBM Mainframe
4 16 (35.56%) Computer Science
5 4 (8.89%) Algorithms
6 3 (6.67%) Data Structures
6 3 (6.67%) Visualisation
7 2 (4.44%) AS400
7 2 (4.44%) DataPower
7 2 (4.44%) Social Media
8 1 (2.22%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.11%) MVS
1 14 (31.11%) Unix
2 1 (2.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (46.67%) RAD
3 14 (31.11%) UML
3 14 (31.11%) User Stories
4 13 (28.89%) Automated Testing
4 13 (28.89%) Software Engineering
4 13 (28.89%) Waterfall
5 12 (26.67%) TDD
6 10 (22.22%) Functional Testing
6 10 (22.22%) Integration Testing
6 10 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 10 (22.22%) SDLC
6 10 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
6 10 (22.22%) Unit Testing
7 9 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (8.89%) Manual Testing
8 4 (8.89%) OO
8 4 (8.89%) OOD
8 4 (8.89%) Performance Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 45 (100.00%) COBOL
2 41 (91.11%) JCL
3 18 (40.00%) Java
4 16 (35.56%) REXX
5 12 (26.67%) CLIST
6 6 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (35.56%) Degree
2 10 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 9 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.44%) Control-M
Vendors
1 21 (46.67%) IBM
2 14 (31.11%) Oracle
3 12 (26.67%) TSYS
4 6 (13.33%) HP
5 4 (8.89%) Syncsort