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

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 429 454 469
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +15
Permanent jobs citing CICS 12 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.066% 0.038% 0.022%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.36% 0.20% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 5
Median salary £60,000 £56,250 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -33.82%
UK excluding London median salary £46,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-7.00% -9.09%
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
3312 3993 4518
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 18.21% 19.15% 19.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2874 3401 3592
Median salary £44,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.31% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
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
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 25 August 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
Surrey - 6 £60,000 -
West Sussex +4 4 £46,500 -7.00%
East Sussex 0 2 £45,750 -26.80%
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 64 (100.00%) COBOL
1 64 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 58 (90.63%) JCL
3 48 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (73.44%) DB2
5 42 (65.63%) VSAM
6 35 (54.69%) RAD
7 31 (48.44%) Finance
8 27 (42.19%) REXX
9 25 (39.06%) IBM
10 24 (37.50%) VisionPLUS
10 24 (37.50%) Automated Testing
10 24 (37.50%) Degree
10 24 (37.50%) Computer Science
11 22 (34.38%) Java
12 21 (32.81%) XML
12 21 (32.81%) IBM Mainframe
12 21 (32.81%) TSYS
12 21 (32.81%) CLIST
13 20 (31.25%) User Stories
13 20 (31.25%) Software Engineering
14 18 (28.13%) TDD
14 18 (28.13%) Waterfall
15 17 (26.56%) SDLC
16 15 (23.44%) Regression Testing
16 15 (23.44%) System Integration Testing
16 15 (23.44%) Functional Testing
16 15 (23.44%) Unit Testing
16 15 (23.44%) Integration Testing
16 15 (23.44%) QA

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 14 (21.88%) IIS
2 2 (3.13%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 24 (37.50%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (73.44%) DB2
2 6 (9.38%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.25%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 4 (6.25%) XPEDITER
2 2 (3.13%) Eclipse
General
1 31 (48.44%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (26.56%) Software Engineer
2 15 (23.44%) CICS Engineer
3 14 (21.88%) Team Leader
3 14 (21.88%) Technical Leader
3 14 (21.88%) Technical Team Leader
4 13 (20.31%) Mainframe Software Engineer
5 9 (14.06%) QA Engineer
5 9 (14.06%) QA Test Engineer
5 9 (14.06%) Test Engineer
6 7 (10.94%) Senior Software Engineer
7 6 (9.38%) Developer
8 4 (6.25%) Mainframe Developer
9 3 (4.69%) Mainframe Tester
9 3 (4.69%) Systems Tester
9 3 (4.69%) Tester
10 2 (3.13%) Applications Developer
10 2 (3.13%) COBOL Developer
10 2 (3.13%) Quality Engineer
11 1 (1.56%) Analyst Programmer
11 1 (1.56%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (32.81%) XML
2 7 (10.94%) JSON
3 5 (7.81%) J2EE
3 5 (7.81%) Spring
3 5 (7.81%) Web Services
4 2 (3.13%) HTML
4 2 (3.13%) HTML5
4 2 (3.13%) ISPF
4 2 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 64 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 42 (65.63%) VSAM
3 24 (37.50%) Computer Science
4 21 (32.81%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (9.38%) Algorithms
6 5 (7.81%) Data Structures
6 5 (7.81%) Visualisation
7 4 (6.25%) Social Media
8 2 (3.13%) AS400
8 2 (3.13%) DataPower
8 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.56%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.88%) MVS
1 14 (21.88%) Unix
2 3 (4.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (54.69%) RAD
3 24 (37.50%) Automated Testing
4 20 (31.25%) Software Engineering
4 20 (31.25%) User Stories
5 18 (28.13%) TDD
5 18 (28.13%) Waterfall
6 17 (26.56%) SDLC
7 15 (23.44%) Functional Testing
7 15 (23.44%) Integration Testing
7 15 (23.44%) Regression Testing
7 15 (23.44%) System Integration Testing
7 15 (23.44%) Unit Testing
8 14 (21.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (21.88%) UML
9 7 (10.94%) SOA
10 6 (9.38%) Manual Testing
10 6 (9.38%) OO
10 6 (9.38%) OOD
11 5 (7.81%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (100.00%) COBOL
2 58 (90.63%) JCL
3 27 (42.19%) REXX
4 22 (34.38%) Java
5 21 (32.81%) CLIST
6 8 (12.50%) SQL
7 2 (3.13%) Assembly Language
7 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.13%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 24 (37.50%) Degree
2 15 (23.44%) ISTQB
3 14 (21.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (23.44%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 10 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.13%) Control-M
Vendors
1 25 (39.06%) IBM
2 21 (32.81%) TSYS
3 14 (21.88%) Oracle
4 10 (15.63%) HP
5 4 (6.25%) Syncsort