The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 232 207 207
Rank change year-on-year
-25 0
Permanent jobs citing CICS 6 4 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.096% 0.079% 0.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.47% 0.41% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 1
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -5.88%
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 West region.

Application Platforms Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1269 967 1053
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 20.41% 19.01% 18.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1096 825 897
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

CICS
Salary Trend in the South West

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

CICS Salary Trend in the South West

CICS
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
Gloucestershire - 5 £45,000 -
Dorset - 1 - -
CICS
England

CICS
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 13 (92.86%) DB2
2 11 (78.57%) Mainframe
2 11 (78.57%) RACF
3 10 (71.43%) zOS
4 5 (35.71%) Validation
5 4 (28.57%) IBM
6 3 (21.43%) Ingres
6 3 (21.43%) COBOL
6 3 (21.43%) SQL
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
6 3 (21.43%) Sybase
6 3 (21.43%) Banking
6 3 (21.43%) Data Extraction
6 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
7 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
8 1 (7.14%) REXX
8 1 (7.14%) UNIX
8 1 (7.14%) Windows
8 1 (7.14%) Linux
8 1 (7.14%) Finance
8 1 (7.14%) JCL
8 1 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (92.86%) DB2
2 3 (21.43%) Ingres
2 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst Programmer
2 2 (14.29%) Programmer
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Technician
3 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Database Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) Mainframe
2 3 (21.43%) Data Extraction
3 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) zOS
2 1 (7.14%) UNIX
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Validation
2 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) COBOL
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) REXX
2 1 (7.14%) JCL
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) RACF
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) IBM
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) Sybase