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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank - 226 223
Permanent jobs citing CICS 0 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West - 0.15% 0.019%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 0.70% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 1
Average salary - £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.76%
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
1353 1286 981
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 23.13% 20.86% 18.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1164 1100 826
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +1.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,246
% change year-on-year
- +1.92%

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
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 10 (100.00%) zOS
1 10 (100.00%) RACF
1 10 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 10 (100.00%) Banking
1 10 (100.00%) Retail
1 10 (100.00%) DB2
1 10 (100.00%) zSecure
2 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (50.00%) IBM
2 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (50.00%) ACF2
2 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (50.00%) Validation

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 10 (100.00%) Banking
1 10 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Validation
1 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) RACF
2 5 (50.00%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 10 (100.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) IBM