The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 790 870 819
Rank change year-on-year
+80 -51
Permanent jobs citing CICS 113 70 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.058% 0.055%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.49% 0.28% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 62 57 47
Average salary £52,500 £46,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.13% -10.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,250 £36,200 £38,050
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £72,500 £60,750
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+7.52% -7.00%

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

Application Platforms Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
22874 25337 23700
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 20.64% 20.98% 20.98%
Number of salaries quoted 18995 20818 19981
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CICS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CICS within the UK.

CICS Salary Trend in the UK

CICS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CICS over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 within the UK.

CICS Salary Histogram in the UK

CICS
Top 27 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 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
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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
England +74 107 £52,500 +12.90% 13
London +49 61 £52,500 +14.13% 5
City of London +52 31 £52,500 +16.66% 1
East Midlands - 12 £45,000 - 3
Nottingham - 12 £45,000 - 3
Nottinghamshire - 12 £45,000 - 3
South East -3 9 £50,000 -31.03% 1
Gloucester -5 9 - - 1
South West -12 9 - - 1
Gloucestershire -13 9 - - 1
Birmingham +7 8 £52,500 +32.91% 1
West Midlands -9 8 £52,500 +32.91% 1
North West +4 7 £51,875 -27.44% 1
Scotland +18 6 £38,750 -2.51% 1
Edinburgh +15 6 £38,750 -8.82% 1
West Sussex +9 5 £50,000 -31.03% 1
Gatwick - 5 £50,000 - 1
Manchester - 5 - -
Bromley - 2 £65,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £51,875 - 1
Buckinghamshire +2 1 - -
Milton Keynes -6 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £65,000 -
Uxbridge - 1 £50,000 -
Wilmslow - 1 £38,750 -
Kent - 1 £76,000 -
Middlesex - 1 £34,000 -

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 183 (91.04%) Mainframe
2 148 (73.63%) DB2
3 117 (58.21%) Banking
4 101 (50.25%) COBOL
5 86 (42.79%) IBM
6 73 (36.32%) Finance
7 54 (26.87%) Retail
8 50 (24.88%) JCL
8 50 (24.88%) IBM Mainframe
9 48 (23.88%) zOS
10 44 (21.89%) Web Services
11 43 (21.39%) UNIX
12 40 (19.90%) Java
13 39 (19.40%) RACF
14 38 (18.91%) Oracle
14 38 (18.91%) SOA
15 36 (17.91%) TCP/IP
16 33 (16.42%) MQSeries
17 29 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
18 28 (13.93%) ACF2
18 28 (13.93%) SQL
19 27 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
20 25 (12.44%) ISPF
20 25 (12.44%) Linux
20 25 (12.44%) J2EE
21 24 (11.94%) Marketing
22 23 (11.44%) Assembly Language
22 23 (11.44%) .NET
23 21 (10.45%) Project Management
23 21 (10.45%) Performance Tuning

CICS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 33 (16.42%) MQSeries
2 19 (9.45%) WebSphere
3 18 (8.96%) WebSphere Application Server
4 12 (5.97%) FileNet
4 12 (5.97%) Documentum
5 1 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (2.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 36 (17.91%) TCP/IP
2 13 (6.47%) FTP
3 9 (4.48%) Internet
4 4 (1.99%) ATM
5 3 (1.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (73.63%) DB2
2 5 (2.49%) MS Access
2 5 (2.49%) RDBMS
2 5 (2.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.49%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.99%) DataStage
3 4 (1.99%) Pentaho
3 4 (1.99%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.50%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 5 (2.49%) Eclipse
1 5 (2.49%) Toad
2 3 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
General
1 117 (58.21%) Banking
2 73 (36.32%) Finance
3 54 (26.87%) Retail
4 24 (11.94%) Marketing
5 10 (4.98%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.99%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.00%) Automotive
8 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (15.42%) Architect
2 29 (14.43%) Designer
3 27 (13.43%) Programmer
4 23 (11.44%) Solutions Architect
4 23 (11.44%) Technical Leader
5 22 (10.95%) Developer
5 22 (10.95%) Analyst
6 21 (10.45%) Consultant
7 18 (8.96%) Technical Consultant
8 14 (6.97%) Mainframe Developer
9 11 (5.47%) Solutions Designer
9 11 (5.47%) CICS Programmer
10 9 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (4.48%) Senior Programmer
11 8 (3.98%) Operations Manager
11 8 (3.98%) Infrastructure Manager
11 8 (3.98%) Technical Specialist
11 8 (3.98%) Systems Designer
12 7 (3.48%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
13 6 (2.99%) Lead Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (21.89%) Web Services
2 25 (12.44%) J2EE
2 25 (12.44%) ISPF
3 23 (11.44%) .NET
4 17 (8.46%) XML
5 15 (7.46%) WebSphere MQ
5 15 (7.46%) Middleware
6 13 (6.47%) WSDL
7 12 (5.97%) .NET Framework
7 12 (5.97%) XSD
8 10 (4.98%) HTML
9 5 (2.49%) JSON
10 4 (1.99%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 4 (1.99%) JNDI
10 4 (1.99%) JMS
10 4 (1.99%) JDBC
10 4 (1.99%) JSP
11 1 (0.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 183 (91.04%) Mainframe
2 50 (24.88%) IBM Mainframe
3 27 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (9.45%) SWIFT
5 14 (6.97%) Management Information System
6 9 (4.48%) PMI
6 9 (4.48%) VSAM
7 7 (3.48%) Credit Risk
8 6 (2.99%) Online Banking
8 6 (2.99%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.49%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.50%) Replication
10 1 (0.50%) Tandem
10 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.50%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 48 (23.88%) zOS
2 43 (21.39%) UNIX
3 25 (12.44%) Linux
4 19 (9.45%) AIX
4 19 (9.45%) Solaris
5 18 (8.96%) MVS
6 8 (3.98%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (18.91%) SOA
2 29 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (10.45%) Project Management
3 21 (10.45%) Performance Tuning
4 20 (9.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (8.96%) ETL
6 17 (8.46%) Project Planning
7 16 (7.96%) Change Management
7 16 (7.96%) Release Management
8 15 (7.46%) Migration
8 15 (7.46%) UML
8 15 (7.46%) Data Modelling
9 13 (6.47%) Logistics
10 12 (5.97%) OOA/OOD
10 12 (5.97%) B2B
10 12 (5.97%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (5.47%) Waterfall
11 11 (5.47%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (5.47%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (5.47%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 101 (50.25%) COBOL
2 50 (24.88%) JCL
3 40 (19.90%) Java
4 28 (13.93%) SQL
5 23 (11.44%) Assembly Language
6 18 (8.96%) Perl
7 11 (5.47%) PL/1
8 8 (3.98%) REXX
9 6 (2.99%) Delphi
10 3 (1.49%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (6.47%) Degree
2 9 (4.48%) PMI Certification
3 5 (2.49%) ISEB
4 4 (1.99%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.97%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (19.40%) RACF
2 28 (13.93%) ACF2
3 3 (1.49%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 18 (8.96%) Tivoli
2 5 (2.49%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.50%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 86 (42.79%) IBM
2 38 (18.91%) Oracle
3 19 (9.45%) Business Objects
4 12 (5.97%) Pega
5 4 (1.99%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.99%) Sun
6 1 (0.50%) BMC
6 1 (0.50%) CA
6 1 (0.50%) SAP
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Posted: 21 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £34000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
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Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
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Gatwick, West Sussex
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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Gloucester, Gloucestershire
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Posted: 26 days ago
City, London
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London
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South East London
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