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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 793 839 798
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -41
Permanent jobs citing CICS 85 54 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.053% 0.080%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.38% 0.25% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 63 45 55
Average salary £60,000 £48,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.71% -7.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £34,100
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £71,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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
22421 21646 22636
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 21.18% 21.10% 20.69%
Number of salaries quoted 19063 17725 19572
Average salary £43,500 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £63,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
- +4.57%

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 30 January 2015 within the UK.

CICS Salary Histogram in the UK

CICS
Top 18 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 30 January 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 +32 82 £60,000 +21.82% 15
London +60 71 £60,000 +37.14% 12
City of London +41 43 £55,250 +30.00% 3
Bromley - 7 £65,000 - 1
Cheshire 0 5 £53,750 +7.50%
North West -8 5 £53,750 +7.50% 1
Scotland -1 3 £42,500 -5.55% 1
East Midlands - 3 - -
Edinburgh +4 2 - - 1
Nottingham - 2 - -
Wilmslow - 2 £40,625 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Glasgow +12 1 £42,500 -19.04%
South Yorkshire -4 1 - -
Gloucestershire -17 1 - -
Yorkshire -19 1 - -
South West -22 1 - - 1
Knutsford - 1 £65,000 -

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 179 (84.83%) Mainframe
2 141 (66.82%) DB2
3 138 (65.40%) COBOL
4 131 (62.09%) Banking
5 124 (58.77%) Finance
6 82 (38.86%) IBM
7 59 (27.96%) Java
8 58 (27.49%) JCL
9 52 (24.64%) IBM Mainframe
10 48 (22.75%) Agile Software Development
11 47 (22.27%) Retail
11 47 (22.27%) J2EE
12 42 (19.91%) Assembly Language
13 40 (18.96%) Stakeholder Management
14 39 (18.48%) UNIX
15 37 (17.54%) Waterfall
16 36 (17.06%) Analytical Skills
17 35 (16.59%) UML
18 34 (16.11%) zOS
19 32 (15.17%) Risk Analysis
20 29 (13.74%) Middleware
20 29 (13.74%) Change Management
21 27 (12.80%) MQSeries
21 27 (12.80%) Oracle
22 26 (12.32%) Service Delivery
22 26 (12.32%) CA Endevor
23 25 (11.85%) VSAM
24 24 (11.37%) Release Management
25 23 (10.90%) Web Services
26 22 (10.43%) Migration

CICS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 27 (12.80%) MQSeries
2 11 (5.21%) FileNet
2 11 (5.21%) Documentum
3 10 (4.74%) WebSphere
4 9 (4.27%) SAS
5 5 (2.37%) CMS
6 3 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.47%) IIS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.37%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.47%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.06%) Internet
1 17 (8.06%) TCP/IP
2 13 (6.16%) ATM
3 11 (5.21%) FTP
4 2 (0.95%) SMS
4 2 (0.95%) SSL
5 1 (0.47%) SMTP
5 1 (0.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (66.82%) DB2
2 6 (2.84%) Adabas
2 6 (2.84%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.37%) Easytrieve
4 4 (1.90%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.95%) OLAP
5 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.47%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.47%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.47%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (2.84%) ClearCase
2 2 (0.95%) ERwin
2 2 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
General
1 131 (62.09%) Banking
2 124 (58.77%) Finance
3 47 (22.27%) Retail
4 11 (5.21%) Marketing
4 11 (5.21%) Investment Banking
5 10 (4.74%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.95%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 47 (22.27%) Architect
2 45 (21.33%) Designer
3 39 (18.48%) Programmer
4 30 (14.22%) Solutions Architect
5 26 (12.32%) CICS Programmer
6 23 (10.90%) Technical Specialist
7 19 (9.00%) Developer
8 16 (7.58%) Solutions Designer
9 12 (5.69%) Applications Architect
9 12 (5.69%) Analyst
9 12 (5.69%) Consultant
10 10 (4.74%) COBOL Developer
11 9 (4.27%) Systems Designer
12 8 (3.79%) Operations Manager
12 8 (3.79%) COBOL Programmer
13 7 (3.32%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
13 7 (3.32%) Infrastructure Manager
14 6 (2.84%) Systems Programmer
14 6 (2.84%) Senior Programmer
15 5 (2.37%) VisionPLUS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (22.27%) J2EE
2 29 (13.74%) Middleware
3 23 (10.90%) Web Services
4 20 (9.48%) XML
5 19 (9.00%) .NET
6 12 (5.69%) WSDL
7 11 (5.21%) .NET Framework
7 11 (5.21%) XSD
8 8 (3.79%) ISPF
9 6 (2.84%) JDBC
9 6 (2.84%) JSP
9 6 (2.84%) JMS
9 6 (2.84%) JNDI
10 4 (1.90%) SOAP
10 4 (1.90%) HTML
10 4 (1.90%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 1 (0.47%) JSON
11 1 (0.47%) RESTful
11 1 (0.47%) Lucene
11 1 (0.47%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 179 (84.83%) Mainframe
2 52 (24.64%) IBM Mainframe
3 36 (17.06%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (11.85%) VSAM
5 15 (7.11%) Online Banking
6 12 (5.69%) SWIFT
7 9 (4.27%) Chip Card
8 6 (2.84%) Cryptography
9 5 (2.37%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.90%) PMI
10 4 (1.90%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.95%) Replication
11 2 (0.95%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.95%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.47%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 39 (18.48%) UNIX
2 34 (16.11%) zOS
3 8 (3.79%) AIX
4 5 (2.37%) Linux
4 5 (2.37%) Windows
5 4 (1.90%) MVS
5 4 (1.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (22.75%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (18.96%) Stakeholder Management
3 37 (17.54%) Waterfall
4 35 (16.59%) UML
5 32 (15.17%) Risk Analysis
6 29 (13.74%) Change Management
7 26 (12.32%) Service Delivery
8 24 (11.37%) Release Management
9 22 (10.43%) Migration
9 22 (10.43%) Mentoring
10 21 (9.95%) Continuous Improvement
11 20 (9.48%) Project Management
12 18 (8.53%) Performance Tuning
13 16 (7.58%) Data Modelling
14 15 (7.11%) SOA
15 13 (6.16%) Coaching
16 12 (5.69%) ETL
16 12 (5.69%) Logistics
16 12 (5.69%) Software Engineering
17 11 (5.21%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 138 (65.40%) COBOL
2 59 (27.96%) Java
3 58 (27.49%) JCL
4 42 (19.91%) Assembly Language
5 18 (8.53%) REXX
6 13 (6.16%) SQL
7 4 (1.90%) NATURAL
7 4 (1.90%) C++
8 2 (0.95%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.95%) Perl
9 1 (0.47%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 13 (6.16%) Degree
2 5 (2.37%) SC Cleared
2 5 (2.37%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.37%) ISEB
3 4 (1.90%) Sun Certification
3 4 (1.90%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.53%) QA
2 6 (2.84%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (7.58%) RACF
2 7 (3.32%) ACF2
3 2 (0.95%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (12.32%) CA Endevor
2 5 (2.37%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (0.95%) Unicenter
3 2 (0.95%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.95%) Tivoli NetView
3 2 (0.95%) MOM
3 2 (0.95%) MAINVIEW
3 2 (0.95%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 82 (38.86%) IBM
2 27 (12.80%) Oracle
3 11 (5.21%) Pega
4 6 (2.84%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.84%) Sun
4 6 (2.84%) BMC
4 6 (2.84%) CA
5 5 (2.37%) SAP
6 2 (0.95%) Business Objects
6 2 (0.95%) Unisys
7 1 (0.47%) Splunk
7 1 (0.47%) Computacenter
7 1 (0.47%) Cisco
7 1 (0.47%) HP
7 1 (0.47%) EMC
7 1 (0.47%) NetApp
7 1 (0.47%) VMware
7 1 (0.47%) McAfee
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: excellent benefits package + bonu
Posted: 2 days ago
England
Real Staffing
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £41990 - £61000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
East London
Royal Bank Of Scotland
Salary: 28800 to $43200 per Year (GBP)
Posted: 12 days ago
Bromley
Bridge Noble
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 17 days ago
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
RBS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London, United Kingdom
RBS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 18 days ago