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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 781 851 819
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -32
Permanent jobs citing CICS 114 48 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.044% 0.065%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.48% 0.21% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 77 35 39
Average salary £52,500 £48,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.24% -11.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £36,600 £32,800
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £48,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.63% -3.00%

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
23908 23019 23791
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 21.29% 20.99% 20.59%
Number of salaries quoted 20234 18973 20732
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 18 December 2014 within the UK.

CICS Salary Histogram in the UK

CICS
Top 25 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 18 December 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
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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 +70 99 £52,500 +8.24% 3
London +85 67 £55,500 +23.33% 2
City of London +53 36 £52,500 +35.48%
North West -3 18 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Scotland +15 15 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Edinburgh +3 14 £52,500 +21.38% 1
Manchester -13 13 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Yorkshire -30 8 £33,000 -31.25%
West Yorkshire -17 7 £33,000 -31.95%
Cheshire -4 5 £52,500 +5.00%
Halifax - 5 - -
East Midlands - 5 £44,000 -
Bromley - 3 £65,000 - 1
Leicester - 2 £44,000 -
Leicestershire - 2 £44,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Pontefract - 2 £33,000 -
Wakefield - 2 £33,000 -
Glasgow +5 1 £42,500 -19.04%
South West -15 1 - -
South Yorkshire -17 1 - -
Gloucestershire -23 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £57,500 -
Wilmslow - 1 £38,750 -

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

1 205 (83.00%) Mainframe
2 182 (73.68%) DB2
3 173 (70.04%) COBOL
4 158 (63.97%) Banking
5 145 (58.70%) Finance
6 80 (32.39%) IBM
7 74 (29.96%) JCL
8 73 (29.55%) Java
9 66 (26.72%) J2EE
10 63 (25.51%) Agile Software Development
11 59 (23.89%) Waterfall
12 56 (22.67%) Risk Analysis
13 54 (21.86%) Stakeholder Management
14 51 (20.65%) UML
15 50 (20.24%) IBM Mainframe
16 48 (19.43%) Retail
17 47 (19.03%) zOS
18 44 (17.81%) UNIX
19 39 (15.79%) Assembly Language
20 33 (13.36%) VSAM
20 33 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
21 31 (12.55%) RACF
22 30 (12.15%) Oracle
23 28 (11.34%) CA Endevor
23 28 (11.34%) Middleware
24 26 (10.53%) Service Delivery
25 24 (9.72%) Migration
26 23 (9.31%) Mentoring
27 21 (8.50%) Continuous Improvement
27 21 (8.50%) Change Management

CICS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 19 (7.69%) MQSeries
2 14 (5.67%) WebSphere
3 13 (5.26%) SAS
4 9 (3.64%) CMS
5 3 (1.21%) FileNet
5 3 (1.21%) Documentum
5 3 (1.21%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.40%) IIS
6 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (1.62%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (3.64%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.40%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 18 (7.29%) Internet
3 13 (5.26%) ATM
4 3 (1.21%) FTP
4 3 (1.21%) SSL
5 2 (0.81%) SMS
6 1 (0.40%) SMTP
6 1 (0.40%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (73.68%) DB2
2 10 (4.05%) Adabas
3 6 (2.43%) Easytrieve
3 6 (2.43%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.43%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.02%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.62%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.81%) OLAP
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.40%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.40%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.40%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.40%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 6 (2.43%) ClearCase
2 4 (1.62%) ChangeMan
2 4 (1.62%) JIRA
3 2 (0.81%) ERwin
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
General
1 158 (63.97%) Banking
2 145 (58.70%) Finance
3 48 (19.43%) Retail
4 11 (4.45%) Investment Banking
4 11 (4.45%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.21%) Marketing
6 1 (0.40%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 66 (26.72%) Designer
2 62 (25.10%) Architect
3 35 (14.17%) Programmer
4 34 (13.77%) Solutions Architect
5 30 (12.15%) Applications Architect
6 26 (10.53%) Solutions Designer
7 23 (9.31%) Developer
7 23 (9.31%) CICS Programmer
8 21 (8.50%) Technical Specialist
9 16 (6.48%) Consultant
10 15 (6.07%) Analyst
11 10 (4.05%) COBOL Developer
12 9 (3.64%) VisionPLUS Consultant
12 9 (3.64%) Systems Designer
12 9 (3.64%) COBOL Programmer
13 8 (3.24%) Mainframe Developer
14 6 (2.43%) Technical Leader
14 6 (2.43%) Analyst Programmer
15 5 (2.02%) Technical Consultant
15 5 (2.02%) Mainframe Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (26.72%) J2EE
2 28 (11.34%) Middleware
3 14 (5.67%) Web Services
3 14 (5.67%) XML
4 11 (4.45%) ISPF
5 9 (3.64%) .NET
6 5 (2.02%) JMS
6 5 (2.02%) JDBC
6 5 (2.02%) JSP
6 5 (2.02%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 5 (2.02%) JNDI
7 4 (1.62%) SOAP
8 3 (1.21%) XSD
8 3 (1.21%) WSDL
8 3 (1.21%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (1.21%) HTML
8 3 (1.21%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.40%) JSON
9 1 (0.40%) RESTful
9 1 (0.40%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 205 (83.00%) Mainframe
2 50 (20.24%) IBM Mainframe
3 33 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (13.36%) VSAM
4 15 (6.07%) Online Banking
5 9 (3.64%) Chip Card
6 8 (3.24%) Mathematics
6 8 (3.24%) SWIFT
7 6 (2.43%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.43%) Cryptography
8 4 (1.62%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.62%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.62%) Data Conversion
9 3 (1.21%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.21%) PMI
10 2 (0.81%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.81%) Replication
11 1 (0.40%) Tandem
11 1 (0.40%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 47 (19.03%) zOS
2 44 (17.81%) UNIX
3 8 (3.24%) AIX
4 6 (2.43%) Windows
4 6 (2.43%) Linux
5 5 (2.02%) MVS
6 4 (1.62%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (25.51%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (23.89%) Waterfall
3 56 (22.67%) Risk Analysis
4 54 (21.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 51 (20.65%) UML
6 26 (10.53%) Service Delivery
7 24 (9.72%) Migration
8 23 (9.31%) Mentoring
9 21 (8.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 21 (8.50%) Change Management
10 16 (6.48%) Release Management
11 13 (5.26%) Coaching
12 11 (4.45%) Unit Testing
12 11 (4.45%) Software Engineering
13 10 (4.05%) Performance Tuning
14 9 (3.64%) Project Management
15 8 (3.24%) Data Modelling
16 6 (2.43%) Root Cause Analysis
17 5 (2.02%) Business Analysis
17 5 (2.02%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 173 (70.04%) COBOL
2 74 (29.96%) JCL
3 73 (29.55%) Java
4 39 (15.79%) Assembly Language
5 21 (8.50%) SQL
6 19 (7.69%) REXX
7 8 (3.24%) NATURAL
8 5 (2.02%) C++
9 2 (0.81%) Perl
9 2 (0.81%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.40%) ABAP
10 1 (0.40%) C
10 1 (0.40%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 20 (8.10%) Degree
2 5 (2.02%) SC Cleared
2 5 (2.02%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.62%) ISEB
4 3 (1.21%) Sun Certification
4 3 (1.21%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.10%) QA
2 5 (2.02%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (12.55%) RACF
2 10 (4.05%) ACF2
3 2 (0.81%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (11.34%) CA Endevor
2 5 (2.02%) OMEGAMON
3 4 (1.62%) Control-M
4 3 (1.21%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.81%) Tivoli NetView
5 2 (0.81%) MOM
5 2 (0.81%) MAINVIEW
5 2 (0.81%) Unicenter
5 2 (0.81%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 80 (32.39%) IBM
2 30 (12.15%) Oracle
3 9 (3.64%) SAP
4 6 (2.43%) CA
4 6 (2.43%) BMC
5 5 (2.02%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.02%) Sun
6 4 (1.62%) Tableau
7 3 (1.21%) Business Objects
7 3 (1.21%) Pega
8 2 (0.81%) Cognizant
8 2 (0.81%) Unisys
9 1 (0.40%) Cisco
9 1 (0.40%) HP
9 1 (0.40%) EMC
9 1 (0.40%) Splunk
9 1 (0.40%) NetApp
9 1 (0.40%) McAfee
9 1 (0.40%) VMware
9 1 (0.40%) Computacenter
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