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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 756 825 832
Rank change year-on-year
+69 +7
Permanent jobs citing CICS 132 48 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.045% 0.059%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.56% 0.22% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 102 34 42
Average salary £55,000 £48,000 £43,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.58% +10.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,820 £35,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £64,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -5.88%

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
23731 21397 24313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 20.80% 20.13% 20.63%
Number of salaries quoted 19329 18155 20815
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%

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 16 September 2014 within the UK.

CICS Salary Histogram in the UK

CICS
Top 30 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 16 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
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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 +52 118 £55,000 +7.31% 21
North West +30 52 £55,000 - 4
Cheshire +11 30 £55,000 -
London -5 30 £55,000 - 13
Manchester - 21 £55,000 - 3
City of London +3 13 £57,500 +6.48% 4
Scotland -4 13 £34,500 -10.96% 2
Knutsford +3 12 £57,500 -4.16%
East of England - 11 £55,000 -
Edinburgh - 10 £51,750 - 2
Essex - 9 £55,000 -
Basildon - 8 £55,000 -
East Midlands - 8 £38,800 -
South East -19 6 £85,000 +54.54% 3
South West -19 6 £45,000 -5.26%
Gloucestershire - 5 £45,000 -
Hampshire - 4 £85,000 - 3
Southampton - 4 £85,000 -
Nottingham - 4 £45,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £45,500 -
West Yorkshire -27 3 £37,500 -
Yorkshire -36 3 £37,500 - 1
Leicestershire - 3 £33,000 -
Glasgow - 3 £31,000 -
Leeds - 3 £37,500 -
Leicester - 3 £33,000 -
West Midlands -2 2 £39,500 -
Birmingham -3 2 £39,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
Reading - 2 £38,500 -

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 166 (80.98%) DB2
1 166 (80.98%) Mainframe
2 134 (65.37%) COBOL
3 104 (50.73%) Finance
4 97 (47.32%) Banking
5 89 (43.41%) IBM
6 80 (39.02%) JCL
7 65 (31.71%) zOS
8 56 (27.32%) Java
9 53 (25.85%) IBM Mainframe
10 47 (22.93%) Agile Software Development
10 47 (22.93%) J2EE
11 44 (21.46%) Waterfall
12 42 (20.49%) Risk Analysis
13 40 (19.51%) VSAM
14 39 (19.02%) CA Endevor
15 38 (18.54%) UML
16 37 (18.05%) UNIX
17 36 (17.56%) Stakeholder Management
18 33 (16.10%) Mentoring
18 33 (16.10%) Retail
18 33 (16.10%) RACF
19 32 (15.61%) Change Management
19 32 (15.61%) QA
20 28 (13.66%) Coaching
20 28 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
21 27 (13.17%) SQL
22 20 (9.76%) REXX
22 20 (9.76%) Release Management
23 19 (9.27%) ITIL

CICS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 13 (6.34%) SAS
2 11 (5.37%) WebSphere
3 9 (4.39%) CMS
4 7 (3.41%) MQSeries
5 4 (1.95%) Apache
6 3 (1.46%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.49%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (1.95%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (4.39%) BASE24
1 9 (4.39%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.37%) ATM
2 9 (4.39%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.49%) Internet
3 1 (0.49%) SMS
3 1 (0.49%) SSL
3 1 (0.49%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (80.98%) DB2
2 12 (5.85%) Adabas
3 7 (3.41%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.93%) Easytrieve
5 5 (2.44%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.46%) Ingres
6 3 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.46%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.98%) IMS/DB
7 2 (0.98%) OLAP
8 1 (0.49%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.49%) DataStage
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (2.93%) ClearCase
2 4 (1.95%) JIRA
2 4 (1.95%) ChangeMan
3 3 (1.46%) JUnit
4 2 (0.98%) ERwin
General
1 104 (50.73%) Finance
2 97 (47.32%) Banking
3 33 (16.10%) Retail
4 10 (4.88%) Financial Institution
5 9 (4.39%) Advertising
6 5 (2.44%) Back Office
7 2 (0.98%) Billing
8 1 (0.49%) Legal
8 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.49%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 38 (18.54%) Architect
2 36 (17.56%) Designer
3 27 (13.17%) Technical Specialist
4 25 (12.20%) Applications Architect
5 24 (11.71%) Programmer
6 23 (11.22%) Analyst
7 20 (9.76%) Solutions Architect
8 18 (8.78%) Developer
8 18 (8.78%) Solutions Designer
9 16 (7.80%) Analyst Programmer
10 12 (5.85%) Consultant
11 11 (5.37%) COBOL Programmer
11 11 (5.37%) COBOL Developer
12 10 (4.88%) Technical Manager
13 9 (4.39%) VisionPLUS Consultant
13 9 (4.39%) Senior Technician
14 8 (3.90%) Mainframe Programmer
14 8 (3.90%) Mainframe Developer
14 8 (3.90%) Technical Services Manager
14 8 (3.90%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (22.93%) J2EE
2 17 (8.29%) Web Services
3 14 (6.83%) ISPF
4 6 (2.93%) XML
5 5 (2.44%) Middleware
6 4 (1.95%) HTML
7 3 (1.46%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (1.46%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.46%) WSDL
7 3 (1.46%) XML Schema
7 3 (1.46%) JAXB
7 3 (1.46%) Spring
7 3 (1.46%) Java EE
7 3 (1.46%) Grails
8 2 (0.98%) JNDI
8 2 (0.98%) JMS
8 2 (0.98%) ATL
8 2 (0.98%) JDBC
8 2 (0.98%) JSP
8 2 (0.98%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 166 (80.98%) Mainframe
2 53 (25.85%) IBM Mainframe
3 40 (19.51%) VSAM
4 28 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.39%) AS400
5 9 (4.39%) Contract for Difference
6 8 (3.90%) Mathematics
6 8 (3.90%) Computer Science
7 7 (3.41%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.44%) Chip Card
9 4 (1.95%) Data Conversion
10 3 (1.46%) W3C
10 3 (1.46%) Data Extraction
11 2 (0.98%) Cryptography
12 1 (0.49%) HACMP
12 1 (0.49%) Clustering
12 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 65 (31.71%) zOS
2 37 (18.05%) UNIX
3 12 (5.85%) AIX
4 6 (2.93%) Linux
5 5 (2.44%) Windows
6 3 (1.46%) MVS
6 3 (1.46%) Solaris
7 1 (0.49%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (22.93%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (21.46%) Waterfall
3 42 (20.49%) Risk Analysis
4 38 (18.54%) UML
5 36 (17.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (16.10%) Mentoring
7 32 (15.61%) Change Management
8 28 (13.66%) Coaching
9 20 (9.76%) Release Management
10 19 (9.27%) ITIL
11 17 (8.29%) Unit Testing
12 14 (6.83%) Service Management
12 14 (6.83%) Problem Management
13 12 (5.85%) Service Delivery
14 9 (4.39%) Validation
14 9 (4.39%) ITSM
15 7 (3.41%) Migration
15 7 (3.41%) Performance Tuning
16 6 (2.93%) Performance Monitoring
16 6 (2.93%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 134 (65.37%) COBOL
2 80 (39.02%) JCL
3 56 (27.32%) Java
4 27 (13.17%) SQL
5 20 (9.76%) REXX
6 15 (7.32%) Assembly Language
7 9 (4.39%) NATURAL
8 5 (2.44%) C++
9 3 (1.46%) C#
9 3 (1.46%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.46%) Perl
9 3 (1.46%) Python
9 3 (1.46%) Ruby
9 3 (1.46%) Scala
9 3 (1.46%) Groovy
10 2 (0.98%) PL/1
11 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.49%) ABAP
11 1 (0.49%) C
11 1 (0.49%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 18 (8.78%) Degree
2 5 (2.44%) ISEB
2 5 (2.44%) SC Cleared
2 5 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.49%) OCP
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (15.61%) QA
2 3 (1.46%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (16.10%) RACF
2 7 (3.41%) ACF2
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 39 (19.02%) CA Endevor
2 4 (1.95%) Control-M
3 3 (1.46%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (0.98%) CA Wily
4 2 (0.98%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (0.98%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.98%) Unicenter
4 2 (0.98%) Tivoli NetView
4 2 (0.98%) MOM
4 2 (0.98%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (0.49%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 89 (43.41%) IBM
2 18 (8.78%) Oracle
3 8 (3.90%) CA
3 8 (3.90%) SAP
4 4 (1.95%) Tableau
4 4 (1.95%) BMC
5 3 (1.46%) Sybase
6 2 (0.98%) Sun
6 2 (0.98%) Microsoft
6 2 (0.98%) Unisys
6 2 (0.98%) Cognizant
6 2 (0.98%) Teradata
7 1 (0.49%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.49%) Business Objects
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