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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 753 869 821
Rank change year-on-year
+116 -48
Permanent jobs citing CICS 136 64 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.054% 0.060%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.61% 0.26% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 102 36 44
Average salary £52,500 £46,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.13% -16.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £27,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £72,500 £66,750
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £44,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+6.74% -15.23%

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
22278 24972 22313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 20.95% 21.26% 20.93%
Number of salaries quoted 18541 20884 18927
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 2 June 2015 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 2 June 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 +112 129 £52,500 +14.13% 16
London +75 53 £52,500 +14.13% 2
East Midlands - 30 £45,000 - 3
City of London +74 21 £57,500 +27.77%
Nottinghamshire - 15 £42,500 - 1
Nottingham - 15 £42,500 - 1
Northampton - 14 £45,000 - 1
Northamptonshire - 14 £45,000 - 2
West Midlands +4 13 £52,500 +34.61% 1
Birmingham +1 13 £52,500 +34.61% 1
South East +14 12 £50,000 -31.03% 3
North West +4 9 £42,500 -40.55% 4
West Sussex 0 8 £50,000 -31.03%
Scotland +18 7 £38,750 -
Edinburgh +15 7 £38,750 -
Gloucestershire -6 7 - -
Gloucester -10 7 - -
South West -10 7 - - 1
Gatwick - 7 £50,000 -
Manchester +14 5 £60,000 +140.00% 4
Cheshire - 4 £40,000 -
West Yorkshire +30 3 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Yorkshire +6 3 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Bradford - 3 £45,000 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £52,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £52,500 -
Wilmslow - 1 £38,750 -
Leicestershire - 1 £37,100 -
Middlesex - 1 £34,000 -
Leicester - 1 £37,100 -

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 213 (95.09%) Mainframe
2 183 (81.70%) DB2
3 122 (54.46%) COBOL
4 120 (53.57%) IBM
5 103 (45.98%) Banking
6 97 (43.30%) JCL
7 68 (30.36%) Java
7 68 (30.36%) Web Services
8 64 (28.57%) SOA
9 60 (26.79%) zOS
10 58 (25.89%) UNIX
11 57 (25.45%) Finance
12 55 (24.55%) Linux
13 52 (23.21%) Oracle
13 52 (23.21%) Retail
14 51 (22.77%) IBM Mainframe
15 50 (22.32%) RACF
16 49 (21.88%) Perl
17 47 (20.98%) SQL
17 47 (20.98%) SDLC
18 46 (20.54%) MQSeries
19 45 (20.09%) ISPF
20 42 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
20 42 (18.75%) WebSphere
20 42 (18.75%) WebSphere Application Server
21 41 (18.30%) TCP/IP
22 34 (15.18%) MVS
22 34 (15.18%) Business Objects
23 33 (14.73%) AIX
23 33 (14.73%) Solaris

CICS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 46 (20.54%) MQSeries
2 42 (18.75%) WebSphere
2 42 (18.75%) WebSphere Application Server
3 13 (5.80%) FileNet
3 13 (5.80%) Documentum
3 13 (5.80%) JBoss
4 8 (3.57%) Oracle Workflow
4 8 (3.57%) Confluence
5 1 (0.45%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.45%) Apache
5 1 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.34%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (18.30%) TCP/IP
2 23 (10.27%) FTP
3 11 (4.91%) SSL
3 11 (4.91%) Internet
4 8 (3.57%) DNS
5 5 (2.23%) ATM
6 4 (1.79%) Firewall
7 1 (0.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (81.70%) DB2
2 12 (5.36%) Oracle Database
3 11 (4.91%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (4.02%) Pentaho
4 9 (4.02%) DataStage
5 7 (3.13%) MS Access
5 7 (3.13%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.79%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.79%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.89%) Easytrieve
7 2 (0.89%) IMS/DB
8 1 (0.45%) mvBase
8 1 (0.45%) OpenQM
8 1 (0.45%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.45%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 9 (4.02%) Eclipse
2 8 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (3.57%) LoadRunner
2 8 (3.57%) JIRA
2 8 (3.57%) Hudson
2 8 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.13%) Toad
4 3 (1.34%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.45%) JUnit
General
1 103 (45.98%) Banking
2 57 (25.45%) Finance
3 52 (23.21%) Retail
4 27 (12.05%) Marketing
5 9 (4.02%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.23%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.79%) Private Banking
8 2 (0.89%) Automotive
9 1 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 37 (16.52%) Developer
2 35 (15.63%) Consultant
3 33 (14.73%) Technical Consultant
4 27 (12.05%) Analyst
5 24 (10.71%) Mainframe Developer
6 23 (10.27%) Technical Leader
7 21 (9.38%) Architect
7 21 (9.38%) Programmer
8 17 (7.59%) Designer
8 17 (7.59%) Solutions Designer
9 15 (6.70%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (4.91%) Applications Developer
11 9 (4.02%) Environment Manager
11 9 (4.02%) Senior Programmer
11 9 (4.02%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (3.13%) Technical Specialist
12 7 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
12 7 (3.13%) Lead Designer
13 6 (2.68%) Analyst Developer
13 6 (2.68%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (30.36%) Web Services
2 45 (20.09%) ISPF
3 30 (13.39%) WebSphere MQ
4 25 (11.16%) XML
5 22 (9.82%) .NET
6 20 (8.93%) Middleware
7 19 (8.48%) HTML
8 18 (8.04%) J2EE
9 16 (7.14%) WSDL
10 13 (5.80%) XSD
10 13 (5.80%) .NET Framework
11 11 (4.91%) Java EE
12 9 (4.02%) JSON
12 9 (4.02%) SOAP
13 3 (1.34%) Spring
14 2 (0.89%) JMS
14 2 (0.89%) JDBC
14 2 (0.89%) JSP
14 2 (0.89%) JNDI
15 1 (0.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 213 (95.09%) Mainframe
2 51 (22.77%) IBM Mainframe
3 23 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (8.93%) SWIFT
5 17 (7.59%) Management Information System
6 12 (5.36%) VSAM
7 8 (3.57%) PMI
8 7 (3.13%) Computer Science
9 6 (2.68%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.34%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.89%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.45%) DataPower
12 1 (0.45%) Data Integration
12 1 (0.45%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 60 (26.79%) zOS
2 58 (25.89%) UNIX
3 55 (24.55%) Linux
4 34 (15.18%) MVS
5 33 (14.73%) AIX
5 33 (14.73%) Solaris
6 8 (3.57%) Windows
7 1 (0.45%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (28.57%) SOA
2 47 (20.98%) SDLC
3 42 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (11.16%) Change Management
5 22 (9.82%) Performance Tuning
5 22 (9.82%) Project Planning
6 21 (9.38%) Project Management
7 20 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (8.48%) ETL
9 18 (8.04%) Release Management
10 16 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (6.70%) Unit Testing
12 14 (6.25%) Configuration Management
13 13 (5.80%) B2B
13 13 (5.80%) Data Modelling
13 13 (5.80%) UML
13 13 (5.80%) OOA/OOD
13 13 (5.80%) Capacity Planning
14 12 (5.36%) Load Balancing
14 12 (5.36%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 122 (54.46%) COBOL
2 97 (43.30%) JCL
3 68 (30.36%) Java
4 49 (21.88%) Perl
5 47 (20.98%) SQL
6 25 (11.16%) Assembly Language
7 21 (9.38%) REXX
8 15 (6.70%) PL/1
9 12 (5.36%) JavaScript
10 11 (4.91%) Python
11 8 (3.57%) VB
11 8 (3.57%) Ruby
12 6 (2.68%) Delphi
13 3 (1.34%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.89%) VBA
15 1 (0.45%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 11 (4.91%) Degree
2 8 (3.57%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.89%) ISEB
3 2 (0.89%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.80%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (22.32%) RACF
2 29 (12.95%) ACF2
3 3 (1.34%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 33 (14.73%) Tivoli
2 13 (5.80%) CA Endevor
3 8 (3.57%) Puppet
3 8 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.45%) Control-M
Vendors
1 120 (53.57%) IBM
2 52 (23.21%) Oracle
3 34 (15.18%) Business Objects
4 13 (5.80%) Pega
5 8 (3.57%) Informatica
5 8 (3.57%) F5
5 8 (3.57%) New Relic
6 6 (2.68%) Microsoft
7 2 (0.89%) Sun
8 1 (0.45%) Computacenter
8 1 (0.45%) jBASE
8 1 (0.45%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.45%) CA
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Nicoll Curtin Technology
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension + life assurance + health
Posted: 6 days ago
Midlands
Eclipse I.T. Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Salary: £450 - £525 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Salary: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £41990 - £61000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus flexible benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
American Express
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 21 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
American Express
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 24 days ago