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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 873 862 877
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +15
Permanent jobs citing CICS 61 88 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.083% 0.056%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.29% 0.39% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 45 65 49
Average salary £53,500 £60,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.83% +29.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,500 £66,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £49,250
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.52%

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
20962 22602 21926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 20.67% 21.22% 21.25%
Number of salaries quoted 17700 19183 17951
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,800
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +2.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
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 8 February 2016 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 8 February 2016. 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 -31 56 £53,500 -10.83% 14
London -44 27 £55,750 -7.08% 5
City of London +34 20 £55,375 +0.22%
North West +27 12 £47,500 -11.62% 3
Lancashire - 11 £47,500 -
East Midlands +6 9 - - 2
Skelmersdale - 8 £47,500 -
South East - 6 £56,250 -
Nottinghamshire +10 5 - -
Nottingham +10 4 - -
Burgess Hill - 3 £57,500 -
East Sussex - 3 £55,000 -
West Sussex - 3 £57,500 -
Scotland +3 2 - -
Glasgow -10 2 - -
Burnley - 2 £32,500 -
Brighton - 2 - -
South Yorkshire +9 1 £51,085 -
Yorkshire +9 1 £51,085 - 4
Manchester - 1 £32,500 - 1
Leicestershire - 1 - - 2
Birmingham - 1 £70,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £70,000 -
Blackburn - 1 £35,000 -
Wigan - 1 £32,500 -
Sheffield - 1 £51,085 -
Leicester - 1 - -

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 168 (93.85%) Mainframe
2 151 (84.36%) COBOL
3 133 (74.30%) DB2
4 116 (64.80%) JCL
5 97 (54.19%) Finance
6 91 (50.84%) IBM
7 87 (48.60%) SDLC
8 74 (41.34%) Banking
9 68 (37.99%) IBM Mainframe
10 57 (31.84%) VSAM
11 54 (30.17%) Java
12 53 (29.61%) Change Management
12 53 (29.61%) Analytical Skills
13 47 (26.26%) SOA
14 34 (18.99%) XML
15 32 (17.88%) Web Services
16 31 (17.32%) SQL
16 31 (17.32%) TOWER Software
17 28 (15.64%) .NET
17 28 (15.64%) MTS
18 27 (15.08%) DataStage
18 27 (15.08%) SEPA
19 23 (12.85%) .NET Framework
20 22 (12.29%) Agile Software Development
20 22 (12.29%) MQSeries
21 21 (11.73%) Data Modelling
21 21 (11.73%) SWIFT
22 19 (10.61%) QA
22 19 (10.61%) WSDL
22 19 (10.61%) J2EE

CICS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 28 (15.64%) MTS
2 22 (12.29%) MQSeries
3 15 (8.38%) FileNet
4 7 (3.91%) Apache
5 5 (2.79%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.23%) SAS
7 3 (1.68%) Confluence
7 3 (1.68%) JBoss
7 3 (1.68%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.68%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.12%) Documentum
9 1 (0.56%) GlassFish
Applications
1 3 (1.68%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.68%) MS Office
1 3 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (7.82%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (5.59%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.68%) Kerberos
1 3 (1.68%) SSH
1 3 (1.68%) SSL
2 2 (1.12%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (74.30%) DB2
2 27 (15.08%) DataStage
3 13 (7.26%) Pentaho
4 11 (6.15%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.23%) Adabas
5 4 (2.23%) IMS/DB
6 3 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.68%) MySQL
7 2 (1.12%) IDMS
8 1 (0.56%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 15 (8.38%) ChangeMan
2 6 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.23%) JUnit
4 3 (1.68%) JIRA
4 3 (1.68%) XPEDITER
5 2 (1.12%) Subversion
5 2 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.56%) ERwin
6 1 (0.56%) PROIV
General
1 97 (54.19%) Finance
2 74 (41.34%) Banking
3 4 (2.23%) Marketing
3 4 (2.23%) Retail
4 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.56%) Automotive
5 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 63 (35.20%) Developer
2 39 (21.79%) Architect
3 34 (18.99%) Solutions Architect
4 25 (13.97%) Lead Developer
5 23 (12.85%) Mainframe Developer
6 22 (12.29%) Subject Matter Expert
7 20 (11.17%) COBOL Developer
8 17 (9.50%) Analyst
9 16 (8.94%) Designer
9 16 (8.94%) Solutions Designer
10 12 (6.70%) Software Engineer
11 11 (6.15%) Lead Solutions Architect
12 10 (5.59%) Lead Architect
12 10 (5.59%) Senior Developer
12 10 (5.59%) Senior Mainframe Developer
13 9 (5.03%) DB2 Developer
13 9 (5.03%) Mainframe Architect
13 9 (5.03%) Mainframe Software Engineer
14 7 (3.91%) CICS Engineer
15 6 (3.35%) Mainframe Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (18.99%) XML
2 32 (17.88%) Web Services
3 28 (15.64%) .NET
4 23 (12.85%) .NET Framework
5 19 (10.61%) J2EE
5 19 (10.61%) Middleware
5 19 (10.61%) WSDL
6 17 (9.50%) HTML
7 15 (8.38%) XSD
8 10 (5.59%) ISPF
8 10 (5.59%) Spring
9 8 (4.47%) Entity Framework
9 8 (4.47%) WCF
10 7 (3.91%) JSON
11 6 (3.35%) Java EE
12 4 (2.23%) Ajax
12 4 (2.23%) CSS3
12 4 (2.23%) HTML5
12 4 (2.23%) jQuery
12 4 (2.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 168 (93.85%) Mainframe
2 68 (37.99%) IBM Mainframe
3 57 (31.84%) VSAM
4 53 (29.61%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (11.73%) SWIFT
6 13 (7.26%) Computer Science
7 7 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (3.91%) Visualisation
8 5 (2.79%) PKI
9 2 (1.12%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.12%) Life Science
10 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.56%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.38%) zOS
2 10 (5.59%) Unix
3 3 (1.68%) Linux
4 1 (0.56%) MVS
4 1 (0.56%) Windows
4 1 (0.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (48.60%) SDLC
2 53 (29.61%) Change Management
3 47 (26.26%) SOA
4 22 (12.29%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (11.73%) Data Modelling
6 18 (10.06%) Release Management
7 17 (9.50%) OOA/OOD
8 16 (8.94%) Capacity Planning
8 16 (8.94%) Software Engineering
9 15 (8.38%) B2B
9 15 (8.38%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (8.38%) Performance Tuning
9 15 (8.38%) UML
10 14 (7.82%) Configuration Management
10 14 (7.82%) ITIL
11 13 (7.26%) Automated Testing
12 12 (6.70%) Anti-Money Laundering
12 12 (6.70%) Kalman Filter
13 11 (6.15%) RAD
14 10 (5.59%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 151 (84.36%) COBOL
2 116 (64.80%) JCL
3 54 (30.17%) Java
4 31 (17.32%) SQL
5 16 (8.94%) REXX
6 15 (8.38%) C#
6 15 (8.38%) CLIST
7 9 (5.03%) Perl
8 6 (3.35%) Assembly Language
8 6 (3.35%) Python
9 5 (2.79%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.23%) NATURAL
10 4 (2.23%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.68%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.56%) PL/1
12 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (9.50%) Degree
2 14 (7.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (15.08%) SEPA
2 19 (10.61%) QA
System Software
1 12 (6.70%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (3.35%) RACF
3 5 (2.79%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (1.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.79%) zSecure
2 1 (0.56%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 91 (50.84%) IBM
2 31 (17.32%) TOWER Software
3 15 (8.38%) Pega
4 12 (6.70%) Oracle
5 10 (5.59%) TSYS
6 5 (2.79%) Sybase
7 4 (2.23%) CA
7 4 (2.23%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.68%) BEA
9 1 (0.56%) Syncsort
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