The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 852 846 925
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +79
Permanent jobs citing CICS 71 126 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.12% 0.063%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.39% 0.59% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 47 105 39
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £54,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +25.00%

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
18057 21205 24688
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.34% 19.38% 20.45%
Number of salaries quoted 15375 17581 20581
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing CICS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 June 2016 within the UK.

CICS Salary Histogram in the UK

CICS
Top 20 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 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 trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -27 56 £55,000 +4.76% 8
South East +75 45 £55,000 +10.00% 1
West Sussex +4 23 £45,750 -8.50%
Scotland +15 15 £37,500 -10.71%
Surrey - 14 £62,500 -
Glasgow +4 11 £37,500 -
Egham - 9 £62,500 -
East Sussex +8 8 £54,000 -13.60%
London -9 7 £67,500 +28.57% 1
Burgess Hill - 6 £44,000 -
Brighton -2 2 £45,750 -25.30%
Birmingham -23 2 £52,500 -
West Midlands -23 2 £50,000 -4.76%
Edinburgh +1 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £50,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 £50,000 -
East of England - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -
Haywards Heath - 1 £37,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, IT jobs citing CICS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for CICS.

1 130 (94.89%) Mainframe
2 106 (77.37%) COBOL
3 104 (75.91%) JCL
4 94 (68.61%) DB2
5 73 (53.28%) IBM
6 61 (44.53%) Finance
7 55 (40.15%) VSAM
8 52 (37.96%) Agile Software Development
8 52 (37.96%) Java
9 44 (32.12%) SQL
10 39 (28.47%) RAD
11 38 (27.74%) REXX
12 34 (24.82%) SDLC
13 32 (23.36%) CLIST
13 32 (23.36%) XML
14 30 (21.90%) Degree
15 29 (21.17%) IBM Mainframe
15 29 (21.17%) Automated Testing
15 29 (21.17%) Unix
16 28 (20.44%) zOS
16 28 (20.44%) VisionPLUS
16 28 (20.44%) Computer Science
17 27 (19.71%) Banking
18 25 (18.25%) TSYS
19 22 (16.06%) Software Engineering
20 21 (15.33%) QA
21 20 (14.60%) User Stories
21 20 (14.60%) MQSeries
22 19 (13.87%) UML
22 19 (13.87%) Oracle

CICS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (14.60%) MQSeries
2 14 (10.22%) IIS
3 7 (5.11%) SAS
4 5 (3.65%) FileNet
5 3 (2.19%) MTS
6 2 (1.46%) Apache
6 2 (1.46%) JBoss
6 2 (1.46%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (5.11%) MS Excel
1 7 (5.11%) MS Office
1 7 (5.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 28 (20.44%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.57%) Kerberos
1 9 (6.57%) SSH
1 9 (6.57%) SSL
2 1 (0.73%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (68.61%) DB2
2 6 (4.38%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.92%) Easytrieve
4 2 (1.46%) MySQL
4 2 (1.46%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (13.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.92%) XPEDITER
3 2 (1.46%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.73%) JIRA
General
1 61 (44.53%) Finance
2 27 (19.71%) Banking
3 5 (3.65%) Retail
4 4 (2.92%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.73%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (23.36%) Developer
2 19 (13.87%) COBOL Developer
2 19 (13.87%) Software Engineer
3 18 (13.14%) DB2 Developer
4 17 (12.41%) CICS Engineer
5 15 (10.95%) Mainframe Software Engineer
6 14 (10.22%) Team Leader
6 14 (10.22%) Technical Leader
6 14 (10.22%) Technical Team Leader
7 13 (9.49%) Security Engineer
8 11 (8.03%) Senior Developer
9 10 (7.30%) Architect
9 10 (7.30%) Mainframe Developer
9 10 (7.30%) QA Engineer
9 10 (7.30%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (6.57%) Programmer
10 9 (6.57%) QA Test Engineer
10 9 (6.57%) Test Engineer
11 7 (5.11%) Lead Developer
11 7 (5.11%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (23.36%) XML
2 17 (12.41%) ISPF
3 15 (10.95%) Middleware
4 12 (8.76%) J2EE
4 12 (8.76%) Web Services
5 9 (6.57%) JSON
6 7 (5.11%) WSDL
7 5 (3.65%) .NET
7 5 (3.65%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.65%) Spring
7 5 (3.65%) XSD
8 3 (2.19%) REST
9 2 (1.46%) CGI
9 2 (1.46%) HTML
9 2 (1.46%) HTML5
9 2 (1.46%) JMS
9 2 (1.46%) SAML
9 2 (1.46%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 130 (94.89%) Mainframe
2 55 (40.15%) VSAM
3 29 (21.17%) IBM Mainframe
4 28 (20.44%) Computer Science
5 9 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (6.57%) PKI
6 7 (5.11%) Visualisation
7 6 (4.38%) Algorithms
8 5 (3.65%) Data Structures
9 4 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (2.92%) Social Media
10 2 (1.46%) AS400
10 2 (1.46%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.46%) DataPower
11 1 (0.73%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.73%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 29 (21.17%) Unix
2 28 (20.44%) zOS
3 16 (11.68%) MVS
4 6 (4.38%) OS/390
5 2 (1.46%) Windows
5 2 (1.46%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (37.96%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (28.47%) RAD
3 34 (24.82%) SDLC
4 29 (21.17%) Automated Testing
5 22 (16.06%) Software Engineering
6 20 (14.60%) User Stories
7 19 (13.87%) Continuous Improvement
7 19 (13.87%) UML
8 18 (13.14%) SOA
8 18 (13.14%) TDD
8 18 (13.14%) Waterfall
9 17 (12.41%) Integration Testing
9 17 (12.41%) Regression Testing
10 15 (10.95%) Functional Testing
10 15 (10.95%) System Integration Testing
10 15 (10.95%) Unit Testing
11 12 (8.76%) Systems Analysis
12 10 (7.30%) Project Planning
13 9 (6.57%) Security Management
14 8 (5.84%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 106 (77.37%) COBOL
2 104 (75.91%) JCL
3 52 (37.96%) Java
4 44 (32.12%) SQL
5 38 (27.74%) REXX
6 32 (23.36%) CLIST
7 9 (6.57%) Assembly Language
8 7 (5.11%) Perl
8 7 (5.11%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.46%) C#
9 2 (1.46%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.46%) PL/1
9 2 (1.46%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (21.90%) Degree
2 16 (11.68%) ISTQB
3 14 (10.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.33%) QA
2 4 (2.92%) SEPA
System Software
1 17 (12.41%) Time Sharing Option
2 16 (11.68%) RACF
3 13 (9.49%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (1.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (9.49%) zSecure
2 12 (8.76%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.46%) Control-M
3 2 (1.46%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 73 (53.28%) IBM
2 25 (18.25%) TSYS
3 19 (13.87%) Oracle
4 18 (13.14%) Microsoft
5 15 (10.95%) Sybase
6 12 (8.76%) CA
7 10 (7.30%) HP
8 5 (3.65%) Pega
9 4 (2.92%) Syncsort
10 2 (1.46%) BEA
10 2 (1.46%) Cognizant
11 1 (0.73%) Twitter
North West
Cognizant
Posted: 10 hours ago
North West
Cognizant
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: £competitive + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
University of Sheffield
Salary: From £18,212 to £20,400 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago