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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 860 872 879
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +7
Permanent jobs citing CICS 48 98 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.089% 0.091%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.27% 0.47% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 27 86 69
Median salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £39,250 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,300
UK excluding London median salary £56,250 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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
17902 20947 23751
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.24% 19.00% 20.40%
Number of salaries quoted 15218 17354 19527
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
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 25 July 2016 within the UK.

CICS Salary Histogram in the UK

CICS
Top 19 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 25 July 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 +5 36 £60,000 +14.28% 10
South East +46 24 £60,000 +14.28% 3
Scotland +11 12 £37,500 -10.71%
Surrey - 12 £62,500 -
Glasgow +2 8 £37,500 -
West Sussex -7 8 £46,500 -7.00%
Egham - 7 £62,500 -
London +18 5 £70,000 +33.33%
East Sussex +6 4 £54,000 -13.60%
Leicestershire -5 3 - - 2
East Midlands -17 3 - - 2
North West +8 2 - -
Brighton 0 2 £45,750 -25.30%
Manchester -9 2 - -
Edinburgh +4 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 3
Burgess Hill - 1 £53,000 -
Haywards Heath - 1 £37,500 -
Bristol - 1 - - 3

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 120 (94.49%) Mainframe
2 101 (79.53%) COBOL
3 99 (77.95%) JCL
4 89 (70.08%) DB2
5 66 (51.97%) IBM
6 54 (42.52%) VSAM
7 52 (40.94%) Agile Software Development
8 51 (40.16%) Java
9 48 (37.80%) Finance
10 43 (33.86%) SQL
11 39 (30.71%) RAD
12 36 (28.35%) REXX
13 31 (24.41%) XML
13 31 (24.41%) Degree
14 30 (23.62%) CLIST
15 29 (22.83%) Automated Testing
16 28 (22.05%) Computer Science
16 28 (22.05%) VisionPLUS
17 26 (20.47%) IBM Mainframe
17 26 (20.47%) SDLC
18 25 (19.69%) TSYS
18 25 (19.69%) Unix
18 25 (19.69%) zOS
19 22 (17.32%) Software Engineering
20 21 (16.54%) Team Foundation Server
20 21 (16.54%) Microsoft
20 21 (16.54%) Oracle
21 20 (15.75%) User Stories
22 19 (14.96%) Continuous Improvement
23 18 (14.17%) TDD

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 16 (12.60%) MQSeries
2 14 (11.02%) IIS
3 4 (3.15%) FileNet
3 4 (3.15%) SAS
4 2 (1.57%) Apache
4 2 (1.57%) JBoss
4 2 (1.57%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (3.94%) MS Office
2 4 (3.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 28 (22.05%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.72%) Kerberos
1 6 (4.72%) SSH
1 6 (4.72%) SSL
2 2 (1.57%) HTTP
3 1 (0.79%) Firewall
3 1 (0.79%) FTP
3 1 (0.79%) SMTP
3 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (70.08%) DB2
2 6 (4.72%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.15%) Easytrieve
4 3 (2.36%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.57%) MySQL
6 1 (0.79%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.79%) DataStage
6 1 (0.79%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 21 (16.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.15%) XPEDITER
3 2 (1.57%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.79%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.79%) Firebug
4 1 (0.79%) JIRA
4 1 (0.79%) JMeter
4 1 (0.79%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.79%) The Grinder
4 1 (0.79%) Toad
General
1 48 (37.80%) Finance
2 17 (13.39%) Banking
3 5 (3.94%) Retail
4 4 (3.15%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (25.20%) Developer
2 22 (17.32%) COBOL Developer
3 21 (16.54%) DB2 Developer
4 19 (14.96%) Software Engineer
5 17 (13.39%) CICS Engineer
6 15 (11.81%) Mainframe Software Engineer
7 14 (11.02%) Team Leader
7 14 (11.02%) Technical Leader
7 14 (11.02%) Technical Team Leader
8 10 (7.87%) QA Engineer
9 9 (7.09%) Programmer
9 9 (7.09%) QA Test Engineer
9 9 (7.09%) Senior Developer
9 9 (7.09%) Test Engineer
10 8 (6.30%) Lead Developer
10 8 (6.30%) Security Engineer
11 7 (5.51%) Mainframe Developer
11 7 (5.51%) Senior Software Engineer
12 6 (4.72%) Senior COBOL Developer
12 6 (4.72%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (24.41%) XML
2 12 (9.45%) ISPF
2 12 (9.45%) Middleware
3 11 (8.66%) J2EE
3 11 (8.66%) Web Services
4 9 (7.09%) JSON
5 6 (4.72%) WSDL
6 5 (3.94%) Spring
7 4 (3.15%) .NET
7 4 (3.15%) .NET Framework
7 4 (3.15%) XSD
8 3 (2.36%) REST
8 3 (2.36%) SOAP
9 2 (1.57%) CGI
9 2 (1.57%) HTML
9 2 (1.57%) HTML5
9 2 (1.57%) JMS
9 2 (1.57%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 120 (94.49%) Mainframe
2 54 (42.52%) VSAM
3 28 (22.05%) Computer Science
4 26 (20.47%) IBM Mainframe
5 7 (5.51%) Visualisation
6 6 (4.72%) Algorithms
6 6 (4.72%) PKI
7 5 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.94%) Data Structures
8 4 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (3.15%) Social Media
9 2 (1.57%) AS400
9 2 (1.57%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.57%) DataPower
10 1 (0.79%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.79%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 25 (19.69%) Unix
1 25 (19.69%) zOS
2 16 (12.60%) MVS
3 7 (5.51%) OS/390
4 2 (1.57%) Windows
4 2 (1.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (40.94%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (30.71%) RAD
3 29 (22.83%) Automated Testing
4 26 (20.47%) SDLC
5 22 (17.32%) Software Engineering
6 20 (15.75%) User Stories
7 19 (14.96%) Continuous Improvement
8 18 (14.17%) TDD
8 18 (14.17%) UML
8 18 (14.17%) Waterfall
9 17 (13.39%) Integration Testing
9 17 (13.39%) Regression Testing
10 15 (11.81%) Functional Testing
10 15 (11.81%) System Integration Testing
10 15 (11.81%) Unit Testing
11 14 (11.02%) SOA
11 14 (11.02%) Systems Analysis
12 8 (6.30%) Manual Testing
13 7 (5.51%) Refactoring
13 7 (5.51%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 101 (79.53%) COBOL
2 99 (77.95%) JCL
3 51 (40.16%) Java
4 43 (33.86%) SQL
5 36 (28.35%) REXX
6 30 (23.62%) CLIST
7 6 (4.72%) Assembly Language
8 4 (3.15%) Perl
8 4 (3.15%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.57%) C#
9 2 (1.57%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.57%) PL/1
9 2 (1.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (24.41%) Degree
2 16 (12.60%) ISTQB
3 14 (11.02%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.17%) QA
System Software
1 12 (9.45%) RACF
1 12 (9.45%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (6.30%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (1.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (9.45%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (6.30%) zSecure
3 2 (1.57%) Control-M
3 2 (1.57%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.79%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 66 (51.97%) IBM
2 25 (19.69%) TSYS
3 21 (16.54%) Microsoft
3 21 (16.54%) Oracle
4 11 (8.66%) HP
5 10 (7.87%) Sybase
6 9 (7.09%) CA
7 4 (3.15%) Cognizant
7 4 (3.15%) Pega
7 4 (3.15%) Syncsort
8 2 (1.57%) BEA
9 1 (0.79%) Informatica
9 1 (0.79%) Twitter
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