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 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 838 817 933
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +116
Permanent jobs citing CICS 79 134 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.13% 0.054%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.39% 0.60% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 46 100 38
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +14.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £48,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +14.70%

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
20260 22496 25612
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 20.61% 21.08% 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 17341 18723 21416
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £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 31 May 2016 within the UK.

CICS Salary Histogram in the UK

CICS
Top 23 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 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
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 -26 71 £55,000 +4.76% 5
South East +61 51 £55,000 +10.00% 1
West Sussex +19 33 £45,000 -10.00%
Surrey - 10 £62,500 - 1
Burgess Hill - 10 £40,500 -
Egham - 9 £62,500 - 1
Scotland -7 8 - -
London -37 8 £71,250 +35.71% 2
East Sussex - 8 £57,500 -
Yorkshire +18 6 - - 1
Glasgow - 6 - -
Leicestershire +11 3 - -
West Yorkshire +2 3 - - 1
East Midlands -17 3 - -
Pontefract - 3 - -
West Midlands -18 2 £50,000 -4.76%
Birmingham -29 2 £52,500 -
Brighton - 2 - -
Watford - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £50,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 £50,000 -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 124 (93.94%) Mainframe
2 105 (79.55%) COBOL
3 102 (77.27%) JCL
4 87 (65.91%) DB2
5 67 (50.76%) IBM
6 58 (43.94%) Finance
7 56 (42.42%) VSAM
8 51 (38.64%) Java
9 50 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
10 39 (29.55%) SQL
10 39 (29.55%) RAD
11 33 (25.00%) REXX
11 33 (25.00%) SDLC
12 31 (23.48%) CLIST
13 30 (22.73%) XML
14 29 (21.97%) Banking
14 29 (21.97%) VisionPLUS
14 29 (21.97%) Automated Testing
15 27 (20.45%) Degree
16 26 (19.70%) Computer Science
16 26 (19.70%) TSYS
17 24 (18.18%) QA
18 22 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
18 22 (16.67%) zOS
18 22 (16.67%) SOA
19 20 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
19 20 (15.15%) Unix
20 19 (14.39%) Software Engineering
21 18 (13.64%) TDD
21 18 (13.64%) MQSeries

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 18 (13.64%) MQSeries
2 14 (10.61%) IIS
3 6 (4.55%) FileNet
4 5 (3.79%) SAS
5 3 (2.27%) Apache
5 3 (2.27%) JBoss
5 3 (2.27%) MTS
5 3 (2.27%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.27%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.79%) MS Excel
1 5 (3.79%) MS Office
1 5 (3.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 29 (21.97%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.30%) Kerberos
1 7 (5.30%) SSH
1 7 (5.30%) SSL
2 1 (0.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (65.91%) DB2
2 6 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.27%) MySQL
3 3 (2.27%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.76%) DataStage
4 1 (0.76%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 20 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.52%) Eclipse
General
1 58 (43.94%) Finance
2 29 (21.97%) Banking
3 6 (4.55%) Retail
4 4 (3.03%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (28.03%) Developer
2 22 (16.67%) COBOL Developer
3 21 (15.91%) DB2 Developer
4 18 (13.64%) CICS Engineer
5 16 (12.12%) Software Engineer
6 14 (10.61%) Senior Developer
7 13 (9.85%) Architect
7 13 (9.85%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (9.09%) Mainframe Software Engineer
9 11 (8.33%) Mainframe Developer
10 10 (7.58%) Security Engineer
11 9 (6.82%) Lead Developer
11 9 (6.82%) QA Engineer
11 9 (6.82%) QA Test Engineer
11 9 (6.82%) Team Leader
11 9 (6.82%) Technical Leader
11 9 (6.82%) Technical Team Leader
11 9 (6.82%) Test Engineer
12 8 (6.06%) Senior Mainframe Developer
13 7 (5.30%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (22.73%) XML
2 14 (10.61%) J2EE
2 14 (10.61%) Web Services
3 13 (9.85%) ISPF
4 12 (9.09%) Middleware
5 10 (7.58%) JSON
6 9 (6.82%) WSDL
7 8 (6.06%) .NET
8 6 (4.55%) .NET Framework
8 6 (4.55%) XSD
9 5 (3.79%) Spring
10 4 (3.03%) HTML
10 4 (3.03%) HTML5
11 3 (2.27%) JMS
11 3 (2.27%) REST
11 3 (2.27%) SAML
11 3 (2.27%) SOAP
12 2 (1.52%) CGI
12 2 (1.52%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (1.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 124 (93.94%) Mainframe
2 56 (42.42%) VSAM
3 26 (19.70%) Computer Science
4 22 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
5 13 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (6.06%) PKI
6 8 (6.06%) Visualisation
7 6 (4.55%) Algorithms
8 5 (3.79%) Data Structures
8 5 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (3.03%) Social Media
10 2 (1.52%) AS400
10 2 (1.52%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.76%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 22 (16.67%) zOS
2 20 (15.15%) Unix
3 9 (6.82%) MVS
4 6 (4.55%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (29.55%) RAD
3 33 (25.00%) SDLC
4 29 (21.97%) Automated Testing
5 22 (16.67%) SOA
6 19 (14.39%) Software Engineering
7 18 (13.64%) TDD
7 18 (13.64%) User Stories
8 17 (12.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (12.88%) Integration Testing
8 17 (12.88%) Regression Testing
9 16 (12.12%) Unit Testing
9 16 (12.12%) Waterfall
10 15 (11.36%) Functional Testing
10 15 (11.36%) System Integration Testing
10 15 (11.36%) UML
11 12 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
12 11 (8.33%) Mentoring
13 9 (6.82%) Change Management
14 8 (6.06%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 105 (79.55%) COBOL
2 102 (77.27%) JCL
3 51 (38.64%) Java
4 39 (29.55%) SQL
5 33 (25.00%) REXX
6 31 (23.48%) CLIST
7 7 (5.30%) Assembly Language
8 5 (3.79%) C#
8 5 (3.79%) Perl
8 5 (3.79%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.52%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.52%) PL/1
9 2 (1.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (20.45%) Degree
2 15 (11.36%) ISTQB
3 14 (10.61%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (18.18%) QA
2 5 (3.79%) SEPA
System Software
1 13 (9.85%) Time Sharing Option
2 11 (8.33%) RACF
3 9 (6.82%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 3 (2.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (6.82%) zSecure
3 2 (1.52%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 67 (50.76%) IBM
2 26 (19.70%) TSYS
3 18 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 12 (9.09%) Oracle
5 11 (8.33%) Sybase
6 10 (7.58%) HP
7 8 (6.06%) CA
8 6 (4.55%) Pega
9 3 (2.27%) BEA
10 2 (1.52%) Cognizant
11 1 (0.76%) TOWER Software
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