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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 826 785 818
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +33
Permanent jobs citing CICS 67 122 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.11% 0.052%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.31% 0.51% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 51 97 42
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +1.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £39,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £49,500 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.78%

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
21918 24053 21525
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 20.01% 20.96% 20.26%
Number of salaries quoted 18264 19557 18235
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,246
% change year-on-year
- +1.92%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -43 65 £52,500 -4.54% 7
London +3 19 £55,000 - 2
East Midlands +9 18 £45,000 +15.68% 4
City of London +28 14 £55,000 -4.34%
North West -32 11 £60,000 +5.72% 1
Manchester -8 9 £60,000 +4.34% 1
Nottingham -1 8 £42,500 - 4
Nottinghamshire -7 8 £42,500 - 4
South East +17 7 £60,000 -29.41%
Northamptonshire +11 6 £52,500 -
Northampton - 5 £52,500 -
Birmingham +13 4 £51,250 +31.41%
Yorkshire +10 4 £45,000 +20.00%
West Yorkshire +3 4 £45,000 +20.00%
West Midlands -3 4 £51,250 +31.41%
Leicestershire +8 3 - -
Leicester +6 3 - -
Bradford - 3 £45,000 -
East Sussex - 3 £62,500 -
Scotland -5 2 £44,000 +41.93% 2
Cheshire -21 2 £39,250 -29.27%
West Sussex - 2 £55,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £48,000 -
Brighton - 2 £61,250 -
Leeds +9 1 £49,000 +30.66%
Glasgow +4 1 - - 1
Edinburgh -10 1 £44,000 - 1
East of England -11 1 - -
Knutsford -13 1 £38,500 -33.04%
Peterborough - 1 - -

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 183 (91.04%) Mainframe
2 164 (81.59%) DB2
3 143 (71.14%) COBOL
4 120 (59.70%) JCL
5 106 (52.74%) IBM
6 89 (44.28%) Banking
7 61 (30.35%) Java
8 56 (27.86%) Linux
9 55 (27.36%) SOA
10 53 (26.37%) Web Services
11 52 (25.87%) UNIX
11 52 (25.87%) Finance
12 50 (24.88%) Perl
13 49 (24.38%) Oracle
13 49 (24.38%) SDLC
14 47 (23.38%) SQL
15 46 (22.89%) IBM Mainframe
16 42 (20.90%) WebSphere
17 41 (20.40%) Agile Software Development
18 40 (19.90%) ISPF
19 39 (19.40%) WebSphere Application Server
19 39 (19.40%) zOS
20 38 (18.91%) MQSeries
21 36 (17.91%) Retail
22 31 (15.42%) RACF
23 30 (14.93%) MVS
23 30 (14.93%) BusinessObjects
24 29 (14.43%) AIX
24 29 (14.43%) Solaris
24 29 (14.43%) Change Management

CICS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 42 (20.90%) WebSphere
2 39 (19.40%) WebSphere Application Server
3 38 (18.91%) MQSeries
4 19 (9.45%) JBoss
5 10 (4.98%) Confluence
6 9 (4.48%) Oracle Workflow
7 7 (3.48%) MTS
8 4 (1.99%) Apache
9 2 (1.00%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.00%) FileNet
10 1 (0.50%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.50%) Documentum
10 1 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (3.48%) MS Office
2 6 (2.99%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.45%) TCP/IP
2 11 (5.47%) FTP
3 9 (4.48%) DNS
3 9 (4.48%) SSL
3 9 (4.48%) Internet
4 5 (2.49%) ATM
5 4 (1.99%) Firewall
6 1 (0.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (81.59%) DB2
2 30 (14.93%) BusinessObjects
3 16 (7.96%) DataStage
4 13 (6.47%) Pentaho
5 10 (4.98%) Oracle Database
6 9 (4.48%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (3.98%) IMS/DB
7 8 (3.98%) SQL Server
8 7 (3.48%) Easytrieve
9 5 (2.49%) MS Access
10 2 (1.00%) Adabas
10 2 (1.00%) MySQL
11 1 (0.50%) PowerCenter
11 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.50%) OpenQM
11 1 (0.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 1 (0.50%) mvBase
Development Applications
1 10 (4.98%) JIRA
2 9 (4.48%) Eclipse
2 9 (4.48%) HP UFT
2 9 (4.48%) LoadRunner
2 9 (4.48%) Hudson
2 9 (4.48%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.49%) Toad
4 3 (1.49%) ChangeMan
5 2 (1.00%) JUnit
6 1 (0.50%) PROIV
6 1 (0.50%) XPEDITER
General
1 89 (44.28%) Banking
2 52 (25.87%) Finance
3 36 (17.91%) Retail
4 14 (6.97%) Marketing
5 6 (2.99%) Private Banking
5 6 (2.99%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.50%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.50%) Automotive
7 1 (0.50%) Electronics
7 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (29.85%) Developer
2 30 (14.93%) Consultant
3 29 (14.43%) Technical Consultant
3 29 (14.43%) Mainframe Developer
4 24 (11.94%) Analyst
5 18 (8.96%) Architect
6 17 (8.46%) Solutions Designer
6 17 (8.46%) Designer
7 14 (6.97%) COBOL Developer
7 14 (6.97%) Programmer
8 13 (6.47%) Applications Developer
8 13 (6.47%) Environment Manager
9 10 (4.98%) Technical Leader
9 10 (4.98%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (4.48%) Analyst Programmer
10 9 (4.48%) Analyst Developer
11 8 (3.98%) Technical Architect
12 7 (3.48%) Mainframe Architect
13 6 (2.99%) Technical Specialist
14 5 (2.49%) Database Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (26.37%) Web Services
2 40 (19.90%) ISPF
3 29 (14.43%) WebSphere MQ
4 26 (12.94%) Middleware
5 18 (8.96%) HTML
6 15 (7.46%) XML
7 14 (6.97%) Java EE
8 13 (6.47%) SOAP
9 12 (5.97%) .NET
10 9 (4.48%) JSON
11 6 (2.99%) WSDL
12 5 (2.49%) Spring
13 4 (1.99%) J2EE
14 3 (1.49%) .NET Framework
14 3 (1.49%) HTML5
15 2 (1.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 2 (1.00%) REST
15 2 (1.00%) Hibernate
15 2 (1.00%) XSD
15 2 (1.00%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 183 (91.04%) Mainframe
2 46 (22.89%) IBM Mainframe
3 28 (13.93%) VSAM
4 25 (12.44%) SWIFT
5 23 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (8.46%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.98%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.99%) Credit Risk
8 6 (2.99%) PMI
9 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.00%) DataPower
10 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.50%) W3C
10 1 (0.50%) DTV
10 1 (0.50%) Tandem
10 1 (0.50%) PKI
10 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 56 (27.86%) Linux
2 52 (25.87%) UNIX
3 39 (19.40%) zOS
4 30 (14.93%) MVS
5 29 (14.43%) AIX
5 29 (14.43%) Solaris
6 7 (3.48%) Windows
7 1 (0.50%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (27.36%) SOA
2 49 (24.38%) SDLC
3 41 (20.40%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (14.43%) Change Management
5 18 (8.96%) Configuration Management
5 18 (8.96%) Unit Testing
6 12 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (5.97%) Mentoring
7 11 (5.47%) ITIL
8 10 (4.98%) Validation
8 10 (4.98%) Automated Testing
8 10 (4.98%) Project Planning
8 10 (4.98%) Line Management
8 10 (4.98%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (4.48%) Test Automation
9 9 (4.48%) Waterfall
9 9 (4.48%) DevOps
9 9 (4.48%) Workflow Management
9 9 (4.48%) Workflow
10 8 (3.98%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 143 (71.14%) COBOL
2 120 (59.70%) JCL
3 61 (30.35%) Java
4 50 (24.88%) Perl
5 47 (23.38%) SQL
6 29 (14.43%) REXX
7 28 (13.93%) Assembly Language
8 16 (7.96%) JavaScript
9 15 (7.46%) PL/1
10 13 (6.47%) Python
11 9 (4.48%) Ruby
11 9 (4.48%) VB
12 6 (2.99%) Delphi
13 3 (1.49%) CLIST
13 3 (1.49%) C#
14 2 (1.00%) NATURAL
15 1 (0.50%) Fortran
15 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (3.98%) Degree
2 6 (2.99%) PMI Certification
3 3 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.50%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.47%) QA
System Software
1 31 (15.42%) RACF
2 22 (10.95%) Time Sharing Option
3 10 (4.98%) ACF2
4 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 29 (14.43%) Tivoli
2 20 (9.95%) zSecure
3 15 (7.46%) CA Endevor
4 9 (4.48%) Puppet
4 9 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.00%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (0.50%) Control-M
Vendors
1 106 (52.74%) IBM
2 49 (24.38%) Oracle
3 10 (4.98%) TOWER Software
4 9 (4.48%) F5
4 9 (4.48%) New Relic
4 9 (4.48%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.48%) Informatica
5 3 (1.49%) Cognizant
6 2 (1.00%) BEA
6 2 (1.00%) Pega
6 2 (1.00%) TSYS
7 1 (0.50%) jBASE
7 1 (0.50%) Computacenter
7 1 (0.50%) CA
7 1 (0.50%) Sun
7 1 (0.50%) SAP
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