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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 783 809 838
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +29
Permanent jobs citing CICS 121 62 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.057% 0.054%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.49% 0.29% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 93 50 39
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £70,250
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+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
24485 21693 24263
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 20.90% 19.96% 20.71%
Number of salaries quoted 19968 18332 20778
Average salary £43,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 2014 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 22 August 2014. 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 +36 109 £55,000 - 10
North West +3 40 £57,500 -4.16% 4
London +3 29 £55,000 - 5
Cheshire -4 25 £57,500 -4.16% 1
Manchester +5 15 £57,500 -4.16% 3
Knutsford +9 12 £57,500 -4.16%
City of London -1 11 £57,500 +6.48% 3
Scotland -9 11 £31,000 -20.00%
East of England - 11 £55,000 -
South West -8 9 £45,000 -5.26%
Essex - 9 £55,000 -
Gloucestershire - 8 £45,000 -
Basildon - 8 £55,000 -
Edinburgh - 8 - -
East Midlands -9 6 £38,800 +10.85%
West Yorkshire -30 6 £38,750 -
Yorkshire -31 6 £38,750 -
Leeds - 6 £38,750 -
South East -18 5 £85,000 +54.54% 1
Hampshire - 4 £85,000 - 1
Southampton - 4 £85,000 -
Birmingham +6 3 £39,000 -
West Midlands -5 3 £39,000 -
Leicestershire - 3 £38,800 -
Leicester - 3 £38,800 -
Glasgow - 3 £31,000 -
Gloucester - 2 £42,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 142 (78.02%) Mainframe
2 140 (76.92%) DB2
3 113 (62.09%) COBOL
4 81 (44.51%) Finance
5 79 (43.41%) Banking
6 76 (41.76%) IBM
7 65 (35.71%) zOS
8 62 (34.07%) JCL
9 48 (26.37%) Java
10 47 (25.82%) IBM Mainframe
11 43 (23.63%) J2EE
12 37 (20.33%) VSAM
13 36 (19.78%) Waterfall
14 35 (19.23%) RACF
15 34 (18.68%) UML
15 34 (18.68%) Risk Analysis
16 32 (17.58%) UNIX
16 32 (17.58%) Stakeholder Management
17 26 (14.29%) CA Endevor
18 25 (13.74%) QA
19 24 (13.19%) Retail
19 24 (13.19%) Change Management
20 23 (12.64%) ITIL
21 22 (12.09%) SQL
22 19 (10.44%) Degree
23 18 (9.89%) Oracle
24 17 (9.34%) Service Management
25 16 (8.79%) Web Services
25 16 (8.79%) Problem Management
26 13 (7.14%) Release Management

CICS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 9 (4.95%) CMS
2 8 (4.40%) SAS
2 8 (4.40%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.30%) MQSeries
4 4 (2.20%) Apache
5 3 (1.65%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.55%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (2.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (4.95%) VisionPLUS
1 9 (4.95%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.20%) ATM
3 1 (0.55%) SMS
3 1 (0.55%) SSL
3 1 (0.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (76.92%) DB2
2 8 (4.40%) Adabas
3 7 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.75%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.65%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.65%) Ingres
6 2 (1.10%) Easytrieve
6 2 (1.10%) DataStage
6 2 (1.10%) IMS/DB
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (2.20%) ChangeMan
1 4 (2.20%) JIRA
2 3 (1.65%) JUnit
2 3 (1.65%) ClearCase
General
1 81 (44.51%) Finance
2 79 (43.41%) Banking
3 24 (13.19%) Retail
4 11 (6.04%) Advertising
5 9 (4.95%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.75%) Back Office
7 3 (1.65%) Billing
8 1 (0.55%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.55%) Legal
8 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (18.68%) Architect
2 32 (17.58%) Designer
3 25 (13.74%) Applications Architect
4 23 (12.64%) Analyst
5 18 (9.89%) Programmer
6 17 (9.34%) Technical Specialist
7 16 (8.79%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (8.79%) Developer
8 15 (8.24%) Analyst Programmer
9 14 (7.69%) Solutions Designer
10 12 (6.59%) Consultant
10 12 (6.59%) Technical Manager
11 10 (5.49%) Service Manager
11 10 (5.49%) Technical Services Manager
11 10 (5.49%) Senior Technician
12 9 (4.95%) VisionPLUS Consultant
13 8 (4.40%) COBOL Developer
14 7 (3.85%) Mainframe Programmer
15 6 (3.30%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
15 6 (3.30%) COBOL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (23.63%) J2EE
2 16 (8.79%) Web Services
3 12 (6.59%) ISPF
4 7 (3.85%) XML
5 4 (2.20%) HTML
6 3 (1.65%) Java EE
6 3 (1.65%) Spring
6 3 (1.65%) Grails
6 3 (1.65%) WSDL
6 3 (1.65%) XML Schema
6 3 (1.65%) JAXB
6 3 (1.65%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.10%) Middleware
7 2 (1.10%) ATL
7 2 (1.10%) JDBC
7 2 (1.10%) JSP
7 2 (1.10%) .NET
7 2 (1.10%) EntireX
7 2 (1.10%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.10%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 142 (78.02%) Mainframe
2 47 (25.82%) IBM Mainframe
3 37 (20.33%) VSAM
4 9 (4.95%) Contract for Difference
4 9 (4.95%) AS400
5 8 (4.40%) Mathematics
5 8 (4.40%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.85%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.20%) Data Conversion
8 3 (1.65%) Data Extraction
8 3 (1.65%) W3C
9 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.55%) HACMP
9 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 65 (35.71%) zOS
2 32 (17.58%) UNIX
3 11 (6.04%) AIX
4 6 (3.30%) Linux
5 4 (2.20%) MVS
6 3 (1.65%) Solaris
6 3 (1.65%) Windows
7 1 (0.55%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.78%) Waterfall
2 34 (18.68%) UML
2 34 (18.68%) Risk Analysis
3 32 (17.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (13.19%) Change Management
5 23 (12.64%) ITIL
6 17 (9.34%) Service Management
7 16 (8.79%) Problem Management
8 13 (7.14%) Release Management
9 12 (6.59%) Unit Testing
10 11 (6.04%) ITSM
10 11 (6.04%) Validation
11 9 (4.95%) Service Delivery
12 7 (3.85%) Migration
13 5 (2.75%) Performance Testing
13 5 (2.75%) Compatibility Testing
13 5 (2.75%) Load Testing
13 5 (2.75%) Stress Testing
13 5 (2.75%) Security Testing
13 5 (2.75%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 113 (62.09%) COBOL
2 62 (34.07%) JCL
3 48 (26.37%) Java
4 22 (12.09%) SQL
5 12 (6.59%) REXX
6 7 (3.85%) NATURAL
7 4 (2.20%) C++
7 4 (2.20%) Assembly Language
8 3 (1.65%) Ruby
8 3 (1.65%) Groovy
8 3 (1.65%) Scala
8 3 (1.65%) Python
8 3 (1.65%) C#
8 3 (1.65%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.65%) Perl
9 2 (1.10%) PL/1
9 2 (1.10%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.55%) SELCOPY
10 1 (0.55%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (10.44%) Degree
2 5 (2.75%) ISEB
3 3 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.55%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.55%) OCP
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.74%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (19.23%) RACF
2 7 (3.85%) ACF2
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 26 (14.29%) CA Endevor
2 4 (2.20%) Control-M
3 2 (1.10%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (1.10%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.55%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 76 (41.76%) IBM
2 18 (9.89%) Oracle
3 6 (3.30%) CA
4 5 (2.75%) SAP
5 4 (2.20%) Tableau
6 3 (1.65%) Sybase
7 2 (1.10%) Teradata
7 2 (1.10%) Micro Focus
7 2 (1.10%) Cognizant
7 2 (1.10%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.55%) Business Objects
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