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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 813 822 803
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -19
Permanent jobs citing CICS 85 105 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.090% 0.075%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.39% 0.42% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 72 73 63
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.76%

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
22075 24940 22157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 20.19% 21.32% 20.40%
Number of salaries quoted 18380 20575 18700
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average 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 £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 3 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 3 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 +9 82 £52,500 -4.54% 17
East Midlands +24 24 £45,000 +15.97% 3
London +15 21 £53,750 -2.27% 2
North West -14 16 £60,000 +4.34% 5
Northamptonshire +10 15 £45,000 -
Northampton - 14 £45,000 -
City of London +39 13 £55,000 -4.34%
Manchester +6 12 £60,000 +4.34% 5
South East +15 9 £52,500 -38.23% 6
West Yorkshire +5 5 £45,000 +12.50%
Yorkshire +3 5 £45,000 +12.50%
Nottinghamshire +1 5 £42,500 - 2
Nottingham 0 5 £42,500 - 2
Birmingham -3 5 £52,500 +34.61% 1
West Midlands -3 5 £52,500 +34.61% 1
West Sussex - 5 £50,000 -
Cheshire 0 4 £40,000 -30.43%
Bradford - 4 £45,000 -
Leicester +16 3 - -
Leicestershire +15 3 - -
Scotland -1 3 £34,000 +9.67% 1
East Sussex - 3 £62,500 -
Edinburgh -5 2 £34,000 -
Gatwick - 2 £50,000 -
Brighton - 2 £61,250 -
Crawley - 2 £51,250 -
Glasgow +12 1 - - 1
Leeds -2 1 £49,000 +22.50%
Knutsford -12 1 £38,500 -33.04%
Milton Keynes - 1 £52,500 -

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 199 (92.56%) Mainframe
2 178 (82.79%) DB2
3 138 (64.19%) COBOL
4 117 (54.42%) IBM
5 113 (52.56%) JCL
6 101 (46.98%) Banking
7 63 (29.30%) Java
8 60 (27.91%) Linux
9 56 (26.05%) UNIX
10 55 (25.58%) Web Services
10 55 (25.58%) SOA
11 54 (25.12%) Perl
12 53 (24.65%) Finance
13 52 (24.19%) zOS
14 51 (23.72%) Retail
14 51 (23.72%) IBM Mainframe
15 50 (23.26%) SQL
15 50 (23.26%) Oracle
16 46 (21.40%) WebSphere
17 45 (20.93%) ISPF
17 45 (20.93%) RACF
18 43 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
19 42 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
19 42 (19.53%) SDLC
20 37 (17.21%) MQSeries
21 34 (15.81%) TCP/IP
21 34 (15.81%) BusinessObjects
21 34 (15.81%) MVS
21 34 (15.81%) zSecure
22 33 (15.35%) Tivoli

CICS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 46 (21.40%) WebSphere
2 43 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 37 (17.21%) MQSeries
4 17 (7.91%) JBoss
5 10 (4.65%) Confluence
6 9 (4.19%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.93%) FileNet
7 2 (0.93%) Apache
7 2 (0.93%) Documentum
8 1 (0.47%) SAS
8 1 (0.47%) GlassFish
Applications
1 8 (3.72%) MS Office
1 8 (3.72%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (15.81%) TCP/IP
2 13 (6.05%) FTP
3 10 (4.65%) SSL
3 10 (4.65%) Internet
4 9 (4.19%) DNS
5 5 (2.33%) ATM
6 4 (1.86%) Firewall
7 1 (0.47%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (82.79%) DB2
2 34 (15.81%) BusinessObjects
3 12 (5.58%) DataStage
4 11 (5.12%) Pentaho
4 11 (5.12%) Oracle Database
5 10 (4.65%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (3.26%) SQL Server
6 7 (3.26%) Easytrieve
6 7 (3.26%) IMS/DB
6 7 (3.26%) MS Access
7 3 (1.40%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.93%) Adabas
8 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.47%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.47%) OpenQM
9 1 (0.47%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.47%) mvBase
Development Applications
1 10 (4.65%) Eclipse
1 10 (4.65%) JIRA
2 9 (4.19%) Hudson
2 9 (4.19%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.19%) HP UFT
2 9 (4.19%) LoadRunner
3 7 (3.26%) Toad
4 2 (0.93%) JUnit
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.47%) ChangeMan
General
1 101 (46.98%) Banking
2 53 (24.65%) Finance
3 51 (23.72%) Retail
4 17 (7.91%) Marketing
5 7 (3.26%) Retail Banking
6 6 (2.79%) Private Banking
7 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.47%) Electronics
8 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.47%) Automotive
8 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.47%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (24.65%) Developer
2 34 (15.81%) Consultant
3 33 (15.35%) Technical Consultant
4 28 (13.02%) Mainframe Developer
5 24 (11.16%) Analyst
6 22 (10.23%) Technical Leader
7 21 (9.77%) Designer
7 21 (9.77%) Solutions Designer
8 16 (7.44%) Architect
8 16 (7.44%) Programmer
9 14 (6.51%) COBOL Developer
10 13 (6.05%) Environment Manager
11 12 (5.58%) Applications Developer
12 9 (4.19%) Analyst Programmer
12 9 (4.19%) Analyst Developer
13 8 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (3.72%) Lead Designer
13 8 (3.72%) Technical Architect
14 7 (3.26%) Mainframe Architect
15 6 (2.79%) Database Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (25.58%) Web Services
2 45 (20.93%) ISPF
3 32 (14.88%) WebSphere MQ
4 19 (8.84%) HTML
5 18 (8.37%) Middleware
6 14 (6.51%) XML
6 14 (6.51%) Java EE
7 11 (5.12%) SOAP
8 10 (4.65%) JSON
8 10 (4.65%) .NET
9 5 (2.33%) Spring
10 4 (1.86%) WSDL
11 3 (1.40%) J2EE
11 3 (1.40%) HTML5
12 2 (0.93%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 2 (0.93%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.93%) XSD
12 2 (0.93%) Hibernate
13 1 (0.47%) XML Schema
13 1 (0.47%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 199 (92.56%) Mainframe
2 51 (23.72%) IBM Mainframe
3 22 (10.23%) VSAM
4 20 (9.30%) SWIFT
4 20 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (7.91%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.72%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.79%) Credit Risk
7 6 (2.79%) PMI
8 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.93%) DataPower
9 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.47%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.47%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.47%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.47%) W3C
9 1 (0.47%) DTV
9 1 (0.47%) Tandem
9 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 60 (27.91%) Linux
2 56 (26.05%) UNIX
3 52 (24.19%) zOS
4 34 (15.81%) MVS
5 33 (15.35%) AIX
5 33 (15.35%) Solaris
6 8 (3.72%) Windows
7 1 (0.47%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (25.58%) SOA
2 42 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (19.53%) SDLC
3 23 (10.70%) Change Management
4 17 (7.91%) Unit Testing
5 16 (7.44%) Configuration Management
6 12 (5.58%) Project Planning
6 12 (5.58%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (5.58%) Mentoring
7 11 (5.12%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (4.65%) Line Management
8 10 (4.65%) Automated Testing
8 10 (4.65%) Validation
9 9 (4.19%) Workflow Management
9 9 (4.19%) Workflow
9 9 (4.19%) ITIL
9 9 (4.19%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (4.19%) DevOps
9 9 (4.19%) Test Automation
10 8 (3.72%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 138 (64.19%) COBOL
2 113 (52.56%) JCL
3 63 (29.30%) Java
4 54 (25.12%) Perl
5 50 (23.26%) SQL
6 30 (13.95%) REXX
7 28 (13.02%) Assembly Language
8 16 (7.44%) PL/1
8 16 (7.44%) JavaScript
9 13 (6.05%) Python
10 9 (4.19%) Ruby
10 9 (4.19%) VB
11 6 (2.79%) Delphi
12 3 (1.40%) CLIST
13 2 (0.93%) NATURAL
13 2 (0.93%) VBA
14 1 (0.47%) Fortran
14 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (4.19%) Degree
2 6 (2.79%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.47%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.05%) QA
System Software
1 45 (20.93%) RACF
2 24 (11.16%) ACF2
3 22 (10.23%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 34 (15.81%) zSecure
2 33 (15.35%) Tivoli
3 15 (6.98%) CA Endevor
4 9 (4.19%) Puppet
4 9 (4.19%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.47%) Control-M
Vendors
1 117 (54.42%) IBM
2 50 (23.26%) Oracle
3 9 (4.19%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.19%) Informatica
3 9 (4.19%) F5
3 9 (4.19%) New Relic
4 3 (1.40%) TOWER Software
5 2 (0.93%) Cognizant
5 2 (0.93%) Pega
5 2 (0.93%) TSYS
6 1 (0.47%) CA
6 1 (0.47%) jBASE
6 1 (0.47%) Computacenter
6 1 (0.47%) Sun
6 1 (0.47%) SAP
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