Period
to 19 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CICS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited CICS over the 6 months to 19 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1156 1143 1089
Rank change year-on-year -13 -54 +68
Permanent jobs citing CICS 27 121 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.061% 0.095%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.085% 0.33% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 13 73 151
UK median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £35,350 £32,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -12.62% +3.00% -9.09%

CICS is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 31795 36659 41901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.97% 18.59% 19.28%
Number of salaries quoted 25653 31185 34657
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +3.90%

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CICS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CICS in the UK

CICS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CICS.

Salary trend for CICS in the UK

CICS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CICS over the 6 months to 19 August 2017.

Salary histogram for CICS in the UK

CICS
Top 10 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 6 months to 19 August 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London -8 27 £45,000 -12.62% 7
England +1 22 £45,000 -18.18% 9
North of England -10 15 £43,500 +24.29% 4
North West -17 15 £43,500 - 2
Scotland +3 5 £41,750 +7.05%
Midlands +24 3 - - 2
East Midlands +11 3 - - 2
South East +8 3 £70,000 +27.27% 1
London +19 1 - - 2
South West -2 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 August 2017, 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 25 (92.59%) DB2
2 24 (88.89%) Mainframe
3 22 (81.48%) COBOL
4 13 (48.15%) SQL
4 13 (48.15%) SDLC
5 12 (44.44%) Java
5 12 (44.44%) IBM
6 11 (40.74%) Assembly Language
6 11 (40.74%) Oracle
6 11 (40.74%) Banking
7 9 (33.33%) Service Management
7 9 (33.33%) Finance
7 9 (33.33%) JCL
8 8 (29.63%) Retail
8 8 (29.63%) IBM Mainframe
9 7 (25.93%) Project Management
9 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (25.93%) PMI Certification
9 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
10 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (22.22%) Waterfall
10 6 (22.22%) BDD
10 6 (22.22%) Agile Project Management
10 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (22.22%) zOS
10 6 (22.22%) PRINCE
10 6 (22.22%) PMI
10 6 (22.22%) WSDL
10 6 (22.22%) Chordiant
10 6 (22.22%) J2EE

CICS
Co-occurring 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 6 (22.22%) JBoss
1 6 (22.22%) WebLogic
1 6 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.41%) MQSeries
2 2 (7.41%) SAS
2 2 (7.41%) Tuxedo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Kerberos
1 2 (7.41%) SSH
1 2 (7.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (92.59%) DB2
2 6 (22.22%) IMS/DB
3 3 (11.11%) Adabas
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
4 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
4 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.70%) MySQL
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) ClearCase
1 6 (22.22%) Subversion
2 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.41%) XPEDITER
3 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.70%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (40.74%) Banking
2 9 (33.33%) Finance
3 8 (29.63%) Retail
4 6 (22.22%) Retail Banking
5 2 (7.41%) Marketing
6 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
6 1 (3.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Integration Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Applications Specialist
2 3 (11.11%) Applications Support
2 3 (11.11%) Applications Support Specialist
2 3 (11.11%) Designer
2 3 (11.11%) Developer
2 3 (11.11%) Support Specialist
3 2 (7.41%) CICS Programmer
3 2 (7.41%) CICS Systems Programmer
3 2 (7.41%) Data Migration Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Mainframe Developer
3 2 (7.41%) Mainframe Support
3 2 (7.41%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Presales Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Presales Linux Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Programmer
3 2 (7.41%) Security Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Unix Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) EJB
1 6 (22.22%) Hibernate
1 6 (22.22%) J2EE
1 6 (22.22%) JMS
1 6 (22.22%) JSP
1 6 (22.22%) Servlets
1 6 (22.22%) Struts
1 6 (22.22%) Web Services
1 6 (22.22%) WSDL
1 6 (22.22%) XML
1 6 (22.22%) XSD
2 3 (11.11%) ISPF
3 2 (7.41%) Middleware
4 1 (3.70%) ODBC
4 1 (3.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 24 (88.89%) Mainframe
2 8 (29.63%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (22.22%) PMI
4 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.41%) PKI
5 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.70%) DataPower
5 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) zOS
2 5 (18.52%) Unix
3 4 (14.81%) Linux
4 1 (3.70%) MVS
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) SDLC
2 9 (33.33%) Service Management
3 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.93%) Project Management
3 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
4 6 (22.22%) Agile Project Management
4 6 (22.22%) BDD
4 6 (22.22%) CMMI
4 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (22.22%) PRINCE
4 6 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 6 (22.22%) RUP
4 6 (22.22%) TDD
4 6 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
6 4 (14.81%) ITIL
6 4 (14.81%) Risk Management
6 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (11.11%) ITIL V3
7 3 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (81.48%) COBOL
2 13 (48.15%) SQL
3 12 (44.44%) Java
4 11 (40.74%) Assembly Language
5 9 (33.33%) JCL
6 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 5 (18.52%) REXX
8 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
9 3 (11.11%) C
10 2 (7.41%) C++
10 2 (7.41%) CLIST
10 2 (7.41%) Perl
11 1 (3.70%) C#
11 1 (3.70%) NATURAL
11 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
11 1 (3.70%) Scala
11 1 (3.70%) VB
11 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) PMI Certification
2 6 (22.22%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.70%) PMP
3 1 (3.70%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (14.81%) RACF
3 2 (7.41%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (3.70%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) zSecure
2 1 (3.70%) CA Endevor
2 1 (3.70%) Control-M
2 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) IBM
2 11 (40.74%) Oracle
3 6 (22.22%) Chordiant
4 2 (7.41%) CA
4 2 (7.41%) Micro Focus
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.41%) Sybase
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow