Period
to 26 May 2020

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 26 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
UK
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 849 1042 1153
Rank change year-on-year +193 +111 -11
Permanent jobs citing CICS 51 52 42
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.036% 0.024%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.39% 0.24% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 42 31 27
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £41,800
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +37.56% -20.38%
10th Percentile £47,500 £33,000 £34,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £63,750 £74,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £41,800
% change year-on-year +4.35% +37.56% -20.38%

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

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 13,147 22,082 29,195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.36% 15.33% 16.80%
Number of salaries quoted 10,408 17,288 23,669
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CICS in the UK

CICS
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CICS.

Salary trend for CICS in the UK

CICS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing CICS over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Salary histogram for CICS in the UK

CICS
Top 9 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 26 May 2020. 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
England +210 50 £60,000 +4.35%
UK excluding London +156 40 £60,000 +4.35%
South East +116 34 £60,000 +4.35%
London +173 10 £50,000 -6.32%
North of England +115 5 - -
Yorkshire +96 5 - -
Midlands +69 1 £46,000 -2.65%
East Midlands +34 1 £46,000 -2.65%
Work from Home - 1 £65,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, IT jobs citing CICS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for CICS.

1 47 (92.16%) Mainframe
2 41 (80.39%) COBOL
3 40 (78.43%) DB2
4 38 (74.51%) Java
5 27 (52.94%) Software Engineering
6 23 (45.10%) JIRA
7 22 (43.14%) Jenkins
7 22 (43.14%) SQL
7 22 (43.14%) IBM
8 21 (41.18%) Linux
9 20 (39.22%) Scrum
10 19 (37.25%) IBM Mainframe
10 19 (37.25%) Test Automation
11 18 (35.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 18 (35.29%) Assembly Language
11 18 (35.29%) Oracle
11 18 (35.29%) C
11 18 (35.29%) C#
12 17 (33.33%) Python
13 16 (31.37%) Finance
13 16 (31.37%) WebSphere
14 15 (29.41%) JCL
14 15 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (27.45%) Continuous Delivery
15 14 (27.45%) Linux Command Line
15 14 (27.45%) Task Automation
15 14 (27.45%) Epics
15 14 (27.45%) PL/1
15 14 (27.45%) C++
15 14 (27.45%) Unit Testing

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 16 (31.37%) WebSphere
2 9 (17.65%) Confluence
3 5 (9.80%) MQSeries
4 3 (5.88%) JBoss
4 3 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.69%) AWS
1 8 (15.69%) Azure
2 1 (1.96%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (78.43%) DB2
2 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.96%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 23 (45.10%) JIRA
2 22 (43.14%) Jenkins
3 14 (27.45%) Git (software)
4 12 (23.53%) Selenium
5 9 (17.65%) HP UFT
5 9 (17.65%) JMeter
5 9 (17.65%) JUnit
5 9 (17.65%) LoadRunner
6 4 (7.84%) IBM UrbanCode
6 4 (7.84%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (31.37%) Finance
2 14 (27.45%) Retail
3 5 (9.80%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (39.22%) Analyst
2 18 (35.29%) Programmer
3 14 (27.45%) Analyst Programmer
3 14 (27.45%) COBOL Analyst
3 14 (27.45%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
3 14 (27.45%) COBOL Programmer
4 9 (17.65%) Java Analyst Programmer
4 9 (17.65%) Java Programmer
4 9 (17.65%) Software Engineer
4 9 (17.65%) Supply Chain Analyst
4 9 (17.65%) Supply Chain Analyst Programmer
5 7 (13.73%) Developer
6 6 (11.76%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (11.76%) COBOL Developer
6 6 (11.76%) Mainframe Analyst
6 6 (11.76%) Mainframe Test Analyst
6 6 (11.76%) Test Analyst
7 5 (9.80%) Analyst Developer
7 5 (9.80%) QA Engineer
7 5 (9.80%) Support Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.49%) REST
2 10 (19.61%) Middleware
3 9 (17.65%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (13.73%) Java EE
5 6 (11.76%) Web Services
6 5 (9.80%) CSS
6 5 (9.80%) HTML
6 5 (9.80%) HTML5
6 5 (9.80%) Spring
7 4 (7.84%) Hibernate
7 4 (7.84%) Play Framework
8 3 (5.88%) J2EE
8 3 (5.88%) JDBC
8 3 (5.88%) JTA
9 1 (1.96%) .NET
9 1 (1.96%) EDI
9 1 (1.96%) Flash
9 1 (1.96%) LDAP
9 1 (1.96%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 47 (92.16%) Mainframe
2 19 (37.25%) IBM Mainframe
3 15 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (27.45%) Linux Command Line
5 10 (19.61%) User Experience
6 5 (9.80%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.96%) AS400
7 1 (1.96%) LPAR
7 1 (1.96%) Replication
7 1 (1.96%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 21 (41.18%) Linux
2 7 (13.73%) zOS
3 6 (11.76%) Unix
4 5 (9.80%) MVS
5 4 (7.84%) Windows
6 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (52.94%) Software Engineering
2 20 (39.22%) Scrum
3 19 (37.25%) Test Automation
4 18 (35.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (27.45%) Continuous Delivery
5 14 (27.45%) Epics
5 14 (27.45%) Task Automation
5 14 (27.45%) Test Scripting
5 14 (27.45%) Unit Testing
6 10 (19.61%) DevOps
6 10 (19.61%) PRINCE2
6 10 (19.61%) Six Sigma
7 6 (11.76%) Migration
8 5 (9.80%) Front End Development
8 5 (9.80%) Kanban
8 5 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
9 4 (7.84%) Creative Thinking
9 4 (7.84%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 41 (80.39%) COBOL
2 38 (74.51%) Java
3 22 (43.14%) SQL
4 18 (35.29%) Assembly Language
4 18 (35.29%) C
4 18 (35.29%) C#
5 17 (33.33%) Python
6 15 (29.41%) JCL
7 14 (27.45%) Bash Shell
7 14 (27.45%) C++
7 14 (27.45%) PL/1
8 13 (25.49%) Perl
8 13 (25.49%) PL/SQL
8 13 (25.49%) VB
9 12 (23.53%) REXX
10 8 (15.69%) HLASM
11 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
12 4 (7.84%) Groovy
12 4 (7.84%) Scala
13 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) ISEB
1 10 (19.61%) ISTQB
1 10 (19.61%) PMI Certification
1 10 (19.61%) PMP
2 4 (7.84%) MCP
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.61%) QA
System Software
1 11 (21.57%) RACF
2 10 (19.61%) ACF2
2 10 (19.61%) Docker
3 1 (1.96%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (1.96%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 22 (43.14%) IBM
2 18 (35.29%) Oracle
3 9 (17.65%) HP
4 4 (7.84%) CA
4 4 (7.84%) Compuware
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft