Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1107 1098 1104
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6 -28
Permanent jobs citing CICS 50 75 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.042% 0.087%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.17% 0.24% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 35 44 125
UK median annual salary £48,500 £52,500 £53,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.62% -1.41% -3.18%
10th Percentile £34,700 £39,050 £41,100
90th Percentile £55,000 £71,750 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -7.62% +16.67% -14.29%

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 29,564 31,902 38,595
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.07% 17.94% 18.78%
Number of salaries quoted 24,265 26,802 32,289
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for CICS in the UK

CICS
Top 11 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 17 January 2018. 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 0 49 £48,500 -7.62% 12
England -12 45 £48,500 -7.62% 13
North of England +35 42 £48,500 +38.57% 4
North West +23 40 £48,500 +19.75% 3
Scotland -32 3 £41,750 +1.21% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £50,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £37,500 - 1
East Midlands +16 1 £40,000 -5.88% 1
London +15 1 £47,500 -32.14% 2
Midlands +6 1 £40,000 -5.88% 1
South East -10 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 44 (88.00%) DB2
2 42 (84.00%) COBOL
2 42 (84.00%) Mainframe
3 34 (68.00%) Finance
4 20 (40.00%) IBM
5 16 (32.00%) Service Management
5 16 (32.00%) IMS/DB
6 15 (30.00%) Software Engineering
6 15 (30.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 15 (30.00%) Risk Management
6 15 (30.00%) JCL
7 13 (26.00%) SDLC
8 12 (24.00%) ITIL
8 12 (24.00%) Banking
9 11 (22.00%) Law
9 11 (22.00%) Wealth Management
9 11 (22.00%) Investment Banking
9 11 (22.00%) SQL
9 11 (22.00%) Time Sharing Option
10 10 (20.00%) Web Services
10 10 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (18.00%) Waterfall
12 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (16.00%) Oracle
12 8 (16.00%) Java
13 7 (14.00%) Assembly Language
13 7 (14.00%) CA
14 6 (12.00%) WebSphere
14 6 (12.00%) Problem Management

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 (12.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.00%) JBoss
2 4 (8.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.00%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.00%) Firewall
2 2 (4.00%) FTP
2 2 (4.00%) Internet
2 2 (4.00%) SMTP
2 2 (4.00%) SNA
2 2 (4.00%) SNMP
2 2 (4.00%) Telnet
3 1 (2.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (88.00%) DB2
2 16 (32.00%) IMS/DB
3 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.00%) Easytrieve
5 2 (4.00%) Adabas
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) ClearCase
1 4 (8.00%) Subversion
2 2 (4.00%) XPEDITER
3 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (68.00%) Finance
2 12 (24.00%) Banking
3 11 (22.00%) Investment Banking
3 11 (22.00%) Law
4 3 (6.00%) Retail
5 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (18.00%) Software Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Developer
3 7 (14.00%) COBOL Developer
4 6 (12.00%) Applications Support
4 6 (12.00%) Programmer
4 6 (12.00%) Systems Programmer
5 5 (10.00%) DB2 Support
5 5 (10.00%) Designer
6 4 (8.00%) Applications Specialist
6 4 (8.00%) Applications Support Specialist
6 4 (8.00%) Architect
6 4 (8.00%) DB2 Programmer
6 4 (8.00%) DB2 Systems Programmer
6 4 (8.00%) Software Designer
6 4 (8.00%) Support Specialist
6 4 (8.00%) Technical Architect
7 3 (6.00%) CICS Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Mainframe Specialist
7 3 (6.00%) Mainframe Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) Web Services
2 4 (8.00%) EJB
2 4 (8.00%) Hibernate
2 4 (8.00%) J2EE
2 4 (8.00%) JMS
2 4 (8.00%) JSP
2 4 (8.00%) Servlets
2 4 (8.00%) Struts
2 4 (8.00%) WSDL
2 4 (8.00%) XML
2 4 (8.00%) XSD
3 1 (2.00%) ISPF
3 1 (2.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 42 (84.00%) Mainframe
2 15 (30.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.00%) VSAM
5 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (4.00%) LPAR
6 2 (4.00%) PMI
7 1 (2.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) zOS
2 2 (4.00%) Linux
2 2 (4.00%) MVS
2 2 (4.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.00%) Service Management
2 15 (30.00%) Risk Management
2 15 (30.00%) Software Engineering
3 13 (26.00%) SDLC
4 12 (24.00%) ITIL
5 11 (22.00%) Wealth Management
6 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (18.00%) Waterfall
8 6 (12.00%) ITIL V3
8 6 (12.00%) Problem Management
9 5 (10.00%) Test Strategy
10 4 (8.00%) Project Management
10 4 (8.00%) SOA
10 4 (8.00%) TOGAF
11 3 (6.00%) CRM
11 3 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (6.00%) Information Security
11 3 (6.00%) Migration
11 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 42 (84.00%) COBOL
2 15 (30.00%) JCL
3 11 (22.00%) SQL
4 8 (16.00%) Java
5 7 (14.00%) Assembly Language
6 6 (12.00%) REXX
7 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.00%) NATURAL
8 1 (2.00%) PL/1
8 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.00%) PMP
3 1 (2.00%) Postgraduate
3 1 (2.00%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (22.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) CA Endevor
1 2 (4.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 20 (40.00%) IBM
2 8 (16.00%) Oracle
3 7 (14.00%) CA
4 4 (8.00%) Chordiant
5 2 (4.00%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.00%) Google
6 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.00%) Sun
6 1 (2.00%) Syncsort