Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1026 1149 1167
Rank change year-on-year +123 +18 0
Permanent jobs citing CICS 64 37 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.022% 0.017%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.31% 0.13% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 49 28 18
UK median annual salary £53,371 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.58% -5.56% -17.43%
10th Percentile £47,500 £32,425 £34,275
90th Percentile £63,750 £89,875 £51,675
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +26.47% -5.56% -15.09%

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 20,798 27,784 31,568
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.82% 16.59% 17.86%
Number of salaries quoted 16,435 22,330 25,313
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £43,041 £41,500
% change year-on-year -1.26% +3.71% +3.75%

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019. 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 +134 64 £53,371 +25.58% 3
UK excluding London +77 57 £53,750 +26.47% 1
South East +70 41 £55,000 -21.43%
Midlands +46 14 £44,250 +5.86% 1
East Midlands +35 14 £44,250 +5.86% 1
London +98 7 £53,371 -43.82% 2
North West +19 1 £43,500 +6.10%
North of England +11 1 £43,500 +6.10%
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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 60 (93.75%) Mainframe
2 56 (87.50%) DB2
3 47 (73.44%) COBOL
4 44 (68.75%) JCL
5 41 (64.06%) Java
6 39 (60.94%) IBM
7 38 (59.38%) Retail
8 30 (46.88%) MVS
9 28 (43.75%) Unit Testing
10 27 (42.19%) Analytical Skills
10 27 (42.19%) SQL
11 21 (32.81%) Service Management
12 19 (29.69%) Finance
13 18 (28.13%) Service Delivery
13 18 (28.13%) Unix
13 18 (28.13%) AIX
14 16 (25.00%) VSAM
14 16 (25.00%) Incident Management
15 15 (23.44%) SDLC
16 11 (17.19%) Business Analysis
16 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
16 11 (17.19%) zOS
16 11 (17.19%) Job Entry Subsystem
16 11 (17.19%) ServiceNow
16 11 (17.19%) Team Foundation Server
17 10 (15.63%) Investment Management
17 10 (15.63%) Problem Management
17 10 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
17 10 (15.63%) Capacity Planning
17 10 (15.63%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 3 (4.69%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (87.50%) DB2
2 1 (1.56%) Adabas
2 1 (1.56%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.13%) XPEDITER
General
1 38 (59.38%) Retail
2 19 (29.69%) Finance
3 6 (9.38%) Banking
3 6 (9.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (57.81%) Developer
2 29 (45.31%) COBOL Developer
3 24 (37.50%) Programmer
4 19 (29.69%) Analyst
4 19 (29.69%) COBOL Analyst
5 17 (26.56%) Analyst Programmer
5 17 (26.56%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 17 (26.56%) COBOL Programmer
6 13 (20.31%) Analyst Developer
6 13 (20.31%) Developer Analyst
7 9 (14.06%) Technical Leader
8 8 (12.50%) Mainframe Developer
8 8 (12.50%) Senior Developer
8 8 (12.50%) Senior Mainframe Developer
9 7 (10.94%) Systems Programmer
10 6 (9.38%) Assembler Programmer
10 6 (9.38%) CICS Programmer
11 5 (7.81%) DB2 Programmer
12 4 (6.25%) CICS Analyst
13 3 (4.69%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) Middleware
2 6 (9.38%) Web Services
3 2 (3.13%) Kafka
3 2 (3.13%) REST
3 2 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 60 (93.75%) Mainframe
2 27 (42.19%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (25.00%) VSAM
4 10 (15.63%) User Experience
5 8 (12.50%) FMCG
6 6 (9.38%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.56%) BYOD
7 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 30 (46.88%) MVS
2 18 (28.13%) AIX
2 18 (28.13%) Unix
3 11 (17.19%) zOS
4 1 (1.56%) Linux
4 1 (1.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (43.75%) Unit Testing
2 21 (32.81%) Service Management
3 18 (28.13%) Service Delivery
4 16 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 15 (23.44%) SDLC
6 11 (17.19%) Business Analysis
7 10 (15.63%) Capacity Planning
7 10 (15.63%) Change Management
7 10 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (15.63%) Demand Management
7 10 (15.63%) Investment Management
7 10 (15.63%) ITIL
7 10 (15.63%) ITSM
7 10 (15.63%) Knowledge Management
7 10 (15.63%) Problem Management
7 10 (15.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 9 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (9.38%) Migration
11 3 (4.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 47 (73.44%) COBOL
2 44 (68.75%) JCL
3 41 (64.06%) Java
4 27 (42.19%) SQL
5 7 (10.94%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.56%) C
6 1 (1.56%) Natural
6 1 (1.56%) PL/1
6 1 (1.56%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (1.56%) DBS Check
System Software
1 11 (17.19%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.56%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 39 (60.94%) IBM
2 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.19%) ServiceNow
3 2 (3.13%) Compuware
3 2 (3.13%) TSYS
4 1 (1.56%) CA