Period
to 11 May 2021

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 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
UK
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 851 886 1073
Rank change year-on-year +35 +187 +98
Permanent jobs citing CICS 16 58 43
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.058% 0.029%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.13% 0.41% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 8 49 23
10th Percentile £42,625 £47,500 £33,000
25th Percentile £48,531 £51,250 £48,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,375 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.71% +4.35% +27.78%
75th Percentile £68,750 £87,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £68,825 £90,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,250 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -9.58% +4.35% +27.78%

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 12,018 14,296 22,607
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.64% 14.40% 15.42%
Number of salaries quoted 8,954 11,439 17,864
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,950 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,250
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%

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 11 May 2021.

Salary histogram for CICS in the UK

CICS
Top 7 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 11 May 2021. 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 +28 11 £67,500 +12.50% 1
London +65 10 £67,500 +35.00%
UK excluding London +17 6 £54,250 -9.58% 1
Scotland - 5 £54,250 -
Work from Home -168 2 £67,500 +3.85% 2
East Midlands +1 1 - -
Midlands -3 1 - -

For the 6 months to 11 May 2021, 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 16 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (68.75%) Banking
3 10 (62.50%) DB2
4 9 (56.25%) REXX
4 9 (56.25%) COBOL
4 9 (56.25%) IBM
5 8 (50.00%) JCL
5 8 (50.00%) Finance
5 8 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (43.75%) IMS/DB
6 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (43.75%) Scrum
6 7 (43.75%) Extreme Programming
6 7 (43.75%) SQL
7 6 (37.50%) Time Sharing Option
7 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
7 6 (37.50%) SWIFT
7 6 (37.50%) Social Skills
7 6 (37.50%) Documentation Skills
8 5 (31.25%) zOS
8 5 (31.25%) Retail
9 4 (25.00%) Middleware
10 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (18.75%) Technology Roadmap
10 3 (18.75%) Collaborative Working
11 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
11 2 (12.50%) Java
11 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
12 1 (6.25%) Migration

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 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) DB2
2 7 (43.75%) IMS/DB
3 1 (6.25%) Adabas
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA Agile
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (68.75%) Banking
2 8 (50.00%) Finance
3 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (37.50%) Documentation Skills
4 6 (37.50%) Social Skills
5 5 (31.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
1 8 (50.00%) Mainframe Developer
2 6 (37.50%) COBOL Developer
2 6 (37.50%) DB2 Developer
3 2 (12.50%) CICS Programmer
3 2 (12.50%) CICS Systems Programmer
3 2 (12.50%) Mainframe Programmer
3 2 (12.50%) Mainframe Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
3 2 (12.50%) Programmer
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Programmer
3 2 (12.50%) z/OS Systems Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) CICS Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Customer Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Java Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Product Owner
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
2 1 (6.25%) Java EE
2 1 (6.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (37.50%) SWIFT
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
3 1 (6.25%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (43.75%) Extreme Programming
3 7 (43.75%) Scrum
4 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
5 3 (18.75%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (18.75%) Technology Roadmap
6 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
7 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (6.25%) Creative Thinking
7 1 (6.25%) Customer-Centricity
7 1 (6.25%) Migration
7 1 (6.25%) Requirements Gathering
7 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) COBOL
1 9 (56.25%) REXX
2 8 (50.00%) JCL
3 7 (43.75%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (6.25%) Assembly Language
5 1 (6.25%) C
5 1 (6.25%) Natural
5 1 (6.25%) PL/1
5 1 (6.25%) Scala
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) CA Endevor
1 1 (6.25%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) CA
2 1 (6.25%) Compuware