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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 835 881 858
Rank change year-on-year +46 -23  
Permanent jobs citing CICS 17 69 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.066% 0.090%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.11% 0.35% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 9 37 53
Median salary £45,000 £52,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.46% -0.95%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,100 £40,000 £48,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £77,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00%  

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 15198 19713 20967
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.79% 18.88% 19.58%
Number of salaries quoted 12597 16633 17397
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% -  

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CICS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for CICS in the UK

CICS
Top 18 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +23 13 £45,000 -13.46% 6
Scotland +25 4 £42,000 -
Glasgow +20 4 £42,000 -
South East +40 3 £70,000 +40.00%
Yorkshire +25 3 £34,500 -
East Midlands -2 3 - - 1
North West -9 3 £45,000 -5.26%
Knutsford - 3 £45,000 -
Cheshire - 3 £45,000 -
Surrey +45 2 £70,000 +16.66%
West Yorkshire +15 2 £34,500 -
Leicestershire -9 2 - - 1
Staines - 2 £70,000 -
Bradford - 2 £34,500 -
London +53 1 - - 4
City of London +40 1 - - 2
Berkshire - 1 £52,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 55 (90.16%) Mainframe
2 52 (85.25%) COBOL
2 52 (85.25%) DB2
3 42 (68.85%) JCL
4 37 (60.66%) IBM
5 26 (42.62%) SQL
6 22 (36.07%) Migration
6 22 (36.07%) UML
7 19 (31.15%) Data Analysis
8 18 (29.51%) Finance
9 17 (27.87%) Tivoli
10 16 (26.23%) Java
11 15 (24.59%) zOS
11 15 (24.59%) IBM Mainframe
12 12 (19.67%) Banking
13 11 (18.03%) Unix
14 10 (16.39%) Oracle
14 10 (16.39%) MVS
15 9 (14.75%) RACF
15 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (13.11%) SDLC
16 8 (13.11%) Job Entry Subsystem
16 8 (13.11%) Assembly Language
16 8 (13.11%) Retail
17 7 (11.48%) VSAM
18 6 (9.84%) zSecure
19 5 (8.20%) REXX
19 5 (8.20%) CA
19 5 (8.20%) IMS/DB
19 5 (8.20%) Degree

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 (4.92%) MQSeries
2 2 (3.28%) SAS
2 2 (3.28%) Tuxedo
3 1 (1.64%) JBoss
3 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.28%) FTP
2 2 (3.28%) Kerberos
2 2 (3.28%) SSH
2 2 (3.28%) SSL
3 1 (1.64%) Internet
3 1 (1.64%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (85.25%) DB2
2 5 (8.20%) IMS/DB
3 4 (6.56%) Adabas
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.28%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.64%) DataStage
5 1 (1.64%) Easytrieve
5 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.64%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.64%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.64%) Subversion
General
1 18 (29.51%) Finance
2 12 (19.67%) Banking
3 8 (13.11%) Retail
4 4 (6.56%) Corporate Banking
4 4 (6.56%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.28%) Marketing
6 1 (1.64%) French Language
6 1 (1.64%) German Language
6 1 (1.64%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 26 (42.62%) Programmer
2 25 (40.98%) Analyst
3 23 (37.70%) Analyst Programmer
3 23 (37.70%) COBOL Analyst
4 21 (34.43%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
4 21 (34.43%) COBOL Programmer
4 21 (34.43%) DB2 Programmer
5 20 (32.79%) CICS Analyst
6 18 (29.51%) CICS Programmer
7 8 (13.11%) Designer
7 8 (13.11%) Mainframe Programmer
8 7 (11.48%) Mainframe Analyst
8 7 (11.48%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (9.84%) Developer
9 6 (9.84%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
9 6 (9.84%) MVS Programmer
10 5 (8.20%) COBOL Developer
11 4 (6.56%) Applications Support
12 3 (4.92%) Systems Programmer
12 3 (4.92%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) ISPF
2 2 (3.28%) JMS
2 2 (3.28%) Middleware
2 2 (3.28%) Web Services
3 1 (1.64%) EJB
3 1 (1.64%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.64%) J2EE
3 1 (1.64%) JSP
3 1 (1.64%) Servlets
3 1 (1.64%) Struts
3 1 (1.64%) WSDL
3 1 (1.64%) XML
3 1 (1.64%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 55 (90.16%) Mainframe
2 15 (24.59%) IBM Mainframe
3 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (11.48%) VSAM
5 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.28%) PKI
7 1 (1.64%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.64%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.59%) zOS
2 11 (18.03%) Unix
3 10 (16.39%) MVS
4 3 (4.92%) Linux
5 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.07%) Migration
1 22 (36.07%) UML
2 19 (31.15%) Data Analysis
3 8 (13.11%) SDLC
4 4 (6.56%) Business Analysis
4 4 (6.56%) Risk Management
4 4 (6.56%) Service Management
5 3 (4.92%) Information Security
5 3 (4.92%) Product Management
5 3 (4.92%) Software Engineering
5 3 (4.92%) Waterfall
6 2 (3.28%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.28%) ITIL V3
6 2 (3.28%) People Management
6 2 (3.28%) Performance Testing
6 2 (3.28%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.28%) Project Planning
6 2 (3.28%) Test Strategy
6 2 (3.28%) Time Management
6 2 (3.28%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (85.25%) COBOL
2 42 (68.85%) JCL
3 26 (42.62%) SQL
4 16 (26.23%) Java
5 8 (13.11%) Assembly Language
6 5 (8.20%) REXX
7 4 (6.56%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.92%) C
9 2 (3.28%) CLIST
9 2 (3.28%) NATURAL
9 2 (3.28%) Perl
9 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.64%) C++
10 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.64%) PL/1
10 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.20%) Degree
2 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 9 (14.75%) RACF
2 8 (13.11%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 5 (8.20%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (3.28%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 17 (27.87%) Tivoli
2 6 (9.84%) zSecure
3 2 (3.28%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (1.64%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (1.64%) Perfmon
4 1 (1.64%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 37 (60.66%) IBM
2 10 (16.39%) Oracle
3 5 (8.20%) CA
4 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.28%) Micro Focus
5 2 (3.28%) Sybase
6 1 (1.64%) Chordiant
6 1 (1.64%) Dynatrace
6 1 (1.64%) HP
6 1 (1.64%) Sun
6 1 (1.64%) Syncsort
London
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum +Benefits
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Salary: £40,000 - £65,000 per year
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Leicester, Leicestershire
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Salary: Excellent
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