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 22 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
UK
3 months to
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 844 863 855
Rank change year-on-year +19 -8  
Permanent jobs citing CICS 11 80 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.081% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.072% 0.43% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 5 48 93
Median salary £70,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.27% +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +27.27% +15.78%  

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 15359 18458 21684
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 18.08% 18.75% 19.75%
Number of salaries quoted 12541 15655 17938
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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 22 May 2017.

Salary histogram for CICS in the UK

CICS
Top 17 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 22 May 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 +6 9 £70,000 +27.27% 2
Surrey +33 3 £70,000 +12.00%
South East +9 3 £70,000 +27.27%
North West - 3 £45,000 -
Cheshire - 3 £45,000 -
Knutsford - 3 £45,000 -
East Midlands +18 2 - - 1
Scotland +18 2 - - 1
Glasgow +17 2 - - 1
Leicestershire +4 2 - - 1
Staines - 2 £70,000 -
London +37 1 - - 1
South West - 1 - -
City of London - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £80,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 31 (83.78%) COBOL
2 30 (81.08%) Mainframe
3 29 (78.38%) DB2
4 22 (59.46%) JCL
5 19 (51.35%) IBM
6 17 (45.95%) SQL
7 13 (35.14%) Finance
8 12 (32.43%) Migration
8 12 (32.43%) zOS
9 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (24.32%) Data Analysis
11 8 (21.62%) Banking
11 8 (21.62%) Tivoli
11 8 (21.62%) Java
11 8 (21.62%) SDLC
12 7 (18.92%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 7 (18.92%) RACF
12 7 (18.92%) Assembly Language
12 7 (18.92%) VSAM
13 6 (16.22%) REXX
13 6 (16.22%) UML
14 5 (13.51%) Time Sharing Option
14 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
14 5 (13.51%) CA
14 5 (13.51%) Degree
15 4 (10.81%) Business Analysis
15 4 (10.81%) ISPF
15 4 (10.81%) Retail
15 4 (10.81%) IMS/DB
15 4 (10.81%) Management Information System

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 (5.41%) MQSeries
1 2 (5.41%) SAS
1 2 (5.41%) Tuxedo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) FTP
1 2 (5.41%) Kerberos
1 2 (5.41%) SSH
1 2 (5.41%) SSL
1 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (78.38%) DB2
2 4 (10.81%) IMS/DB
3 3 (8.11%) Adabas
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.70%) DataStage
5 1 (2.70%) Easytrieve
5 1 (2.70%) MySQL
5 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.41%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.70%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 8 (21.62%) Banking
3 4 (10.81%) Retail
4 2 (5.41%) Marketing
5 1 (2.70%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.70%) French Language
5 1 (2.70%) German Language
5 1 (2.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Programmer
2 9 (24.32%) Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) Analyst Programmer
4 6 (16.22%) CICS Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) CICS Programmer
4 6 (16.22%) COBOL Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
4 6 (16.22%) COBOL Programmer
4 6 (16.22%) DB2 Programmer
4 6 (16.22%) Developer
5 5 (13.51%) COBOL Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Applications Support
6 4 (10.81%) Designer
7 3 (8.11%) DB2 Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Mainframe Specialist
7 3 (8.11%) Senior COBOL Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Senior Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (5.41%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) ISPF
2 2 (5.41%) Middleware
3 1 (2.70%) JMS
3 1 (2.70%) ODBC
3 1 (2.70%) REST
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (81.08%) Mainframe
2 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (18.92%) VSAM
4 4 (10.81%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.41%) PKI
6 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.70%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 12 (32.43%) zOS
2 4 (10.81%) Linux
2 4 (10.81%) Unix
3 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Migration
2 9 (24.32%) Data Analysis
3 8 (21.62%) SDLC
4 6 (16.22%) UML
5 4 (10.81%) Business Analysis
6 3 (8.11%) Product Management
6 3 (8.11%) Risk Management
6 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.41%) Data Migration
7 2 (5.41%) ITIL V3
7 2 (5.41%) People Management
7 2 (5.41%) Performance Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Presales
7 2 (5.41%) Security Management
7 2 (5.41%) Service Management
7 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.41%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.41%) Time Management
7 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 31 (83.78%) COBOL
2 22 (59.46%) JCL
3 17 (45.95%) SQL
4 8 (21.62%) Java
5 7 (18.92%) Assembly Language
6 6 (16.22%) REXX
7 4 (10.81%) C
7 4 (10.81%) Shell Script
8 2 (5.41%) C++
8 2 (5.41%) CLIST
8 2 (5.41%) Perl
8 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.70%) C#
9 1 (2.70%) NATURAL
9 1 (2.70%) PL/1
9 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.70%) VB
9 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.70%) PMP
2 1 (2.70%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 7 (18.92%) RACF
2 5 (13.51%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (2.70%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) Tivoli
2 4 (10.81%) zSecure
3 2 (5.41%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.70%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (2.70%) Perfmon
4 1 (2.70%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 19 (51.35%) IBM
2 5 (13.51%) CA
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.41%) HP
3 2 (5.41%) Micro Focus
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) Sybase
4 1 (2.70%) Dynatrace
4 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.70%) Syncsort
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum +Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Tectre Limited
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 per year dependent on experience and location
Posted: 25 days ago