Period
to 3 August 2020

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 3 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
UK
6 months to
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 752 1029 1168
Rank change year-on-year +277 +139 +35
Permanent jobs citing CICS 22 61 36
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.042% 0.021%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.23% 0.28% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 18 44 28
Median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% +25.71% +0.57%
10th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £31,875
90th Percentile £90,000 £63,750 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £80,000 £57,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +39.13% +35.29% -2.30%

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 9,566 21,455 28,716
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.22% 14.89% 16.59%
Number of salaries quoted 7,535 16,957 22,974
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% -1.14% +8.64%

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 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 2020. 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 +259 21 £65,000 +18.18%
UK excluding London +229 15 £80,000 +39.13%
South East +155 11 £80,000 +39.13%
London +213 6 £50,000 -6.32%
North of England +152 4 - -
Yorkshire - 4 - -
Work from Home +66 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 3 August 2020, 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 21 (95.45%) Mainframe
2 15 (68.18%) COBOL
3 14 (63.64%) DB2
3 14 (63.64%) Software Engineering
4 13 (59.09%) SQL
4 13 (59.09%) JCL
5 12 (54.55%) Java
6 11 (50.00%) Oracle
6 11 (50.00%) Scrum
7 10 (45.45%) Test Automation
7 10 (45.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (40.91%) DevOps
8 9 (40.91%) Jenkins
8 9 (40.91%) JIRA
8 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (40.91%) Finance
8 9 (40.91%) C#
8 9 (40.91%) Linux
9 8 (36.36%) Python
9 8 (36.36%) QA
10 7 (31.82%) zOS
11 6 (27.27%) Middleware
11 6 (27.27%) IBM
11 6 (27.27%) PL/SQL
11 6 (27.27%) IBM Mainframe
12 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
12 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
12 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
12 5 (22.73%) HTML5
12 5 (22.73%) Continuous Delivery

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 4 (18.18%) Confluence
1 4 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 2 (9.09%) JBoss
2 2 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.55%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (63.64%) DB2
2 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.55%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Jenkins
1 9 (40.91%) JIRA
2 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
3 4 (18.18%) IBM UrbanCode
3 4 (18.18%) Selenium
4 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
4 2 (9.09%) JMeter
4 2 (9.09%) JUnit
4 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Software Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Programmer
3 3 (13.64%) QA Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) CICS Systems Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) COBOL Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) COBOL Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) Java Analyst Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) Java Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Mainframe Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) QA Test Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Supply Chain Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Supply Chain Analyst Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) Middleware
2 5 (22.73%) CSS
2 5 (22.73%) HTML
2 5 (22.73%) HTML5
3 4 (18.18%) REST
3 4 (18.18%) Web Services
4 2 (9.09%) J2EE
4 2 (9.09%) Java EE
4 2 (9.09%) JDBC
4 2 (9.09%) JTA
4 2 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (4.55%) Flash
5 1 (4.55%) LDAP
5 1 (4.55%) Node.js
5 1 (4.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (95.45%) Mainframe
2 6 (27.27%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (22.73%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (22.73%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.09%) User Experience
5 1 (4.55%) AS400
5 1 (4.55%) LPAR
5 1 (4.55%) Replication
5 1 (4.55%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Linux
2 7 (31.82%) zOS
3 5 (22.73%) Unix
4 2 (9.09%) Windows
5 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Software Engineering
2 11 (50.00%) Scrum
3 10 (45.45%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (45.45%) Test Automation
4 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (40.91%) DevOps
5 5 (22.73%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (22.73%) Epics
5 5 (22.73%) Front End Development
5 5 (22.73%) Task Automation
5 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
6 4 (18.18%) Creative Thinking
6 4 (18.18%) Kanban
6 4 (18.18%) Migration
6 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
7 2 (9.09%) Memory Management
7 2 (9.09%) OO
7 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.09%) Six Sigma
7 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) COBOL
2 13 (59.09%) JCL
2 13 (59.09%) SQL
3 12 (54.55%) Java
4 9 (40.91%) C#
5 8 (36.36%) Python
6 6 (27.27%) PL/SQL
7 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
7 5 (22.73%) C++
7 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
7 5 (22.73%) REXX
8 4 (18.18%) Assembly Language
8 4 (18.18%) C
8 4 (18.18%) Groovy
8 4 (18.18%) Perl
8 4 (18.18%) VB
9 2 (9.09%) PL/1
10 1 (4.55%) HLASM
10 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) MCP
2 2 (9.09%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.09%) PMI Certification
2 2 (9.09%) PMP
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (36.36%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) RACF
2 2 (9.09%) ACF2
2 2 (9.09%) Docker
3 1 (4.55%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (4.55%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Oracle
2 6 (27.27%) IBM
3 4 (18.18%) CA
4 2 (9.09%) HP