Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1152 1133 1116
Rank change year-on-year -19 -17 -19
Permanent jobs citing CICS 37 86 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.046% 0.089%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.12% 0.25% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 25 47 145
UK median annual salary £48,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.62% - -
10th Percentile £34,050 £35,000 £38,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £71,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,250 £52,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year -6.19% +9.38% -8.57%

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 31420 34140 41259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.48% 18.25% 18.87%
Number of salaries quoted 25401 28848 34326
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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
UK excluding London -8 36 £49,250 -6.19% 5
England +5 31 £49,250 -6.19% 6
North of England +22 28 £50,000 +42.86% 5
North West +5 28 £50,000 - 4
Scotland -24 4 £35,000 -10.26%
East Midlands +16 2 £40,000 -5.88%
Midlands +1 2 £40,000 -5.88%
Northern Ireland - 2 £50,000 -
London -7 1 £47,500 -32.14% 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 33 (89.19%) Mainframe
2 32 (86.49%) COBOL
2 32 (86.49%) DB2
3 22 (59.46%) Finance
4 17 (45.95%) Service Management
5 15 (40.54%) SQL
5 15 (40.54%) SDLC
6 14 (37.84%) Oracle
6 14 (37.84%) Java
6 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (35.14%) Waterfall
7 13 (35.14%) IBM
8 12 (32.43%) Assembly Language
8 12 (32.43%) Banking
8 12 (32.43%) IMS/DB
9 11 (29.73%) Web Services
10 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
10 10 (27.03%) JCL
10 10 (27.03%) Project Management
10 10 (27.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (27.03%) WebSphere
10 10 (27.03%) IBM Mainframe
11 9 (24.32%) Risk Management
11 9 (24.32%) Hibernate
11 9 (24.32%) Subversion
11 9 (24.32%) Software Engineering
11 9 (24.32%) PMI Certification
11 9 (24.32%) J2EE
11 9 (24.32%) XML
11 9 (24.32%) XSD

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 10 (27.03%) WebSphere
2 9 (24.32%) JBoss
2 9 (24.32%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.70%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.41%) Firewall
2 2 (5.41%) FTP
2 2 (5.41%) SMTP
2 2 (5.41%) SNA
2 2 (5.41%) SNMP
2 2 (5.41%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (86.49%) DB2
2 12 (32.43%) IMS/DB
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.70%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) ClearCase
1 9 (24.32%) Subversion
2 2 (5.41%) XPEDITER
3 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (59.46%) Finance
2 12 (32.43%) Banking
3 6 (16.22%) Retail Banking
4 5 (13.51%) Investment Banking
4 5 (13.51%) Law
5 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Integration Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Applications Support
2 5 (13.51%) Programmer
2 5 (13.51%) Systems Programmer
3 4 (10.81%) DB2 Support
3 4 (10.81%) Software Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Applications Specialist
4 3 (8.11%) Applications Support Specialist
4 3 (8.11%) COBOL Developer
4 3 (8.11%) DB2 Programmer
4 3 (8.11%) DB2 Systems Programmer
4 3 (8.11%) Designer
4 3 (8.11%) Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Mainframe Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Mainframe Specialist
4 3 (8.11%) Mainframe Support
4 3 (8.11%) Support Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) CICS Programmer
5 2 (5.41%) CICS Systems Programmer
5 2 (5.41%) Software Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (29.73%) Web Services
2 9 (24.32%) EJB
2 9 (24.32%) Hibernate
2 9 (24.32%) J2EE
2 9 (24.32%) JMS
2 9 (24.32%) JSP
2 9 (24.32%) Servlets
2 9 (24.32%) Struts
2 9 (24.32%) WSDL
2 9 (24.32%) XML
2 9 (24.32%) XSD
3 1 (2.70%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (89.19%) Mainframe
2 10 (27.03%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (21.62%) PMI
4 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.41%) LPAR
5 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.70%) AS400
6 1 (2.70%) DataPower
6 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) zOS
2 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) MVS
3 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Service Management
2 15 (40.54%) SDLC
3 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (35.14%) Waterfall
5 10 (27.03%) Project Management
5 10 (27.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (24.32%) ITIL
6 9 (24.32%) PRINCE2
6 9 (24.32%) Risk Management
6 9 (24.32%) Software Engineering
7 8 (21.62%) BDD
7 8 (21.62%) CMMI
7 8 (21.62%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (21.62%) PRINCE
7 8 (21.62%) RUP
7 8 (21.62%) TDD
7 8 (21.62%) Test Automation
8 6 (16.22%) Agile Project Management
9 5 (13.51%) Problem Management
9 5 (13.51%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (86.49%) COBOL
2 15 (40.54%) SQL
3 14 (37.84%) Java
4 12 (32.43%) Assembly Language
5 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
5 10 (27.03%) JCL
6 5 (13.51%) REXX
7 1 (2.70%) C++
7 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) PMI Certification
2 3 (8.11%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) PMP
3 1 (2.70%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Control-M
2 1 (2.70%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) Oracle
2 13 (35.14%) IBM
3 9 (24.32%) Chordiant
4 3 (8.11%) CA
5 2 (5.41%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.70%) Sun