IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
UK

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 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
20 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 819 1011 1112
Rank change year-on-year +192 +101 -290
Permanent jobs citing CICS 7 11 19
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.010% 0.014%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.084% 0.082% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 11
10th Percentile - £52,050 £33,250
25th Percentile £68,000 £52,500 £45,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £71,000 £90,186 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -21.27% +50.31% -8.05%
75th Percentile £79,875 £116,070 £69,763
90th Percentile £90,450 - £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £71,000 £100,740 £50,000
% change year-on-year -29.52% +101.48% -21.88%

All Application Platform Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 8,371 13,382 18,286
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 10.74% 12.15% 13.34%
Number of salaries quoted 6,071 8,524 11,176
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,000 £28,000
25th Percentile £34,024 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £68,750 £77,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% -

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 20 February 2024.

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 20 February 2024. 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
Jobs
UK excluding London +103 7 £71,000 -29.52%
England +185 4 £71,000 -21.27% 1
Work from Home +139 4 £71,000 -29.52%
North of England +92 3 £71,000 -29.52%
North West +52 3 £71,000 +31.48%
Scotland -24 3 - -
South East - 1 £95,000 -

CICS
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) DB2
2 3 (42.86%) Easytrieve
3 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) ChangeMan
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
1 3 (42.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
1 3 (42.86%) Law
1 3 (42.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) DB2 DBA
1 3 (42.86%) DBA
1 3 (42.86%) Mainframe Software Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) z/OS Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) VSAM
2 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
3 3 (42.86%) Distributed Computing
3 3 (42.86%) Reference Data
4 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) zOS
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile
1 3 (42.86%) Artificial Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Business Strategy
1 3 (42.86%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (42.86%) Change Management
1 3 (42.86%) CI/CD
1 3 (42.86%) Decision-Making
1 3 (42.86%) Machine Learning
1 3 (42.86%) Operational Stability
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (42.86%) SDLC
1 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
1 3 (42.86%) Technical Leadership
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) COBOL
1 6 (85.71%) JCL
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) REXX
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (42.86%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) BMC
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle