Period
to 24 May 2018

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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
UK
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1127 1111 1148
Rank change year-on-year -16 +37 -33
Permanent jobs citing CICS 42 35 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.021% 0.066%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.14% 0.12% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 27 21 80
UK median annual salary £41,800 £52,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.38% +0.96% -0.95%
10th Percentile £34,750 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £74,000 £72,500 £66,600
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,800 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -20.38% +5.00% +2.56%

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 29,006 30,204 37,845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.82% 17.84% 18.85%
Number of salaries quoted 23,511 24,972 31,900
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 24 May 2018.

Salary histogram for CICS in the UK

CICS
Top 11 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 24 May 2018. 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 +21 40 £42,150 -19.71% 4
UK excluding London -11 38 £41,800 -20.38% 5
North of England +27 26 £40,500 +3.85% 2
North West +15 24 £42,500 -0.58%
South East -17 6 £67,500 +28.57%
London +15 4 £90,000 +28.57% 1
Midlands +5 4 £41,800 - 1
East Midlands -2 4 £41,800 - 1
Yorkshire +20 2 £37,500 +8.70% 2
Scotland -35 1 - - 2
Wales - 1 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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 37 (88.10%) Mainframe
2 36 (85.71%) COBOL
3 34 (80.95%) DB2
4 25 (59.52%) IBM
5 22 (52.38%) IBM Mainframe
6 17 (40.48%) JCL
7 16 (38.10%) Finance
8 12 (28.57%) Time Sharing Option
9 11 (26.19%) Software Engineering
9 11 (26.19%) SQL
10 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (23.81%) SDLC
10 10 (23.81%) Waterfall
11 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (21.43%) VSAM
11 9 (21.43%) REXX
12 8 (19.05%) Risk Management
12 8 (19.05%) Banking
12 8 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (16.67%) Investment Banking
13 7 (16.67%) IMS/DB
13 7 (16.67%) WebSphere
13 7 (16.67%) Wealth Management
13 7 (16.67%) Law
13 7 (16.67%) CA
13 7 (16.67%) ITIL
14 6 (14.29%) XML
14 6 (14.29%) HP
14 6 (14.29%) ISEB
14 6 (14.29%) ISTQB

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 7 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.14%) Confluence
3 3 (7.14%) IIS
3 3 (7.14%) SAS
3 3 (7.14%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.76%) JBoss
5 1 (2.38%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.38%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (80.95%) DB2
2 7 (16.67%) IMS/DB
3 5 (11.90%) Easytrieve
4 3 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.76%) Big Data
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.38%) Adabas
6 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.14%) JIRA
3 2 (4.76%) ClearCase
3 2 (4.76%) Subversion
4 1 (2.38%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.38%) JMeter
4 1 (2.38%) JUnit
4 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.38%) Selenium
General
1 16 (38.10%) Finance
2 8 (19.05%) Banking
3 7 (16.67%) Investment Banking
3 7 (16.67%) Law
4 3 (7.14%) Retail
5 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Developer
2 8 (19.05%) COBOL Developer
3 6 (14.29%) Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Software Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Applications Support
5 4 (9.52%) Mainframe Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Mainframe Test Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Applications Specialist
6 3 (7.14%) Applications Support Specialist
6 3 (7.14%) Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Designer
6 3 (7.14%) Mainframe Tester
6 3 (7.14%) QA Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Senior QA Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Support Specialist
6 3 (7.14%) Technical Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Programmer
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) XML
2 5 (11.90%) Web Services
2 5 (11.90%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (9.52%) HTML
4 3 (7.14%) Hibernate
4 3 (7.14%) REST
5 2 (4.76%) EJB
5 2 (4.76%) J2EE
5 2 (4.76%) JMS
5 2 (4.76%) JSP
5 2 (4.76%) Servlets
5 2 (4.76%) Struts
5 2 (4.76%) WSDL
5 2 (4.76%) XSD
6 1 (2.38%) Java EE
6 1 (2.38%) Middleware
6 1 (2.38%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 37 (88.10%) Mainframe
2 22 (52.38%) IBM Mainframe
3 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (21.43%) VSAM
4 5 (11.90%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 3 (7.14%) User Experience
6 1 (2.38%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) zOS
3 1 (2.38%) MVS
3 1 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Software Engineering
2 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.81%) SDLC
2 10 (23.81%) Waterfall
3 8 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (19.05%) Risk Management
4 7 (16.67%) ITIL
4 7 (16.67%) Wealth Management
5 6 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 5 (11.90%) ITIL V3
6 5 (11.90%) Migration
6 5 (11.90%) Service Management
6 5 (11.90%) TDD
7 4 (9.52%) Mentoring
7 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
7 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
8 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (7.14%) Functional Testing
8 3 (7.14%) Scrum
8 3 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (85.71%) COBOL
2 17 (40.48%) JCL
3 11 (26.19%) SQL
4 9 (21.43%) REXX
5 5 (11.90%) Java
6 4 (9.52%) PL/1
6 4 (9.52%) SELCOPY
7 3 (7.14%) Bash Shell
7 3 (7.14%) C
7 3 (7.14%) C#
7 3 (7.14%) C++
7 3 (7.14%) Perl
7 3 (7.14%) Python
7 3 (7.14%) VB
7 3 (7.14%) VBScript
8 2 (4.76%) Assembly Language
8 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.38%) Natural
9 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) ISEB
1 6 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 4 (9.52%) PMI Certification
3 3 (7.14%) PMP
3 3 (7.14%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.38%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 12 (28.57%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (7.14%) ACF2
2 3 (7.14%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) CA Endevor
2 3 (7.14%) HP ALM
2 3 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (59.52%) IBM
2 7 (16.67%) CA
3 6 (14.29%) HP
4 5 (11.90%) Syncsort
5 2 (4.76%) Chordiant
5 2 (4.76%) Cognizant
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle
6 1 (2.38%) Elavon
6 1 (2.38%) Google
6 1 (2.38%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.38%) TSYS