Period
to 25 November 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 25 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 713 1029 1125
Rank change year-on-year +316 +96 +46
Permanent jobs citing CICS 3 41 34
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.030% 0.021%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.039% 0.21% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1 39 29
Median annual salary £66,500 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.67% +23.53% -13.71%
10th Percentile £66,250 £46,000 £32,450
90th Percentile £66,750 £72,500 £73,000
UK excluding London median annual salary - £52,500 £41,750
% change year-on-year - +25.75% -16.50%

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 7,639 19,807 25,730
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.94% 14.68% 16.09%
Number of salaries quoted 6,367 15,930 20,709
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% - +8.75%

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
Top 2 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 25 November 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 +277 3 £66,500 +26.67% 4
London +245 3 £66,500 +24.60% 1

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 3 (100.00%) COBOL
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) DB2
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) SAS
2 2 (66.67%) CA
2 2 (66.67%) ISPF
2 2 (66.67%) CA Endevor
2 2 (66.67%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (66.67%) Gentran
3 1 (33.33%) GCP
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (33.33%) IT Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Strategic Roadmap
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Informatica
3 1 (33.33%) PL/1
3 1 (33.33%) zOS
3 1 (33.33%) Spring
3 1 (33.33%) AS400
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Java

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 (66.67%) Gentran
1 2 (66.67%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) DB2
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) ISPF
2 1 (33.33%) Node.js
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) IT Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) COBOL
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) PL/1
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) CA
2 1 (33.33%) Informatica