The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 114 118 132
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +14
Permanent jobs citing CICS 23 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.16% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.99% 0.97% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 23 2 1
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +83.33%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £43,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +16.66%
CICS
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
384 308 364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.33% 18.50% 18.06%
Number of salaries quoted 324 265 337
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,980 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £49,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing CICS across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

CICS
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CICS across the Cheshire region.

CICS Salary Trend in Cheshire

CICS
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CICS across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

CICS Salary Histogram in Cheshire

CICS
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 5 £57,500 -
CICS
North West

CICS
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing CICS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited CICS.

1 35 (100.00%) DB2
1 35 (100.00%) Finance
2 34 (97.14%) Mainframe
3 33 (94.29%) COBOL
3 33 (94.29%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (94.29%) Waterfall
4 30 (85.71%) J2EE
4 30 (85.71%) Java
5 29 (82.86%) Banking
6 28 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (80.00%) UML
6 28 (80.00%) Risk Analysis
7 5 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 4 (11.43%) CA Endevor
8 4 (11.43%) ClearCase
8 4 (11.43%) SQL
9 2 (5.71%) .NET
9 2 (5.71%) JMS
9 2 (5.71%) IBM
9 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
9 2 (5.71%) JDBC
9 2 (5.71%) JSP
9 2 (5.71%) JNDI
9 2 (5.71%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing CICS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited CICS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (100.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) ClearCase
General
1 35 (100.00%) Finance
2 29 (82.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (80.00%) Designer
2 27 (77.14%) Architect
3 17 (48.57%) Applications Architect
4 14 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
4 14 (40.00%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (5.71%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (5.71%) Programmer
5 2 (5.71%) Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 2 (5.71%) COBOL Programmer
5 2 (5.71%) Mainframe Developer
5 2 (5.71%) COBOL Developer
5 2 (5.71%) COBOL Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
5 2 (5.71%) Mainframe Programmer
5 2 (5.71%) DB2 Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Lead Software Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (85.71%) J2EE
2 2 (5.71%) JDBC
2 2 (5.71%) JSP
2 2 (5.71%) JMS
2 2 (5.71%) JNDI
2 2 (5.71%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 34 (97.14%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.71%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (94.29%) Agile Software Development
1 33 (94.29%) Waterfall
2 28 (80.00%) Risk Analysis
2 28 (80.00%) UML
2 28 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 33 (94.29%) COBOL
2 30 (85.71%) Java
3 4 (11.43%) SQL
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) IBM
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft