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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 116 - 110
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing CICS 4 0 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.25% - 0.72%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.42% - 3.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 10
Average salary £40,000 - £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £39,125 - £39,200
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 - £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £46,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+2.15% -11.42%
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
281 371 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.32% 21.61% 18.49%
Number of salaries quoted 204 300 272
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £80,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
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 22 May 2015. 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
Wilmslow - 1 £38,750 -
CICS
North West

CICS
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) COBOL
1 9 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (88.89%) IBM
3 5 (55.56%) JCL
3 5 (55.56%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) Migration
4 4 (44.44%) VSAM
4 4 (44.44%) DB2
5 3 (33.33%) zOS
5 3 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (22.22%) Product Management
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
7 1 (11.11%) SOA
7 1 (11.11%) WSDL
7 1 (11.11%) Assembly Language
7 1 (11.11%) HTML
7 1 (11.11%) Java
7 1 (11.11%) Banking
7 1 (11.11%) IMS/DB
7 1 (11.11%) Change Control

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 4 (44.44%) DB2
2 1 (11.11%) IMS/DB
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Support
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) CICS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) WSDL
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (44.44%) VSAM
3 3 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Product Management
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) COBOL
2 5 (55.56%) JCL
3 1 (11.11%) Assembly Language
3 1 (11.11%) Java
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) IBM