The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 170 177 183
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Permanent jobs citing CICS 18 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.44% 0.052% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.12% 0.27% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 18 1 3
Average salary £57,500 £60,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% +41.17%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -
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 Manchester region.

Application Platforms Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
848 731 785
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 20.60% 18.95% 20.89%
Number of salaries quoted 709 625 702
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,700 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

CICS
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

CICS Salary Trend in Manchester

CICS
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CICS across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

CICS Salary Histogram in Manchester

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 19 (95.00%) Mainframe
2 18 (90.00%) COBOL
2 18 (90.00%) Finance
3 17 (85.00%) DB2
4 16 (80.00%) Banking
5 15 (75.00%) Risk Analysis
5 15 (75.00%) Waterfall
6 12 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (60.00%) Java
6 12 (60.00%) UML
6 12 (60.00%) J2EE
7 5 (25.00%) JCL
8 4 (20.00%) IBM
9 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
9 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
9 3 (15.00%) VSAM
10 2 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
10 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
10 2 (10.00%) Teradata
10 2 (10.00%) CA
10 2 (10.00%) Easytrieve
10 2 (10.00%) ClearCase
10 2 (10.00%) SQL
10 2 (10.00%) ATL
10 2 (10.00%) UNIX
10 2 (10.00%) Windows
10 2 (10.00%) Linux
10 2 (10.00%) CA Wily
10 2 (10.00%) CA Spectrum

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 17 (85.00%) DB2
2 2 (10.00%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) ClearCase
General
1 18 (90.00%) Finance
2 16 (80.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Architect
2 11 (55.00%) Designer
3 10 (50.00%) Applications Architect
4 6 (30.00%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (25.00%) Solutions Designer
6 2 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) IT Support
6 2 (10.00%) Mainframe Developer
6 2 (10.00%) COBOL Developer
7 1 (5.00%) DB2 Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Programmer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior COBOL Programmer
7 1 (5.00%) Programmer
7 1 (5.00%) COBOL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (60.00%) J2EE
2 2 (10.00%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (95.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (15.00%) VSAM
3 2 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) UNIX
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Risk Analysis
1 15 (75.00%) Waterfall
2 12 (60.00%) UML
2 12 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (90.00%) COBOL
2 12 (60.00%) Java
3 5 (25.00%) JCL
4 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) CA Endevor
1 2 (10.00%) CA Wily
1 2 (10.00%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) IBM
2 2 (10.00%) CA
2 2 (10.00%) Teradata