The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 250 209 232
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +23
Permanent jobs citing CICS 10 50 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.67% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.73% 3.14% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 6 50 7
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £55,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year
-10.90% +25.71%
CICS
England

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

Application Platforms Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1369 1593 1320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.42% 21.34% 19.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1111 1301 1145
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

CICS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

CICS Salary Trend in the North West

CICS
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CICS across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

CICS Salary Histogram in the North West

CICS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 September 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
Manchester -2 8 £60,000 +6.66%
Cheshire -28 2 £39,250 -28.63%
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 18 (90.00%) COBOL
2 16 (80.00%) Mainframe
3 14 (70.00%) Finance
4 13 (65.00%) IBM
5 11 (55.00%) JCL
5 11 (55.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 9 (45.00%) Banking
6 9 (45.00%) VSAM
6 9 (45.00%) DB2
7 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (35.00%) Mentoring
8 7 (35.00%) Change Management
8 7 (35.00%) MS Office
8 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
8 7 (35.00%) Easytrieve
8 7 (35.00%) REXX
8 7 (35.00%) Assembly Language
9 6 (30.00%) IMS/DB
9 6 (30.00%) SDLC
10 3 (15.00%) Time Sharing Option
11 2 (10.00%) zSecure
11 2 (10.00%) ACF2
11 2 (10.00%) Retail
11 2 (10.00%) zOS
11 2 (10.00%) RACF
11 2 (10.00%) ITIL
11 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
12 1 (5.00%) Sun
12 1 (5.00%) Sun Certification
12 1 (5.00%) CA

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) DB2
2 7 (35.00%) Easytrieve
3 6 (30.00%) IMS/DB
General
1 14 (70.00%) Finance
2 9 (45.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Architect
1 8 (40.00%) Technical Architect
2 7 (35.00%) Mainframe Architect
3 6 (30.00%) COBOL Developer
3 6 (30.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Applications Support
4 2 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Leader
5 1 (5.00%) CICS Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 11 (55.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 9 (45.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Change Management
2 7 (35.00%) Mentoring
3 6 (30.00%) SDLC
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (90.00%) COBOL
2 11 (55.00%) JCL
3 7 (35.00%) Assembly Language
3 7 (35.00%) REXX
4 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (10.00%) RACF
2 2 (10.00%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) IBM
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Sun
3 1 (5.00%) CA