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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 234 246 248
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +2
Permanent jobs citing CICS 10 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.086% 0.068%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.83% 0.43% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 3
Average salary £53,750 £71,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.82% +43.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,875 £38,100 £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £71,500 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,250 £46,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+10.21% -7.00%
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
1212 1409 1300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 18.30% 20.21% 17.78%
Number of salaries quoted 982 1145 1101
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 30 March 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 30 March 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
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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 - 5 - -
Cheshire - 5 £53,750 -
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 25 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 20 (80.00%) Banking
2 20 (80.00%) COBOL
3 18 (72.00%) DB2
4 15 (60.00%) IBM
5 14 (56.00%) Finance
6 12 (48.00%) zOS
6 12 (48.00%) IBM Mainframe
7 10 (40.00%) Risk Analysis
8 9 (36.00%) Retail
9 8 (32.00%) VSAM
10 7 (28.00%) JCL
10 7 (28.00%) Java
11 6 (24.00%) J2EE
11 6 (24.00%) UML
11 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (24.00%) Waterfall
12 5 (20.00%) ACF2
12 5 (20.00%) RACF
12 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
13 4 (16.00%) Middleware
13 4 (16.00%) SOAP
13 4 (16.00%) XML
13 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
13 4 (16.00%) Credit Risk
13 4 (16.00%) Migration
13 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
14 2 (8.00%) Product Management
15 1 (4.00%) Change Control

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (72.00%) DB2
General
1 20 (80.00%) Banking
2 14 (56.00%) Finance
3 9 (36.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Architect
1 6 (24.00%) Technical Specialist
1 6 (24.00%) Designer
2 5 (20.00%) Applications Architect
2 5 (20.00%) Technical Leader
3 3 (12.00%) COBOL Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) J2EE
2 4 (16.00%) SOAP
2 4 (16.00%) XML
2 4 (16.00%) Middleware
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 25 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 12 (48.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (32.00%) VSAM
4 4 (16.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Risk Analysis
2 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) UML
2 6 (24.00%) Waterfall
3 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (16.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Product Management
5 1 (4.00%) SOA
5 1 (4.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 20 (80.00%) COBOL
2 7 (28.00%) Java
2 7 (28.00%) JCL
3 1 (4.00%) Assembly Language
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) RACF
1 5 (20.00%) ACF2
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) IBM