The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 212 212 247
Rank change year-on-year
0 +35
Permanent jobs citing CICS 29 27 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.37% 0.067%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.93% 1.95% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 26 22 4
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 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +10.52%
Application Platforms Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1504 1383 1522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.90% 19.16% 20.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1232 1196 1362
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
CICS
England

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 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
Cheshire -21 14 £57,500 +4.54%
Manchester +7 12 £57,500 -4.16%
Merseyside - 2 £71,500 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 37 (97.37%) Mainframe
2 29 (76.32%) Finance
3 25 (65.79%) DB2
4 24 (63.16%) COBOL
4 24 (63.16%) Banking
4 24 (63.16%) Risk Analysis
5 23 (60.53%) Waterfall
5 23 (60.53%) Java
5 23 (60.53%) J2EE
5 23 (60.53%) UML
5 23 (60.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (31.58%) IBM Mainframe
6 12 (31.58%) IBM
7 9 (23.68%) ITIL
8 8 (21.05%) Service Management
8 8 (21.05%) zOS
8 8 (21.05%) Problem Management
9 5 (13.16%) ITSM
9 5 (13.16%) JCL
9 5 (13.16%) Advertising
9 5 (13.16%) CA
10 3 (7.89%) CA Endevor
10 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (7.89%) UNIX
11 2 (5.26%) Windows
11 2 (5.26%) Linux
11 2 (5.26%) ATL
11 2 (5.26%) MQSeries
11 2 (5.26%) PL/1
11 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.26%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (65.79%) DB2
2 2 (5.26%) IMS/DB
General
1 29 (76.32%) Finance
2 24 (63.16%) Banking
3 5 (13.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (60.53%) Architect
2 21 (55.26%) Designer
3 18 (47.37%) Applications Architect
4 12 (31.58%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (26.32%) Solutions Designer
6 5 (13.16%) Technical Manager
7 4 (10.53%) Service Manager
7 4 (10.53%) Technical Services Manager
8 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Technical Leader
8 2 (5.26%) IT Support
8 2 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Operations Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) IT Operations Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Senior Operations Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (60.53%) J2EE
2 2 (5.26%) ATL
3 1 (2.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 37 (97.37%) Mainframe
2 12 (31.58%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.63%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) zOS
2 3 (7.89%) UNIX
3 2 (5.26%) Windows
3 2 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) Risk Analysis
2 23 (60.53%) Waterfall
2 23 (60.53%) UML
2 23 (60.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (23.68%) ITIL
4 8 (21.05%) Service Management
4 8 (21.05%) Problem Management
5 5 (13.16%) ITSM
6 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.63%) Project Management
7 1 (2.63%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (63.16%) COBOL
2 23 (60.53%) Java
3 5 (13.16%) JCL
4 2 (5.26%) PL/1
5 1 (2.63%) C
5 1 (2.63%) REXX
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) CA Endevor
2 2 (5.26%) CA Wily
2 2 (5.26%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) IBM
2 5 (13.16%) CA
3 2 (5.26%) Teradata