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

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 235 237 241
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Permanent jobs citing CICS 7 9 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.55% 0.64% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 7
Average salary £39,375 £71,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.93% +36.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,875 £51,400 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,875 £71,500 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,500 £53,750
% change year-on-year
+7.52% -13.48%
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
1273 1405 1344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 19.94% 20.34% 18.60%
Number of salaries quoted 990 1154 1138
Average salary £37,500 £35,375 £36,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.00% -3.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
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 6 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
Manchester - 5 - -
Cheshire - 2 £39,375 - 1
CICS
England

CICS
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 12 (100.00%) IBM
1 12 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (66.67%) zOS
2 8 (66.67%) DB2
2 8 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (58.33%) COBOL
4 6 (50.00%) Banking
5 5 (41.67%) Retail
5 5 (41.67%) ACF2
5 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
5 5 (41.67%) RACF
6 4 (33.33%) JCL
6 4 (33.33%) Finance
6 4 (33.33%) Migration
6 4 (33.33%) VSAM
7 2 (16.67%) Product Management
8 1 (8.33%) Change Control
8 1 (8.33%) WSDL
8 1 (8.33%) Assembly Language
8 1 (8.33%) HTML
8 1 (8.33%) Java
8 1 (8.33%) ITIL
8 1 (8.33%) SOA

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (41.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) DB2
General
1 6 (50.00%) Banking
2 5 (41.67%) Retail
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Technical Leader
2 3 (25.00%) COBOL Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (33.33%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Product Management
3 1 (8.33%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) COBOL
2 4 (33.33%) JCL
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) Assembly Language
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) RACF
1 5 (41.67%) ACF2
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) IBM
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