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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 236 250 227
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -23
Permanent jobs citing CICS 7 11 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.16% 0.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.66% 0.88% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 41
Median salary - £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
UK excluding London median salary £46,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-7.00% -9.09%
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
1061 1247 1483
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.63% 18.67% 20.03%
Number of salaries quoted 887 978 1179
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing CICS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +9 7 - - 1
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT jobs citing CICS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for CICS.

1 7 (100.00%) DB2
1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
2 6 (85.71%) Cognizant
2 6 (85.71%) COBOL
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 6 (85.71%) Banking
2 6 (85.71%) Programme Management
2 6 (85.71%) VSAM
2 6 (85.71%) JCL
3 4 (57.14%) Unix
3 4 (57.14%) IBM
4 3 (42.86%) HP
4 3 (42.86%) MS Office
4 3 (42.86%) SOAP
4 3 (42.86%) MS Access
4 3 (42.86%) Data Mining
4 3 (42.86%) ETL
4 3 (42.86%) FTP
4 3 (42.86%) HTTP
4 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 3 (42.86%) Toad
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) Informatica
4 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
4 3 (42.86%) DataStage
4 3 (42.86%) Validation
4 3 (42.86%) Service Management
4 3 (42.86%) Change Management

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) FTP
1 3 (42.86%) HTTP
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) DB2
2 3 (42.86%) Data Mining
2 3 (42.86%) DataStage
2 3 (42.86%) MS Access
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Fiddler
1 3 (42.86%) Firebug
1 3 (42.86%) JMeter
1 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
1 3 (42.86%) The Grinder
1 3 (42.86%) Toad
General
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
2 6 (85.71%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Data Manager
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Test Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (85.71%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Solaris
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Programme Management
2 3 (42.86%) Asset Management
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
2 3 (42.86%) Data Management
2 3 (42.86%) ETL
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 3 (42.86%) Stress Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Validation
2 3 (42.86%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 1 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) COBOL
1 6 (85.71%) JCL
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cognizant
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) IBM
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Informatica