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 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank - 237 242
Permanent jobs citing CICS 0 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West - 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 0.78% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 5
Median salary - £42,500 £71,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -40.55%
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +2.15%
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
1007 1280 1440
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 18.13% 20.99% 21.04%
Number of salaries quoted 853 1006 1208
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £52,500 £55,000
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
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 11 (100.00%) IBM
1 11 (100.00%) JCL
1 11 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 11 (100.00%) COBOL
2 10 (90.91%) Finance
3 8 (72.73%) Banking
3 8 (72.73%) VSAM
3 8 (72.73%) QA
3 8 (72.73%) Mentoring
4 3 (27.27%) DB2
5 2 (18.18%) ISPF
5 2 (18.18%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
6 1 (9.09%) Retail
6 1 (9.09%) Java

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) DB2
General
1 10 (90.91%) Finance
2 8 (72.73%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (72.73%) Mainframe Developer
2 8 (72.73%) Senior Developer
2 8 (72.73%) Senior Mainframe Developer
3 3 (27.27%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) DB2 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (72.73%) VSAM
3 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) COBOL
1 11 (100.00%) JCL
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) IBM