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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 231 242 255
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +13
Permanent jobs citing CICS 25 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.043% 0.091%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.59% 0.22% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 21 3 7
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £48,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.64% +28.00%
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
1571 1358 1505
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.54% 19.55% 19.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1376 1178 1388
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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
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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 +4 17 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Cheshire +5 7 £52,500 - 1
Lancashire - 1 £42,500 -
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 69 (97.18%) COBOL
1 69 (97.18%) Mainframe
2 67 (94.37%) Finance
3 66 (92.96%) DB2
4 62 (87.32%) Banking
5 56 (78.87%) Risk Analysis
6 54 (76.06%) Agile Software Development
6 54 (76.06%) Waterfall
7 48 (67.61%) Java
7 48 (67.61%) J2EE
8 46 (64.79%) UML
8 46 (64.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (15.49%) IBM
10 10 (14.08%) JCL
10 10 (14.08%) Service Delivery
10 10 (14.08%) Mentoring
10 10 (14.08%) VSAM
11 8 (11.27%) Unit Testing
12 6 (8.45%) IBM Mainframe
12 6 (8.45%) CA Endevor
12 6 (8.45%) ClearCase
12 6 (8.45%) SQL
13 5 (7.04%) Easytrieve
13 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
13 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
14 4 (5.63%) Retail
14 4 (5.63%) Credit Risk
14 4 (5.63%) SOAP
14 4 (5.63%) XML
14 4 (5.63%) Middleware

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (92.96%) DB2
2 5 (7.04%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 6 (8.45%) ClearCase
General
1 67 (94.37%) Finance
2 62 (87.32%) Banking
3 4 (5.63%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 45 (63.38%) Architect
1 45 (63.38%) Designer
2 30 (42.25%) Applications Architect
3 23 (32.39%) Solutions Architect
4 22 (30.99%) Solutions Designer
5 5 (7.04%) Developer
5 5 (7.04%) Mainframe Developer
6 4 (5.63%) Technical Specialist
6 4 (5.63%) COBOL Developer
7 3 (4.23%) COBOL Programmer
7 3 (4.23%) DB2 Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Programmer
8 2 (2.82%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
8 2 (2.82%) Analyst Programmer
8 2 (2.82%) Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) COBOL Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
8 2 (2.82%) Mainframe Programmer
9 1 (1.41%) Software Engineer
9 1 (1.41%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (67.61%) J2EE
2 4 (5.63%) SOAP
2 4 (5.63%) XML
2 4 (5.63%) Middleware
3 2 (2.82%) JNDI
3 2 (2.82%) .NET
3 2 (2.82%) JMS
3 2 (2.82%) JDBC
3 2 (2.82%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 69 (97.18%) Mainframe
2 10 (14.08%) VSAM
3 6 (8.45%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (5.63%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.63%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (78.87%) Risk Analysis
2 54 (76.06%) Waterfall
2 54 (76.06%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (64.79%) UML
3 46 (64.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (14.08%) Service Delivery
4 10 (14.08%) Mentoring
5 8 (11.27%) Unit Testing
6 2 (2.82%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 69 (97.18%) COBOL
2 48 (67.61%) Java
3 10 (14.08%) JCL
4 6 (8.45%) SQL
5 1 (1.41%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
1 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 11 (15.49%) IBM
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft
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