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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 237 237 260
Rank change year-on-year
0 +23
Permanent jobs citing CICS 5 3 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.073% 0.045% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.37% 0.22% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 7
Average salary £53,750 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,875 £50,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
1362 1391 1514
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.02% 21.01% 19.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1220 1191 1347
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £52,500 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 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
Cheshire +4 5 £53,750 +7.50%
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 51 (96.23%) COBOL
1 51 (96.23%) Mainframe
2 47 (88.68%) Finance
2 47 (88.68%) DB2
3 40 (75.47%) Banking
4 33 (62.26%) Risk Analysis
5 32 (60.38%) Waterfall
5 32 (60.38%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (50.94%) Java
7 26 (49.06%) J2EE
8 24 (45.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (45.28%) UML
9 16 (30.19%) IBM
10 12 (22.64%) VSAM
11 11 (20.75%) JCL
12 9 (16.98%) Service Delivery
12 9 (16.98%) Mentoring
13 8 (15.09%) Unit Testing
13 8 (15.09%) IBM Mainframe
14 7 (13.21%) zOS
15 6 (11.32%) ClearCase
15 6 (11.32%) SQL
15 6 (11.32%) CA Endevor
16 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
16 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
16 5 (9.43%) Easytrieve
17 4 (7.55%) SOAP
17 4 (7.55%) XML
17 4 (7.55%) Middleware
17 4 (7.55%) Credit Risk

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (88.68%) DB2
2 5 (9.43%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) ClearCase
General
1 47 (88.68%) Finance
2 40 (75.47%) Banking
3 4 (7.55%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (47.17%) Designer
2 23 (43.40%) Architect
3 13 (24.53%) Applications Architect
4 12 (22.64%) Solutions Designer
5 11 (20.75%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (13.21%) Developer
7 6 (11.32%) Technical Specialist
7 6 (11.32%) COBOL Developer
8 5 (9.43%) Mainframe Developer
9 3 (5.66%) COBOL Programmer
9 3 (5.66%) DB2 Developer
9 3 (5.66%) Programmer
10 2 (3.77%) Analyst
10 2 (3.77%) Analyst Programmer
10 2 (3.77%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
10 2 (3.77%) COBOL Analyst
10 2 (3.77%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
10 2 (3.77%) Mainframe Programmer
11 1 (1.89%) Senior Programmer
11 1 (1.89%) Senior COBOL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (49.06%) J2EE
2 4 (7.55%) SOAP
2 4 (7.55%) XML
2 4 (7.55%) Middleware
3 2 (3.77%) JDBC
3 2 (3.77%) JSP
3 2 (3.77%) .NET
3 2 (3.77%) JMS
3 2 (3.77%) JNDI
4 1 (1.89%) WSDL
4 1 (1.89%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (96.23%) Mainframe
2 12 (22.64%) VSAM
3 8 (15.09%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (7.55%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (62.26%) Risk Analysis
2 32 (60.38%) Waterfall
2 32 (60.38%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (45.28%) Stakeholder Management
3 24 (45.28%) UML
4 9 (16.98%) Service Delivery
4 9 (16.98%) Mentoring
5 8 (15.09%) Unit Testing
6 3 (5.66%) Migration
7 2 (3.77%) Product Management
7 2 (3.77%) Software Engineering
8 1 (1.89%) Change Control
8 1 (1.89%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 51 (96.23%) COBOL
2 27 (50.94%) Java
3 11 (20.75%) JCL
4 6 (11.32%) SQL
5 2 (3.77%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 16 (30.19%) IBM
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft