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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 204 238 246
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +8
Permanent jobs citing CICS 57 6 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.77% 0.088% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.56% 0.45% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 57 5 5
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +29.41%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -5.88%
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
1600 1323 1454
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.60% 19.30% 19.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1332 1155 1315
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
(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 +15 32 £55,000 -
Manchester - 24 £55,000 - 3
Lancashire - 1 £42,500 - 1
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 64 (96.97%) Mainframe
2 60 (90.91%) Finance
3 58 (87.88%) DB2
4 55 (83.33%) COBOL
5 48 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (72.73%) Banking
5 48 (72.73%) Waterfall
6 46 (69.70%) Risk Analysis
7 42 (63.64%) Java
7 42 (63.64%) J2EE
8 40 (60.61%) UML
8 40 (60.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (24.24%) IBM
10 11 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
11 8 (12.12%) Unit Testing
11 8 (12.12%) CA Endevor
11 8 (12.12%) JCL
12 6 (9.09%) ClearCase
12 6 (9.09%) SQL
12 6 (9.09%) Service Delivery
12 6 (9.09%) VSAM
12 6 (9.09%) Mentoring
13 5 (7.58%) Problem Management
13 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
13 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
13 5 (7.58%) Service Management
13 5 (7.58%) ITIL
13 5 (7.58%) zOS
13 5 (7.58%) Easytrieve
14 4 (6.06%) CA

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.03%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (87.88%) DB2
2 5 (7.58%) Easytrieve
3 2 (3.03%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) ClearCase
General
1 60 (90.91%) Finance
2 48 (72.73%) Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Advertising
4 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 39 (59.09%) Architect
1 39 (59.09%) Designer
2 25 (37.88%) Applications Architect
3 22 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
4 21 (31.82%) Solutions Designer
5 5 (7.58%) Developer
5 5 (7.58%) Mainframe Developer
6 4 (6.06%) COBOL Developer
7 3 (4.55%) DB2 Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Programmer
7 3 (4.55%) Technical Manager
7 3 (4.55%) COBOL Programmer
8 2 (3.03%) Technical Services Manager
8 2 (3.03%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
8 2 (3.03%) Service Manager
8 2 (3.03%) IT Support Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Analyst Programmer
8 2 (3.03%) Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (63.64%) J2EE
2 2 (3.03%) ATL
2 2 (3.03%) JDBC
2 2 (3.03%) JSP
2 2 (3.03%) JMS
2 2 (3.03%) JNDI
2 2 (3.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 64 (96.97%) Mainframe
2 11 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (9.09%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.58%) zOS
2 2 (3.03%) UNIX
2 2 (3.03%) Windows
2 2 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 48 (72.73%) Waterfall
2 46 (69.70%) Risk Analysis
3 40 (60.61%) Stakeholder Management
3 40 (60.61%) UML
4 8 (12.12%) Unit Testing
5 6 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 6 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 5 (7.58%) Service Management
6 5 (7.58%) ITIL
6 5 (7.58%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.55%) ITSM
8 2 (3.03%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 55 (83.33%) COBOL
2 42 (63.64%) Java
3 8 (12.12%) JCL
4 6 (9.09%) SQL
5 2 (3.03%) PL/1
6 1 (1.52%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
1 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 8 (12.12%) CA Endevor
2 2 (3.03%) CA Wily
2 2 (3.03%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 16 (24.24%) IBM
2 4 (6.06%) CA
3 2 (3.03%) Teradata
3 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
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