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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 219 253 244
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -9
Permanent jobs citing CICS 12 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.071% 0.060%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.02% 0.36% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 4
Average salary £47,500 £53,750 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.62% +20.78%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £49,250
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.52%
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
1172 1380 1412
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.05% 19.64% 21.26%
Number of salaries quoted 967 1216 1201
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 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
(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
Lancashire - 11 £47,500 -
Manchester - 1 £32,500 - 1
CICS
England

CICS
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 15 (100.00%) IBM
1 15 (100.00%) JCL
1 15 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 15 (100.00%) COBOL
2 14 (93.33%) Finance
3 10 (66.67%) Banking
3 10 (66.67%) VSAM
3 10 (66.67%) QA
3 10 (66.67%) Mentoring
4 5 (33.33%) DB2
5 4 (26.67%) ISPF
5 4 (26.67%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
6 1 (6.67%) Retail
6 1 (6.67%) Java

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) DB2
General
1 14 (93.33%) Finance
2 10 (66.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (66.67%) Mainframe Developer
2 10 (66.67%) Senior Developer
2 10 (66.67%) Senior Mainframe Developer
3 5 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (6.67%) DB2 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 10 (66.67%) VSAM
3 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) COBOL
1 15 (100.00%) JCL
2 1 (6.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) IBM