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

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 251 237 237
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Permanent jobs citing CICS 8 4 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.065% 0.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.66% 0.34% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 22
Median salary £40,500 £38,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.51% -22.50%
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £45,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -2.70%
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
1206 1179 1507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 19.28% 19.14% 20.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1038 973 1312
Median salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 5 £40,500 -
Manchester -12 3 - -
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 16 (100.00%) DB2
1 16 (100.00%) Finance
2 15 (93.75%) COBOL
3 14 (87.50%) Mainframe
3 14 (87.50%) Banking
4 11 (68.75%) VSAM
4 11 (68.75%) JCL
4 11 (68.75%) Oracle
5 10 (62.50%) Service Management
5 10 (62.50%) Cognizant
5 10 (62.50%) Programme Management
6 9 (56.25%) IBM
7 6 (37.50%) Informatica
7 6 (37.50%) DataStage
7 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
7 6 (37.50%) Data Mining
7 6 (37.50%) ETL
7 6 (37.50%) Workflow
7 6 (37.50%) Data Management
8 5 (31.25%) Unix
8 5 (31.25%) SQL
9 4 (25.00%) MS Office
9 4 (25.00%) SOAP
9 4 (25.00%) MS Access
9 4 (25.00%) Toad
9 4 (25.00%) FTP
9 4 (25.00%) HTTP
9 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
9 4 (25.00%) JMeter

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 (6.25%) JBoss
1 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Firewall
1 4 (25.00%) FTP
1 4 (25.00%) HTTP
1 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) DB2
2 6 (37.50%) Data Mining
2 6 (37.50%) DataStage
2 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 4 (25.00%) MS Access
4 3 (18.75%) IMS/DB
5 1 (6.25%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Fiddler
1 4 (25.00%) Firebug
1 4 (25.00%) JMeter
1 4 (25.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (25.00%) The Grinder
1 4 (25.00%) Toad
2 1 (6.25%) ClearCase
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 16 (100.00%) Finance
2 14 (87.50%) Banking
3 4 (25.00%) Corporate Banking
3 4 (25.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Data Manager
1 6 (37.50%) Test Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Support
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Support Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Support Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Software Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) EJB
2 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
2 1 (6.25%) J2EE
2 1 (6.25%) JMS
2 1 (6.25%) JSP
2 1 (6.25%) Servlets
2 1 (6.25%) Struts
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) WSDL
2 1 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 14 (87.50%) Mainframe
2 11 (68.75%) VSAM
3 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (6.25%) PMI
5 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Solaris
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Programme Management
1 10 (62.50%) Service Management
2 6 (37.50%) Data Management
2 6 (37.50%) ETL
2 6 (37.50%) Workflow
3 4 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 4 (25.00%) Change Management
3 4 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (25.00%) Stress Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (25.00%) Validation
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 2 (12.50%) SDLC
4 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) COBOL
2 11 (68.75%) JCL
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (6.25%) Assembly Language
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Oracle
2 10 (62.50%) Cognizant
3 9 (56.25%) IBM
4 6 (37.50%) Informatica
5 4 (25.00%) HP
6 1 (6.25%) CA
6 1 (6.25%) Chordiant
6 1 (6.25%) Sun