Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for CICS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited CICS over the 6 months to 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 152 143
Rank change year-on-year +6 -9 +41
Permanent jobs citing CICS 3 29 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.12% 0.94% 0.22%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.11% 5.05% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2 17 1
Cheshire median annual salary £44,250 £50,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.50% +23.46% +3.18%
10th Percentile £39,125 £36,950 £38,250
90th Percentile £49,575 £55,000 £42,750
North West median annual salary £44,250 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year -11.50% +23.46% -10.00%

CICS is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 270 574 390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 11.15% 18.53% 17.00%
Number of salaries quoted 222 449 342
Cheshire median annual salary £41,000 £44,000 £37,200
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.82% +18.28% -0.80%
10th Percentile £23,775 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £53,175
North West median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +3.66% +6.49% +2.67%

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing CICS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for CICS in Cheshire

CICS
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CICS in Cheshire.

Salary trend for CICS in Cheshire

CICS
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 9 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +4 1 - - 1
Wilmslow -20 1 £41,000 +1.23%
CICS
North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, IT jobs citing CICS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for CICS.

1 3 (100.00%) COBOL
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
1 3 (100.00%) VSAM
1 3 (100.00%) DB2
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Ab Initio
2 2 (66.67%) Line Management
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) Informatica
2 2 (66.67%) REXX
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) CA
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) Easytrieve
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) JSON

CICS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (33.33%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) Easytrieve
2 1 (33.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) SOAtest
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Law
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Data Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior COBOL Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) Regular Expression
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) VSAM
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) API Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Augmentation
2 1 (33.33%) Data Extraction
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) KYC
2 1 (33.33%) People Management
2 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) COBOL
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
2 2 (66.67%) REXX
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Ab Initio
1 2 (66.67%) Informatica
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) CA
2 1 (33.33%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Talend