Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 131 -
Rank change year-on-year -21 - +173
Permanent jobs citing CICS 34 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.01% 0.28% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.51% 1.72% -
Number of salaries quoted 21 2 0
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £38,250 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.72% - -
North West median annual salary £49,250 £38,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year +28.76% -19.47% +5.56%

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 617 348 564
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.28% 16.22% 20.02%
Number of salaries quoted 457 298 489
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.29% +4.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £23,000 £21,850 £21,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £54,125 £51,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +2.74%

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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CICS in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Salary histogram 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 23 February 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 -28 19 £50,000 +38.89% 1
Wilmslow +23 4 £40,500 - 1
CICS
North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 34 (100.00%) DB2
2 28 (82.35%) COBOL
2 28 (82.35%) Mainframe
2 28 (82.35%) Finance
3 16 (47.06%) Risk Management
4 15 (44.12%) Service Management
5 12 (35.29%) Law
5 12 (35.29%) IBM
5 12 (35.29%) Wealth Management
5 12 (35.29%) IMS/DB
5 12 (35.29%) Investment Banking
5 12 (35.29%) Banking
6 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (32.35%) Software Engineering
6 11 (32.35%) SDLC
7 10 (29.41%) Waterfall
7 10 (29.41%) JCL
8 9 (26.47%) SQL
8 9 (26.47%) Time Sharing Option
8 9 (26.47%) IBM Mainframe
9 8 (23.53%) Web Services
9 8 (23.53%) CA
9 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (17.65%) Assembly Language
10 6 (17.65%) ITIL
10 6 (17.65%) Java
10 6 (17.65%) WebSphere
10 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
11 5 (14.71%) Degree

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 6 (17.65%) WebSphere
2 4 (11.76%) JBoss
2 4 (11.76%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (100.00%) DB2
2 12 (35.29%) IMS/DB
3 4 (11.76%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) ClearCase
1 4 (11.76%) Subversion
2 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (82.35%) Finance
2 12 (35.29%) Banking
2 12 (35.29%) Investment Banking
2 12 (35.29%) Law
3 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Software Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Applications Support
2 5 (14.71%) Designer
2 5 (14.71%) Software Designer
3 4 (11.76%) Architect
3 4 (11.76%) COBOL Developer
3 4 (11.76%) DB2 Programmer
3 4 (11.76%) DB2 Support
3 4 (11.76%) DB2 Systems Programmer
3 4 (11.76%) Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Programmer
3 4 (11.76%) Systems Programmer
3 4 (11.76%) Technical Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Applications Specialist
4 3 (8.82%) Applications Support Specialist
4 3 (8.82%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Support Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) CICS Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) CICS Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) DB2 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) Web Services
2 4 (11.76%) EJB
2 4 (11.76%) Hibernate
2 4 (11.76%) J2EE
2 4 (11.76%) JMS
2 4 (11.76%) JSP
2 4 (11.76%) Servlets
2 4 (11.76%) Struts
2 4 (11.76%) WSDL
2 4 (11.76%) XML
2 4 (11.76%) XSD
3 1 (2.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (82.35%) Mainframe
2 9 (26.47%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (14.71%) VSAM
5 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
5 3 (8.82%) PMI
6 1 (2.94%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Risk Management
2 15 (44.12%) Service Management
3 12 (35.29%) Wealth Management
4 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (32.35%) SDLC
4 11 (32.35%) Software Engineering
5 10 (29.41%) Waterfall
6 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (17.65%) ITIL
8 5 (14.71%) Problem Management
8 5 (14.71%) Project Management
8 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
9 4 (11.76%) Migration
9 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2
9 4 (11.76%) SOA
9 4 (11.76%) TOGAF
10 3 (8.82%) CMMI
10 3 (8.82%) CRM
10 3 (8.82%) Information Security
10 3 (8.82%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 28 (82.35%) COBOL
2 10 (29.41%) JCL
3 9 (26.47%) SQL
4 6 (17.65%) Assembly Language
4 6 (17.65%) Java
5 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 4 (11.76%) REXX
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Degree
2 4 (11.76%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.94%) PMP
3 1 (2.94%) Postgraduate
3 1 (2.94%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (26.47%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) IBM
2 8 (23.53%) CA
3 4 (11.76%) Chordiant
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.94%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.94%) Sun