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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 - 121
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing CICS 6 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.42% - 0.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.12% - 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 3
Median salary £42,500 - £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -15.88% +7.00%  

CICS is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Application Platform Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 283 140 285
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 19.63% 14.54% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 200 121 206
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing CICS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
Knutsford - 6 £42,500 -
CICS
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for CICS.

1 8 (100.00%) DB2
1 8 (100.00%) COBOL
2 6 (75.00%) Banking
3 5 (62.50%) SDLC
3 5 (62.50%) Mainframe
3 5 (62.50%) Service Management
4 4 (50.00%) IMS/DB
5 3 (37.50%) Retail Banking
5 3 (37.50%) Retail
5 3 (37.50%) Subversion
5 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (37.50%) TDD
5 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
5 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
5 3 (37.50%) BDD
5 3 (37.50%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (37.50%) CMMI
5 3 (37.50%) Project Management
5 3 (37.50%) Finance
5 3 (37.50%) Hibernate
5 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
5 3 (37.50%) PMI
5 3 (37.50%) PMI Certification
5 3 (37.50%) Assembly Language
5 3 (37.50%) PRINCE
5 3 (37.50%) Java
5 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (37.50%) SQL

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 3 (37.50%) JBoss
1 3 (37.50%) WebLogic
1 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) DB2
2 4 (50.00%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) ClearCase
1 3 (37.50%) Subversion
General
1 6 (75.00%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 3 (37.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Applications Support
1 3 (37.50%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Support Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Designer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) DB2 Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) EJB
1 3 (37.50%) Hibernate
1 3 (37.50%) J2EE
1 3 (37.50%) JMS
1 3 (37.50%) JSP
1 3 (37.50%) Servlets
1 3 (37.50%) Struts
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
1 3 (37.50%) WSDL
1 3 (37.50%) XML
1 3 (37.50%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Mainframe
2 3 (37.50%) PMI
3 2 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (12.50%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) SDLC
1 5 (62.50%) Service Management
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Project Management
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) BDD
2 3 (37.50%) CMMI
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (37.50%) PRINCE
2 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
2 3 (37.50%) RUP
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
3 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) COBOL
2 3 (37.50%) Assembly Language
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) PMI Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Chordiant
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) IBM