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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 - 117
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing CICS 3 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.28% - 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.72% - 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 4
Median salary £45,000 - £53,750
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00%  

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 174 237 253
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 16.04% 18.04% 14.60%
Number of salaries quoted 138 193 183
Median salary £40,000 £34,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.64% -9.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £21,850 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £45,522
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% -  

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 30 March 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 - 3 £45,000 -
CICS
North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 7 (87.50%) Banking
3 5 (62.50%) IMS/DB
3 5 (62.50%) Mainframe
4 4 (50.00%) IBM
4 4 (50.00%) Corporate Banking
4 4 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 4 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (50.00%) Financial Institution
4 4 (50.00%) Service Management
4 4 (50.00%) SDLC
5 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (37.50%) Degree
5 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
6 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (25.00%) SLA
6 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (25.00%) Java
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
7 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 1 (12.50%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (12.50%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 1 (12.50%) Windows

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 (12.50%) JBoss
1 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) DB2
2 5 (62.50%) IMS/DB
3 1 (12.50%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) ClearCase
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 7 (87.50%) Banking
3 4 (50.00%) Corporate Banking
3 4 (50.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Applications Support
1 3 (37.50%) Designer
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Support Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Support Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) DB2 Support
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) EJB
1 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
1 1 (12.50%) J2EE
1 1 (12.50%) JMS
1 1 (12.50%) JSP
1 1 (12.50%) Servlets
1 1 (12.50%) Struts
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) WSDL
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Mainframe
2 4 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (12.50%) Online Banking
5 1 (12.50%) PMI
5 1 (12.50%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 4 (50.00%) SDLC
1 4 (50.00%) Service Management
2 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) RUP
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) COBOL
2 2 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) Assembly Language
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) JCL
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) CA
2 1 (12.50%) Chordiant
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Sun