Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 149 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 - +175
Permanent jobs citing CICS 19 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.60% 0.32% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.97% 1.80% -
Number of salaries quoted 13 4 0
Cheshire median annual salary £40,500 £42,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.71% - -
North West median annual salary £40,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% -5.26% -20.83%

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 479 444 386
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.13% 17.72% 16.95%
Number of salaries quoted 337 330 324
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -9.68%
10th Percentile £25,800 £24,450 £21,800
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £51,250
North West median annual salary £42,250 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +5.63% +5.26% +1.33%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -16 10 £41,250 -2.94% 1
Wilmslow - 4 £40,500 -
CICS
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 19 (100.00%) DB2
2 15 (78.95%) COBOL
2 15 (78.95%) Mainframe
3 13 (68.42%) IBM
4 11 (57.89%) Finance
5 9 (47.37%) IBM Mainframe
5 9 (47.37%) JCL
6 7 (36.84%) Time Sharing Option
7 6 (31.58%) CA
7 6 (31.58%) VSAM
7 6 (31.58%) IMS/DB
7 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
7 6 (31.58%) Risk Management
8 5 (26.32%) Banking
8 5 (26.32%) Law
8 5 (26.32%) Investment Banking
8 5 (26.32%) Wealth Management
8 5 (26.32%) SQL
8 5 (26.32%) ITIL
8 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (21.05%) SDLC
9 4 (21.05%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (21.05%) Migration
9 4 (21.05%) Easytrieve
10 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
10 3 (15.79%) Degree
10 3 (15.79%) REXX
10 3 (15.79%) Waterfall

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 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (100.00%) DB2
2 6 (31.58%) IMS/DB
3 4 (21.05%) Easytrieve
4 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Banking
2 5 (26.32%) Investment Banking
2 5 (26.32%) Law
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Software Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Applications Support
2 4 (21.05%) COBOL Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Mainframe Support
4 2 (10.53%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Applications Support Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) DB2 Programmer
4 2 (10.53%) DB2 Systems Programmer
4 2 (10.53%) Junior
4 2 (10.53%) Junior Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Programmer
4 2 (10.53%) Support Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Data Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Software Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 15 (78.95%) Mainframe
2 9 (47.37%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (31.58%) VSAM
4 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (21.05%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
6 1 (5.26%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
1 1 (5.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Risk Management
1 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
2 5 (26.32%) ITIL
2 5 (26.32%) Wealth Management
3 4 (21.05%) Migration
3 4 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (21.05%) SDLC
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) ITIL V3
4 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
4 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
5 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.53%) Information Security
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.26%) Data Extraction
6 1 (5.26%) Data Management
6 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.26%) RUP
6 1 (5.26%) System Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) COBOL
2 9 (47.37%) JCL
3 5 (26.32%) SQL
4 3 (15.79%) REXX
5 1 (5.26%) Perl
5 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Postgraduate
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) IBM
2 6 (31.58%) CA
3 1 (5.26%) Ab Initio
3 1 (5.26%) Informatica
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Talend