Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 145 186
Rank change year-on-year -6 +41 -22
Permanent jobs citing CICS 26 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.85% 0.13% 0.062%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.61% 0.78% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 15 0 2
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 - £39,250
10th Percentile £36,000 - £36,375
90th Percentile £55,000 - £42,325
North West median annual salary £50,000 - £60,000

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 564 386 636
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.34% 17.01% 19.84%
Number of salaries quoted 444 341 522
Cheshire median annual salary £42,750 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.00% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £21,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £52,500 £55,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CICS in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 - 17 £47,500 - 1
CICS
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 26 (100.00%) DB2
2 25 (96.15%) COBOL
3 22 (84.62%) Mainframe
4 18 (69.23%) Finance
5 16 (61.54%) Service Management
6 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (50.00%) SDLC
7 12 (46.15%) Waterfall
7 12 (46.15%) Banking
8 11 (42.31%) SQL
8 11 (42.31%) Assembly Language
8 11 (42.31%) IMS/DB
9 10 (38.46%) Java
10 9 (34.62%) Web Services
10 9 (34.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (34.62%) Risk Management
10 9 (34.62%) Project Management
10 9 (34.62%) WebSphere
11 8 (30.77%) PMI Certification
11 8 (30.77%) Hibernate
11 8 (30.77%) Subversion
11 8 (30.77%) XML
11 8 (30.77%) XSD
11 8 (30.77%) PRINCE2
11 8 (30.77%) JBoss
11 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
11 8 (30.77%) J2EE
11 8 (30.77%) Oracle
11 8 (30.77%) WebLogic
11 8 (30.77%) EJB

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 9 (34.62%) WebSphere
2 8 (30.77%) JBoss
2 8 (30.77%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (100.00%) DB2
2 11 (42.31%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) ClearCase
1 8 (30.77%) Subversion
2 2 (7.69%) XPEDITER
3 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (69.23%) Finance
2 12 (46.15%) Banking
3 6 (23.08%) Investment Banking
3 6 (23.08%) Law
4 5 (19.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Integration Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Applications Support
2 5 (19.23%) Programmer
2 5 (19.23%) Software Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Systems Programmer
3 4 (15.38%) Designer
4 3 (11.54%) Applications Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Applications Support Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) DB2 Programmer
4 3 (11.54%) DB2 Support
4 3 (11.54%) DB2 Systems Programmer
4 3 (11.54%) Software Designer
4 3 (11.54%) Support Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) CICS Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) CICS Programmer
5 2 (7.69%) CICS Systems Programmer
5 2 (7.69%) Mainframe Support
6 1 (3.85%) DB2 Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Development Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Mainframe Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) Web Services
2 8 (30.77%) EJB
2 8 (30.77%) Hibernate
2 8 (30.77%) J2EE
2 8 (30.77%) JMS
2 8 (30.77%) JSP
2 8 (30.77%) Servlets
2 8 (30.77%) Struts
2 8 (30.77%) WSDL
2 8 (30.77%) XML
2 8 (30.77%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 22 (84.62%) Mainframe
2 7 (26.92%) PMI
3 5 (19.23%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.85%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Service Management
2 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) SDLC
3 12 (46.15%) Waterfall
4 9 (34.62%) Project Management
4 9 (34.62%) Risk Management
4 9 (34.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (30.77%) PRINCE2
6 7 (26.92%) BDD
6 7 (26.92%) CMMI
6 7 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (26.92%) PRINCE
6 7 (26.92%) RUP
6 7 (26.92%) Software Engineering
6 7 (26.92%) TDD
6 7 (26.92%) Test Automation
7 6 (23.08%) ITIL
7 6 (23.08%) Wealth Management
8 5 (19.23%) Agile Project Management
8 5 (19.23%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (96.15%) COBOL
2 11 (42.31%) Assembly Language
2 11 (42.31%) SQL
3 10 (38.46%) Java
4 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 5 (19.23%) JCL
5 5 (19.23%) REXX
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) PMI Certification
2 3 (11.54%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) PMP
3 1 (3.85%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Chordiant
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle
2 6 (23.08%) IBM
3 3 (11.54%) CA
4 2 (7.69%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.85%) Sun