Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 327 350 334
Rank change year-on-year +23 -16 -11
Permanent jobs citing CICS 39 14 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.31% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.84% 0.64% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 26 1 13
North West median annual salary £49,250 £40,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.60% -10.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £35,875 £38,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £42,750 £48,750
England median annual salary £48,500 £52,500 £53,500
% change year-on-year -7.62% -1.87% -2.73%

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 the North West with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 2,118 2,171 2,306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.71% 17.86% 19.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,709 1,863 1,902
North West median annual salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% +1.35%
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,050 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,000 £59,500 £54,000
England median annual salary £48,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.88%

CICS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing CICS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for CICS in the North West

CICS
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CICS in the North West.

Salary trend for CICS in the North West

CICS
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CICS in the North West over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for CICS in the North West

CICS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Cheshire -2 33 £50,000 +23.46% 2
Manchester +2 5 £48,500 -
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
CICS
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for CICS.

1 39 (100.00%) DB2
2 35 (89.74%) COBOL
3 34 (87.18%) Mainframe
4 29 (74.36%) Finance
5 16 (41.03%) Service Management
6 15 (38.46%) IMS/DB
6 15 (38.46%) Risk Management
7 14 (35.90%) Software Engineering
7 14 (35.90%) IBM
8 12 (30.77%) ITIL
9 11 (28.21%) Law
9 11 (28.21%) Investment Banking
9 11 (28.21%) Banking
9 11 (28.21%) Wealth Management
9 11 (28.21%) IBM Mainframe
10 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (25.64%) Time Sharing Option
10 10 (25.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (25.64%) JCL
11 9 (23.08%) SQL
11 9 (23.08%) SDLC
11 9 (23.08%) Waterfall
12 8 (20.51%) Web Services
13 7 (17.95%) Assembly Language
13 7 (17.95%) CA
14 6 (15.38%) REXX
14 6 (15.38%) Java
14 6 (15.38%) ITIL V3
14 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (15.38%) Problem Management

CICS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (15.38%) WebSphere
2 4 (10.26%) JBoss
2 4 (10.26%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.56%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.56%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (100.00%) DB2
2 15 (38.46%) IMS/DB
3 3 (7.69%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) ClearCase
1 4 (10.26%) Subversion
2 2 (5.13%) XPEDITER
3 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (74.36%) Finance
2 11 (28.21%) Banking
2 11 (28.21%) Investment Banking
2 11 (28.21%) Law
3 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Software Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Applications Support
2 6 (15.38%) Programmer
2 6 (15.38%) Systems Programmer
3 5 (12.82%) DB2 Support
4 4 (10.26%) Applications Specialist
4 4 (10.26%) Applications Support Specialist
4 4 (10.26%) Architect
4 4 (10.26%) DB2 Programmer
4 4 (10.26%) DB2 Systems Programmer
4 4 (10.26%) Designer
4 4 (10.26%) Software Designer
4 4 (10.26%) Support Specialist
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Architect
5 3 (7.69%) CICS Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) COBOL Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Mainframe Support
6 2 (5.13%) CICS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) Web Services
2 4 (10.26%) EJB
2 4 (10.26%) Hibernate
2 4 (10.26%) J2EE
2 4 (10.26%) JMS
2 4 (10.26%) JSP
2 4 (10.26%) Servlets
2 4 (10.26%) Struts
2 4 (10.26%) WSDL
2 4 (10.26%) XML
2 4 (10.26%) XSD
3 1 (2.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 34 (87.18%) Mainframe
2 11 (28.21%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (10.26%) VSAM
5 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
6 2 (5.13%) PMI
7 1 (2.56%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) zOS
2 1 (2.56%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Service Management
2 15 (38.46%) Risk Management
3 14 (35.90%) Software Engineering
4 12 (30.77%) ITIL
5 11 (28.21%) Wealth Management
6 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (25.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (23.08%) SDLC
7 9 (23.08%) Waterfall
8 6 (15.38%) ITIL V3
8 6 (15.38%) Problem Management
9 5 (12.82%) Test Strategy
10 4 (10.26%) Project Management
10 4 (10.26%) SOA
10 4 (10.26%) TOGAF
11 3 (7.69%) CRM
11 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (7.69%) Information Security
11 3 (7.69%) Migration
11 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 35 (89.74%) COBOL
2 10 (25.64%) JCL
3 9 (23.08%) SQL
4 7 (17.95%) Assembly Language
5 6 (15.38%) Java
5 6 (15.38%) REXX
6 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.56%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Degree
2 3 (7.69%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.56%) PMP
3 1 (2.56%) Postgraduate
3 1 (2.56%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (25.64%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) IBM
2 7 (17.95%) CA
3 4 (10.26%) Chordiant
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle
4 2 (5.13%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.56%) Google
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.56%) Sun
5 1 (2.56%) Syncsort