Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 345 360 347
Rank change year-on-year +15 -13 -6
Permanent jobs citing CICS 10 15 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.082% 0.11% 0.043%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.54% 0.63% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 0
North West median annual salary £40,250 £43,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.47% - -
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -18.18% +4.76%

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 1,844 2,382 1,984
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.20% 18.11% 17.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,484 1,971 1,657
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,250 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £64,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -3 10 £40,250 -7.47% 1
CICS
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 North West region with a requirement for CICS.

1 10 (100.00%) COBOL
1 10 (100.00%) DB2
2 7 (70.00%) Mainframe
3 6 (60.00%) IBM
3 6 (60.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) IMS/DB
4 4 (40.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (40.00%) JCL
5 3 (30.00%) REXX
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (30.00%) VSAM
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) Banking
6 2 (20.00%) SDLC
6 2 (20.00%) Wealth Management
6 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (20.00%) Line Management
6 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (20.00%) Retail
6 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
6 2 (20.00%) Law
6 2 (20.00%) Ab Initio
6 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
6 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (20.00%) Unix
6 2 (20.00%) CA

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 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) DB2
2 4 (40.00%) IMS/DB
3 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) Easytrieve
3 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) SOAtest
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Law
3 2 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Applications Support
1 3 (30.00%) Mainframe Support
1 3 (30.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Junior
2 2 (20.00%) Junior Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) CICS Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Data Manager
3 1 (10.00%) DB2 Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) DB2 Systems Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) J2EE
1 1 (10.00%) JSON
1 1 (10.00%) Regular Expression
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (40.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (30.00%) VSAM
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
1 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (20.00%) Line Management
2 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (20.00%) SDLC
2 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (20.00%) Wealth Management
3 1 (10.00%) API Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Data Augmentation
3 1 (10.00%) ETL
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) KYC
3 1 (10.00%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) COBOL
2 4 (40.00%) JCL
3 3 (30.00%) REXX
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) Ab Initio
2 2 (20.00%) CA
2 2 (20.00%) Informatica
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Talend