Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 340 357 327
Rank change year-on-year +17 -30 +34
Permanent jobs citing CICS 34 8 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.26% 0.065% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.56% 0.38% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 21 4 15
North West median annual salary £48,500 £42,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.45% -10.00% +5.56%
10th Percentile £38,250 £34,575 £31,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £47,500 £48,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% -4.55% +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 2,174 2,086 2,021
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.83% 16.96% 17.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,723 1,784 1,658
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35% +5.71%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £55,000
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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -19 28 £43,750 +2.34% 1
Manchester - 5 £48,500 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
CICS
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 34 (100.00%) DB2
2 29 (85.29%) Mainframe
3 28 (82.35%) COBOL
4 20 (58.82%) Finance
5 17 (50.00%) IBM
6 14 (41.18%) Software Engineering
6 14 (41.18%) IBM Mainframe
7 13 (38.24%) Risk Management
8 12 (35.29%) IMS/DB
9 11 (32.35%) Investment Banking
9 11 (32.35%) Banking
9 11 (32.35%) Wealth Management
9 11 (32.35%) Law
9 11 (32.35%) ITIL
10 9 (26.47%) JCL
11 8 (23.53%) Service Management
11 8 (23.53%) Time Sharing Option
12 7 (20.59%) ITIL V3
12 7 (20.59%) CA
13 6 (17.65%) Web Services
13 6 (17.65%) SQL
13 6 (17.65%) VSAM
13 6 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
14 5 (14.71%) SDLC
14 5 (14.71%) Self-Motivation
14 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (14.71%) Easytrieve
14 5 (14.71%) Migration
14 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
15 4 (11.76%) SOA

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 4 (11.76%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.88%) JBoss
2 2 (5.88%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.94%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) ATM
1 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (100.00%) DB2
2 12 (35.29%) IMS/DB
3 5 (14.71%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) ClearCase
1 2 (5.88%) Subversion
2 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (58.82%) Finance
2 11 (32.35%) Banking
2 11 (32.35%) Investment Banking
2 11 (32.35%) Law
3 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Software Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Applications Support
2 5 (14.71%) COBOL Developer
2 5 (14.71%) Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Technical Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Applications Specialist
4 3 (8.82%) Applications Support Specialist
4 3 (8.82%) Designer
4 3 (8.82%) Mainframe Support
4 3 (8.82%) Software Designer
4 3 (8.82%) Support Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) CICS Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) DB2 Programmer
5 2 (5.88%) DB2 Support
5 2 (5.88%) DB2 Systems Programmer
5 2 (5.88%) Programmer
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Programmer
6 1 (2.94%) Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) EJB
2 2 (5.88%) Hibernate
2 2 (5.88%) J2EE
2 2 (5.88%) JMS
2 2 (5.88%) JSP
2 2 (5.88%) Servlets
2 2 (5.88%) Struts
2 2 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (5.88%) WSDL
2 2 (5.88%) XML
2 2 (5.88%) XSD
3 1 (2.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 29 (85.29%) Mainframe
2 14 (41.18%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (17.65%) VSAM
4 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (14.71%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.94%) AS400
5 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.94%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) MVS
1 1 (2.94%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) Software Engineering
2 13 (38.24%) Risk Management
3 11 (32.35%) ITIL
3 11 (32.35%) Wealth Management
4 8 (23.53%) Service Management
5 7 (20.59%) ITIL V3
6 6 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (14.71%) Migration
7 5 (14.71%) SDLC
8 4 (11.76%) SOA
8 4 (11.76%) TOGAF
8 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
9 3 (8.82%) CRM
9 3 (8.82%) Problem Management
10 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
10 2 (5.88%) Information Security
10 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
10 2 (5.88%) Project Management
10 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (82.35%) COBOL
2 9 (26.47%) JCL
3 6 (17.65%) SQL
4 3 (8.82%) Java
5 2 (5.88%) Assembly Language
5 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.88%) REXX
6 1 (2.94%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) TOGAF Certification
2 3 (8.82%) Degree
3 2 (5.88%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.94%) PMP
4 1 (2.94%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 8 (23.53%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 17 (50.00%) IBM
2 7 (20.59%) CA
3 2 (5.88%) Chordiant
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (2.94%) Google
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.94%) Syncsort