Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 338 349 349
Rank change year-on-year +11 0 -40
Permanent jobs citing CICS 28 14 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.21% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.28% 0.61% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 18 0 13
North West median annual salary £50,000 - £60,000
England median annual salary £49,250 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -6.19% - -

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 2196 2296 2467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.74% 18.55% 18.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1799 1941 1984
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £59,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +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 19 November 2017.

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 19 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
Cheshire -3 24 £50,000 - 2
Manchester -28 4 £49,250 -
CICS
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 North West region with a requirement for CICS.

1 28 (100.00%) DB2
1 28 (100.00%) COBOL
2 25 (89.29%) Mainframe
3 18 (64.29%) Finance
4 17 (60.71%) Service Management
5 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (46.43%) Waterfall
6 13 (46.43%) SDLC
7 12 (42.86%) Banking
7 12 (42.86%) IMS/DB
7 12 (42.86%) SQL
7 12 (42.86%) Assembly Language
8 11 (39.29%) Java
9 10 (35.71%) Project Management
9 10 (35.71%) WebSphere
9 10 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (32.14%) Hibernate
10 9 (32.14%) Subversion
10 9 (32.14%) PMI Certification
10 9 (32.14%) WSDL
10 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
10 9 (32.14%) J2EE
10 9 (32.14%) Oracle
10 9 (32.14%) ClearCase
10 9 (32.14%) JMS
10 9 (32.14%) Chordiant
10 9 (32.14%) WebLogic
10 9 (32.14%) EJB
10 9 (32.14%) JSP
10 9 (32.14%) Servlets

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 10 (35.71%) WebSphere
2 9 (32.14%) JBoss
2 9 (32.14%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (100.00%) DB2
2 12 (42.86%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 9 (32.14%) ClearCase
1 9 (32.14%) Subversion
2 2 (7.14%) XPEDITER
3 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (64.29%) Finance
2 12 (42.86%) Banking
3 6 (21.43%) Retail Banking
4 5 (17.86%) Investment Banking
4 5 (17.86%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Integration Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Applications Support
2 5 (17.86%) Programmer
2 5 (17.86%) Systems Programmer
3 4 (14.29%) DB2 Support
3 4 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Applications Specialist
4 3 (10.71%) Applications Support Specialist
4 3 (10.71%) DB2 Programmer
4 3 (10.71%) DB2 Systems Programmer
4 3 (10.71%) Designer
4 3 (10.71%) Mainframe Support
4 3 (10.71%) Support Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) CICS Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) CICS Programmer
5 2 (7.14%) CICS Systems Programmer
5 2 (7.14%) Software Designer
6 1 (3.57%) DB2 Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Development Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) EJB
1 9 (32.14%) Hibernate
1 9 (32.14%) J2EE
1 9 (32.14%) JMS
1 9 (32.14%) JSP
1 9 (32.14%) Servlets
1 9 (32.14%) Struts
1 9 (32.14%) Web Services
1 9 (32.14%) WSDL
1 9 (32.14%) XML
1 9 (32.14%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 25 (89.29%) Mainframe
2 8 (28.57%) PMI
3 7 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.57%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Service Management
2 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (46.43%) SDLC
3 13 (46.43%) Waterfall
4 10 (35.71%) Project Management
4 10 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (32.14%) ITIL
5 9 (32.14%) PRINCE2
6 8 (28.57%) BDD
6 8 (28.57%) CMMI
6 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (28.57%) PRINCE
6 8 (28.57%) Risk Management
6 8 (28.57%) RUP
6 8 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 8 (28.57%) TDD
6 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
7 6 (21.43%) Agile Project Management
8 5 (17.86%) Problem Management
8 5 (17.86%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (100.00%) COBOL
2 12 (42.86%) Assembly Language
2 12 (42.86%) SQL
3 11 (39.29%) Java
4 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
5 5 (17.86%) JCL
5 5 (17.86%) REXX
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) PMI Certification
2 3 (10.71%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) PMP
3 1 (3.57%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Chordiant
1 9 (32.14%) Oracle
2 8 (28.57%) IBM
3 3 (10.71%) CA
4 2 (7.14%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.57%) Sun