The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 112 114 136
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +22
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 9 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.48% 0.064% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.02% 0.12% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 2
Average salary £61,215 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+74.90% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,375 £35,000 £32,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £35,000 £33,400
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -11.11%
COBOL
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
885 831 1247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 47.33% 53.17% 62.57%
Number of salaries quoted 733 677 1073
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

COBOL
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Cheshire region.

COBOL Salary Trend in Cheshire

COBOL
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

COBOL Salary Histogram in Cheshire

COBOL
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +2 4 £61,215 +74.90%
Wilmslow - 2 £40,625 -
Knutsford - 1 £65,000 -
COBOL
North West

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing COBOL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited COBOL.

1 17 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 12 (70.59%) CICS
3 10 (58.82%) DB2
3 10 (58.82%) Finance
4 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (41.18%) Banking
5 7 (41.18%) Migration
5 7 (41.18%) Java
5 7 (41.18%) Waterfall
6 6 (35.29%) Risk Analysis
6 6 (35.29%) J2EE
6 6 (35.29%) UML
6 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (29.41%) IBM
8 4 (23.53%) Middleware
8 4 (23.53%) ICL
8 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (23.53%) Fujitsu
8 4 (23.53%) VME
8 4 (23.53%) Big Data
9 3 (17.65%) VSAM
9 3 (17.65%) zOS
10 2 (11.76%) JCL
10 2 (11.76%) HTML
10 2 (11.76%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (11.76%) Product Management
11 1 (5.88%) jQuery
11 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
11 1 (5.88%) Change Control
11 1 (5.88%) HTML5

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing COBOL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited COBOL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (70.59%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) DB2
2 4 (23.53%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) ClearCase
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Architect
2 7 (41.18%) Designer
2 7 (41.18%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (23.53%) Lead Architect
3 4 (23.53%) Lead Solutions Architect
3 4 (23.53%) Developer
4 3 (17.65%) COBOL Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (11.76%) Applications Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Mainframe Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (5.88%) UX Designer
6 1 (5.88%) DB2 Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) J2EE
2 4 (23.53%) Middleware
3 2 (11.76%) HTML
4 1 (5.88%) .NET
4 1 (5.88%) CSS
4 1 (5.88%) WSDL
4 1 (5.88%) jQuery
4 1 (5.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (17.65%) VSAM
3 2 (11.76%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) VME
2 3 (17.65%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Migration
2 7 (41.18%) Waterfall
3 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (35.29%) UML
3 6 (35.29%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (11.76%) Product Management
6 1 (5.88%) Change Control
6 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) JCL
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) Assembly Language
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) IBM
2 4 (23.53%) ICL
2 4 (23.53%) Fujitsu