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 29 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 99 113 134
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +21
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 31 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.58% 0.32% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.03% 0.54% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 30 5 2
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% +38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £42,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £34,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+29.87% +2.66%
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
1023 933 1198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 52.25% 59.58% 57.79%
Number of salaries quoted 850 805 1053
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -

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 29 September 2014.

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 29 September 2014. 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
Knutsford +1 13 £57,500 +35.29%
COBOL
North West

COBOL
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, 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 31 (100.00%) Finance
2 30 (96.77%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (96.77%) DB2
2 30 (96.77%) CICS
2 30 (96.77%) Mainframe
2 30 (96.77%) Waterfall
3 26 (83.87%) Java
3 26 (83.87%) Banking
3 26 (83.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (80.65%) Risk Analysis
4 25 (80.65%) J2EE
4 25 (80.65%) UML
5 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
6 4 (12.90%) CA Endevor
6 4 (12.90%) SQL
6 4 (12.90%) ClearCase
7 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.23%) Retail
7 1 (3.23%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (3.23%) IBM

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, 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 30 (96.77%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (96.77%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) ClearCase
General
1 31 (100.00%) Finance
2 26 (83.87%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (74.19%) Architect
1 23 (74.19%) Designer
2 15 (48.39%) Applications Architect
3 12 (38.71%) Solutions Designer
3 12 (38.71%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (6.45%) Programmer
4 2 (6.45%) COBOL Developer
4 2 (6.45%) COBOL Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
4 2 (6.45%) Mainframe Programmer
4 2 (6.45%) DB2 Developer
4 2 (6.45%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
4 2 (6.45%) COBOL Programmer
4 2 (6.45%) Mainframe Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (80.65%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 30 (96.77%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.23%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (96.77%) Agile Software Development
1 30 (96.77%) Waterfall
2 26 (83.87%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (80.65%) UML
3 25 (80.65%) Risk Analysis
4 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 26 (83.87%) Java
2 4 (12.90%) SQL
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) IBM