The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 89 111 -
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 14 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.28% 0.84% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.56% 1.66% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 0
Median salary £32,500 £40,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
UK excluding London median salary £47,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +28.57%
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
539 842 956
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 50.95% 50.66% 54.26%
Number of salaries quoted 473 683 761
Median salary £37,000 £40,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,421 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +1.26%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT jobs citing COBOL 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) REXX
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (100.00%) Exstream
1 3 (100.00%) Exstream Dialogue

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (100.00%) Exstream Dialogue
Business Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Exstream
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
1 3 (100.00%) REXX
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) HP
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £39999 - £47000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 19 days ago