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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 93 110 -
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 12 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.25% 0.70% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.49% 1.37% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 0
Average salary £32,500 £50,608 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.78% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +25.33%
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
612 878 972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 51.04% 51.23% 54.58%
Number of salaries quoted 531 709 755
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +1.26%

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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 3 (50.00%) AS400
1 3 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (50.00%) Exstream
1 3 (50.00%) Exstream Dialogue
1 3 (50.00%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (50.00%) FMCG
1 3 (50.00%) Open Source
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) C++
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) SAP
1 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) HP
1 3 (50.00%) REXX
1 3 (50.00%) JCL
1 3 (50.00%) Mainframe

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 3 (50.00%) Exstream Dialogue
Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (50.00%) Exstream
General
1 3 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Analyst Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Business Systems Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Developer Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Lead Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Systems Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Technical Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Technical Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) AS400
1 3 (50.00%) FMCG
1 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) C++
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) JCL
1 3 (50.00%) REXX
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) HP
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) SAP