The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 114 103 135
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +32
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 15 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.83% 0.53% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.59% 0.95% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 14 7 4
Average salary £57,500 £47,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.05% +21.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,900 £30,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,000 £39,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
942 951 1369
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 51.82% 55.81% 59.78%
Number of salaries quoted 769 825 1240
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
COBOL
North West

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
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 31 July 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 +9 11 £57,500 +43.75%
COBOL
North West

COBOL
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 15 (100.00%) Java
1 15 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 15 (100.00%) Finance
1 15 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (93.33%) Banking
2 14 (93.33%) Risk Analysis
2 14 (93.33%) CICS
2 14 (93.33%) J2EE
2 14 (93.33%) DB2
2 14 (93.33%) UML
2 14 (93.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (93.33%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (93.33%) DB2
General
1 15 (100.00%) Finance
2 14 (93.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Architect
2 13 (86.67%) Designer
3 11 (73.33%) Applications Architect
4 7 (46.67%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (40.00%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (93.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (93.33%) Risk Analysis
2 14 (93.33%) UML
2 14 (93.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) IBM