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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 106 - 110
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 14 0 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.85% - 0.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.69% - 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 8
Average salary £40,000 - £39,750
90% offered a salary of more than £38,850 - £37,400
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 - £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
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
830 974 1034
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 50.64% 54.44% 56.75%
Number of salaries quoted 671 774 857
Average salary £40,000 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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
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 28 May 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
Wilmslow - 1 £38,750 -
COBOL
North West

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 23 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 12 (52.17%) JCL
3 11 (47.83%) IBM
4 9 (39.13%) CICS
5 8 (34.78%) Finance
5 8 (34.78%) Migration
6 7 (30.43%) HP
6 7 (30.43%) Exstream
6 7 (30.43%) Exstream Dialogue
6 7 (30.43%) Papyrus
6 7 (30.43%) StreamWeaver
6 7 (30.43%) Unit Testing
6 7 (30.43%) Time Management
6 7 (30.43%) Portfolio Management
7 4 (17.39%) Middleware
7 4 (17.39%) DB2
7 4 (17.39%) ITIL
7 4 (17.39%) Big Data
7 4 (17.39%) VME
7 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (17.39%) Fujitsu
7 4 (17.39%) ICL
7 4 (17.39%) VSAM
8 3 (13.04%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (13.04%) SQL
8 3 (13.04%) zOS
8 3 (13.04%) Service Management
9 2 (8.70%) .NET
9 2 (8.70%) Java
9 2 (8.70%) Product Management

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 9 (39.13%) CICS
2 7 (30.43%) Exstream Dialogue
2 7 (30.43%) Papyrus
2 7 (30.43%) StreamWeaver
Business Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Exstream
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) DB2
1 4 (17.39%) Big Data
2 1 (4.35%) IMS/DB
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Applications Support
4 4 (17.39%) Analyst Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Lead Architect
5 3 (13.04%) COBOL Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Support Specialist
5 3 (13.04%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (13.04%) Applications Support Specialist
5 3 (13.04%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) CICS Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Middleware
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (17.39%) VSAM
3 3 (13.04%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) VME
2 3 (13.04%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Migration
2 7 (30.43%) Unit Testing
2 7 (30.43%) Time Management
2 7 (30.43%) Portfolio Management
3 4 (17.39%) ITIL
3 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (13.04%) Service Management
5 2 (8.70%) Product Management
6 1 (4.35%) SDLC
6 1 (4.35%) Change Control
6 1 (4.35%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) JCL
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) Assembly Language
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) IBM
2 7 (30.43%) HP
3 4 (17.39%) Fujitsu
3 4 (17.39%) ICL
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle