The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 22 23 31
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 13 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Knutsford 7.22% 2.42% 1.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.05% 5.88% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 12 3 3
Average salary £57,500 £42,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.29% +7.59%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +2.59%
COBOL
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Knutsford region.

Programming Languages Category
Knutsford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
81 51 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Knutsford 45.00% 41.13% 57.38%
Number of salaries quoted 72 46 103
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Knutsford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

COBOL
Salary Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Knutsford region.

COBOL Salary Trend in Knutsford

COBOL
Salary Histogram in Knutsford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the Knutsford region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

COBOL Salary Histogram in Knutsford

COBOL
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Knutsford 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 13 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 13 (100.00%) Finance
2 12 (92.31%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (92.31%) Waterfall
2 12 (92.31%) DB2
2 12 (92.31%) Java
2 12 (92.31%) CICS
3 11 (84.62%) J2EE
3 11 (84.62%) UML
3 11 (84.62%) Banking
3 11 (84.62%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Retail
4 1 (7.69%) CA Endevor
4 1 (7.69%) ClearCase
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Knutsford 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 12 (92.31%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (92.31%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) ClearCase
General
1 13 (100.00%) Finance
2 11 (84.62%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Architect
1 11 (84.62%) Designer
2 10 (76.92%) Applications Architect
3 4 (30.77%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (30.77%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (7.69%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) DB2 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Stakeholder Management
1 12 (92.31%) Waterfall
2 11 (84.62%) UML
2 11 (84.62%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) IBM