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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 33 21 32
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +11
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Knutsford 0.69% 7.97% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.27% 16.92% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 1
Average salary £38,500 £57,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.04% +43.75%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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
79 65 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Knutsford 54.86% 47.10% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 76 57 51
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £53,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Sun
1 1 (100.00%) Sun Certification
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) IMS/DB
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) IMS/DB
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Sun