The first table below looks at the demand for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester 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 Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 164 163 176
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 17 20 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.42% 0.49% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.76% 0.81% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 13 18 4
Average salary £57,500 £40,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.97% -10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2232 2472 2365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 55.37% 60.51% 62.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1904 2199 2155
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,500 £45,000
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 Manchester

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

COBOL
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Manchester

COBOL
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

COBOL Salary Histogram in Manchester

COBOL
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 17 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 16 (94.12%) Java
3 14 (82.35%) Banking
4 13 (76.47%) Finance
5 12 (70.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (58.82%) CICS
6 10 (58.82%) Risk Analysis
7 9 (52.94%) Waterfall
7 9 (52.94%) J2EE
7 9 (52.94%) DB2
7 9 (52.94%) UML
8 4 (23.53%) Unisys
8 4 (23.53%) C
9 3 (17.65%) Retail
9 3 (17.65%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (17.65%) IBM
10 1 (5.88%) VSAM
10 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
10 1 (5.88%) JCL

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 10 (58.82%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) DB2
General
1 14 (82.35%) Banking
2 13 (76.47%) Finance
3 3 (17.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Architect
2 8 (47.06%) Designer
3 7 (41.18%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (41.18%) Applications Architect
4 4 (23.53%) Solutions Designer
5 3 (17.65%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Integration Architect
6 2 (11.76%) Technical Architect
6 2 (11.76%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (17.65%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (5.88%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (58.82%) Risk Analysis
3 9 (52.94%) Waterfall
3 9 (52.94%) UML
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) C
3 1 (5.88%) JCL
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Unisys
2 3 (17.65%) IBM