The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank - - 183
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester - - 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 3
Average salary - - £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
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 Manchester region.

Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1996 2303 2442
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 52.94% 58.01% 60.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1752 2010 2197
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 11 (100.00%) CICS
1 11 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 11 (100.00%) Banking
2 7 (63.64%) Risk Analysis
2 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 7 (63.64%) DB2
3 4 (36.36%) SOAP
3 4 (36.36%) XML
3 4 (36.36%) zOS
3 4 (36.36%) JCL
3 4 (36.36%) Middleware
3 4 (36.36%) IBM
3 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
3 4 (36.36%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (36.36%) Retail
3 4 (36.36%) VSAM
3 4 (36.36%) Credit Risk
3 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (27.27%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) J2EE
4 3 (27.27%) UML

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 11 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) DB2
General
1 11 (100.00%) Banking
2 7 (63.64%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (27.27%) Applications Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Designer
2 3 (27.27%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) SOAP
1 4 (36.36%) XML
1 4 (36.36%) Middleware
2 3 (27.27%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (36.36%) VSAM
2 4 (36.36%) Credit Risk
2 4 (36.36%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Risk Analysis
2 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
2 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
3 3 (27.27%) UML
3 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) JCL
2 3 (27.27%) Java
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) IBM