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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - 177 164
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 11 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.43% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 10
Average salary - £34,000 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -36.74%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £45,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +11.11%
Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2323 2538 2269
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 56.80% 60.86% 60.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2030 2265 2092
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
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
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) Unisys
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) IIS

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1 (50.00%) IIS
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (50.00%) DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Unisys
1 2 (100.00%) HP
Altrincham, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
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