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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 169 185 168
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -17
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 4 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.091% 0.10% 0.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 0.18% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 14
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +19.71%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
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
1771 2168 2581
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 53.93% 56.81% 62.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1525 1859 2313
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%

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 22 May 2015.

COBOL Salary Histogram in Manchester

COBOL
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (100.00%) IBM
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) CICS
3 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
3 1 (33.33%) REXX
3 1 (33.33%) Easytrieve
3 1 (33.33%) JCL
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) VSAM
3 1 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1 (33.33%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Easytrieve
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Applications Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Applications Support
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) VSAM
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
2 1 (33.33%) REXX
2 1 (33.33%) JCL
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
Manchester
Orgtel
Salary: £450 - £525 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Salary: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus flexible benefits
Posted: 11 days ago