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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 175 172 164
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 17 21 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.44% 0.52% 0.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.91% 0.93% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 13 21 13
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £41,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +7.59%
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
1869 2247 2307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 48.58% 55.33% 59.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1644 1907 2055
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 28 August 2015.

COBOL Salary Histogram in Manchester

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 13 (56.52%) DB2
2 13 (56.52%) Finance
3 12 (52.17%) CICS
4 11 (47.83%) SQL
5 10 (43.48%) Mainframe
5 10 (43.48%) Mentoring
6 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
6 9 (39.13%) SAP
6 9 (39.13%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (39.13%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (39.13%) IBM
7 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
7 8 (34.78%) JCL
7 8 (34.78%) VSAM
7 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Power View
7 8 (34.78%) PowerPivot
8 7 (30.43%) IBM Mainframe
8 7 (30.43%) Change Management
8 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (30.43%) Banking
8 7 (30.43%) REXX
8 7 (30.43%) Easytrieve
8 7 (30.43%) MS Office
8 7 (30.43%) Assembly Language
9 5 (21.74%) Data Analysis
10 4 (17.39%) Tableau

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (52.17%) CICS
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
1 8 (34.78%) PowerPivot
2 7 (30.43%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) DB2
2 9 (39.13%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
3 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Power View
4 7 (30.43%) Easytrieve
5 4 (17.39%) IMS/DB
5 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 13 (56.52%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Technical Architect
2 8 (34.78%) Architect
3 7 (30.43%) Mainframe Architect
4 5 (21.74%) MI Developer
5 4 (17.39%) COBOL Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Business Manager
6 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 2 (8.70%) Applications Support Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Applications Support
8 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Mainframe
2 8 (34.78%) VSAM
3 7 (30.43%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Mentoring
2 9 (39.13%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (30.43%) Change Management
3 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (21.74%) Data Analysis
5 4 (17.39%) SDLC
6 3 (13.04%) Coaching
7 2 (8.70%) ITIL
8 1 (4.35%) ETL
8 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) JCL
3 7 (30.43%) Assembly Language
3 7 (30.43%) REXX
4 2 (8.70%) Java
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 9 (39.13%) SAP
2 9 (39.13%) IBM
3 4 (17.39%) Tableau
4 1 (4.35%) CA