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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank - - 193
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester - - 0.023%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+23.45% -4.70%
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
2025 2272 2663
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 50.56% 61.69% 62.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1824 2039 2429
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 25 (92.59%) CICS
1 25 (92.59%) Mainframe
2 22 (81.48%) Finance
2 22 (81.48%) Banking
3 21 (77.78%) DB2
4 17 (62.96%) Risk Analysis
5 12 (44.44%) Waterfall
5 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (40.74%) Java
7 10 (37.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (33.33%) UML
8 9 (33.33%) J2EE
8 9 (33.33%) IBM
9 8 (29.63%) Service Delivery
9 8 (29.63%) JCL
9 8 (29.63%) VSAM
9 8 (29.63%) Mentoring
10 5 (18.52%) IBM Mainframe
10 5 (18.52%) Retail
11 4 (14.81%) Credit Risk
11 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
11 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
11 4 (14.81%) Middleware
11 4 (14.81%) SOAP
11 4 (14.81%) XML
11 4 (14.81%) zOS
11 4 (14.81%) Easytrieve
12 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
13 2 (7.41%) CA Endevor
13 2 (7.41%) SQL

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 25 (92.59%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (77.78%) DB2
2 4 (14.81%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) ClearCase
General
1 22 (81.48%) Finance
1 22 (81.48%) Banking
2 5 (18.52%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Architect
1 10 (37.04%) Designer
2 6 (22.22%) Applications Architect
3 5 (18.52%) Solutions Designer
3 5 (18.52%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (14.81%) Technical Specialist
4 4 (14.81%) Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Mainframe Developer
6 2 (7.41%) COBOL Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Programmer
7 1 (3.70%) COBOL Programmer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Programmer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior COBOL Programmer
7 1 (3.70%) Solutions Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) DB2 Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) J2EE
2 4 (14.81%) Middleware
2 4 (14.81%) SOAP
2 4 (14.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (92.59%) Mainframe
2 8 (29.63%) VSAM
3 5 (18.52%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (14.81%) Credit Risk
5 1 (3.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Risk Analysis
2 12 (44.44%) Waterfall
2 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (37.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (33.33%) UML
5 8 (29.63%) Service Delivery
5 8 (29.63%) Mentoring
6 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Project Management
7 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) Java
2 8 (29.63%) JCL
3 2 (7.41%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) IBM