The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 186 182 165
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -17
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 10 8 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.26% 0.21% 0.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.46% 0.42% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 28
Median salary - £48,750 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -9.30%
UK excluding London median salary £46,250 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -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
2172 1927 2265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 57.40% 49.45% 56.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1916 1692 1939
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 September 2016, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 10 (100.00%) DB2
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle
1 10 (100.00%) CICS
1 10 (100.00%) Cognizant
1 10 (100.00%) JCL
1 10 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 10 (100.00%) Finance
1 10 (100.00%) Programme Management
1 10 (100.00%) Banking
1 10 (100.00%) VSAM
2 6 (60.00%) Workflow
2 6 (60.00%) Data Management
2 6 (60.00%) DataStage
2 6 (60.00%) Service Management
2 6 (60.00%) Informatica
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) IBM
2 6 (60.00%) Data Mining
2 6 (60.00%) ETL
3 4 (40.00%) FTP
3 4 (40.00%) HTTP
3 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (40.00%) Toad
3 4 (40.00%) MS Office
3 4 (40.00%) SOAP
3 4 (40.00%) Unix
3 4 (40.00%) MS Access
3 4 (40.00%) HP
3 4 (40.00%) LoadRunner
3 4 (40.00%) Change Management

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (100.00%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
1 4 (40.00%) FTP
1 4 (40.00%) HTTP
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) DB2
2 6 (60.00%) Data Mining
2 6 (60.00%) DataStage
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (40.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Fiddler
1 4 (40.00%) Firebug
1 4 (40.00%) JMeter
1 4 (40.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (40.00%) The Grinder
1 4 (40.00%) Toad
General
1 10 (100.00%) Banking
1 10 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Data Manager
1 6 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Performance Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 10 (100.00%) VSAM
2 1 (10.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Programme Management
2 6 (60.00%) Data Management
2 6 (60.00%) ETL
2 6 (60.00%) Service Management
2 6 (60.00%) Workflow
3 4 (40.00%) Asset Management
3 4 (40.00%) Change Management
3 4 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
3 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Stress Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (40.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) JCL
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cognizant
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle
2 6 (60.00%) IBM
2 6 (60.00%) Informatica
3 4 (40.00%) HP