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 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 181 187 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.087% 0.056% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.16% 0.10% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 0
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
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
1848 1905 2247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 53.46% 53.66% 56.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1594 1661 1945
Median salary £42,500 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

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 14 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 4 (66.67%) Line Management
2 4 (66.67%) UML
2 4 (66.67%) PRINCE
2 4 (66.67%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 2 (33.33%) JCL
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) CICS
3 2 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (33.33%) ISPF
3 2 (33.33%) DB2

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 2 (33.33%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) DB2
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Business Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Business Systems Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Systems Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Technical Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Technical Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Line Management
1 4 (66.67%) PRINCE
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
1 4 (66.67%) UML
1 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) JCL
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM