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 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 162 173 182
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +9
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 28 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.69% 0.25% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.22% 0.41% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 28 8 5
Average salary £53,750 £43,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.56% +27.94%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -3.84%
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
2298 2211 2359
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 56.38% 60.34% 63.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1976 1952 2154
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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 2 October 2014.

COBOL Salary Histogram in Manchester

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 32 (94.12%) Mainframe
2 29 (85.29%) Finance
3 26 (76.47%) Banking
4 25 (73.53%) CICS
4 25 (73.53%) Java
5 24 (70.59%) DB2
6 21 (61.76%) Risk Analysis
7 20 (58.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (55.88%) Waterfall
8 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (47.06%) UML
9 16 (47.06%) J2EE
10 8 (23.53%) IBM
11 5 (14.71%) JCL
11 5 (14.71%) Service Delivery
11 5 (14.71%) VSAM
11 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
12 4 (11.76%) IBM Mainframe
12 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
12 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
12 4 (11.76%) Retail
12 4 (11.76%) Easytrieve
12 4 (11.76%) Unisys
12 4 (11.76%) C
13 3 (8.82%) Unit Testing
14 2 (5.88%) CA Endevor
14 2 (5.88%) SQL
14 2 (5.88%) ClearCase
15 1 (2.94%) Project Management
15 1 (2.94%) Assembly Language

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 (73.53%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (70.59%) DB2
2 4 (11.76%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) ClearCase
General
1 29 (85.29%) Finance
2 26 (76.47%) Banking
3 4 (11.76%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (55.88%) Architect
2 16 (47.06%) Designer
3 12 (35.29%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (32.35%) Applications Architect
5 9 (26.47%) Solutions Designer
6 4 (11.76%) Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Mainframe Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.88%) COBOL Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Integration Architect
8 2 (5.88%) Technical Architect
9 1 (2.94%) Programmer
9 1 (2.94%) Analyst
9 1 (2.94%) Solutions Analyst
9 1 (2.94%) DB2 Developer
9 1 (2.94%) COBOL Programmer
9 1 (2.94%) Senior Programmer
9 1 (2.94%) Senior COBOL Programmer
9 1 (2.94%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (47.06%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 32 (94.12%) Mainframe
2 5 (14.71%) VSAM
3 4 (11.76%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.94%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Risk Analysis
2 20 (58.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (55.88%) Waterfall
4 16 (47.06%) UML
5 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
5 5 (14.71%) Service Delivery
6 3 (8.82%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.94%) Project Management
7 1 (2.94%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 25 (73.53%) Java
2 5 (14.71%) JCL
3 4 (11.76%) C
4 2 (5.88%) SQL
5 1 (2.94%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) IBM
2 4 (11.76%) Unisys
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