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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank - - 180
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester - - 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -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
1959 2239 2329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 51.23% 59.42% 60.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1757 1978 2086
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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 5 March 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 15 (93.75%) CICS
1 15 (93.75%) Mainframe
2 14 (87.50%) Banking
3 11 (68.75%) Finance
3 11 (68.75%) DB2
4 10 (62.50%) Risk Analysis
5 6 (37.50%) Java
6 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (31.25%) Waterfall
6 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
6 5 (31.25%) J2EE
6 5 (31.25%) UML
6 5 (31.25%) IBM
6 5 (31.25%) JCL
6 5 (31.25%) VSAM
6 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery
7 4 (25.00%) Retail
7 4 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (25.00%) Middleware
7 4 (25.00%) zOS
7 4 (25.00%) SOAP
7 4 (25.00%) XML
7 4 (25.00%) Credit Risk
8 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
8 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
8 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
8 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
8 1 (6.25%) Assembly Language
8 1 (6.25%) Easytrieve

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 15 (93.75%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (68.75%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) Easytrieve
General
1 14 (87.50%) Banking
2 11 (68.75%) Finance
3 4 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Designer
2 5 (31.25%) Architect
3 4 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (18.75%) Applications Architect
4 3 (18.75%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Solutions Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) J2EE
2 4 (25.00%) Middleware
2 4 (25.00%) SOAP
2 4 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (93.75%) Mainframe
2 5 (31.25%) VSAM
3 4 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (25.00%) Credit Risk
4 1 (6.25%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Risk Analysis
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Waterfall
2 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
2 5 (31.25%) UML
2 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) JCL
3 1 (6.25%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) IBM
Wigan, Lancashire
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Salary: £230.62 per week
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