The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 212 241 219
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -22
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 39 8 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.61% 0.11% 0.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.17% 0.21% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 25 4 36
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,450 £33,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £44,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £34,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year
+32.35% -15.52%
COBOL
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3331 3818 4395
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 52.21% 54.76% 59.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2804 3212 3907
Average salary £39,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

COBOL
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the North West region.

COBOL Salary Trend in the North West

COBOL
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the North West region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

COBOL Salary Histogram in the North West

COBOL
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the North West region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +17 19 £52,500 +20.00% 2
Cheshire - 12 £40,000 - 1
Lancashire +2 8 £38,500 -5.52% 1
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 31 (60.78%) Mainframe
2 23 (45.10%) DB2
3 18 (35.29%) JCL
3 18 (35.29%) IBM
3 18 (35.29%) Finance
4 17 (33.33%) CICS
4 17 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 15 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (27.45%) SQL
6 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
7 13 (25.49%) Java
8 10 (19.61%) Oracle
8 10 (19.61%) VSAM
9 9 (17.65%) Mentoring
10 8 (15.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (15.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (15.69%) IBM Mainframe
10 8 (15.69%) Migration
10 8 (15.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (15.69%) SAP
10 8 (15.69%) PRINCE2
10 8 (15.69%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (13.73%) HP
11 7 (13.73%) Assembly Language
11 7 (13.73%) OO
11 7 (13.73%) MS Excel
11 7 (13.73%) Papyrus
11 7 (13.73%) StreamWeaver
11 7 (13.73%) Banking

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 17 (33.33%) CICS
2 7 (13.73%) Papyrus
2 7 (13.73%) StreamWeaver
2 7 (13.73%) Exstream Dialogue
2 7 (13.73%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) MS Excel
1 7 (13.73%) PowerPivot
2 6 (11.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Exstream
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (45.10%) DB2
2 17 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 8 (15.69%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (15.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (15.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (15.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Power View
5 6 (11.76%) Easytrieve
6 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (7.84%) Big Data
7 3 (5.88%) IMS/DB
8 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
General
1 18 (35.29%) Finance
2 7 (13.73%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (43.14%) Developer
2 11 (21.57%) Architect
3 9 (17.65%) Java Developer
4 7 (13.73%) Technical Architect
4 7 (13.73%) Applications Support
5 6 (11.76%) Mainframe Architect
5 6 (11.76%) Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) Support Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Applications Support Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) COBOL Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Lead Architect
7 4 (7.84%) MI Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 4 (7.84%) Analyst Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.88%) Applications Specialist
8 3 (5.88%) Support Specialist
8 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Manager
8 3 (5.88%) Business Manager
8 3 (5.88%) Applications Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) Middleware
2 2 (3.92%) .NET
3 1 (1.96%) WSDL
3 1 (1.96%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (60.78%) Mainframe
2 10 (19.61%) VSAM
3 8 (15.69%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.96%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.80%) VME
2 3 (5.88%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (17.65%) Mentoring
3 8 (15.69%) Migration
3 8 (15.69%) PRINCE2
3 8 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (13.73%) OO
4 7 (13.73%) Unit Testing
4 7 (13.73%) Time Management
4 7 (13.73%) Portfolio Management
5 6 (11.76%) ITIL
5 6 (11.76%) Change Management
6 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (7.84%) Data Analysis
7 3 (5.88%) Service Management
7 3 (5.88%) Coaching
7 3 (5.88%) SDLC
8 2 (3.92%) Product Management
8 2 (3.92%) Scrum
9 1 (1.96%) Integration Testing
9 1 (1.96%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 18 (35.29%) JCL
2 14 (27.45%) SQL
3 13 (25.49%) Java
4 7 (13.73%) Assembly Language
5 6 (11.76%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (35.29%) IBM
2 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
3 10 (19.61%) Oracle
4 8 (15.69%) SAP
5 7 (13.73%) HP
6 4 (7.84%) ICL
6 4 (7.84%) Fujitsu
6 4 (7.84%) Tableau
7 1 (1.96%) CA
Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago