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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 210 199 231
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +32
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 46 37 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.52% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.13% 0.89% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 44 34 10
Average salary £57,500 £39,250 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.49% -0.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £35,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £49,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +2.59%
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
4054 4165 4415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 54.58% 58.53% 59.84%
Number of salaries quoted 3362 3718 4003
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 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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
Cheshire -2 24 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Manchester -3 19 £57,500 +41.97% 3
Lancashire -11 2 £40,750 +16.42%
Merseyside - 1 £35,000 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 49 (98.00%) Mainframe
2 43 (86.00%) Java
2 43 (86.00%) Finance
3 39 (78.00%) Banking
3 39 (78.00%) DB2
4 38 (76.00%) CICS
5 37 (74.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 36 (72.00%) Waterfall
7 34 (68.00%) Risk Analysis
7 34 (68.00%) J2EE
7 34 (68.00%) UML
8 9 (18.00%) IBM
9 6 (12.00%) IBM Mainframe
10 5 (10.00%) SQL
10 5 (10.00%) Retail
11 4 (8.00%) Unit Testing
11 4 (8.00%) C
11 4 (8.00%) Unisys
12 3 (6.00%) ClearCase
12 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (6.00%) CA Endevor
13 2 (4.00%) Data Management
13 2 (4.00%) VSAM
13 2 (4.00%) Scrum
13 2 (4.00%) CentOS
13 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (4.00%) Product Management
13 2 (4.00%) Service Delivery
13 2 (4.00%) SEO
13 2 (4.00%) WebSphere

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 38 (76.00%) CICS
2 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) SSL
1 2 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (78.00%) DB2
2 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.00%) IBM InfoSphere
2 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.00%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) ClearCase
2 2 (4.00%) Eclipse
General
1 43 (86.00%) Finance
2 39 (78.00%) Banking
3 5 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (68.00%) Architect
2 29 (58.00%) Designer
3 25 (50.00%) Applications Architect
4 17 (34.00%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (26.00%) Solutions Designer
6 5 (10.00%) Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Mainframe Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.00%) DB2 Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.00%) COBOL Developer
8 2 (4.00%) COBOL Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Technical Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Integration Architect
9 1 (2.00%) Development Analyst
9 1 (2.00%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (68.00%) J2EE
2 2 (4.00%) HTML
2 2 (4.00%) CSS
2 2 (4.00%) SOAP
2 2 (4.00%) Web Services
2 2 (4.00%) XML
2 2 (4.00%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 49 (98.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (12.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (4.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) CentOS
1 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (4.00%) UNIX
1 2 (4.00%) AIX
1 2 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (74.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 36 (72.00%) Waterfall
3 34 (68.00%) Risk Analysis
3 34 (68.00%) UML
4 4 (8.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.00%) Data Management
6 2 (4.00%) Scrum
6 2 (4.00%) Product Management
6 2 (4.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.00%) SEO
6 2 (4.00%) Web Development
6 2 (4.00%) SOA
6 2 (4.00%) OO
6 2 (4.00%) Master Data Management
7 1 (2.00%) ITIL
7 1 (2.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 43 (86.00%) Java
2 5 (10.00%) SQL
3 4 (8.00%) C
4 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.00%) JCL
5 1 (2.00%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) IBM
2 4 (8.00%) Unisys
3 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Incentives
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