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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 234 240 230
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 19 3 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.043% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.56% 0.076% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 19
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -8.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £32,500 £39,600
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
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
3377 3948 4380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 52.58% 56.11% 59.89%
Number of salaries quoted 2848 3375 3843
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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
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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 - 12 £40,000 - 1
Lancashire +7 7 £50,608 +55.71% 2
Manchester - 2 £37,500 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 21 (72.41%) Mainframe
2 12 (41.38%) IBM
3 11 (37.93%) Java
4 10 (34.48%) DB2
5 9 (31.03%) JCL
5 9 (31.03%) Finance
5 9 (31.03%) Migration
6 8 (27.59%) Oracle
7 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
7 7 (24.14%) CICS
7 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (20.69%) SQL
8 6 (20.69%) PRINCE2
9 5 (17.24%) ITIL
9 5 (17.24%) HP
9 5 (17.24%) Exstream
9 5 (17.24%) Exstream Dialogue
9 5 (17.24%) Papyrus
9 5 (17.24%) StreamWeaver
9 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
9 5 (17.24%) VME
9 5 (17.24%) Time Management
9 5 (17.24%) Portfolio Management
10 4 (13.79%) Big Data
10 4 (13.79%) WebSphere
10 4 (13.79%) Fujitsu
10 4 (13.79%) VSAM
10 4 (13.79%) ICL
10 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (13.79%) OO

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 7 (24.14%) CICS
2 5 (17.24%) Papyrus
2 5 (17.24%) StreamWeaver
2 5 (17.24%) Exstream Dialogue
3 4 (13.79%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Exstream
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) DB2
2 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (13.79%) Big Data
4 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) Java Developer
3 6 (20.69%) Applications Support
4 5 (17.24%) Support Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Applications Support Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Lead Architect
5 4 (13.79%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 4 (13.79%) Architect
5 4 (13.79%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (13.79%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Applications Support Specialist
6 3 (10.34%) Support Specialist
6 3 (10.34%) Applications Specialist
6 3 (10.34%) COBOL Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Technical Specialist
8 1 (3.45%) Applications Support Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Test Manager
8 1 (3.45%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) Middleware
2 2 (6.90%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) WSDL
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (72.41%) Mainframe
2 4 (13.79%) VSAM
3 3 (10.34%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) VME
2 3 (10.34%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Migration
2 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.69%) PRINCE2
4 5 (17.24%) ITIL
4 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
4 5 (17.24%) Time Management
4 5 (17.24%) Portfolio Management
5 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (13.79%) OO
6 3 (10.34%) Service Management
6 3 (10.34%) Scrum
7 2 (6.90%) Product Management
8 1 (3.45%) Integration Testing
8 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.45%) Change Control
8 1 (3.45%) Automated Testing
8 1 (3.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) Java
2 9 (31.03%) JCL
3 6 (20.69%) SQL
4 1 (3.45%) Assembly Language
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) IBM
2 8 (27.59%) Oracle
3 5 (17.24%) HP
4 4 (13.79%) ICL
4 4 (13.79%) Fujitsu
Cheshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Blackburn
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago