The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 211 199 237
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +38
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 30 39 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.53% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.77% 0.91% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 26 35 9
Average salary £57,500 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+43.75% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £33,000 £36,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
Programming Languages Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3897 4286 4499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 54.76% 58.65% 60.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3277 3810 4095
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
England

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 24 July 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 24 July 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
Manchester 0 16 £57,500 +45.56% 1
Cheshire 0 12 £57,500 +21.05% 1
Lancashire -4 2 £40,750 +16.42%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 30 (90.91%) Mainframe
2 29 (87.88%) Java
3 25 (75.76%) Banking
4 24 (72.73%) Finance
5 23 (69.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (66.67%) UML
6 22 (66.67%) DB2
6 22 (66.67%) J2EE
7 21 (63.64%) CICS
7 21 (63.64%) Risk Analysis
8 20 (60.61%) Waterfall
9 5 (15.15%) SQL
9 5 (15.15%) IBM
10 4 (12.12%) Unisys
10 4 (12.12%) C
11 3 (9.09%) HP
11 3 (9.09%) Oracle
11 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
11 3 (9.09%) Retail
11 3 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
11 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database
12 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
12 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (6.06%) Scrum
12 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
12 2 (6.06%) Web Development
12 2 (6.06%) Data Management
12 2 (6.06%) CentOS
12 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 21 (63.64%) CICS
2 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.06%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) SSL
1 2 (6.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (66.67%) DB2
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.06%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Eclipse
General
1 25 (75.76%) Banking
2 24 (72.73%) Finance
3 3 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (66.67%) Architect
2 18 (54.55%) Designer
3 15 (45.45%) Applications Architect
4 12 (36.36%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (24.24%) Solutions Designer
6 3 (9.09%) Analyst Programmer
6 3 (9.09%) Programmer
6 3 (9.09%) Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Java Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Integration Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (66.67%) J2EE
2 2 (6.06%) WSDL
2 2 (6.06%) HTML
2 2 (6.06%) CSS
2 2 (6.06%) SOAP
2 2 (6.06%) Web Services
2 2 (6.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (90.91%) Mainframe
2 3 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.03%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) CentOS
1 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (6.06%) UNIX
1 2 (6.06%) AIX
1 2 (6.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (69.70%) Stakeholder Management
2 22 (66.67%) UML
3 21 (63.64%) Risk Analysis
4 20 (60.61%) Waterfall
5 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.06%) Scrum
6 2 (6.06%) Web Development
6 2 (6.06%) Data Management
6 2 (6.06%) Product Management
6 2 (6.06%) SEO
6 2 (6.06%) Master Data Management
6 2 (6.06%) OO
6 2 (6.06%) SOA
7 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (87.88%) Java
2 5 (15.15%) SQL
3 4 (12.12%) C
4 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) JCL
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) IBM
2 4 (12.12%) Unisys
3 3 (9.09%) HP
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
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