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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 223 220 254
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +34
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 28 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.055% 0.46% 0.086%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.10% 0.87% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 3 15 2
Median salary £32,500 £40,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% -3.03%
UK excluding London median salary £46,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +28.57%
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
2919 3224 3876
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 53.29% 52.86% 55.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2517 2716 3301
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +14 3 £32,500 -18.75% 1
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 14 (70.00%) JCL
1 14 (70.00%) Mainframe
1 14 (70.00%) Finance
2 11 (55.00%) IBM
2 11 (55.00%) CICS
3 8 (40.00%) Banking
3 8 (40.00%) VSAM
3 8 (40.00%) QA
3 8 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (20.00%) PRINCE
4 4 (20.00%) Project Management
4 4 (20.00%) UML
4 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (20.00%) Line Management
4 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.00%) Java
5 3 (15.00%) DB2
5 3 (15.00%) REXX
5 3 (15.00%) HP
5 3 (15.00%) Exstream
5 3 (15.00%) Exstream Dialogue
6 2 (10.00%) Web Dynpro
6 2 (10.00%) SAP CRM
6 2 (10.00%) SAP Smart Forms
6 2 (10.00%) BAPI
6 2 (10.00%) SAP XI
6 2 (10.00%) SAPscript
6 2 (10.00%) SAP
6 2 (10.00%) Web Services
6 2 (10.00%) ABAP

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (55.00%) CICS
2 3 (15.00%) Exstream Dialogue
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Exstream
2 2 (10.00%) SAP BPC
2 2 (10.00%) SAP CRM
2 2 (10.00%) SAP ERP
2 2 (10.00%) SAP SCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) LSMW
General
1 14 (70.00%) Finance
2 8 (40.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Developer
2 8 (40.00%) Mainframe Developer
2 8 (40.00%) Senior Developer
2 8 (40.00%) Senior Mainframe Developer
3 7 (35.00%) Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Technical Business Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) COBOL Developer
6 2 (10.00%) ABAP Developer
7 1 (5.00%) DB2 Developer
7 1 (5.00%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) BAPI
1 2 (10.00%) ISPF
1 2 (10.00%) SAP PI
1 2 (10.00%) SAP Smart Forms
1 2 (10.00%) SAP XI
1 2 (10.00%) Web Dynpro
1 2 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (70.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (40.00%) VSAM
3 2 (10.00%) FMCG
4 1 (5.00%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (20.00%) Line Management
2 4 (20.00%) PRINCE
2 4 (20.00%) Project Management
2 4 (20.00%) UML
2 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (10.00%) CRM
3 2 (10.00%) ERP
3 2 (10.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) JCL
2 3 (15.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) REXX
3 2 (10.00%) ABAP
3 2 (10.00%) SAPscript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) IBM
2 3 (15.00%) HP
3 2 (10.00%) SAP
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