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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 251 235 217
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -18
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 4 21 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.056% 0.28% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.099% 0.48% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 3 14 21
Average salary £32,500 £34,750 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.47% -9.74%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Programming Languages Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
4060 4380 4323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 56.59% 59.44% 60.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3483 3820 3898
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
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
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire - 3 £32,500 -
Cheshire -6 1 £35,000 -4.10% 1
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (71.43%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
3 3 (42.86%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Unisys
4 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 2 (28.57%) C
4 2 (28.57%) Assembly Language
4 2 (28.57%) JCL
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 1 (14.29%) UNIX
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) VB
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) DB2
5 1 (14.29%) Business Objects
5 1 (14.29%) IIS
5 1 (14.29%) SOAP
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (14.29%) Selenium

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
1 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Programmer
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst Programmer
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (14.29%) Junior Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Junior Java Developer
4 1 (14.29%) COBOL Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) DBA
4 1 (14.29%) Junior
4 1 (14.29%) Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Use Case
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) C
2 2 (28.57%) Assembly Language
2 2 (28.57%) JCL
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) VB
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Unisys
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Business Objects
Altrincham, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire, Knutsford
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago