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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 235 241 259
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +18
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 10 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.045% 0.077%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.29% 0.075% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 5
Average salary £43,750 £35,000 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,975 £25,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £47,000 £50,200
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+24.22% -5.29%
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
3485 3981 4823
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 50.54% 60.28% 61.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3090 3473 4305
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
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 23 January 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 23 January 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
(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 -6 6 £61,215 +74.90% 1
Lancashire -1 4 £39,000 +73.33%
Manchester -6 1 £45,000 -10.00% 1
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 56 (90.32%) Mainframe
2 53 (85.48%) CICS
3 50 (80.65%) DB2
4 49 (79.03%) Finance
5 42 (67.74%) Banking
6 38 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (56.45%) Risk Analysis
8 34 (54.84%) Waterfall
9 33 (53.23%) Java
10 28 (45.16%) Stakeholder Management
11 26 (41.94%) J2EE
11 26 (41.94%) UML
12 17 (27.42%) IBM
13 12 (19.35%) VSAM
14 11 (17.74%) JCL
15 9 (14.52%) Service Delivery
15 9 (14.52%) IBM Mainframe
15 9 (14.52%) Mentoring
16 8 (12.90%) Unit Testing
17 7 (11.29%) zOS
18 6 (9.68%) ClearCase
18 6 (9.68%) SQL
18 6 (9.68%) Retail
18 6 (9.68%) CA Endevor
19 5 (8.06%) Easytrieve
19 5 (8.06%) Middleware
19 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
19 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
20 4 (6.45%) SOAP
20 4 (6.45%) XML

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 53 (85.48%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (80.65%) DB2
2 5 (8.06%) Easytrieve
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (9.68%) ClearCase
General
1 49 (79.03%) Finance
2 42 (67.74%) Banking
3 6 (9.68%) Retail
4 3 (4.84%) Marketing
5 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (43.55%) Designer
2 26 (41.94%) Architect
3 15 (24.19%) Applications Architect
4 14 (22.58%) Solutions Designer
4 14 (22.58%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (19.35%) Developer
6 6 (9.68%) Technical Specialist
6 6 (9.68%) COBOL Developer
7 5 (8.06%) Mainframe Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) COBOL Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Java Developer
9 3 (4.84%) COBOL Programmer
9 3 (4.84%) Programmer
9 3 (4.84%) DB2 Developer
10 2 (3.23%) Analyst Programmer
10 2 (3.23%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
10 2 (3.23%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
10 2 (3.23%) Mainframe Programmer
11 1 (1.61%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (41.94%) J2EE
2 5 (8.06%) Middleware
3 4 (6.45%) SOAP
3 4 (6.45%) XML
4 2 (3.23%) HTML
5 1 (1.61%) jQuery
5 1 (1.61%) WSDL
5 1 (1.61%) CSS
5 1 (1.61%) .NET
5 1 (1.61%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 56 (90.32%) Mainframe
2 12 (19.35%) VSAM
3 9 (14.52%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (6.45%) Credit Risk
5 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.61%) Open Source
6 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.29%) zOS
2 1 (1.61%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (56.45%) Risk Analysis
3 34 (54.84%) Waterfall
4 28 (45.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (41.94%) UML
6 9 (14.52%) Service Delivery
6 9 (14.52%) Mentoring
7 8 (12.90%) Unit Testing
8 4 (6.45%) Migration
9 3 (4.84%) Scrum
9 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2
10 2 (3.23%) Product Management
10 2 (3.23%) Software Engineering
11 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Architecture
11 1 (1.61%) ITIL
11 1 (1.61%) SOA
11 1 (1.61%) Project Management
11 1 (1.61%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 33 (53.23%) Java
2 11 (17.74%) JCL
3 6 (9.68%) SQL
4 3 (4.84%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
1 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 17 (27.42%) IBM
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle
3 1 (1.61%) Fujitsu
3 1 (1.61%) ICL
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