Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for COBOL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited COBOL over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 142 174
Rank change year-on-year +5 +32 -13
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 33 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.09% 0.31% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.12% 0.55% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 23 8 12
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £35,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.86% -18.60% -21.82%
10th Percentile £38,000 £32,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £37,500 £45,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £35,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +42.86% -18.60% -21.82%

COBOL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1556 1274 1782
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 51.47% 56.30% 54.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1285 1145 1529
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,850 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £53,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing COBOL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in Cheshire

COBOL
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL in Cheshire.

Salary trend for COBOL in Cheshire

COBOL
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing COBOL in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for COBOL in Cheshire

COBOL
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -30 18 £45,000 +28.57% 2
COBOL
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 25 (75.76%) Finance
2 24 (72.73%) DB2
2 24 (72.73%) CICS
3 21 (63.64%) Mainframe
4 17 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (48.48%) Waterfall
6 15 (45.45%) Service Management
7 14 (42.42%) Java
8 13 (39.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (36.36%) XML
9 12 (36.36%) Oracle
9 12 (36.36%) Test Automation
9 12 (36.36%) SDLC
10 11 (33.33%) Assembly Language
10 11 (33.33%) SQL
10 11 (33.33%) Banking
11 10 (30.30%) IMS/DB
12 9 (27.27%) WebSphere
12 9 (27.27%) Project Management
13 8 (24.24%) Hibernate
13 8 (24.24%) Risk Management
13 8 (24.24%) Subversion
13 8 (24.24%) J2EE
13 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
13 8 (24.24%) WebLogic
13 8 (24.24%) EJB
13 8 (24.24%) JSP
13 8 (24.24%) Servlets
13 8 (24.24%) Struts
13 8 (24.24%) Web Services

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 24 (72.73%) CICS
2 9 (27.27%) WebSphere
3 8 (24.24%) JBoss
3 8 (24.24%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 5 (15.15%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) ATM
2 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (72.73%) DB2
2 10 (30.30%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) ClearCase
1 8 (24.24%) Subversion
2 5 (15.15%) VersaTest
3 2 (6.06%) XPEDITER
4 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (75.76%) Finance
2 11 (33.33%) Banking
3 5 (15.15%) Investment Banking
3 5 (15.15%) Law
3 5 (15.15%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Integration Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Designer
3 5 (15.15%) Applications Support
3 5 (15.15%) Programmer
3 5 (15.15%) Systems Programmer
3 5 (15.15%) Test Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Software Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (9.09%) Applications Support Specialist
5 3 (9.09%) DB2 Programmer
5 3 (9.09%) DB2 Support
5 3 (9.09%) DB2 Systems Programmer
5 3 (9.09%) Support Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) CICS Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) CICS Programmer
6 2 (6.06%) CICS Systems Programmer
6 2 (6.06%) Mainframe Support
6 2 (6.06%) Software Designer
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) XML
2 8 (24.24%) EJB
2 8 (24.24%) Hibernate
2 8 (24.24%) J2EE
2 8 (24.24%) JMS
2 8 (24.24%) JSP
2 8 (24.24%) Servlets
2 8 (24.24%) Struts
2 8 (24.24%) Web Services
2 8 (24.24%) WSDL
2 8 (24.24%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 21 (63.64%) Mainframe
2 7 (21.21%) PMI
3 5 (15.15%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (12.12%) Tandem
5 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
7 1 (3.03%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (48.48%) Waterfall
3 15 (45.45%) Service Management
4 13 (39.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (36.36%) SDLC
5 12 (36.36%) Test Automation
6 9 (27.27%) Project Management
7 8 (24.24%) PRINCE2
7 8 (24.24%) Risk Management
8 7 (21.21%) BDD
8 7 (21.21%) CMMI
8 7 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (21.21%) PRINCE
8 7 (21.21%) RUP
8 7 (21.21%) TDD
9 6 (18.18%) DevOps
9 6 (18.18%) ITIL
9 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
10 5 (15.15%) Problem Management
10 5 (15.15%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) Java
2 11 (33.33%) Assembly Language
2 11 (33.33%) SQL
3 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
4 5 (15.15%) JCL
4 5 (15.15%) REXX
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) PMI Certification
2 3 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) PMP
3 1 (3.03%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Oracle
2 8 (24.24%) Chordiant
3 6 (18.18%) IBM
4 3 (9.09%) CA
5 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.03%) Sun