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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
North West / Cheshire
Rank 91 99 115
Rank change year-on-year +8 +16  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 2 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.19% 0.23% 0.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.32% 0.47% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 8
Median salary £40,500 £32,500 £61,215
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.61% -46.90%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,900 £32,500 £41,375
10% offered a salary of more than £44,100 £32,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +16.66% -10.00%  

COBOL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 632 645 853
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 59.18% 49.62% 48.97%
Number of salaries quoted 548 557 691
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing COBOL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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
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 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 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
Knutsford - 2 £40,500 - 1
COBOL
North West

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 7 (100.00%) DB2
1 7 (100.00%) CICS
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
2 6 (85.71%) Banking
3 4 (57.14%) IMS/DB
3 4 (57.14%) Corporate Banking
3 4 (57.14%) Risk Management
3 4 (57.14%) Financial Institution
3 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
3 4 (57.14%) Service Management
4 3 (42.86%) IBM
4 3 (42.86%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (42.86%) SDLC
5 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
5 2 (28.57%) Java
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) SLA
5 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
5 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
5 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (14.29%) TDD
6 1 (14.29%) Subversion
6 1 (14.29%) VSAM
6 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration

COBOL
Top Related 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 7 (100.00%) CICS
2 1 (14.29%) JBoss
2 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) DB2
2 4 (57.14%) IMS/DB
3 1 (14.29%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) ClearCase
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
2 6 (85.71%) Banking
3 4 (57.14%) Corporate Banking
3 4 (57.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Applications Support
2 2 (28.57%) Applications Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Applications Support Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Designer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) DB2 Support
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Designer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) EJB
1 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
1 1 (14.29%) J2EE
1 1 (14.29%) JMS
1 1 (14.29%) JSP
1 1 (14.29%) Servlets
1 1 (14.29%) Struts
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) WSDL
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (42.86%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (14.29%) Online Banking
4 1 (14.29%) PMI
4 1 (14.29%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Risk Management
1 4 (57.14%) Service Management
2 3 (42.86%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
3 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) CMMI
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) RUP
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) JCL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) CA
2 1 (14.29%) Chordiant
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Sun
Knutsford, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago