The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Knutsford 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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
Cheshire / Knutsford
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 13 -
Rank change year-on-year -33 -  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 7 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Knutsford 2.45% 5.45% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.65% 11.11% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 0
Median salary £45,000 £35,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  

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 Knutsford with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Knutsford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 124 27 72
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Knutsford 43.36% 49.09% 53.73%
Number of salaries quoted 43 15 69
Median salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,900 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Knutsford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Knutsford 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 Knutsford

COBOL
Salary Trend in Knutsford

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

Salary trend for COBOL in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Knutsford region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 8 (88.89%) DB2
1 8 (88.89%) CICS
2 7 (77.78%) Banking
3 5 (55.56%) SDLC
3 5 (55.56%) Mainframe
3 5 (55.56%) Service Management
4 4 (44.44%) CMMI
4 4 (44.44%) Project Management
4 4 (44.44%) Oracle
4 4 (44.44%) PMI
4 4 (44.44%) PMI Certification
4 4 (44.44%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) XML
4 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
4 4 (44.44%) RUP
4 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
4 4 (44.44%) BDD
4 4 (44.44%) IMS/DB
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (44.44%) TDD
5 3 (33.33%) Hibernate
5 3 (33.33%) Retail
5 3 (33.33%) Subversion
5 3 (33.33%) Retail Banking
5 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
5 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (33.33%) ClearCase

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Knutsford 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 8 (88.89%) CICS
2 3 (33.33%) JBoss
2 3 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) DB2
2 4 (44.44%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) ClearCase
1 3 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 7 (77.78%) Banking
2 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) Retail
3 3 (33.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Integration Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Applications Support
3 2 (22.22%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (22.22%) Applications Support Specialist
3 2 (22.22%) Designer
3 2 (22.22%) Support Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) DB2 Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) XML
2 3 (33.33%) EJB
2 3 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 3 (33.33%) J2EE
2 3 (33.33%) JMS
2 3 (33.33%) JSP
2 3 (33.33%) Servlets
2 3 (33.33%) Struts
2 3 (33.33%) Web Services
2 3 (33.33%) WSDL
2 3 (33.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Mainframe
2 4 (44.44%) PMI
3 2 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (11.11%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) SDLC
1 5 (55.56%) Service Management
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) BDD
2 4 (44.44%) CMMI
2 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
2 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 4 (44.44%) RUP
2 4 (44.44%) TDD
2 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (33.33%) PRINCE
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
4 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) Assembly Language
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) PMI Certification
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) Chordiant
3 2 (22.22%) IBM