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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
Cheshire / Knutsford
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 - 31
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Knutsford 3.45% - 0.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.77% - 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 1
Median salary £45,000 - £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 Knutsford with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Knutsford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 52 55 53
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Knutsford 59.77% 67.07% 31.74%
Number of salaries quoted 40 29 46
Median salary £37,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £19,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,800 £65,000 £41,250
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.21% +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 28 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 Knutsford region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 3 (100.00%) DB2
1 3 (100.00%) CICS
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) IMS/DB
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) Online Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Windows

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 3 (100.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) DB2
2 2 (66.67%) IMS/DB
General
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support
2 1 (33.33%) DB2 Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM