The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 - 169
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 0 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.024% - 0.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.039% - 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 14
Median salary £50,000 - £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2580 1977 1731
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 61.27% 56.42% 52.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2265 1730 1513
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

COBOL
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for COBOL in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 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 Manchester region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 5 (83.33%) SAP
1 5 (83.33%) OO
1 5 (83.33%) ABAP
1 5 (83.33%) SAPscript
1 5 (83.33%) Web Dynpro
1 5 (83.33%) SAP Smart Forms
1 5 (83.33%) BAPI
1 5 (83.33%) SAP IS-U
1 5 (83.33%) LSMW
1 5 (83.33%) SAPUI5
1 5 (83.33%) IDoc
2 1 (16.67%) Subversion
2 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (16.67%) BDD
2 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) SQL

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (16.67%) CICS
1 1 (16.67%) JBoss
1 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 5 (83.33%) SAP IS-U
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) LSMW
2 1 (16.67%) ClearCase
2 1 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
1 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) ABAP Developer
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
1 5 (83.33%) SAP Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) BAPI
1 5 (83.33%) IDoc
1 5 (83.33%) SAP Smart Forms
1 5 (83.33%) SAPUI5
1 5 (83.33%) Web Dynpro
2 1 (16.67%) EJB
2 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
2 1 (16.67%) J2EE
2 1 (16.67%) JMS
2 1 (16.67%) JSP
2 1 (16.67%) Servlets
2 1 (16.67%) Struts
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) WSDL
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
1 1 (16.67%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) BDD
2 1 (16.67%) CMMI
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) RUP
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) ABAP
1 5 (83.33%) SAPscript
2 1 (16.67%) Assembly Language
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) Chordiant
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle