Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 297 279 252
Rank change year-on-year -18 -27 -12
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 7 10 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.088% 0.13% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% 0.23% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 17
Manchester median annual salary £42,000 - £52,500
10th Percentile £33,700 - £34,250
90th Percentile £52,050 - £60,000
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 Manchester with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 4615 4339 3691
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 58.06% 57.85% 49.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3930 3837 3232
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £61,750 £61,250 £55,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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

COBOL
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing COBOL in Manchester over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for COBOL in Manchester

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

1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) DB2
2 4 (57.14%) CICS
2 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) IMS/DB
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) XML
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) PMI
5 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
5 1 (14.29%) XSD
5 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
5 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
5 1 (14.29%) EJB
5 1 (14.29%) JSP
5 1 (14.29%) Servlets
5 1 (14.29%) Struts
5 1 (14.29%) Web Services
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (14.29%) 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 4 (57.14%) CICS
2 1 (14.29%) JBoss
2 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) FTP
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) DB2
2 2 (28.57%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) ClearCase
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
1 1 (14.29%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) COBOL Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (14.29%) DB2 Support
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) EDI Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) EDI Systems Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Support
2 1 (14.29%) Senior COBOL Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) cXML
2 1 (14.29%) EDI
2 1 (14.29%) EDIFACT
2 1 (14.29%) EJB
2 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
2 1 (14.29%) JMS
2 1 (14.29%) JSP
2 1 (14.29%) Servlets
2 1 (14.29%) Struts
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) WSDL
2 1 (14.29%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) AIX
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) CMMI
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Release Management
4 1 (14.29%) RUP
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Chordiant
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Talend