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

COBOL
North West / Manchester
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 173 -
Rank change year-on-year -22 -  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 5 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.13% 0.12% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.21% 0.22% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 0
Median salary £57,500 £42,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.29% -  
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 Manchester with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2378 1803 1996
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 60.42% 52.66% 52.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2032 1532 1752
Median salary £40,496 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.71% +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 30 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 Manchester region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 5 (100.00%) ABAP
1 5 (100.00%) SAP
1 5 (100.00%) OO
1 5 (100.00%) SAPscript
1 5 (100.00%) Web Dynpro
1 5 (100.00%) SAP Smart Forms
1 5 (100.00%) BAPI
1 5 (100.00%) LSMW
1 5 (100.00%) SAP IS-U
1 5 (100.00%) SAPUI5

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:

Business Applications
1 5 (100.00%) SAP IS-U
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) LSMW
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) ABAP Developer
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
1 5 (100.00%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) BAPI
1 5 (100.00%) SAP Smart Forms
1 5 (100.00%) SAPUI5
1 5 (100.00%) Web Dynpro
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) ABAP
1 5 (100.00%) SAPscript
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) SAP