The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
England / North West
Rank 246 223 240
Rank change year-on-year -23 +17  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 8 15 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.13% 0.26% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.22% 0.51% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 8 15 11
Median salary £57,500 £42,500 £61,215
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.29% -30.57%  
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 the North West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 3608 2924 3348
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 58.70% 51.45% 51.04%
Number of salaries quoted 3097 2485 2865
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

COBOL
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for COBOL in the North West

COBOL
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing COBOL in the North West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for COBOL in the North West

COBOL
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -18 5 £57,500 +35.29%
Cheshire +5 2 £40,500 +24.61% 1
Lancashire -4 1 £42,500 -10.52%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 10 (66.67%) Finance
2 9 (60.00%) DB2
2 9 (60.00%) CICS
3 8 (53.33%) Banking
4 6 (40.00%) Mainframe
5 5 (33.33%) Service Management
5 5 (33.33%) SAPscript
5 5 (33.33%) ABAP
5 5 (33.33%) SAP
5 5 (33.33%) OO
5 5 (33.33%) Web Dynpro
5 5 (33.33%) SAP Smart Forms
5 5 (33.33%) BAPI
5 5 (33.33%) LSMW
5 5 (33.33%) SAP IS-U
5 5 (33.33%) SAPUI5
6 4 (26.67%) IMS/DB
6 4 (26.67%) Corporate Banking
6 4 (26.67%) IBM
6 4 (26.67%) Oracle
6 4 (26.67%) Financial Institution
6 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
7 3 (20.00%) JCL
7 3 (20.00%) SQL
7 3 (20.00%) VSAM
7 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (20.00%) SDLC
7 3 (20.00%) Degree
7 3 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (13.33%) Waterfall

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (60.00%) CICS
2 1 (6.67%) JBoss
2 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (33.33%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) FTP
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) DB2
2 4 (26.67%) IMS/DB
3 1 (6.67%) Data Mining
3 1 (6.67%) DataStage
3 1 (6.67%) Easytrieve
3 1 (6.67%) MS Access
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) LSMW
2 1 (6.67%) ClearCase
2 1 (6.67%) Fiddler
2 1 (6.67%) Firebug
2 1 (6.67%) JMeter
2 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.67%) Subversion
2 1 (6.67%) The Grinder
2 1 (6.67%) Toad
General
1 10 (66.67%) Finance
2 8 (53.33%) Banking
3 4 (26.67%) Corporate Banking
3 4 (26.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) ABAP Developer
2 5 (33.33%) SAP Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Applications Support
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Support Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) COBOL Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Designer
4 2 (13.33%) Support Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Data Manager
5 1 (6.67%) DB2 Support
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Software Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) BAPI
1 5 (33.33%) SAP Smart Forms
1 5 (33.33%) SAPUI5
1 5 (33.33%) Web Dynpro
2 1 (6.67%) EJB
2 1 (6.67%) Hibernate
2 1 (6.67%) J2EE
2 1 (6.67%) JMS
2 1 (6.67%) JSP
2 1 (6.67%) Servlets
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) Struts
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) WSDL
2 1 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (20.00%) VSAM
3 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.67%) Online Banking
4 1 (6.67%) PMI
4 1 (6.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) OO
1 5 (33.33%) Service Management
2 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
3 3 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) CMMI
5 1 (6.67%) ETL
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) ABAP
1 5 (33.33%) SAPscript
2 3 (20.00%) JCL
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) Assembly Language
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) SAP
2 4 (26.67%) IBM
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) Cognizant
3 2 (13.33%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) CA
4 1 (6.67%) Chordiant
4 1 (6.67%) Informatica
4 1 (6.67%) Sun
Knutsford, Cheshire
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