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

COBOL
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 263 234 222
Rank change year-on-year -29 -12  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 12 3 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.18% 0.054% 0.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% 0.100% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 23
Median salary £50,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.85% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £35,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.25% +4.44%  

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 3965 3003 3333
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 58.72% 53.67% 52.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3397 2598 2835
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £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 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
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 June 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
Cheshire -18 11 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Manchester - 1 £50,000 -
COBOL
England

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

1 10 (50.00%) Oracle
2 9 (45.00%) DB2
2 9 (45.00%) XML
2 9 (45.00%) Java
2 9 (45.00%) CICS
2 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Banking
2 9 (45.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (30.00%) BDD
3 6 (30.00%) SDLC
3 6 (30.00%) TDD
3 6 (30.00%) PMI
3 6 (30.00%) PMI Certification
3 6 (30.00%) RUP
3 6 (30.00%) Project Management
3 6 (30.00%) Mainframe
3 6 (30.00%) Service Management
3 6 (30.00%) CMMI
3 6 (30.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (25.00%) OO
4 5 (25.00%) SQL
4 5 (25.00%) ABAP
4 5 (25.00%) SAP
4 5 (25.00%) SAP IS-U
4 5 (25.00%) LSMW
4 5 (25.00%) SAP Smart Forms
4 5 (25.00%) BAPI
4 5 (25.00%) SAPscript
4 5 (25.00%) Web Dynpro

COBOL
Co-occurring 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 (45.00%) CICS
2 4 (20.00%) JBoss
2 4 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (20.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 5 (25.00%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) DB2
2 4 (20.00%) IMS/DB
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) LSMW
2 4 (20.00%) ClearCase
2 4 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 9 (45.00%) Banking
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Retail
2 4 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Designer
1 6 (30.00%) Developer
1 6 (30.00%) Integration Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) ABAP Developer
2 5 (25.00%) SAP Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Applications Support
4 2 (10.00%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Applications Support Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Support Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (5.00%) DB2 Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) XML
2 5 (25.00%) BAPI
2 5 (25.00%) IDoc
2 5 (25.00%) SAP Smart Forms
2 5 (25.00%) SAPUI5
2 5 (25.00%) Web Dynpro
3 4 (20.00%) EJB
3 4 (20.00%) Hibernate
3 4 (20.00%) J2EE
3 4 (20.00%) JMS
3 4 (20.00%) JSP
3 4 (20.00%) Servlets
3 4 (20.00%) Struts
3 4 (20.00%) Web Services
3 4 (20.00%) WSDL
3 4 (20.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Mainframe
1 6 (30.00%) PMI
2 2 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (45.00%) Waterfall
2 6 (30.00%) BDD
2 6 (30.00%) CMMI
2 6 (30.00%) PRINCE2
2 6 (30.00%) Project Management
2 6 (30.00%) RUP
2 6 (30.00%) SDLC
2 6 (30.00%) Service Management
2 6 (30.00%) TDD
3 5 (25.00%) OO
4 4 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
4 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (20.00%) PRINCE
4 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) ABAP
2 5 (25.00%) SAPscript
2 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (20.00%) Assembly Language
3 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (25.00%) SAP
3 4 (20.00%) Chordiant
4 2 (10.00%) IBM
5 1 (5.00%) HP
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