The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bradford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 52 52 44
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 1 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bradford 0.28% 0.30% 2.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.70% 0.65% 4.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 10
Average salary £35,000 - £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,250 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -11.11%
COBOL
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bradford region.

Programming Languages Category
Bradford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
142 153 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bradford 39.34% 45.40% 58.05%
Number of salaries quoted 103 110 189
Average salary £36,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.75% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Bradford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

COBOL
Salary Trend in Bradford

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Bradford

COBOL
Top 3 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bradford region citing COBOL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited COBOL.

1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bradford region citing COBOL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited COBOL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting