The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Bradford region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 47 43 48
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bradford 0.29% 1.87% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.63% 3.52% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 1
Average salary - £45,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.88%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Programming Languages Category
Bradford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
159 199 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bradford 46.09% 53.07% 42.58%
Number of salaries quoted 120 150 181
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
COBOL
West Yorkshire

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 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Tuxedo
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) WSDL
2 1 (50.00%) XML Schema
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) JAXB
2 1 (50.00%) OpenView
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) CICS
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) zOS
2 1 (50.00%) W3C
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) Micro Focus
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) HP NNM
2 1 (50.00%) Spring

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) Tuxedo
1 1 (50.00%) CICS
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (50.00%) GlassFish
1 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) WSDL
1 1 (50.00%) XML Schema
1 1 (50.00%) JAXB
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) Java EE
1 1 (50.00%) Grails
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) W3C
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) zOS
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) HPUX
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
1 1 (50.00%) Groovy
1 1 (50.00%) Scala
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) OpenView
1 1 (50.00%) HP NNM
1 1 (50.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (50.00%) Micro Focus
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Brocade
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle