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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - 42 51
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bradford - 0.85% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 2.34% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +2.59%
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
158 128 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bradford 43.89% 36.06% 65.73%
Number of salaries quoted 112 99 196
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,275 £21,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £42,500 £42,425
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

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 29 August 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%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) HPUX
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (100.00%) Tuxedo
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) OpenView
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
1 2 (100.00%) Micro Focus
1 2 (100.00%) HP NNM
1 2 (100.00%) Brocade
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (100.00%) HP StorageWorks
1 2 (100.00%) HP SIM
1 2 (100.00%) Capacity Management
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Tuning

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (100.00%) Tuxedo
Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Replication
1 2 (100.00%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) HPUX
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (100.00%) Capacity Management
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) OpenView
1 2 (100.00%) HP NNM
1 2 (100.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (100.00%) Micro Focus
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Brocade