The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 148 167 168
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +1
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 27 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.71% 0.16% 0.063%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.45% 0.31% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 13 3 2
Average salary £42,500 £39,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% +2.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £38,840 £35,600
10% offered a salary of more than £46,900 £47,800 £40,400
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +10.38%
COBOL
England

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

Programming Languages Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1860 1927 1652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 48.70% 52.72% 52.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1637 1659 1438
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

COBOL
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

COBOL Salary Trend in the East Midlands

COBOL
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

COBOL Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

COBOL
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire -4 13 £35,000 -30.00% 5
Leicestershire +19 7 £42,500 +9.25% 1
Northamptonshire +4 6 £47,000 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 61 (67.78%) DB2
2 58 (64.44%) Mainframe
3 54 (60.00%) JCL
4 50 (55.56%) SQL
5 41 (45.56%) CICS
6 40 (44.44%) SDLC
7 37 (41.11%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (37.78%) Web Services
9 32 (35.56%) IBM
10 29 (32.22%) DataStage
10 29 (32.22%) Analytical Skills
11 26 (28.89%) VSAM
12 25 (27.78%) UNIX
13 24 (26.67%) XML
13 24 (26.67%) WebSphere
14 23 (25.56%) Java
15 21 (23.33%) VB
15 21 (23.33%) ITIL
15 21 (23.33%) Retail
16 20 (22.22%) CA Endevor
16 20 (22.22%) Mentoring
17 19 (21.11%) .NET
17 19 (21.11%) Configuration Management
18 17 (18.89%) Pentaho
18 17 (18.89%) ETL
18 17 (18.89%) Line Management
19 16 (17.78%) Apache Hive
19 16 (17.78%) MongoDB
19 16 (17.78%) User Stories
19 16 (17.78%) Procedural Programming

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 41 (45.56%) CICS
2 24 (26.67%) WebSphere
3 9 (10.00%) Confluence
3 9 (10.00%) Oracle Workflow
3 9 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 9 (10.00%) JBoss
4 3 (3.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.33%) FTP
2 9 (10.00%) DNS
2 9 (10.00%) SSL
2 9 (10.00%) Internet
3 4 (4.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (67.78%) DB2
2 29 (32.22%) DataStage
3 17 (18.89%) Pentaho
4 16 (17.78%) Apache Hive
4 16 (17.78%) MongoDB
5 15 (16.67%) Adabas
6 13 (14.44%) SQL Server
7 9 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (10.00%) Oracle Database
8 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (17.78%) Git (software)
2 9 (10.00%) Hudson
2 9 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (10.00%) HP UFT
2 9 (10.00%) LoadRunner
2 9 (10.00%) JIRA
3 4 (4.44%) ChangeMan
4 1 (1.11%) XPEDITER
General
1 21 (23.33%) Retail
2 15 (16.67%) Marketing
3 10 (11.11%) Finance
4 9 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (36.67%) Analyst
2 28 (31.11%) Developer
3 22 (24.44%) Analyst Programmer
3 22 (24.44%) Programmer
4 18 (20.00%) Mainframe Developer
5 16 (17.78%) Software Engineer
6 13 (14.44%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
6 13 (14.44%) COBOL Programmer
6 13 (14.44%) COBOL Analyst
7 11 (12.22%) Senior Software Engineer
8 9 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
9 8 (8.89%) Applications Support
10 5 (5.56%) Environment Manager
11 4 (4.44%) Team Leader
11 4 (4.44%) Technical Team Leader
11 4 (4.44%) COBOL Developer
11 4 (4.44%) Environment Analyst
12 3 (3.33%) DataStage Developer
12 3 (3.33%) AS400 Developer
12 3 (3.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (37.78%) Web Services
2 24 (26.67%) XML
3 19 (21.11%) .NET
4 14 (15.56%) WebSphere MQ
5 12 (13.33%) Middleware
5 12 (13.33%) ASP.NET
5 12 (13.33%) XSLT
6 9 (10.00%) SOAP
6 9 (10.00%) Java EE
7 3 (3.33%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.11%) HTML
8 1 (1.11%) ISPF
8 1 (1.11%) WCF
8 1 (1.11%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 58 (64.44%) Mainframe
2 29 (32.22%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (28.89%) VSAM
4 15 (16.67%) Credit Risk
5 9 (10.00%) Computer Science
6 7 (7.78%) Management Information System
7 5 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (3.33%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 25 (27.78%) UNIX
2 15 (16.67%) Linux
3 6 (6.67%) Windows
4 3 (3.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (44.44%) SDLC
2 37 (41.11%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (23.33%) ITIL
4 20 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 19 (21.11%) Configuration Management
6 17 (18.89%) ETL
6 17 (18.89%) Line Management
7 16 (17.78%) Procedural Programming
7 16 (17.78%) User Stories
7 16 (17.78%) BDD
7 16 (17.78%) TDD
7 16 (17.78%) Scrum
7 16 (17.78%) Software Engineering
8 14 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 9 (10.00%) Unit Testing
9 9 (10.00%) DevOps
9 9 (10.00%) Workflow Management
9 9 (10.00%) Automated Testing
9 9 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 54 (60.00%) JCL
2 50 (55.56%) SQL
3 23 (25.56%) Java
4 21 (23.33%) VB
5 15 (16.67%) NATURAL
6 13 (14.44%) C#
7 12 (13.33%) VB.NET
7 12 (13.33%) VB6
8 11 (12.22%) JavaScript
9 10 (11.11%) REXX
10 9 (10.00%) PL/1
10 9 (10.00%) Ruby
10 9 (10.00%) Python
10 9 (10.00%) Perl
11 6 (6.67%) Delphi
12 3 (3.33%) RPG
12 3 (3.33%) C++
13 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
13 1 (1.11%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 12 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.00%) QA
2 8 (8.89%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (10.00%) RACF
2 8 (8.89%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 20 (22.22%) CA Endevor
2 9 (10.00%) Puppet
2 9 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 32 (35.56%) IBM
2 10 (11.11%) Oracle
3 9 (10.00%) F5
3 9 (10.00%) New Relic
3 9 (10.00%) Informatica
4 3 (3.33%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.11%) Remedy
5 1 (1.11%) Microsoft
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