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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 117 182 -
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 57 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.58% 0.16% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.08% 0.29% -
Number of salaries quoted 38 5 0
Average salary £42,500 £27,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+54.54% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
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
1850 2054 1703
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 51.35% 55.14% 55.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1610 1805 1543
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,550 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +21 24 £42,500 +54.54% 4
Northamptonshire +17 19 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Leicestershire - 11 £38,000 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 48 (71.64%) DB2
2 45 (67.16%) JCL
2 45 (67.16%) Mainframe
3 33 (49.25%) SQL
4 30 (44.78%) CICS
5 28 (41.79%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (41.79%) SDLC
6 25 (37.31%) Web Services
7 24 (35.82%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (34.33%) Java
8 23 (34.33%) IBM
9 21 (31.34%) .NET
10 20 (29.85%) WebSphere
11 19 (28.36%) VB
11 19 (28.36%) XML
12 17 (25.37%) ITIL
12 17 (25.37%) UNIX
12 17 (25.37%) DataStage
12 17 (25.37%) CA Endevor
13 16 (23.88%) Retail
13 16 (23.88%) VSAM
13 16 (23.88%) Line Management
14 15 (22.39%) ASP.NET
14 15 (22.39%) C#
15 14 (20.90%) ETL
15 14 (20.90%) Credit Risk
15 14 (20.90%) Marketing
16 13 (19.40%) Mentoring
16 13 (19.40%) Configuration Management
16 13 (19.40%) WebSphere MQ

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 30 (44.78%) CICS
2 20 (29.85%) WebSphere
3 7 (10.45%) Confluence
3 7 (10.45%) Oracle Workflow
3 7 (10.45%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (10.45%) JBoss
4 3 (4.48%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) FTP
1 7 (10.45%) DNS
1 7 (10.45%) SSL
1 7 (10.45%) Internet
2 3 (4.48%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (71.64%) DB2
2 17 (25.37%) DataStage
3 13 (19.40%) Adabas
4 12 (17.91%) Pentaho
4 12 (17.91%) SQL Server
5 10 (14.93%) Apache Hive
5 10 (14.93%) MongoDB
6 7 (10.45%) Oracle Database
6 7 (10.45%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (14.93%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.45%) Hudson
2 7 (10.45%) Jenkins
2 7 (10.45%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (10.45%) LoadRunner
2 7 (10.45%) JIRA
General
1 16 (23.88%) Retail
2 14 (20.90%) Marketing
3 7 (10.45%) Finance
3 7 (10.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (41.79%) Analyst
2 17 (25.37%) Analyst Programmer
2 17 (25.37%) Programmer
3 14 (20.90%) Developer
4 12 (17.91%) Mainframe Developer
5 10 (14.93%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 10 (14.93%) COBOL Programmer
5 10 (14.93%) COBOL Analyst
5 10 (14.93%) Software Engineer
6 7 (10.45%) Applications Support
6 7 (10.45%) Senior Software Engineer
6 7 (10.45%) Team Leader
7 6 (8.96%) Analyst Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Technical Team Leader
8 4 (5.97%) Environment Manager
9 3 (4.48%) Environment Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Support Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) Technical Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (37.31%) Web Services
2 21 (31.34%) .NET
3 19 (28.36%) XML
4 15 (22.39%) ASP.NET
5 13 (19.40%) WebSphere MQ
6 12 (17.91%) XSLT
7 7 (10.45%) SOAP
7 7 (10.45%) Middleware
7 7 (10.45%) Java EE
8 2 (2.99%) ISPF
8 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 45 (67.16%) Mainframe
2 24 (35.82%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (23.88%) VSAM
4 14 (20.90%) Credit Risk
5 7 (10.45%) Management Information System
6 6 (8.96%) Computer Science
7 3 (4.48%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.37%) UNIX
2 13 (19.40%) Linux
3 6 (8.96%) Windows
4 1 (1.49%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.79%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (41.79%) SDLC
2 17 (25.37%) ITIL
3 16 (23.88%) Line Management
4 14 (20.90%) ETL
5 13 (19.40%) Configuration Management
5 13 (19.40%) Mentoring
6 10 (14.93%) Procedural Programming
6 10 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (14.93%) BDD
6 10 (14.93%) User Stories
6 10 (14.93%) TDD
6 10 (14.93%) Scrum
6 10 (14.93%) Software Engineering
7 8 (11.94%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (10.45%) Test Automation
8 7 (10.45%) DevOps
8 7 (10.45%) Workflow Management
8 7 (10.45%) Automated Testing
8 7 (10.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 45 (67.16%) JCL
2 33 (49.25%) SQL
3 23 (34.33%) Java
4 19 (28.36%) VB
5 15 (22.39%) C#
6 13 (19.40%) NATURAL
7 12 (17.91%) VB6
7 12 (17.91%) VB.NET
8 9 (13.43%) JavaScript
8 9 (13.43%) REXX
9 7 (10.45%) PL/1
9 7 (10.45%) Ruby
9 7 (10.45%) Perl
9 7 (10.45%) Python
10 6 (8.96%) Delphi
11 2 (2.99%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (8.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.94%) SLA
2 5 (7.46%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.45%) RACF
Systems Management
1 17 (25.37%) CA Endevor
2 7 (10.45%) Puppet
2 7 (10.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (34.33%) IBM
2 7 (10.45%) Informatica
2 7 (10.45%) F5
2 7 (10.45%) New Relic
2 7 (10.45%) Oracle
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
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