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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 161 192 158
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -34
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 20 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.54% 0.083% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.04% 0.15% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 6
Average salary £38,800 £35,000 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.85% +0.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £33,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £35,000 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.64% +1.25%
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
1914 2009 1774
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 51.83% 55.70% 57.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1723 1753 1597
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,994
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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
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 28 November 2014. 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 +18 11 - -
Leicestershire - 9 £38,800 - 2
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 22 (81.48%) JCL
2 21 (77.78%) DB2
3 18 (66.67%) Mainframe
4 14 (51.85%) Java
5 12 (44.44%) IBM
5 12 (44.44%) CICS
5 12 (44.44%) VSAM
6 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (40.74%) ITIL
7 10 (37.04%) ETL
8 9 (33.33%) zOS
9 8 (29.63%) DataStage
9 8 (29.63%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (29.63%) WebSphere
9 8 (29.63%) CA Endevor
10 6 (22.22%) NATURAL
10 6 (22.22%) SLA
10 6 (22.22%) Adabas
10 6 (22.22%) SQL
10 6 (22.22%) .NET
10 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
11 5 (18.52%) XML
11 5 (18.52%) PL/1
11 5 (18.52%) Retail
12 4 (14.81%) C#
12 4 (14.81%) Windows
12 4 (14.81%) Linux
13 3 (11.11%) XSLT
13 3 (11.11%) Finance
13 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 12 (44.44%) CICS
2 8 (29.63%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.70%) Apache Solr
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) SSL
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) SMS
2 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (77.78%) DB2
2 8 (29.63%) DataStage
3 6 (22.22%) Adabas
3 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 3 (11.11%) Pentaho
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.70%) Couchbase
6 1 (3.70%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (18.52%) Retail
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Financial Institution
3 2 (7.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Developer
2 7 (25.93%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Programmer
3 5 (18.52%) Analyst Programmer
3 5 (18.52%) COBOL Programmer
4 4 (14.81%) COBOL Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Programmer
5 3 (11.11%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 3 (11.11%) COBOL Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Analyst Programmer
5 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Team Leader
6 2 (7.41%) Mainframe Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior COBOL Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Senior COBOL Analyst Programmer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior COBOL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) XML
3 3 (11.11%) XSLT
4 2 (7.41%) Web Services
5 1 (3.70%) HTML
5 1 (3.70%) J2EE
5 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.70%) MSMQ
5 1 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.70%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (3.70%) Lucene
5 1 (3.70%) Spring
5 1 (3.70%) ISPF
5 1 (3.70%) JSON
5 1 (3.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 12 (44.44%) VSAM
3 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (7.41%) Credit Risk
6 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
6 1 (3.70%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) zOS
2 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) ITIL
2 10 (37.04%) ETL
3 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (7.41%) Line Management
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.70%) Test Planning
5 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.70%) Change Control
5 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.70%) Quality Management
5 1 (3.70%) Change Management
5 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.70%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 22 (81.48%) JCL
2 14 (51.85%) Java
3 6 (22.22%) SQL
3 6 (22.22%) NATURAL
4 5 (18.52%) PL/1
5 4 (14.81%) C#
6 2 (7.41%) C++
7 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) RACF
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) CA Endevor
2 1 (3.70%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) IBM
2 1 (3.70%) HP
2 1 (3.70%) EMC
2 1 (3.70%) Cognizant
2 1 (3.70%) NetApp
2 1 (3.70%) McAfee
2 1 (3.70%) VMware
2 1 (3.70%) Computacenter
2 1 (3.70%) Splunk
2 1 (3.70%) Business Objects
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco