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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 169 168 166
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 9 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.25% 0.062% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.46% 0.12% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 7
Average salary £35,900 £38,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.52% +16.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £35,600 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,640 £40,400 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+16.88% +10.00%
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
1953 1703 1759
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 53.62% 52.45% 52.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1682 1490 1538
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £48,850 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 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 +3 5 £50,000 +42.85%
Leicestershire - 3 £33,000 -
Northamptonshire -22 1 - -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 12 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 10 (66.67%) JCL
2 10 (66.67%) IBM
3 9 (60.00%) DB2
3 9 (60.00%) CICS
4 6 (40.00%) Java
5 5 (33.33%) VSAM
5 5 (33.33%) CA Endevor
5 5 (33.33%) zOS
6 4 (26.67%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
7 3 (20.00%) Degree
7 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
7 3 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (20.00%) .NET
7 3 (20.00%) Windows
7 3 (20.00%) Adabas
7 3 (20.00%) ITIL
7 3 (20.00%) Retail
7 3 (20.00%) Finance
7 3 (20.00%) NATURAL
8 2 (13.33%) RACF
8 2 (13.33%) Financial Institution
8 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
8 2 (13.33%) SLA
8 2 (13.33%) C++
8 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (13.33%) Line Management
8 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
8 2 (13.33%) Computer Science

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 9 (60.00%) CICS
2 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) SSL
2 1 (6.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) DB2
2 3 (20.00%) Adabas
3 1 (6.67%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (6.67%) DataStage
General
1 3 (20.00%) Retail
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) COBOL Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Programmer
4 4 (26.67%) COBOL Programmer
5 2 (13.33%) Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (13.33%) Mainframe Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Pick Developer
6 1 (6.67%) COBOL Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Software Development Team Leader
6 1 (6.67%) Software Team Leader
6 1 (6.67%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
6 1 (6.67%) Mainframe Programmer
6 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst Programmer
6 1 (6.67%) Pick Programmer
6 1 (6.67%) Operations Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
6 1 (6.67%) Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) ISPF
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (33.33%) VSAM
3 3 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (6.67%) Credit Risk
5 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.67%) iSeries
5 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (6.67%) HACMP
5 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) zOS
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Line Management
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (6.67%) ETL
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) JCL
2 6 (40.00%) Java
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) NATURAL
5 2 (13.33%) C++
6 1 (6.67%) C
6 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) ISO 9001
2 1 (6.67%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) RACF
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) CA Endevor
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Computacenter
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Business Objects
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) EMC
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Cognizant
2 1 (6.67%) NetApp
2 1 (6.67%) McAfee
2 1 (6.67%) Micro Focus