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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 152 185 157
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -28
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 9 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.28% 0.027% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.55% 0.047% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 4
Average salary £44,000 £35,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.71% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,200 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,800 £35,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -11.11%
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
1636 2117 1521
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 51.33% 57.17% 53.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1446 1822 1386
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 £26,000 £25,300 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £45,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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 4 March 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 - 6 - - 2
Leicestershire - 2 £44,000 - 1
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 23 (79.31%) JCL
2 22 (75.86%) DB2
3 19 (65.52%) Mainframe
4 16 (55.17%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (48.28%) Java
6 13 (44.83%) ITIL
7 12 (41.38%) VSAM
8 11 (37.93%) ETL
8 11 (37.93%) CICS
9 10 (34.48%) IBM
9 10 (34.48%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (34.48%) DataStage
10 8 (27.59%) SLA
11 7 (24.14%) .NET
11 7 (24.14%) zOS
11 7 (24.14%) Retail
12 6 (20.69%) WebSphere
12 6 (20.69%) C#
12 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
12 6 (20.69%) PL/1
13 5 (17.24%) Adabas
13 5 (17.24%) NATURAL
13 5 (17.24%) CA Endevor
14 4 (13.79%) Credit Risk
14 4 (13.79%) Marketing
14 4 (13.79%) XML
15 3 (10.34%) XSLT
15 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
15 3 (10.34%) Windows
15 3 (10.34%) Linux

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 11 (37.93%) CICS
2 6 (20.69%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.45%) IIS
3 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.45%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) SMS
1 1 (3.45%) HTTP
1 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (75.86%) DB2
2 10 (34.48%) DataStage
3 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
4 5 (17.24%) Adabas
5 3 (10.34%) Pentaho
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
7 1 (3.45%) Couchbase
7 1 (3.45%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (24.14%) Retail
2 4 (13.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Programmer
2 5 (17.24%) Developer
3 4 (13.79%) COBOL Programmer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Analyst Programmer
4 3 (10.34%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 3 (10.34%) Team Leader
4 3 (10.34%) COBOL Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Programmer
5 2 (6.90%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior COBOL Programmer
5 2 (6.90%) COBOL Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Senior COBOL Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) .NET
2 4 (13.79%) XML
3 3 (10.34%) XSLT
3 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
3 3 (10.34%) ISPF
4 1 (3.45%) J2EE
4 1 (3.45%) MSMQ
4 1 (3.45%) Web Services
4 1 (3.45%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.45%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (3.45%) Lucene
4 1 (3.45%) Spring
4 1 (3.45%) RESTful
4 1 (3.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (65.52%) Mainframe
2 16 (55.17%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (41.38%) VSAM
4 4 (13.79%) Credit Risk
5 3 (10.34%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) zOS
2 3 (10.34%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Linux
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) ITIL
2 11 (37.93%) ETL
3 3 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.90%) Line Management
4 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.45%) Quality Management
5 1 (3.45%) Change Management
5 1 (3.45%) MVC
5 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.45%) Project Management
5 1 (3.45%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.45%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.45%) Change Control
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (79.31%) JCL
2 14 (48.28%) Java
3 6 (20.69%) C#
3 6 (20.69%) PL/1
4 5 (17.24%) NATURAL
5 3 (10.34%) SQL
6 2 (6.90%) REXX
6 2 (6.90%) Assembly Language
7 1 (3.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) RACF
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) CA Endevor
2 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) IBM
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco
2 1 (3.45%) NetApp
2 1 (3.45%) HP
2 1 (3.45%) EMC
2 1 (3.45%) VMware
2 1 (3.45%) McAfee
2 1 (3.45%) Computacenter
2 1 (3.45%) Splunk
Leicestershire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: £Competitive + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £38,000 per annum + pension, bonus, share option +++
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: £Competitive + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday