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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 157 125 185
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +60
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 13 54 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.42% 1.52% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.79% 2.96% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 8 36 5
Median salary £36,750 £41,250 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.90% +50.00%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +24.28%
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
1653 1823 2045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 53.20% 51.41% 54.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1385 1585 1795
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the East Midlands region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire +1 6 £35,000 -22.22%
Leicestershire +7 5 £41,000 +7.89%
Nottinghamshire -24 1 £50,000 +17.64%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 37 (66.07%) SQL
2 26 (46.43%) RPG
2 26 (46.43%) AS400
3 24 (42.86%) JD Edwards
4 20 (35.71%) Mainframe
4 20 (35.71%) Retail
5 19 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (33.93%) Unix
5 19 (33.93%) IBM
6 17 (30.36%) FTP
7 16 (28.57%) Java
7 16 (28.57%) SDLC
8 15 (26.79%) User Stories
8 15 (26.79%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (26.79%) BDD
8 15 (26.79%) Web Services
8 15 (26.79%) TDD
8 15 (26.79%) Scrum
9 14 (25.00%) DB2
10 11 (19.64%) CICS
10 11 (19.64%) JCL
10 11 (19.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (19.64%) Software Engineering
11 10 (17.86%) iSeries
11 10 (17.86%) EDI
11 10 (17.86%) SAP
11 10 (17.86%) C#
11 10 (17.86%) .NET
12 9 (16.07%) C
12 9 (16.07%) Oracle

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (19.64%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (30.36%) FTP
2 9 (16.07%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.00%) DB2
2 9 (16.07%) MongoDB
3 6 (10.71%) Apache Hive
3 6 (10.71%) MySQL
4 3 (5.36%) DataStage
5 2 (3.57%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 11 (19.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (16.07%) Git (software)
3 6 (10.71%) JUnit
4 1 (1.79%) ERwin
4 1 (1.79%) Subversion
4 1 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (35.71%) Retail
2 5 (8.93%) Dutch Language
2 5 (8.93%) French Language
2 5 (8.93%) German Language
2 5 (8.93%) Italian Language
2 5 (8.93%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (44.64%) Developer
2 16 (28.57%) COBOL Developer
3 11 (19.64%) Analyst
3 11 (19.64%) Software Engineer
4 10 (17.86%) RPG Developer
5 9 (16.07%) DB2 Developer
5 9 (16.07%) Programmer
6 8 (14.29%) Analyst Programmer
6 8 (14.29%) AS400 Developer
7 5 (8.93%) Lead Developer
8 4 (7.14%) RPG Analyst Programmer
8 4 (7.14%) RPG Programmer
9 3 (5.36%) Java Developer
9 3 (5.36%) JDE Analyst Programmer
9 3 (5.36%) Lead Java Developer
10 2 (3.57%) AS400 Programmer
10 2 (3.57%) Senior COBOL Developer
10 2 (3.57%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.57%) Team Leader
11 1 (1.79%) Mainframe Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.79%) Web Services
2 10 (17.86%) .NET
2 10 (17.86%) EDI
3 6 (10.71%) J2EE
3 6 (10.71%) JSON
3 6 (10.71%) REST
3 6 (10.71%) Spring
3 6 (10.71%) Spring MVC
4 3 (5.36%) Ajax
4 3 (5.36%) CSS
4 3 (5.36%) CSS3
4 3 (5.36%) HTML
4 3 (5.36%) HTML5
4 3 (5.36%) jQuery
4 3 (5.36%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (5.36%) XHTML
4 3 (5.36%) XML
4 3 (5.36%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (46.43%) AS400
2 20 (35.71%) Mainframe
3 10 (17.86%) iSeries
4 8 (14.29%) Computer Science
5 5 (8.93%) Management Information System
6 4 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (5.36%) VSAM
8 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 19 (33.93%) Unix
2 3 (5.36%) zOS
3 2 (3.57%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.57%) SDLC
3 15 (26.79%) BDD
3 15 (26.79%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (26.79%) Scrum
3 15 (26.79%) TDD
3 15 (26.79%) User Stories
4 11 (19.64%) Software Engineering
5 9 (16.07%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (16.07%) MVC
6 6 (10.71%) Mentoring
6 6 (10.71%) OO
6 6 (10.71%) OOD
6 6 (10.71%) OOP
7 5 (8.93%) Information Management
8 4 (7.14%) B2B
8 4 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
9 2 (3.57%) Unit Testing
10 1 (1.79%) Data Migration
10 1 (1.79%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (66.07%) SQL
2 26 (46.43%) RPG
3 16 (28.57%) Java
4 11 (19.64%) JCL
5 10 (17.86%) C#
6 9 (16.07%) C
7 4 (7.14%) RPG IV
7 4 (7.14%) RPG/400
8 3 (5.36%) RPG III
8 3 (5.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) QA
Vendors
1 24 (42.86%) JD Edwards
2 19 (33.93%) IBM
3 10 (17.86%) SAP
4 9 (16.07%) JDA
4 9 (16.07%) Oracle
4 9 (16.07%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
6 3 (5.36%) hybris
7 1 (1.79%) Micro Focus