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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 141 170 175
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +5
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 36 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.99% 0.21% 0.063%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.03% 0.40% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 22 5 2
Average salary £43,750 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,150 £27,500 £35,600
10% offered a salary of more than £46,350 £38,920 £40,400
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
1775 1976 1732
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 48.67% 52.55% 54.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1532 1751 1562
Average salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,700 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Northamptonshire +17 17 £45,000 -
Leicestershire +18 9 £38,000 -2.06%
Nottinghamshire +4 9 £42,500 - 2
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 56 (67.47%) DB2
2 53 (63.86%) Mainframe
3 52 (62.65%) JCL
4 45 (54.22%) SQL
5 37 (44.58%) SDLC
6 36 (43.37%) CICS
6 36 (43.37%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (39.76%) Web Services
8 28 (33.73%) IBM
9 27 (32.53%) Analytical Skills
10 25 (30.12%) UNIX
11 24 (28.92%) WebSphere
12 23 (27.71%) Retail
12 23 (27.71%) XML
12 23 (27.71%) Java
13 22 (26.51%) DataStage
14 21 (25.30%) VB
15 20 (24.10%) VSAM
15 20 (24.10%) CA Endevor
15 20 (24.10%) Mentoring
16 18 (21.69%) Line Management
16 18 (21.69%) .NET
16 18 (21.69%) ITIL
17 17 (20.48%) ETL
18 16 (19.28%) Git (software)
18 16 (19.28%) Apache Hive
18 16 (19.28%) MongoDB
18 16 (19.28%) BDD
18 16 (19.28%) User Stories
18 16 (19.28%) Software Engineering

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 36 (43.37%) CICS
2 24 (28.92%) WebSphere
3 9 (10.84%) Confluence
3 9 (10.84%) Oracle Workflow
3 9 (10.84%) WebSphere Application Server
3 9 (10.84%) JBoss
4 3 (3.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.84%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.05%) FTP
2 9 (10.84%) DNS
2 9 (10.84%) SSL
2 9 (10.84%) Internet
3 4 (4.82%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (67.47%) DB2
2 22 (26.51%) DataStage
3 16 (19.28%) Apache Hive
3 16 (19.28%) MongoDB
4 15 (18.07%) Adabas
5 14 (16.87%) Pentaho
6 12 (14.46%) SQL Server
7 9 (10.84%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (10.84%) Oracle Database
8 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (19.28%) Git (software)
2 9 (10.84%) Hudson
2 9 (10.84%) Jenkins
2 9 (10.84%) HP UFT
2 9 (10.84%) LoadRunner
2 9 (10.84%) JIRA
General
1 23 (27.71%) Retail
2 15 (18.07%) Marketing
3 9 (10.84%) Finance
3 9 (10.84%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (38.55%) Analyst
2 23 (27.71%) Developer
3 22 (26.51%) Analyst Programmer
3 22 (26.51%) Programmer
4 16 (19.28%) Software Engineer
4 16 (19.28%) Mainframe Developer
5 13 (15.66%) COBOL Analyst
5 13 (15.66%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 13 (15.66%) COBOL Programmer
6 11 (13.25%) Senior Software Engineer
7 9 (10.84%) Analyst Developer
7 9 (10.84%) Applications Support
8 5 (6.02%) Environment Manager
9 4 (4.82%) Team Leader
9 4 (4.82%) Technical Team Leader
9 4 (4.82%) Environment Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) COBOL Developer
10 3 (3.61%) Support Analyst
11 2 (2.41%) Senior Analyst
11 2 (2.41%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (39.76%) Web Services
2 23 (27.71%) XML
3 18 (21.69%) .NET
4 14 (16.87%) WebSphere MQ
5 12 (14.46%) ASP.NET
5 12 (14.46%) XSLT
6 11 (13.25%) Middleware
7 9 (10.84%) Java EE
7 9 (10.84%) SOAP
8 2 (2.41%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.20%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 53 (63.86%) Mainframe
2 27 (32.53%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (24.10%) VSAM
4 15 (18.07%) Credit Risk
5 8 (9.64%) Computer Science
6 7 (8.43%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.41%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (1.20%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 25 (30.12%) UNIX
2 15 (18.07%) Linux
3 6 (7.23%) Windows
4 2 (2.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (44.58%) SDLC
2 36 (43.37%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (24.10%) Mentoring
4 18 (21.69%) Line Management
4 18 (21.69%) ITIL
5 17 (20.48%) ETL
6 16 (19.28%) TDD
6 16 (19.28%) Software Engineering
6 16 (19.28%) Scrum
6 16 (19.28%) User Stories
6 16 (19.28%) Procedural Programming
6 16 (19.28%) BDD
7 15 (18.07%) Configuration Management
8 14 (16.87%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (10.84%) Test Automation
9 9 (10.84%) DevOps
9 9 (10.84%) Workflow
9 9 (10.84%) Workflow Management
9 9 (10.84%) Automated Testing
10 7 (8.43%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (62.65%) JCL
2 45 (54.22%) SQL
3 23 (27.71%) Java
4 21 (25.30%) VB
5 15 (18.07%) NATURAL
6 12 (14.46%) VB6
6 12 (14.46%) C#
6 12 (14.46%) VB.NET
7 11 (13.25%) JavaScript
8 10 (12.05%) REXX
9 9 (10.84%) Ruby
9 9 (10.84%) Perl
9 9 (10.84%) Python
10 8 (9.64%) PL/1
11 6 (7.23%) Delphi
12 2 (2.41%) C++
13 1 (1.20%) Assembly Language
13 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
13 1 (1.20%) RPG
Qualifications
1 9 (10.84%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (9.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.84%) SLA
2 7 (8.43%) QA
System Software
1 9 (10.84%) RACF
2 8 (9.64%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 20 (24.10%) CA Endevor
2 9 (10.84%) Puppet
2 9 (10.84%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (33.73%) IBM
2 10 (12.05%) Oracle
3 9 (10.84%) F5
3 9 (10.84%) New Relic
3 9 (10.84%) Informatica
4 1 (1.20%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.20%) Remedy
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: £Competitive + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: Standard
Posted: 11 days ago
East Midlands
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago