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

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 125 179 172
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -7
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 55 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.48% 0.13% 0.031%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.96% 0.25% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 42 4 1
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £32,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -18.75%
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
1856 1991 1760
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 49.99% 52.16% 55.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1612 1773 1593
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
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 30 June 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 30 June 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 - 28 £45,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire +10 15 £42,500 - 1
Leicestershire +27 11 £38,000 -0.65% 1
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 52 (67.53%) DB2
2 49 (63.64%) JCL
3 47 (61.04%) Mainframe
4 42 (54.55%) SQL
5 37 (48.05%) SDLC
6 36 (46.75%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (42.86%) Web Services
8 31 (40.26%) CICS
9 27 (35.06%) Analytical Skills
10 25 (32.47%) UNIX
11 23 (29.87%) IBM
11 23 (29.87%) WebSphere
12 22 (28.57%) Retail
12 22 (28.57%) XML
12 22 (28.57%) Java
13 21 (27.27%) VB
13 21 (27.27%) DataStage
14 20 (25.97%) Mentoring
15 19 (24.68%) ITIL
15 19 (24.68%) VSAM
15 19 (24.68%) CA Endevor
16 18 (23.38%) .NET
16 18 (23.38%) Line Management
17 17 (22.08%) ETL
18 16 (20.78%) Git (software)
18 16 (20.78%) BDD
18 16 (20.78%) Apache Hive
18 16 (20.78%) MongoDB
18 16 (20.78%) User Stories
18 16 (20.78%) Software Engineering

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 31 (40.26%) CICS
2 23 (29.87%) WebSphere
3 9 (11.69%) Confluence
3 9 (11.69%) Oracle Workflow
3 9 (11.69%) WebSphere Application Server
3 9 (11.69%) JBoss
4 3 (3.90%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.99%) FTP
2 9 (11.69%) DNS
2 9 (11.69%) SSL
2 9 (11.69%) Internet
3 4 (5.19%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (67.53%) DB2
2 21 (27.27%) DataStage
3 16 (20.78%) Apache Hive
3 16 (20.78%) MongoDB
4 14 (18.18%) Adabas
5 13 (16.88%) Pentaho
6 12 (15.58%) SQL Server
7 9 (11.69%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (11.69%) Oracle Database
8 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (20.78%) Git (software)
2 9 (11.69%) Hudson
2 9 (11.69%) Jenkins
2 9 (11.69%) HP UFT
2 9 (11.69%) LoadRunner
2 9 (11.69%) JIRA
General
1 22 (28.57%) Retail
2 15 (19.48%) Marketing
3 9 (11.69%) Finance
3 9 (11.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (36.36%) Analyst
2 18 (23.38%) Analyst Programmer
2 18 (23.38%) Programmer
3 17 (22.08%) Developer
4 16 (20.78%) Software Engineer
5 13 (16.88%) Mainframe Developer
6 11 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
7 10 (12.99%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
7 10 (12.99%) COBOL Programmer
7 10 (12.99%) COBOL Analyst
8 9 (11.69%) Applications Support
9 6 (7.79%) Analyst Developer
10 5 (6.49%) Environment Manager
11 4 (5.19%) Environment Analyst
11 4 (5.19%) Team Leader
11 4 (5.19%) Technical Team Leader
12 3 (3.90%) Support Analyst
13 2 (2.60%) Systems Analyst
13 2 (2.60%) Senior Analyst Programmer
13 2 (2.60%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (42.86%) Web Services
2 22 (28.57%) XML
3 18 (23.38%) .NET
4 14 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
5 12 (15.58%) ASP.NET
5 12 (15.58%) XSLT
6 10 (12.99%) Middleware
7 9 (11.69%) Java EE
7 9 (11.69%) SOAP
8 2 (2.60%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.30%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (61.04%) Mainframe
2 27 (35.06%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (24.68%) VSAM
4 15 (19.48%) Credit Risk
5 7 (9.09%) Computer Science
5 7 (9.09%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.60%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.30%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 25 (32.47%) UNIX
2 15 (19.48%) Linux
3 6 (7.79%) Windows
4 2 (2.60%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (48.05%) SDLC
2 36 (46.75%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (25.97%) Mentoring
4 19 (24.68%) ITIL
5 18 (23.38%) Line Management
6 17 (22.08%) ETL
7 16 (20.78%) TDD
7 16 (20.78%) Software Engineering
7 16 (20.78%) Procedural Programming
7 16 (20.78%) Scrum
7 16 (20.78%) BDD
7 16 (20.78%) User Stories
8 15 (19.48%) Configuration Management
9 14 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (11.69%) Test Automation
10 9 (11.69%) Workflow Management
10 9 (11.69%) Automated Testing
10 9 (11.69%) Workflow
10 9 (11.69%) DevOps
11 7 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 49 (63.64%) JCL
2 42 (54.55%) SQL
3 22 (28.57%) Java
4 21 (27.27%) VB
5 14 (18.18%) NATURAL
6 12 (15.58%) VB6
6 12 (15.58%) C#
6 12 (15.58%) VB.NET
7 11 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 10 (12.99%) REXX
9 9 (11.69%) Ruby
9 9 (11.69%) Perl
9 9 (11.69%) Python
10 8 (10.39%) PL/1
11 6 (7.79%) Delphi
12 1 (1.30%) C++
12 1 (1.30%) Assembly Language
12 1 (1.30%) RPG
Qualifications
1 10 (12.99%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.99%) SLA
2 6 (7.79%) QA
System Software
1 9 (11.69%) RACF
Systems Management
1 19 (24.68%) CA Endevor
2 9 (11.69%) Puppet
2 9 (11.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (29.87%) IBM
2 9 (11.69%) Informatica
2 9 (11.69%) F5
2 9 (11.69%) New Relic
2 9 (11.69%) Oracle
3 1 (1.30%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft
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