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

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 130 175 -
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 48 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.31% 0.13% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.53% 0.24% -
Number of salaries quoted 30 4 0
Average salary £39,000 £27,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.81% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
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
1896 2121 1638
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 51.79% 55.90% 53.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1657 1838 1469
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 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £46,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +23 24 £45,000 +63.63% 3
Northamptonshire +3 12 £43,500 +24.28%
Leicestershire - 9 £38,000 - 1
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 46 (74.19%) DB2
2 43 (69.35%) JCL
3 38 (61.29%) Mainframe
4 31 (50.00%) SQL
5 28 (45.16%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (38.71%) CICS
7 22 (35.48%) .NET
8 20 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (30.65%) Java
9 19 (30.65%) ITIL
9 19 (30.65%) IBM
10 18 (29.03%) Web Services
10 18 (29.03%) DataStage
11 17 (27.42%) VSAM
12 16 (25.81%) WebSphere
12 16 (25.81%) C#
12 16 (25.81%) ETL
13 15 (24.19%) XML
13 15 (24.19%) Line Management
14 14 (22.58%) Adabas
14 14 (22.58%) NATURAL
14 14 (22.58%) Marketing
14 14 (22.58%) Retail
14 14 (22.58%) Credit Risk
15 13 (20.97%) CA Endevor
15 13 (20.97%) SQL Server
15 13 (20.97%) XSLT
15 13 (20.97%) ASP.NET
16 12 (19.35%) VB
17 11 (17.74%) WebSphere MQ

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 24 (38.71%) CICS
2 16 (25.81%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.84%) Umbraco
4 2 (3.23%) Confluence
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (3.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) FTP
1 2 (3.23%) DNS
1 2 (3.23%) SSL
1 2 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (1.61%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (74.19%) DB2
2 18 (29.03%) DataStage
3 14 (22.58%) Adabas
4 13 (20.97%) SQL Server
5 11 (17.74%) Pentaho
6 8 (12.90%) Apache Hive
6 8 (12.90%) MongoDB
7 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.23%) Hudson
3 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (3.23%) LoadRunner
3 2 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 14 (22.58%) Retail
1 14 (22.58%) Marketing
2 2 (3.23%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (43.55%) Analyst
2 18 (29.03%) Analyst Programmer
2 18 (29.03%) Programmer
3 13 (20.97%) Developer
4 11 (17.74%) Mainframe Developer
5 10 (16.13%) COBOL Analyst
5 10 (16.13%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 10 (16.13%) COBOL Programmer
6 8 (12.90%) Software Engineer
7 7 (11.29%) Team Leader
8 6 (9.68%) Analyst Developer
8 6 (9.68%) Applications Support
9 5 (8.06%) Senior Software Engineer
10 4 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (6.45%) Senior Analyst Programmer
10 4 (6.45%) Technical Team Leader
10 4 (6.45%) Senior Programmer
11 3 (4.84%) Systems Analyst
11 3 (4.84%) Support Analyst
12 2 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (35.48%) .NET
2 18 (29.03%) Web Services
3 15 (24.19%) XML
4 13 (20.97%) XSLT
4 13 (20.97%) ASP.NET
5 11 (17.74%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (3.23%) Middleware
6 2 (3.23%) ISPF
6 2 (3.23%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.23%) Java EE
6 2 (3.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (61.29%) Mainframe
2 28 (45.16%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (27.42%) VSAM
4 14 (22.58%) Credit Risk
5 7 (11.29%) Management Information System
6 6 (9.68%) Computer Science
7 3 (4.84%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.13%) UNIX
2 8 (12.90%) Linux
3 6 (9.68%) Windows
4 4 (6.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (30.65%) ITIL
3 16 (25.81%) ETL
4 15 (24.19%) Line Management
5 10 (16.13%) Mentoring
6 8 (12.90%) Procedural Programming
6 8 (12.90%) BDD
6 8 (12.90%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (12.90%) User Stories
6 8 (12.90%) Configuration Management
6 8 (12.90%) TDD
6 8 (12.90%) Scrum
6 8 (12.90%) Software Engineering
7 6 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (6.45%) Waterfall
9 4 (6.45%) Unit Testing
9 4 (6.45%) RAD
10 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (4.84%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (69.35%) JCL
2 31 (50.00%) SQL
3 19 (30.65%) Java
4 16 (25.81%) C#
5 14 (22.58%) NATURAL
6 12 (19.35%) VB
7 10 (16.13%) VB.NET
7 10 (16.13%) VB6
7 10 (16.13%) PL/1
8 6 (9.68%) Delphi
9 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
9 4 (6.45%) REXX
10 2 (3.23%) Ruby
10 2 (3.23%) Perl
10 2 (3.23%) Python
10 2 (3.23%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (9.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.13%) SLA
2 4 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) RACF
Systems Management
1 13 (20.97%) CA Endevor
2 2 (3.23%) Puppet
2 2 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (30.65%) IBM
2 2 (3.23%) Informatica
2 2 (3.23%) F5
2 2 (3.23%) New Relic
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
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