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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 148 175 156
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -19
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 17 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.54% 0.056% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.05% 0.098% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 7
Average salary £42,250 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.71% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,800 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £35,000 £56,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+24.22% -5.29%
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
1613 2046 1731
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 51.24% 56.79% 57.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1432 1752 1590
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
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 28 January 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 +24 10 - -
Leicestershire - 6 £42,250 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 20 (74.07%) JCL
2 19 (70.37%) DB2
3 17 (62.96%) Mainframe
4 15 (55.56%) Java
5 13 (48.15%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (44.44%) ITIL
7 11 (40.74%) ETL
7 11 (40.74%) VSAM
8 10 (37.04%) IBM
9 9 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (33.33%) CICS
9 9 (33.33%) DataStage
10 8 (29.63%) .NET
11 7 (25.93%) SLA
11 7 (25.93%) zOS
12 6 (22.22%) PL/1
12 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
12 6 (22.22%) C#
12 6 (22.22%) WebSphere
13 5 (18.52%) Retail
13 5 (18.52%) CA Endevor
13 5 (18.52%) Adabas
13 5 (18.52%) NATURAL
14 4 (14.81%) Windows
14 4 (14.81%) Linux
14 4 (14.81%) XML
15 3 (11.11%) ISPF
15 3 (11.11%) Marketing
15 3 (11.11%) Credit Risk
15 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 9 (33.33%) CICS
2 6 (22.22%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.70%) Apache Solr
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) SMS
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
1 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (70.37%) DB2
2 9 (33.33%) DataStage
3 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 5 (18.52%) Adabas
5 3 (11.11%) Pentaho
6 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
7 1 (3.70%) Couchbase
7 1 (3.70%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (18.52%) Retail
2 3 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Programmer
2 5 (18.52%) Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Team Leader
3 4 (14.81%) COBOL Programmer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Programmer
4 3 (11.11%) COBOL Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Senior COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior COBOL Programmer
5 2 (7.41%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 2 (7.41%) COBOL Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Senior COBOL Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Software Team Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Natural/Adabas Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) .NET
2 4 (14.81%) XML
3 3 (11.11%) XSLT
3 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 3 (11.11%) ISPF
4 2 (7.41%) Web Services
5 1 (3.70%) J2EE
5 1 (3.70%) MSMQ
5 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.70%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (3.70%) Lucene
5 1 (3.70%) Spring
5 1 (3.70%) JSON
5 1 (3.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (62.96%) Mainframe
2 13 (48.15%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (40.74%) VSAM
4 3 (11.11%) Credit Risk
4 3 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) zOS
2 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) ITIL
2 11 (40.74%) ETL
3 3 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
4 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Line Management
5 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.70%) Change Control
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.70%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) Quality Management
5 1 (3.70%) Change Management
5 1 (3.70%) MVC
5 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (74.07%) JCL
2 15 (55.56%) Java
3 6 (22.22%) C#
3 6 (22.22%) PL/1
4 5 (18.52%) NATURAL
5 3 (11.11%) SQL
6 2 (7.41%) Assembly Language
6 2 (7.41%) REXX
7 1 (3.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) RACF
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) CA Endevor
2 1 (3.70%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) IBM
2 1 (3.70%) HP
2 1 (3.70%) EMC
2 1 (3.70%) NetApp
2 1 (3.70%) McAfee
2 1 (3.70%) VMware
2 1 (3.70%) Computacenter
2 1 (3.70%) Splunk
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco