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 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
England / East Midlands
Rank 151 141 148
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 7 24 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.24% 0.76% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.44% 1.42% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 6
Median salary £51,900 £38,500 £42,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+34.80% -8.87%
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £44,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

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
1596 1689 1618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 55.44% 53.43% 51.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1370 1414 1430
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 January 2017.

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 January 2017. 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 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 +9 4 £51,900 -
Leicestershire -13 2 £39,500 -3.65%
Nottinghamshire -8 1 - -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 13 (68.42%) Mainframe
2 12 (63.16%) JCL
3 11 (57.89%) IBM
3 11 (57.89%) DB2
4 10 (52.63%) Java
4 10 (52.63%) SQL
4 10 (52.63%) CICS
4 10 (52.63%) zOS
5 9 (47.37%) OS/390
5 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
5 9 (47.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (31.58%) Degree
8 5 (26.32%) NonStop SQL
8 5 (26.32%) Quality Management
8 5 (26.32%) BASE24
8 5 (26.32%) APACS
8 5 (26.32%) HP
8 5 (26.32%) Eclipse
8 5 (26.32%) C++
8 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
8 5 (26.32%) XML
8 5 (26.32%) Tandem
9 3 (15.79%) B2B
9 3 (15.79%) Banking
9 3 (15.79%) Financial Institution
9 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
9 3 (15.79%) Finance
9 3 (15.79%) TOWER Software
9 3 (15.79%) Corporate Banking

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 10 (52.63%) CICS
2 1 (5.26%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) ATM
2 1 (5.26%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (57.89%) DB2
2 5 (26.32%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Adabas
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Hive
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (26.32%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.26%) ChangeMan
3 1 (5.26%) JUnit
General
1 3 (15.79%) Banking
1 3 (15.79%) Corporate Banking
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
1 3 (15.79%) Financial Institution
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (84.21%) Developer
2 10 (52.63%) COBOL Developer
3 9 (47.37%) DB2 Developer
3 9 (47.37%) Lead Developer
4 5 (26.32%) BASE24 Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Adabas Natural Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) AS400 Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Support
5 1 (5.26%) RPG Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) J2EE
2 1 (5.26%) JSON
2 1 (5.26%) REST
2 1 (5.26%) Spring
2 1 (5.26%) Spring MVC
2 1 (5.26%) Velocity
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (68.42%) Mainframe
2 5 (26.32%) APACS
2 5 (26.32%) Tandem
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) AS400
4 1 (5.26%) Credit Risk
4 1 (5.26%) iSeries
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) zOS
2 9 (47.37%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Quality Management
3 3 (15.79%) B2B
3 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
4 2 (10.53%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Data Mapping
4 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
4 2 (10.53%) SDLC
4 2 (10.53%) Software Delivery
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.26%) BDD
5 1 (5.26%) Coaching
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.26%) Test Planning
5 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.26%) User Stories
5 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) JCL
2 10 (52.63%) Java
2 10 (52.63%) SQL
3 5 (26.32%) C++
3 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) C
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) NATURAL
4 1 (5.26%) RPG
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) IBM
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) HP
4 3 (15.79%) TOWER Software
5 1 (5.26%) hybris
5 1 (5.26%) JD Edwards