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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 148 135 194
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +59
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 33 47 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.03% 1.28% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.91% 2.49% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 18 28 3
Average salary £37,000 £39,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.12% +41.81%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +25.33%
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
1732 1891 2147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 54.18% 51.50% 56.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1469 1650 1850
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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
Leicestershire +18 16 £41,000 +7.89%
Northamptonshire +9 13 £35,000 -19.54%
Nottinghamshire -18 1 £50,000 +11.11%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 42 (65.63%) SQL
2 28 (43.75%) Mainframe
3 26 (40.63%) AS400
3 26 (40.63%) RPG
4 24 (37.50%) IBM
4 24 (37.50%) JD Edwards
5 21 (32.81%) DB2
5 21 (32.81%) Retail
6 20 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (29.69%) Unix
8 18 (28.13%) Java
8 18 (28.13%) SDLC
9 17 (26.56%) FTP
10 16 (25.00%) Web Services
10 16 (25.00%) TDD
10 16 (25.00%) Scrum
10 16 (25.00%) User Stories
10 16 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (25.00%) BDD
11 15 (23.44%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (21.88%) JCL
12 14 (21.88%) C#
12 14 (21.88%) CICS
13 12 (18.75%) .NET
13 12 (18.75%) Software Engineering
14 11 (17.19%) MVC
15 10 (15.63%) SAP
15 10 (15.63%) EDI
15 10 (15.63%) iSeries
16 9 (14.06%) Git (software)

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 14 (21.88%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (26.56%) FTP
2 9 (14.06%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (32.81%) DB2
2 9 (14.06%) MongoDB
3 7 (10.94%) Apache Hive
3 7 (10.94%) DataStage
3 7 (10.94%) MySQL
4 4 (6.25%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.56%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 15 (23.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (14.06%) Git (software)
3 7 (10.94%) JUnit
4 3 (4.69%) ERwin
5 2 (3.13%) Subversion
5 2 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (32.81%) Retail
2 5 (7.81%) Dutch Language
2 5 (7.81%) French Language
2 5 (7.81%) German Language
2 5 (7.81%) Italian Language
2 5 (7.81%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (43.75%) Developer
2 17 (26.56%) COBOL Developer
3 12 (18.75%) Software Engineer
4 11 (17.19%) Analyst
5 10 (15.63%) DB2 Developer
5 10 (15.63%) RPG Developer
6 9 (14.06%) Programmer
7 8 (12.50%) Analyst Programmer
7 8 (12.50%) AS400 Developer
8 6 (9.38%) Lead Developer
9 4 (6.25%) Java Developer
9 4 (6.25%) Lead Java Developer
9 4 (6.25%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 4 (6.25%) RPG Programmer
9 4 (6.25%) Team Leader
10 3 (4.69%) DB2 DBA
10 3 (4.69%) DBA
10 3 (4.69%) Development DBA
10 3 (4.69%) JDE Analyst Programmer
11 2 (3.13%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.00%) Web Services
2 12 (18.75%) .NET
3 10 (15.63%) EDI
4 7 (10.94%) J2EE
4 7 (10.94%) JSON
4 7 (10.94%) REST
4 7 (10.94%) Spring
4 7 (10.94%) Spring MVC
5 4 (6.25%) Ajax
5 4 (6.25%) CSS
5 4 (6.25%) CSS3
5 4 (6.25%) HTML
5 4 (6.25%) HTML5
5 4 (6.25%) jQuery
5 4 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (6.25%) XHTML
5 4 (6.25%) XML
5 4 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (43.75%) Mainframe
2 26 (40.63%) AS400
3 10 (15.63%) iSeries
4 8 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 8 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
5 7 (10.94%) VSAM
6 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (7.81%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.56%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 19 (29.69%) Unix
2 5 (7.81%) zOS
3 2 (3.13%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (28.13%) SDLC
3 16 (25.00%) BDD
3 16 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (25.00%) Scrum
3 16 (25.00%) TDD
3 16 (25.00%) User Stories
4 12 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 11 (17.19%) MVC
6 9 (14.06%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (10.94%) Mentoring
7 7 (10.94%) OO
7 7 (10.94%) OOD
7 7 (10.94%) OOP
8 5 (7.81%) Information Management
9 4 (6.25%) B2B
9 4 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
9 4 (6.25%) Unit Testing
10 3 (4.69%) Data Modelling
10 3 (4.69%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 42 (65.63%) SQL
2 26 (40.63%) RPG
3 18 (28.13%) Java
4 14 (21.88%) C#
4 14 (21.88%) JCL
5 9 (14.06%) C
6 4 (6.25%) RPG IV
6 4 (6.25%) RPG/400
6 4 (6.25%) VB.NET
7 3 (4.69%) RPG III
8 1 (1.56%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 24 (37.50%) IBM
1 24 (37.50%) JD Edwards
2 10 (15.63%) SAP
3 9 (14.06%) JDA
3 9 (14.06%) Oracle
3 9 (14.06%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.25%) hybris
6 1 (1.56%) Micro Focus