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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 173 130 186
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +56
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 55 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.091% 1.48% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 2.96% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3 42 4
Median salary £41,000 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £36,550 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,200 £47,000 £38,550
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +38.46%
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
1681 1856 1991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 51.09% 49.97% 52.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1409 1612 1773
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,346 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.36% -

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 1 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Nottinghamshire -5 1 £50,000 +17.64%
Leicestershire -8 1 £41,000 +7.89%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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 29 (65.91%) SQL
2 23 (52.27%) RPG
2 23 (52.27%) AS400
3 22 (50.00%) JD Edwards
4 19 (43.18%) Unix
4 19 (43.18%) Retail
5 18 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (31.82%) TDD
6 14 (31.82%) Scrum
6 14 (31.82%) Web Services
6 14 (31.82%) FTP
6 14 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (31.82%) BDD
6 14 (31.82%) User Stories
6 14 (31.82%) SDLC
7 12 (27.27%) IBM
8 11 (25.00%) Mainframe
8 11 (25.00%) Java
9 9 (20.45%) C
9 9 (20.45%) SAP
9 9 (20.45%) Oracle
9 9 (20.45%) EDI
9 9 (20.45%) JDA
9 9 (20.45%) HTTPS
9 9 (20.45%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (20.45%) Software Engineering
9 9 (20.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (20.45%) MongoDB
9 9 (20.45%) Git (software)
10 8 (18.18%) iSeries

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 6 (13.64%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.82%) FTP
2 9 (20.45%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) MongoDB
2 6 (13.64%) DB2
3 5 (11.36%) Apache Hive
3 5 (11.36%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (20.45%) Git (software)
2 6 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (11.36%) JUnit
General
1 19 (43.18%) Retail
2 5 (11.36%) Dutch Language
2 5 (11.36%) French Language
2 5 (11.36%) German Language
2 5 (11.36%) Italian Language
2 5 (11.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (45.45%) Developer
2 13 (29.55%) COBOL Developer
3 9 (20.45%) Analyst
3 9 (20.45%) Software Engineer
4 8 (18.18%) RPG Developer
5 7 (15.91%) Programmer
6 6 (13.64%) Analyst Programmer
6 6 (13.64%) AS400 Developer
6 6 (13.64%) DB2 Developer
7 3 (6.82%) JDE Analyst Programmer
7 3 (6.82%) RPG Analyst Programmer
7 3 (6.82%) RPG Programmer
8 2 (4.55%) AS400 Programmer
8 2 (4.55%) Lead Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior COBOL Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Analyst Developer
9 1 (2.27%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
9 1 (2.27%) Database Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Supply Chain Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.82%) Web Services
2 9 (20.45%) EDI
3 5 (11.36%) .NET
3 5 (11.36%) J2EE
3 5 (11.36%) JSON
3 5 (11.36%) REST
3 5 (11.36%) Spring
3 5 (11.36%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (52.27%) AS400
2 11 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 8 (18.18%) iSeries
4 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 19 (43.18%) Unix
2 2 (4.55%) OS/390
2 2 (4.55%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.82%) BDD
2 14 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (31.82%) Scrum
2 14 (31.82%) SDLC
2 14 (31.82%) TDD
2 14 (31.82%) User Stories
3 9 (20.45%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (20.45%) Software Engineering
4 5 (11.36%) Information Management
4 5 (11.36%) Mentoring
4 5 (11.36%) MVC
4 5 (11.36%) OO
4 5 (11.36%) OOD
4 5 (11.36%) OOP
5 4 (9.09%) B2B
5 4 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (2.27%) Release Management
6 1 (2.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (65.91%) SQL
2 23 (52.27%) RPG
3 11 (25.00%) Java
4 9 (20.45%) C
5 6 (13.64%) JCL
6 5 (11.36%) C#
7 1 (2.27%) RPG III
7 1 (2.27%) RPG IV
7 1 (2.27%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) Degree
Vendors
1 22 (50.00%) JD Edwards
2 12 (27.27%) IBM
3 9 (20.45%) JDA
3 9 (20.45%) Oracle
3 9 (20.45%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (20.45%) SAP
4 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.55%) hybris
6 1 (2.27%) Micro Focus