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 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 165 154 173
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +19
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 10 27 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.30% 0.73% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.58% 1.51% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1 15 4
Median salary £38,500 £42,500 £38,900
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +9.25%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
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
1712 1786 1945
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 51.75% 47.98% 52.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1442 1554 1669
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
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 30 August 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
Leicestershire -3 7 - -
Northamptonshire +2 2 - -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 18 (85.71%) SQL
2 12 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 12 (57.14%) Java
2 12 (57.14%) IBM
3 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 10 (47.62%) CICS
3 10 (47.62%) DB2
3 10 (47.62%) JCL
3 10 (47.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (33.33%) Retail
5 6 (28.57%) Scrum
5 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (28.57%) TDD
5 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (28.57%) BDD
5 6 (28.57%) User Stories
5 6 (28.57%) SDLC
5 6 (28.57%) OS/390
5 6 (28.57%) zOS
5 6 (28.57%) Web Services
5 6 (28.57%) C
6 5 (23.81%) Unix
7 4 (19.05%) RPG
7 4 (19.05%) AS400
7 4 (19.05%) MongoDB
7 4 (19.05%) FTP
7 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (19.05%) iSeries
7 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
7 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering

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 (47.62%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) DB2
2 4 (19.05%) MongoDB
3 2 (9.52%) Apache Hive
3 2 (9.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
3 2 (9.52%) JUnit
General
1 7 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Developer
2 13 (61.90%) COBOL Developer
3 10 (47.62%) DB2 Developer
4 6 (28.57%) Lead Developer
5 4 (19.05%) Software Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (9.52%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
6 2 (9.52%) AS400 Developer
6 2 (9.52%) AS400 Programmer
6 2 (9.52%) Programmer
6 2 (9.52%) RPG Analyst Programmer
6 2 (9.52%) RPG Developer
6 2 (9.52%) RPG Programmer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior COBOL Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Applications Support
7 1 (4.76%) Database Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Mainframe Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) Web Services
2 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) J2EE
2 2 (9.52%) JSON
2 2 (9.52%) REST
2 2 (9.52%) Spring
2 2 (9.52%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 4 (19.05%) AS400
2 4 (19.05%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) OS/390
1 6 (28.57%) zOS
2 5 (23.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (28.57%) BDD
1 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (28.57%) Scrum
1 6 (28.57%) SDLC
1 6 (28.57%) TDD
1 6 (28.57%) User Stories
2 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
2 4 (19.05%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
3 2 (9.52%) MVC
3 2 (9.52%) OO
3 2 (9.52%) OOD
3 2 (9.52%) OOP
4 1 (4.76%) Release Management
4 1 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (85.71%) SQL
2 12 (57.14%) Java
3 10 (47.62%) JCL
4 6 (28.57%) C
5 4 (19.05%) RPG
6 2 (9.52%) C#
6 2 (9.52%) RPG IV
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) IBM
2 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) hybris
3 2 (9.52%) JD Edwards
4 1 (4.76%) Micro Focus