The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the East Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 162 159 167
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 8 2 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.21% 0.063% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.41% 0.12% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 5
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,600 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,920 £40,400 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Programming Languages Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1972 1725 1828
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 52.59% 54.23% 53.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1747 1553 1617
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
COBOL
England

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 30 July 2014. 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 - 3 £38,800 -
Lincolnshire +18 2 £27,500 -21.42%
Nottinghamshire - 2 - - 2
Northamptonshire -15 1 - -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 9 (75.00%) IBM
2 7 (58.33%) JCL
2 7 (58.33%) Mainframe
2 7 (58.33%) DB2
3 6 (50.00%) CICS
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) zOS
6 3 (25.00%) .NET
6 3 (25.00%) C#
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) VSAM
6 3 (25.00%) CA Endevor
6 3 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (16.67%) iSeries
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 2 (16.67%) TickIT
7 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
7 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 2 (16.67%) Micro Focus
7 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
7 2 (16.67%) Degree
7 2 (16.67%) Oracle
7 2 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (16.67%) UNIX
7 2 (16.67%) Windows
7 2 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 2 (16.67%) ISO 9001

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 6 (50.00%) CICS
2 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) SSL
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) DB2
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (8.33%) Adabas
3 1 (8.33%) DataStage
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (8.33%) IBM InfoSphere
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) COBOL Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Programmer
4 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (16.67%) Mainframe Developer
4 2 (16.67%) COBOL Programmer
4 2 (16.67%) Pick Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) Mainframe Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) COBOL Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Pick Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Mainframe
2 3 (25.00%) VSAM
2 3 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (16.67%) iSeries
4 1 (8.33%) HACMP
4 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (8.33%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) zOS
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (16.67%) UNIX
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (8.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (8.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) JCL
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) NATURAL
4 1 (8.33%) C++
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) TickIT
1 2 (16.67%) ISO 9001
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) CA Endevor
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) Micro Focus
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Cognizant
3 1 (8.33%) Business Objects