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

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 130 159 198
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +39
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 40 14 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.26% 0.44% 0.028%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.34% 0.86% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 24 6 1
Average salary £40,000 £42,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.32% +20.71%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +23.45%
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
1708 1632 2049
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 53.86% 51.13% 56.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1431 1447 1755
Average salary £37,500 £38,800 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.35% +3.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 +12 18 £43,000 +1.77% 2
Nottinghamshire +7 6 - -
Northamptonshire - 5 - - 2
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 53 (66.25%) Mainframe
2 52 (65.00%) DB2
3 41 (51.25%) VSAM
4 40 (50.00%) CICS
5 37 (46.25%) JCL
6 34 (42.50%) DataStage
7 30 (37.50%) SQL
8 27 (33.75%) IBM
9 25 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
9 25 (31.25%) SDLC
10 23 (28.75%) RPG
10 23 (28.75%) AS400
11 22 (27.50%) JD Edwards
12 20 (25.00%) C#
12 20 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
13 18 (22.50%) .NET
13 18 (22.50%) ITIL
13 18 (22.50%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (17.50%) Configuration Management
14 14 (17.50%) ChangeMan
14 14 (17.50%) FTP
14 14 (17.50%) Web Services
15 12 (15.00%) HTML
15 12 (15.00%) Java
15 12 (15.00%) Pentaho
16 11 (13.75%) Retail
17 10 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
17 10 (12.50%) Degree
17 10 (12.50%) Computer Science
17 10 (12.50%) SAP

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 40 (50.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.50%) FTP
2 9 (11.25%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (65.00%) DB2
2 34 (42.50%) DataStage
3 12 (15.00%) Pentaho
4 8 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (6.25%) Apache Hive
5 5 (6.25%) MySQL
6 3 (3.75%) IMS/DB
7 1 (1.25%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 14 (17.50%) ChangeMan
2 9 (11.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.25%) JUnit
4 3 (3.75%) ERwin
4 3 (3.75%) XPEDITER
5 2 (2.50%) Subversion
5 2 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (13.75%) Retail
2 6 (7.50%) Finance
3 5 (6.25%) Dutch Language
3 5 (6.25%) French Language
3 5 (6.25%) German Language
3 5 (6.25%) Italian Language
3 5 (6.25%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (27.50%) Analyst
1 22 (27.50%) Developer
2 9 (11.25%) Programmer
3 8 (10.00%) Analyst Programmer
3 8 (10.00%) COBOL Developer
3 8 (10.00%) Mainframe Developer
4 6 (7.50%) AS400 Developer
4 6 (7.50%) DB2 Developer
4 6 (7.50%) RPG Developer
4 6 (7.50%) Software Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) Technical Leader
6 4 (5.00%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.00%) Lead Developer
6 4 (5.00%) Lead Java Developer
6 4 (5.00%) Team Leader
7 3 (3.75%) Architect
7 3 (3.75%) DB2 DBA
7 3 (3.75%) DBA
7 3 (3.75%) RPG Analyst Programmer
7 3 (3.75%) RPG Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (22.50%) .NET
2 14 (17.50%) Web Services
3 12 (15.00%) HTML
4 10 (12.50%) EDI
5 8 (10.00%) .NET Framework
5 8 (10.00%) Entity Framework
5 8 (10.00%) WCF
6 5 (6.25%) J2EE
6 5 (6.25%) JSON
6 5 (6.25%) REST
6 5 (6.25%) Spring
6 5 (6.25%) Spring MVC
6 5 (6.25%) XML
7 4 (5.00%) Ajax
7 4 (5.00%) CSS
7 4 (5.00%) HTML5
7 4 (5.00%) jQuery
7 4 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (5.00%) XHTML
7 4 (5.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 53 (66.25%) Mainframe
2 41 (51.25%) VSAM
3 25 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (28.75%) AS400
5 20 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 10 (12.50%) Computer Science
7 5 (6.25%) iSeries
7 5 (6.25%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.50%) Credit Risk
9 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.25%) Unix
1 9 (11.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (31.25%) SDLC
2 18 (22.50%) ITIL
3 14 (17.50%) Configuration Management
4 10 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (11.25%) MVC
6 8 (10.00%) ETL
6 8 (10.00%) Unit Testing
7 6 (7.50%) Data Modelling
7 6 (7.50%) Migration
7 6 (7.50%) Software Engineering
7 6 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (7.50%) Waterfall
8 5 (6.25%) BDD
8 5 (6.25%) E-Commerce
8 5 (6.25%) Information Management
8 5 (6.25%) OO
8 5 (6.25%) OOD
8 5 (6.25%) OOP
8 5 (6.25%) Scrum
8 5 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 37 (46.25%) JCL
2 30 (37.50%) SQL
3 23 (28.75%) RPG
4 20 (25.00%) C#
5 12 (15.00%) Java
6 6 (7.50%) PL/1
7 4 (5.00%) RPG/400
7 4 (5.00%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.75%) RPG III
8 3 (3.75%) RPG IV
9 1 (1.25%) C++
9 1 (1.25%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 18 (22.50%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.00%) QA
2 4 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 27 (33.75%) IBM
2 22 (27.50%) JD Edwards
3 10 (12.50%) SAP
4 9 (11.25%) JDA
4 9 (11.25%) Oracle
4 9 (11.25%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (5.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.50%) hybris
7 1 (1.25%) Syncsort
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