The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 31 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 2 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 1.06% 0.32% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.56% 1.09% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 0
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
COBOL
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Halifax region.

Programming Languages Category
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
36 92 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 19.05% 29.39% 51.45%
Number of salaries quoted 33 60 70
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Halifax region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

COBOL
Salary Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Halifax region.

COBOL Salary Trend in Halifax

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) IBM
2 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) ATM
3 3 (42.86%) EMV
3 3 (42.86%) BASE24
3 3 (42.86%) Cryptography
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) C++
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) J2EE
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) DB2
4 2 (28.57%) XML
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) UNIX
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) UML
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 2 (28.57%) SAS
4 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Assembly Language
4 2 (28.57%) NCR
4 2 (28.57%) REXX
4 2 (28.57%) PL/1
4 2 (28.57%) zOS

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 2 (28.57%) SAS
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) ATM
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) DB2
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Mainframe Developer
2 2 (28.57%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) J2EE
1 2 (28.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 3 (42.86%) Cryptography
2 3 (42.86%) EMV
3 2 (28.57%) VSAM
3 2 (28.57%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
2 2 (28.57%) zOS
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) UNIX
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) UML
1 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
1 2 (28.57%) Service Management
1 2 (28.57%) Change Management
1 2 (28.57%) Workflow
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) C++
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) Assembly Language
1 2 (28.57%) REXX
1 2 (28.57%) PL/1
1 2 (28.57%) JCL
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO 8583
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) RACF
1 2 (28.57%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Tivoli
1 2 (28.57%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) NCR
2 2 (28.57%) VocaLink
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle