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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank - 40 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax - 2.29% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 6.72% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 8 0
Average salary - £32,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -11.39%
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
56 119 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 32.56% 34.10% 37.65%
Number of salaries quoted 51 93 42
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +40.35%
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 10 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) ATM
2 1 (33.33%) EMV
2 1 (33.33%) BASE24
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Cryptography

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) ATM
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) EMV
1 1 (33.33%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Kanban