The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 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 Halifax region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 36 25 35
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 2 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 0.98% 0.73% 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.99% 1.69% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
Average salary £32,500 £42,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.61% -23.63%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
Programming Languages Category
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
67 59 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 32.84% 43.07% 49.28%
Number of salaries quoted 64 51 74
Average salary £35,000 £37,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.04% +6.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £21,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £44,100
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
COBOL
West Yorkshire

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 16 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 8 (88.89%) UNIX
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 7 (77.78%) XML
3 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
3 5 (55.56%) .NET
3 5 (55.56%) Unit Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 2 (22.22%) CGI
5 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
5 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) Advertising
5 1 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) CICS
5 1 (11.11%) DB2
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
1 1 (11.11%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) DB2
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) Software Developer
3 2 (22.22%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) COBOL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) XML
2 5 (55.56%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) CGI
4 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) UNIX
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
1 5 (55.56%) Unit Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) IBM