The first table below looks at the demand for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 28 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 Leeds region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 177 143 143
Rank change year-on-year
-34 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 7 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.19% 0.079% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.42% 0.15% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 3
Average salary £40,000 - £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
Programming Languages Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1659 1336 1394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 45.14% 52.60% 55.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1335 1049 1188
Average salary £39,600 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
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 Leeds

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

COBOL
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Leeds

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 10 (71.43%) CICS
2 8 (57.14%) Java
3 7 (50.00%) Oracle
3 7 (50.00%) Mainframe
4 6 (42.86%) Micro Focus
4 6 (42.86%) DB2
4 6 (42.86%) C#
4 6 (42.86%) C++
4 6 (42.86%) SQL
5 5 (35.71%) HTML
5 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
5 5 (35.71%) UNIX
5 5 (35.71%) JCL
6 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
6 4 (28.57%) NATURAL
6 4 (28.57%) IBM
6 4 (28.57%) Linux
6 4 (28.57%) Adabas
6 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
7 3 (21.43%) Java EE
7 3 (21.43%) Degree
7 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
7 3 (21.43%) Ruby
7 3 (21.43%) Grails
7 3 (21.43%) GlassFish
7 3 (21.43%) Scala
7 3 (21.43%) Hibernate
7 3 (21.43%) Service Management
7 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
7 3 (21.43%) Spring

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 10 (71.43%) CICS
2 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
3 3 (21.43%) GlassFish
3 3 (21.43%) Apache
3 3 (21.43%) Tuxedo
4 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) DB2
2 4 (28.57%) Adabas
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
1 3 (21.43%) JUnit
2 2 (14.29%) Toad
2 2 (14.29%) JDeveloper
2 2 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (14.29%) Eclipse
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Systems Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Software Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Development Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Support
3 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) COBOL Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Mainframe Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Natural/Adabas Developer
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Adabas Natural Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) Java EE
2 3 (21.43%) Grails
2 3 (21.43%) Hibernate
2 3 (21.43%) Spring
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 3 (21.43%) XML
2 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) WSDL
2 3 (21.43%) XML Schema
2 3 (21.43%) JAXB
3 2 (14.29%) EntireX
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 2 (14.29%) WCF
3 2 (14.29%) WPF
4 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 3 (21.43%) W3C
3 2 (14.29%) VSAM
4 1 (7.14%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (7.14%) Replication
4 1 (7.14%) EPoS
4 1 (7.14%) EFTPOS
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) UNIX
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 3 (21.43%) AIX
3 3 (21.43%) zOS
3 3 (21.43%) Solaris
4 2 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Service Management
1 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
1 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
1 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 2 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) TDD
3 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) C#
2 6 (42.86%) C++
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (35.71%) JCL
4 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
4 4 (28.57%) NATURAL
5 3 (21.43%) Ruby
5 3 (21.43%) Scala
5 3 (21.43%) Groovy
5 3 (21.43%) Python
5 3 (21.43%) Perl
6 2 (14.29%) REXX
6 2 (14.29%) VB
6 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
6 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
6 2 (14.29%) VB6
7 1 (7.14%) SELCOPY
7 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.14%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP SIM
1 1 (7.14%) HP NNM
1 1 (7.14%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle
2 6 (42.86%) Micro Focus
3 4 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (14.29%) Infragistics
5 1 (7.14%) Brocade
5 1 (7.14%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) HP