The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 177 166 159
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 10 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.090% 0.31% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 0.63% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 4
Average salary £42,500 £23,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+84.78% -20.68%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.78% +4.37%
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 Leeds region.

Programming Languages Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1649 1592 1618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 49.33% 49.06% 55.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1306 1292 1460
Average salary £40,500 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.71% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £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
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 24 December 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 3 (50.00%) UNIX
1 3 (50.00%) Adabas
1 3 (50.00%) CICS
1 3 (50.00%) NATURAL
1 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) DB2
3 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (16.67%) Business Objects
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) BEA
3 1 (16.67%) REXX
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (16.67%) EntireX
3 1 (16.67%) JCL
3 1 (16.67%) Micro Focus
3 1 (16.67%) BASE24
3 1 (16.67%) Tandem
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) TDD

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (50.00%) CICS
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) BASE24
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Adabas
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (16.67%) DB2
3 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Natural/Adabas Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Adabas Natural Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (16.67%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Tandem
3 1 (16.67%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) NATURAL
2 2 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) REXX
3 1 (16.67%) JCL
3 1 (16.67%) SELCOPY
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Business Objects
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) BEA
2 1 (16.67%) Micro Focus