The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 173 171 175
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.032% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.062% 0.40% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 5
Median salary - £61,215 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +88.35%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
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
1613 1735 1803
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 51.16% 50.48% 48.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1342 1478 1515
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of job ads across the Leeds region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 11 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) VB6
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) VB6
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle