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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 183 148 159
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +11
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.078% 0.26% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.19% 0.51% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 4
Average salary £37,500 £41,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +37.50%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year
+16.88% +6.20%
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
1597 1360 1673
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 41.69% 51.28% 58.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1214 1135 1457
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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 23 September 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 8 (88.89%) CICS
2 7 (77.78%) Mainframe
3 5 (55.56%) UNIX
4 4 (44.44%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) Linux
4 4 (44.44%) Adabas
4 4 (44.44%) NATURAL
4 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
5 3 (33.33%) C#
5 3 (33.33%) HTML
5 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (33.33%) Perl
5 3 (33.33%) DB2
5 3 (33.33%) JUnit
5 3 (33.33%) Web Services
5 3 (33.33%) XML
5 3 (33.33%) Solaris
5 3 (33.33%) Apache
5 3 (33.33%) Python
5 3 (33.33%) WSDL
5 3 (33.33%) XML Schema
5 3 (33.33%) JAXB
5 3 (33.33%) zOS
5 3 (33.33%) W3C
5 3 (33.33%) JCL
5 3 (33.33%) Hibernate
5 3 (33.33%) Spring
5 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 3 (33.33%) Ruby
5 3 (33.33%) Java EE

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 8 (88.89%) CICS
2 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
3 3 (33.33%) GlassFish
3 3 (33.33%) Apache
4 1 (11.11%) Tuxedo
4 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Adabas
2 3 (33.33%) DB2
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) JUnit
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (11.11%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Natural/Adabas Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Adabas Natural Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
1 3 (33.33%) XML
1 3 (33.33%) WSDL
1 3 (33.33%) XML Schema
1 3 (33.33%) JAXB
1 3 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 3 (33.33%) Spring
1 3 (33.33%) Java EE
1 3 (33.33%) Grails
2 2 (22.22%) EntireX
3 1 (11.11%) Middleware
3 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Mainframe
2 3 (33.33%) W3C
2 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (22.22%) VSAM
4 1 (11.11%) Replication
4 1 (11.11%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) UNIX
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) zOS
3 3 (33.33%) Solaris
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) AIX
4 1 (11.11%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) Change Control
2 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) SOA
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) NATURAL
2 3 (33.33%) JCL
2 3 (33.33%) Ruby
2 3 (33.33%) Groovy
2 3 (33.33%) Scala
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) Perl
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) REXX
3 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
3 2 (22.22%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) SELCOPY
4 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (11.11%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) OpenView
1 1 (11.11%) HP NNM
1 1 (11.11%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
1 2 (22.22%) Micro Focus
2 1 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Brocade
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat