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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 174 - 138
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 7 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.18% - 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.38% - 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 5
Average salary £32,500 - £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Programming Languages Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1858 1478 1345
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 48.97% 53.09% 55.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1551 1240 1210
Average salary £36,250 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.57% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
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
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

COBOL Salary Histogram in Leeds

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (87.50%) Java
2 11 (68.75%) Oracle
3 9 (56.25%) SQL
3 9 (56.25%) C++
3 9 (56.25%) Micro Focus
4 6 (37.50%) .NET
5 5 (31.25%) SOA
5 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery
5 5 (31.25%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (25.00%) Shell Script
6 4 (25.00%) Service Management
6 4 (25.00%) IBM
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (25.00%) DB2
7 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
7 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
7 3 (18.75%) VB
7 3 (18.75%) C#
7 3 (18.75%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (18.75%) Tuxedo
7 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL
7 3 (18.75%) Finance
7 3 (18.75%) JCL
7 3 (18.75%) AIX
7 3 (18.75%) BEA
7 3 (18.75%) CICS
7 3 (18.75%) Logistics
7 3 (18.75%) Degree

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (18.75%) Tuxedo
1 3 (18.75%) CICS
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) DB2
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
3 2 (12.50%) JDeveloper
3 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
3 2 (12.50%) Toad
3 2 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Systems Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Systems Support Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Systems Support
3 4 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Applications Support
3 4 (25.00%) Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Graduate
4 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Applications Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Development Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) WCF
2 2 (12.50%) WPF
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Replication
1 1 (6.25%) EPoS
1 1 (6.25%) EFTPOS
1 1 (6.25%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) AIX
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX
3 1 (6.25%) HPUX
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) SOA
1 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery
1 5 (31.25%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (25.00%) Service Management
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Logistics
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) Change Control
4 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) Java
2 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 9 (56.25%) C++
3 4 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (18.75%) VB
4 3 (18.75%) C#
4 3 (18.75%) JCL
5 2 (12.50%) VB6
5 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 1 (6.25%) VBScript
6 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) OpenView
1 1 (6.25%) HP SIM
1 1 (6.25%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Oracle
2 9 (56.25%) Micro Focus
3 4 (25.00%) IBM
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) BEA
5 2 (12.50%) Infragistics
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) Business Objects
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco
6 1 (6.25%) VMware
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 1 (6.25%) Brocade