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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 177 149 150
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +1
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
1660 1336 1382
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 45.37% 52.68% 55.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1340 1049 1178
Average salary £39,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £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
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 25 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 25 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%) JUnit
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
2 2 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 2 (14.29%) Toad
2 2 (14.29%) JDeveloper
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%) Mainframe Developer
3 2 (14.29%) COBOL Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Development Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Support
3 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Natural/Adabas Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Adabas Natural Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 3 (21.43%) XML
2 3 (21.43%) WSDL
2 3 (21.43%) XML Schema
2 3 (21.43%) JAXB
2 3 (21.43%) Hibernate
2 3 (21.43%) Spring
2 3 (21.43%) Java EE
2 3 (21.43%) Grails
3 2 (14.29%) WCF
3 2 (14.29%) WPF
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 2 (14.29%) EntireX
4 1 (7.14%) Middleware
4 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (21.43%) W3C
2 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
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%) zOS
3 3 (21.43%) Solaris
3 3 (21.43%) AIX
4 2 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (7.14%) HPUX
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Service Management
1 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
1 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
1 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (14.29%) Change Control
2 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) SOA
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) TDD
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%) Python
5 3 (21.43%) Perl
5 3 (21.43%) Ruby
5 3 (21.43%) Groovy
5 3 (21.43%) Scala
6 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
6 2 (14.29%) REXX
6 2 (14.29%) VB
6 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
6 2 (14.29%) VB6
7 1 (7.14%) VBScript
7 1 (7.14%) SELCOPY
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%) OpenView
1 1 (7.14%) HP NNM
1 1 (7.14%) HP SIM
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%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) Brocade
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco