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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 184 142 156
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +14
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 6 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.16% 0.27% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.37% 0.52% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 4
Average salary £38,750 £41,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.06% +26.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £51,250 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £39,750 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+10.06% +3.24%
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
1617 1338 1549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 42.89% 51.32% 56.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1254 1079 1313
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 21 August 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 9 (90.00%) CICS
2 7 (70.00%) Mainframe
3 5 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (50.00%) UNIX
4 4 (40.00%) DB2
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Adabas
4 4 (40.00%) NATURAL
4 4 (40.00%) JCL
4 4 (40.00%) WebSphere
5 3 (30.00%) C#
5 3 (30.00%) C++
5 3 (30.00%) HTML
5 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (30.00%) Perl
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle
5 3 (30.00%) JUnit
5 3 (30.00%) Web Services
5 3 (30.00%) XML
5 3 (30.00%) Solaris
5 3 (30.00%) Apache
5 3 (30.00%) Python
5 3 (30.00%) WSDL
5 3 (30.00%) XML Schema
5 3 (30.00%) JAXB
5 3 (30.00%) zOS
5 3 (30.00%) W3C
5 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (30.00%) Micro Focus
5 3 (30.00%) Hibernate

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 9 (90.00%) CICS
2 4 (40.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (30.00%) GlassFish
3 3 (30.00%) Apache
4 1 (10.00%) Tuxedo
4 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) DB2
1 4 (40.00%) Adabas
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) JUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Mainframe Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Support
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) UNIX Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Natural/Adabas Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Adabas Natural Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
1 3 (30.00%) XML
1 3 (30.00%) WSDL
1 3 (30.00%) XML Schema
1 3 (30.00%) JAXB
1 3 (30.00%) Hibernate
1 3 (30.00%) Spring
1 3 (30.00%) Java EE
1 3 (30.00%) Grails
2 2 (20.00%) EntireX
3 1 (10.00%) Middleware
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (30.00%) W3C
2 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (20.00%) VSAM
4 1 (10.00%) Replication
4 1 (10.00%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) UNIX
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) zOS
3 3 (30.00%) Solaris
4 2 (20.00%) AIX
5 1 (10.00%) HPUX
5 1 (10.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Service Management
2 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) NATURAL
2 4 (40.00%) JCL
3 3 (30.00%) Ruby
3 3 (30.00%) Groovy
3 3 (30.00%) Scala
3 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) Perl
3 3 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) C++
3 3 (30.00%) Python
4 2 (20.00%) REXX
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) C
5 1 (10.00%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) OpenView
1 1 (10.00%) HP NNM
1 1 (10.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
1 3 (30.00%) Micro Focus
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Brocade
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