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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - 174 174
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds - 0.20% 0.061%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.42% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 2
Average salary - £61,215 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +88.35%
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +23.45%
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
1919 1653 1602
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 57.06% 48.21% 49.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1581 1355 1265
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

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 5 February 2016, 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 (100.00%) Java
1 8 (100.00%) CICS
1 8 (100.00%) JCL
1 8 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 8 (100.00%) Spring
2 5 (62.50%) Java EE
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) zOS
2 5 (62.50%) Python
2 5 (62.50%) Perl
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (50.00%) JUnit
3 4 (50.00%) Web Services
3 4 (50.00%) XML
3 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (50.00%) HTML
3 4 (50.00%) Apache
3 4 (50.00%) Hibernate
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (37.50%) JIRA
4 3 (37.50%) Confluence
4 3 (37.50%) NATURAL
4 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
4 3 (37.50%) Adabas
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) Change Management
6 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 1 (12.50%) Requirements Management

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (100.00%) CICS
2 4 (50.00%) Apache
3 3 (37.50%) Confluence
3 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
4 1 (12.50%) GlassFish
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) JUnit
2 3 (37.50%) JIRA
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) COBOL Developer
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) Spring
2 5 (62.50%) Java EE
3 4 (50.00%) Hibernate
3 4 (50.00%) HTML
3 4 (50.00%) Web Services
3 4 (50.00%) XML
4 1 (12.50%) JAXB
4 1 (12.50%) WSDL
4 1 (12.50%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) zOS
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Requirements Management
4 1 (12.50%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
1 8 (100.00%) JCL
2 5 (62.50%) Perl
2 5 (62.50%) Python
3 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) NATURAL
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle