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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 165 179 -
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 5 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.15% 0.11% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% 0.22% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 0
Average salary £77,500 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+138.46% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
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
1675 1779 1485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 51.18% 48.78% 56.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1423 1493 1208
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%

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
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

COBOL Salary Histogram in Leeds

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 6 (40.00%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (40.00%) SOA
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Micro Focus
2 6 (40.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Oracle ODI
2 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (26.67%) Big Data
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) ICL
3 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (26.67%) Fujitsu
3 4 (26.67%) VME
3 4 (26.67%) BEA
3 4 (26.67%) Middleware
4 2 (13.33%) SAN
4 2 (13.33%) Assembly Language
4 2 (13.33%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (13.33%) Business Objects
4 2 (13.33%) UNIX
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (13.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle ODI
2 4 (26.67%) Big Data
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Lead Solutions Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Lead Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) COBOL Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) COBOL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) Middleware
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Mainframe
1 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) VME
2 2 (13.33%) UNIX
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) SOA
2 4 (26.67%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps
3 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) Assembly Language
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C#
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (40.00%) Micro Focus
2 4 (26.67%) ICL
2 4 (26.67%) Fujitsu
2 4 (26.67%) BEA
3 2 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) Business Objects