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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 177 186 139
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -47
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.029% 0.14% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.055% 0.32% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 4
Average salary £49,000 £37,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.66% -9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +7.59%
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
1816 1587 1320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 51.86% 43.03% 50.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1466 1214 1068
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 28 August 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 4 (57.14%) Micro Focus
2 3 (42.86%) Mainframe
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) UNIX
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) BEA
3 2 (28.57%) SAN
3 2 (28.57%) Assembly Language
3 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) NATURAL
4 1 (14.29%) JCL
4 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
4 1 (14.29%) Java EE
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) Confluence
4 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) CICS
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
1 1 (14.29%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) JUnit
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Technical Architect
1 2 (28.57%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior COBOL Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) COBOL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
2 1 (14.29%) Spring
2 1 (14.29%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Mainframe
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
2 2 (28.57%) SOA
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Assembly Language
3 1 (14.29%) NATURAL
3 1 (14.29%) JCL
3 1 (14.29%) C#
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Micro Focus
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) BEA