The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 65 69 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 5 11 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.77% 1.55% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.52% 3.10% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 0
Median salary £41,000 £38,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.89% -
UK excluding London median salary £46,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +28.57%
COBOL
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leicestershire region.

Programming Languages Category
Leicestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
330 355 590
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 51.00% 50.00% 62.70%
Number of salaries quoted 296 314 539
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £28,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

The demand trend of job ads across the Leicestershire region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

COBOL
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Leicestershire region.

COBOL Salary Trend in Leicestershire

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Leicestershire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 17 (68.00%) RPG
1 17 (68.00%) AS400
2 16 (64.00%) JD Edwards
3 15 (60.00%) SQL
4 13 (52.00%) IBM
5 10 (40.00%) FTP
6 8 (32.00%) iSeries
6 8 (32.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (32.00%) DB2
6 8 (32.00%) SAP
6 8 (32.00%) EDI
6 8 (32.00%) JCL
6 8 (32.00%) Mainframe
7 7 (28.00%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (28.00%) HTTPS
7 7 (28.00%) CICS
7 7 (28.00%) JDA
7 7 (28.00%) Unix
7 7 (28.00%) Java
7 7 (28.00%) Oracle
7 7 (28.00%) Degree
7 7 (28.00%) Computer Science
8 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (16.00%) Dutch Language
9 4 (16.00%) French Language
9 4 (16.00%) German Language
9 4 (16.00%) Italian Language
9 4 (16.00%) Spanish Language
9 4 (16.00%) Information Management
9 4 (16.00%) Systems Analysis

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (28.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) FTP
2 7 (28.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (16.00%) Dutch Language
1 4 (16.00%) French Language
1 4 (16.00%) German Language
1 4 (16.00%) Italian Language
1 4 (16.00%) Spanish Language
2 3 (12.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Developer
2 10 (40.00%) RPG Developer
3 8 (32.00%) AS400 Developer
3 8 (32.00%) COBOL Developer
4 7 (28.00%) DB2 Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Lead Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Senior COBOL Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Analyst Programmer
7 1 (4.00%) DB2 Support
7 1 (4.00%) Development Team Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Mainframe Support
7 1 (4.00%) RPG Analyst Programmer
7 1 (4.00%) RPG Programmer
7 1 (4.00%) Support Team Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) EDI
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) Ajax
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
2 1 (4.00%) CSS3
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) HTML5
2 1 (4.00%) jQuery
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.00%) XHTML
2 1 (4.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (68.00%) AS400
2 8 (32.00%) iSeries
2 8 (32.00%) Mainframe
3 7 (28.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Unix
2 2 (8.00%) OS/390
2 2 (8.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Information Management
1 4 (16.00%) Systems Analysis
2 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (12.00%) B2B
3 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 17 (68.00%) RPG
2 15 (60.00%) SQL
3 8 (32.00%) JCL
4 7 (28.00%) Java
5 3 (12.00%) RPG IV
5 3 (12.00%) RPG/400
6 2 (8.00%) C#
6 2 (8.00%) RPG III
7 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) JD Edwards
2 13 (52.00%) IBM
3 8 (32.00%) SAP
4 7 (28.00%) JDA
4 7 (28.00%) Oracle
4 7 (28.00%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (24.00%) Microsoft