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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 68 71 80
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 12 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.62% 0.91% 0.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.88% 1.96% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 3
Median salary - £40,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +21.21%
UK excluding London median salary £46,250 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -11.11%
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
417 306 457
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 56.28% 46.22% 57.99%
Number of salaries quoted 376 272 417
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 17 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 13 (100.00%) SQL
1 13 (100.00%) IBM
2 12 (92.31%) JCL
2 12 (92.31%) Mainframe
2 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 12 (92.31%) CICS
2 12 (92.31%) DB2
2 12 (92.31%) Java
2 12 (92.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (76.92%) OS/390
3 10 (76.92%) zOS
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) AS400
5 1 (7.69%) JD Edwards
5 1 (7.69%) RPG
5 1 (7.69%) FTP
5 1 (7.69%) iSeries

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 12 (92.31%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (92.31%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (92.31%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 12 (92.31%) COBOL Developer
2 12 (92.31%) DB2 Developer
3 10 (76.92%) Lead Developer
4 1 (7.69%) AS400 Developer
4 1 (7.69%) RPG Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior COBOL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (92.31%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) AS400
2 1 (7.69%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) OS/390
1 10 (76.92%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) SQL
2 12 (92.31%) Java
2 12 (92.31%) JCL
3 1 (7.69%) RPG
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) IBM
2 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) JD Edwards