The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 68 - 77
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 6 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.84% - 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.67% - 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 2
Average salary £42,250 - £33,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+23.45% -4.70%
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
359 511 447
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 50.07% 62.24% 64.13%
Number of salaries quoted 324 457 425
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £25,619
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Leicestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester - 6 £42,250 -
COBOL
East Midlands

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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 11 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (72.73%) IBM
3 7 (63.64%) JCL
3 7 (63.64%) Mainframe
4 6 (54.55%) C#
4 6 (54.55%) .NET
4 6 (54.55%) DB2
4 6 (54.55%) WebSphere
5 5 (45.45%) CA Endevor
5 5 (45.45%) Adabas
5 5 (45.45%) NATURAL
6 4 (36.36%) Retail
6 4 (36.36%) CICS
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
7 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
7 3 (27.27%) XML
7 3 (27.27%) XSLT
7 3 (27.27%) SQL
7 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
8 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
8 2 (18.18%) VSAM
8 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
9 1 (9.09%) J2EE
9 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
9 1 (9.09%) Project Management
9 1 (9.09%) MVC
9 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
9 1 (9.09%) Spring

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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 6 (54.55%) WebSphere
2 4 (36.36%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) DB2
2 5 (45.45%) Adabas
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (36.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
1 5 (45.45%) Programmer
2 4 (36.36%) COBOL Programmer
3 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Analyst Programmer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Java Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Analyst Programmer
3 3 (27.27%) Team Leader
3 3 (27.27%) COBOL Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Programmer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior COBOL Analyst Programmer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior COBOL Programmer
4 2 (18.18%) COBOL Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Senior COBOL Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 1 (9.09%) Support Team Leader
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Support
5 1 (9.09%) Natural/Adabas Programmer
5 1 (9.09%) Adabas Natural Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
2 3 (27.27%) XML
2 3 (27.27%) XSLT
3 1 (9.09%) J2EE
3 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
3 1 (9.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Mainframe
2 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) VSAM
4 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
1 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) MVC
2 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (63.64%) JCL
3 6 (54.55%) C#
4 5 (45.45%) NATURAL
5 3 (27.27%) SQL
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) IBM