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 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 74 61 90
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +29
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 11 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.39% 1.57% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.76% 3.36% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 0 8 3
Median salary - £38,000 £38,800
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -2.06%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
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
397 327 570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 52.24% 46.58% 58.64%
Number of salaries quoted 365 277 530
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 July 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 15 (78.95%) SQL
2 14 (73.68%) IBM
3 10 (52.63%) JD Edwards
3 10 (52.63%) RPG
3 10 (52.63%) AS400
4 9 (47.37%) JCL
4 9 (47.37%) Mainframe
4 9 (47.37%) Java
4 9 (47.37%) DB2
4 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
4 9 (47.37%) CICS
4 9 (47.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (31.58%) FTP
5 6 (31.58%) Systems Analysis
6 5 (26.32%) iSeries
7 4 (21.05%) HTTPS
7 4 (21.05%) Degree
7 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
7 4 (21.05%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (21.05%) JDA
7 4 (21.05%) SAP
7 4 (21.05%) Unix
7 4 (21.05%) EDI
7 4 (21.05%) Oracle
8 3 (15.79%) OS/390
8 3 (15.79%) zOS
9 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
9 2 (10.53%) Information Management
9 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (10.53%) Retail

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 9 (47.37%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) FTP
2 4 (21.05%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (10.53%) Dutch Language
1 2 (10.53%) French Language
1 2 (10.53%) German Language
1 2 (10.53%) Italian Language
1 2 (10.53%) Retail
1 2 (10.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Developer
2 9 (47.37%) COBOL Developer
2 9 (47.37%) DB2 Developer
3 6 (31.58%) RPG Developer
4 5 (26.32%) AS400 Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Lead Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Senior COBOL Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) AS400
2 9 (47.37%) Mainframe
3 5 (26.32%) iSeries
4 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
5 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Unix
2 3 (15.79%) OS/390
2 3 (15.79%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (10.53%) B2B
2 2 (10.53%) Information Management
2 2 (10.53%) Innovation Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) SQL
2 10 (52.63%) RPG
3 9 (47.37%) Java
3 9 (47.37%) JCL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) IBM
2 10 (52.63%) JD Edwards
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
4 4 (21.05%) JDA
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle
4 4 (21.05%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (21.05%) SAP
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