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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 51 69 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 21 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.96% 0.86% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.74% 1.66% -
Number of salaries quoted 16 6 0
Average salary £43,000 £42,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.77% -
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-11.00% +23.45%
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
366 362 517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 51.62% 51.79% 60.75%
Number of salaries quoted 347 321 460
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,650 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

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
Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

COBOL Salary Histogram 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 11 February 2016. 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 -2 4 £44,000 +4.14%
COBOL
East Midlands

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 15 (60.00%) RPG
1 15 (60.00%) AS400
2 14 (56.00%) JD Edwards
3 11 (44.00%) SQL
4 10 (40.00%) DB2
4 10 (40.00%) JCL
4 10 (40.00%) Mainframe
5 8 (32.00%) IBM
5 8 (32.00%) SAP
5 8 (32.00%) EDI
5 8 (32.00%) FTP
6 7 (28.00%) Degree
6 7 (28.00%) Computer Science
6 7 (28.00%) Oracle
6 7 (28.00%) Java
6 7 (28.00%) Unix
6 7 (28.00%) HTTPS
6 7 (28.00%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (28.00%) JDA
6 7 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (24.00%) CICS
8 5 (20.00%) Retail
8 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce
9 4 (16.00%) C#
9 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
9 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (16.00%) Dutch Language
9 4 (16.00%) French Language
9 4 (16.00%) German Language
9 4 (16.00%) Italian Language

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (24.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) FTP
2 7 (28.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (20.00%) Retail
2 4 (16.00%) Dutch Language
2 4 (16.00%) French Language
2 4 (16.00%) German Language
2 4 (16.00%) Italian Language
2 4 (16.00%) Spanish Language
3 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Developer
2 8 (32.00%) COBOL Developer
3 6 (24.00%) AS400 Developer
3 6 (24.00%) DB2 Developer
3 6 (24.00%) RPG Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Team Leader
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Lead Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Mainframe Developer
6 1 (4.00%) .NET Team Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Development Team Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Java Team Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) RPG Analyst Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) RPG Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Support Team Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) EDI
2 2 (8.00%) .NET
3 1 (4.00%) Ajax
3 1 (4.00%) CSS
3 1 (4.00%) CSS3
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) HTML5
3 1 (4.00%) jQuery
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (4.00%) XHTML
3 1 (4.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (60.00%) AS400
2 10 (40.00%) Mainframe
3 7 (28.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (16.00%) iSeries
4 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (4.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Unix
2 1 (4.00%) OS/390
2 1 (4.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.00%) Information Management
3 3 (12.00%) B2B
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) MVC
5 1 (4.00%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) RPG
2 11 (44.00%) SQL
3 10 (40.00%) JCL
4 7 (28.00%) Java
5 4 (16.00%) C#
6 3 (12.00%) RPG IV
6 3 (12.00%) RPG/400
7 2 (8.00%) RPG III
8 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) JD Edwards
2 8 (32.00%) IBM
2 8 (32.00%) SAP
3 7 (28.00%) JDA
3 7 (28.00%) Oracle
3 7 (28.00%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
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