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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 66 79 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 8 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.17% 0.35% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.57% 0.61% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 0
Average salary £40,000 £38,800 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% -
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +7.59%
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
311 494 405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 45.60% 58.05% 58.70%
Number of salaries quoted 266 447 381
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,000 £47,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 28 August 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 +10 7 £42,500 +9.53%
COBOL
East Midlands

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 15 (78.95%) JCL
2 13 (68.42%) SQL
3 12 (63.16%) IBM
4 11 (57.89%) Adabas
4 11 (57.89%) WebSphere MQ
4 11 (57.89%) NATURAL
4 11 (57.89%) WebSphere
5 10 (52.63%) Java
6 9 (47.37%) C#
6 9 (47.37%) VB
6 9 (47.37%) VB.NET
6 9 (47.37%) .NET
6 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
6 9 (47.37%) DB2
6 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
6 9 (47.37%) XML
6 9 (47.37%) XSLT
6 9 (47.37%) VB6
7 7 (36.84%) CA Endevor
8 6 (31.58%) Mainframe
9 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (21.05%) Time Sharing Option
10 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
10 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
10 4 (21.05%) CICS
11 3 (15.79%) JD Edwards
11 3 (15.79%) FTP
11 3 (15.79%) RPG
11 3 (15.79%) Retail
11 3 (15.79%) AS400

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (57.89%) WebSphere
2 4 (21.05%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (57.89%) Adabas
2 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
2 9 (47.37%) DB2
General
1 3 (15.79%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Analyst
1 13 (68.42%) Analyst Programmer
1 13 (68.42%) Programmer
2 10 (52.63%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
2 10 (52.63%) COBOL Programmer
2 10 (52.63%) COBOL Analyst
3 9 (47.37%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) COBOL Developer
4 3 (15.79%) AS400 Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst Programmer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Programmer
5 2 (10.53%) AWS Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) WebSphere MQ
2 9 (47.37%) .NET
2 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
2 9 (47.37%) XML
2 9 (47.37%) XSLT
3 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Mainframe
2 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.79%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
1 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
2 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
2 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) JCL
2 13 (68.42%) SQL
3 11 (57.89%) NATURAL
4 10 (52.63%) Java
5 9 (47.37%) C#
5 9 (47.37%) VB
5 9 (47.37%) VB.NET
5 9 (47.37%) VB6
6 3 (15.79%) RPG
7 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
8 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) IBM
2 3 (15.79%) JD Edwards
3 1 (5.26%) Remedy
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle