The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lincolnshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - 46 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lincolnshire - 0.49% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.78% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £35,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+13.92% +2.59%
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 Lincolnshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Lincolnshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
84 128 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lincolnshire 56.00% 62.44% 59.09%
Number of salaries quoted 71 117 54
Average salary £35,000 £31,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -7.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £21,800
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Lincolnshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Lincolnshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Lincolnshire

COBOL
Salary Trend in Lincolnshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Lincolnshire region.

COBOL Salary Trend in Lincolnshire

COBOL
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Lincolnshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Lincolnshire 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 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Lincolnshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Lincolnshire 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Pick Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Pick Programmer
2 1 (50.00%) Programmer
2 1 (50.00%) COBOL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7