The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 58 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 9 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 1.67% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.00% - -
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £35,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +24.22%
COBOL
Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northampton region.

Programming Languages Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
300 255 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 55.56% 48.76% 47.18%
Number of salaries quoted 197 239 225
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

COBOL
Salary Trend in Northampton

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Northampton

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 9 (100.00%) Web Services
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
1 9 (100.00%) Retail
1 9 (100.00%) Scrum
1 9 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 9 (100.00%) BDD
1 9 (100.00%) User Stories
1 9 (100.00%) SDLC
2 8 (88.89%) Software Engineering
3 6 (66.67%) MVC
3 6 (66.67%) OOP
3 6 (66.67%) OO
3 6 (66.67%) OOD
3 6 (66.67%) Mainframe
3 6 (66.67%) C#
3 6 (66.67%) Java
3 6 (66.67%) .NET
3 6 (66.67%) J2EE
3 6 (66.67%) MySQL
3 6 (66.67%) JUnit
3 6 (66.67%) Spring
3 6 (66.67%) Apache Hive
3 6 (66.67%) JSON
3 6 (66.67%) Spring MVC
3 6 (66.67%) Mentoring
3 6 (66.67%) REST
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (33.33%) MongoDB
4 3 (33.33%) Git (software)

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Northampton 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) Apache Hive
1 6 (66.67%) MySQL
2 3 (33.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) JUnit
2 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Software Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Software Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) C# Software Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior C# Software Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) Web Services
2 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) J2EE
2 6 (66.67%) JSON
2 6 (66.67%) REST
2 6 (66.67%) Spring
2 6 (66.67%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) BDD
1 9 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 9 (100.00%) Scrum
1 9 (100.00%) SDLC
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
1 9 (100.00%) User Stories
2 8 (88.89%) Software Engineering
3 6 (66.67%) Mentoring
3 6 (66.67%) MVC
3 6 (66.67%) OO
3 6 (66.67%) OOD
3 6 (66.67%) OOP
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C#
1 6 (66.67%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) C
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) hybris