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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 66 - 52
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 6 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.82% - 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.91% - 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 1
Average salary £47,000 - £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +10.38%
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
314 258 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 43.01% 38.91% 49.47%
Number of salaries quoted 297 244 181
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 4 September 2015, 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 27 (96.43%) Web Services
2 25 (89.29%) UNIX
2 25 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (60.71%) Retail
4 16 (57.14%) TDD
4 16 (57.14%) Scrum
4 16 (57.14%) SQL
4 16 (57.14%) Software Engineering
4 16 (57.14%) Git (software)
4 16 (57.14%) Apache Hive
4 16 (57.14%) MongoDB
4 16 (57.14%) BDD
4 16 (57.14%) User Stories
4 16 (57.14%) Procedural Programming
4 16 (57.14%) Mentoring
4 16 (57.14%) SDLC
5 14 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (42.86%) Mainframe
6 12 (42.86%) IBM
6 12 (42.86%) JCL
7 11 (39.29%) CICS
8 9 (32.14%) Informatica
8 9 (32.14%) HP UFT
8 9 (32.14%) LoadRunner
8 9 (32.14%) REXX
8 9 (32.14%) Internet
8 9 (32.14%) RACF
8 9 (32.14%) VB
8 9 (32.14%) Oracle
8 9 (32.14%) DB2

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 11 (39.29%) CICS
2 9 (32.14%) Oracle Workflow
2 9 (32.14%) WebSphere
2 9 (32.14%) Confluence
2 9 (32.14%) WebSphere Application Server
2 9 (32.14%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 9 (32.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) FTP
1 9 (32.14%) DNS
1 9 (32.14%) SSL
1 9 (32.14%) Internet
2 4 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (57.14%) Apache Hive
1 16 (57.14%) MongoDB
2 9 (32.14%) Oracle Database
2 9 (32.14%) DB2
2 9 (32.14%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 9 (32.14%) Hudson
2 9 (32.14%) Jenkins
2 9 (32.14%) HP UFT
2 9 (32.14%) LoadRunner
2 9 (32.14%) JIRA
General
1 17 (60.71%) Retail
2 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 9 (32.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Software Engineer
2 11 (39.29%) Senior Software Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Environment Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Environment Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (96.43%) Web Services
2 9 (32.14%) XML
2 9 (32.14%) Middleware
2 9 (32.14%) Java EE
2 9 (32.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.57%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 25 (89.29%) UNIX
2 9 (32.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (57.14%) TDD
2 16 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 16 (57.14%) BDD
2 16 (57.14%) User Stories
2 16 (57.14%) Procedural Programming
2 16 (57.14%) Mentoring
2 16 (57.14%) SDLC
2 16 (57.14%) Scrum
3 14 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
4 9 (32.14%) Workflow Management
4 9 (32.14%) Automated Testing
4 9 (32.14%) Configuration Management
4 9 (32.14%) Workflow
4 9 (32.14%) DevOps
5 5 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (17.86%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (57.14%) SQL
2 12 (42.86%) JCL
3 9 (32.14%) Ruby
3 9 (32.14%) Java
3 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
3 9 (32.14%) Perl
3 9 (32.14%) VB
3 9 (32.14%) Python
3 9 (32.14%) REXX
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) RACF
2 2 (7.14%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) CA Endevor
1 9 (32.14%) Puppet
1 9 (32.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) IBM
2 9 (32.14%) Informatica
2 9 (32.14%) F5
2 9 (32.14%) New Relic
2 9 (32.14%) Oracle