The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 1 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
Northamptonshire / Northampton
Rank 47 61 -
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 11 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.78% 2.01% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.63% 3.68% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 0
Median salary £51,900 £35,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+48.28% -
UK excluding London median salary £51,900 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+15.33% -14.28%

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
184 299 263
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 47.79% 54.66% 49.81%
Number of salaries quoted 158 199 247
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,100 £51,250 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

The demand trend of job ads across the Northampton region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 1 March 2017, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northampton region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) BASE24
2 5 (83.33%) APACS
2 5 (83.33%) Tandem
2 5 (83.33%) NonStop SQL
2 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 5 (83.33%) C++
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) Eclipse
2 5 (83.33%) Quality Management
2 5 (83.33%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) Corporate Banking
3 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Financial Institution
3 3 (50.00%) B2B
3 3 (50.00%) TOWER Software
3 3 (50.00%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Data Mapping
4 2 (33.33%) ATM
4 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) DB2
5 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
5 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) JCL

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 5 (83.33%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (16.67%) DB2
2 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
1 3 (50.00%) Corporate Banking
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) BASE24 Developer
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) APACS
1 5 (83.33%) Tandem
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Quality Management
3 3 (50.00%) B2B
3 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (33.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Data Mapping
4 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Coaching
5 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C++
1 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) JCL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) TOWER Software