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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - 54 57
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton - 0.27% 0.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.54% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 4
Average salary - £41,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.49%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +2.59%
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
268 186 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 39.59% 50.41% 47.07%
Number of salaries quoted 252 180 185
Average salary £37,500 £36,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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 9 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#