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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 53 63 69
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +6
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 13 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 2.50% 1.69% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.92% 3.78% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 1
Average salary £35,000 £43,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.54% +24.28%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +25.33%
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
264 291 322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 50.87% 44.63% 50.71%
Number of salaries quoted 215 263 295
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

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 1 May 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 16 (100.00%) Web Services
1 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (100.00%) TDD
1 16 (100.00%) Retail
1 16 (100.00%) Scrum
1 16 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 16 (100.00%) BDD
1 16 (100.00%) User Stories
1 16 (100.00%) SDLC
2 11 (68.75%) Software Engineering
3 9 (56.25%) C
3 9 (56.25%) Unix
3 9 (56.25%) SQL
3 9 (56.25%) MongoDB
3 9 (56.25%) Git (software)
3 9 (56.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (43.75%) MVC
4 7 (43.75%) Mentoring
4 7 (43.75%) JSON
4 7 (43.75%) Spring MVC
4 7 (43.75%) REST
4 7 (43.75%) Apache Hive
4 7 (43.75%) .NET
4 7 (43.75%) J2EE
4 7 (43.75%) MySQL
4 7 (43.75%) JUnit
4 7 (43.75%) OOP
4 7 (43.75%) OO
4 7 (43.75%) OOD
4 7 (43.75%) Mainframe

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 9 (56.25%) MongoDB
2 7 (43.75%) Apache Hive
2 7 (43.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Git (software)
2 7 (43.75%) JUnit
General
1 16 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Software Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) COBOL Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) C# Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior C# Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Database Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) Web Services
2 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) J2EE
2 7 (43.75%) JSON
2 7 (43.75%) REST
2 7 (43.75%) Spring
2 7 (43.75%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (100.00%) BDD
1 16 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 16 (100.00%) Scrum
1 16 (100.00%) SDLC
1 16 (100.00%) TDD
1 16 (100.00%) User Stories
2 11 (68.75%) Software Engineering
3 9 (56.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (43.75%) Mentoring
4 7 (43.75%) MVC
4 7 (43.75%) OO
4 7 (43.75%) OOD
4 7 (43.75%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) C
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) Java
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) hybris