The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 12 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 86 64 71
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +7
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.10% 0.16% 0.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.24% 0.33% 1.29%
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 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +10.00%
COBOL
East Midlands

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

Programming Languages Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
420 301 310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 43.25% 47.40% 45.12%
Number of salaries quoted 379 281 278
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £27,500 £29,775
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

COBOL
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
1 1 (50.00%) Business Objects
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) CICS
1 1 (50.00%) Cognizant
1 1 (50.00%) zOS
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (50.00%) HACMP
1 1 (50.00%) RACF
1 1 (50.00%) JCL
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) Financial Institution
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Finance

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 1 (50.00%) CICS
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (50.00%) Financial Institution
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (50.00%) HACMP
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) zOS
1 1 (50.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Business Objects
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Cognizant