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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 78 81 67
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 6 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.64% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.39% 0.25% 0.32%
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
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
432 399 311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 46.25% 42.36% 47.48%
Number of salaries quoted 403 361 288
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £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 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
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton - 6 £47,000 -
COBOL
East Midlands

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 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%) SQL
4 16 (57.14%) Software Engineering
4 16 (57.14%) Scrum
4 16 (57.14%) Git (software)
4 16 (57.14%) BDD
4 16 (57.14%) Apache Hive
4 16 (57.14%) MongoDB
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%) IBM
6 12 (42.86%) JCL
6 12 (42.86%) Mainframe
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 Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 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