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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 67 76 90
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +14
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 13 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.80% 1.22% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.36% 2.64% 0.22%
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
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
387 417 463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 53.45% 46.28% 50.22%
Number of salaries quoted 323 370 417
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,750 £25,150
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

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 30 April 2016. 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 +13 13 £35,000 -19.54%
COBOL
East Midlands

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 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 Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

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