The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - 61 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 27 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire - 2.95% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 6.18% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 21 0
Median salary - £45,000 -
UK excluding London median salary £46,500 £45,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +30.43%
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
354 437 416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 48.83% 47.81% 45.81%
Number of salaries quoted 269 395 397
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £49,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Northamptonshire region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 June 2016, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 14 (100.00%) Web Services
1 14 (100.00%) Scrum
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (100.00%) TDD
1 14 (100.00%) Retail
1 14 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 14 (100.00%) BDD
1 14 (100.00%) User Stories
1 14 (100.00%) SDLC
2 9 (64.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 9 (64.29%) MongoDB
2 9 (64.29%) Git (software)
2 9 (64.29%) Software Engineering
2 9 (64.29%) C
2 9 (64.29%) Unix
2 9 (64.29%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) .NET
3 5 (35.71%) J2EE
3 5 (35.71%) MySQL
3 5 (35.71%) JUnit
3 5 (35.71%) OOP
3 5 (35.71%) OO
3 5 (35.71%) OOD
3 5 (35.71%) Mainframe
3 5 (35.71%) MVC
3 5 (35.71%) C#
3 5 (35.71%) Java
3 5 (35.71%) Spring
3 5 (35.71%) JSON
3 5 (35.71%) Spring MVC

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) MongoDB
2 5 (35.71%) Apache Hive
2 5 (35.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Git (software)
2 5 (35.71%) JUnit
General
1 14 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Software Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) COBOL Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Database Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) Web Services
2 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 5 (35.71%) J2EE
2 5 (35.71%) JSON
2 5 (35.71%) REST
2 5 (35.71%) Spring
2 5 (35.71%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (100.00%) BDD
1 14 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 14 (100.00%) Scrum
1 14 (100.00%) SDLC
1 14 (100.00%) TDD
1 14 (100.00%) User Stories
2 9 (64.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 9 (64.29%) Software Engineering
3 5 (35.71%) Mentoring
3 5 (35.71%) MVC
3 5 (35.71%) OO
3 5 (35.71%) OOD
3 5 (35.71%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) C
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) hybris