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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 60 65 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 11 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.51% 1.50% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.08% 2.73% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 0
Median salary £51,900 £35,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+48.28% -
UK excluding London median salary £51,900 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+15.33% -14.28%

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
277 403 359
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 47.11% 55.13% 48.98%
Number of salaries quoted 239 292 327
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,320 £26,000 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £52,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +11 3 £51,900 +48.28%
COBOL
East Midlands

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) BASE24
2 5 (83.33%) APACS
2 5 (83.33%) Tandem
2 5 (83.33%) NonStop SQL
2 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 5 (83.33%) C++
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) Eclipse
2 5 (83.33%) Quality Management
2 5 (83.33%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) Corporate Banking
3 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Financial Institution
3 3 (50.00%) B2B
3 3 (50.00%) TOWER Software
3 3 (50.00%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Data Mapping
4 2 (33.33%) ATM
4 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) DB2
5 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
5 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) JCL

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:

Business Applications
1 5 (83.33%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (16.67%) DB2
2 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
1 3 (50.00%) Corporate Banking
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) BASE24 Developer
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) APACS
1 5 (83.33%) Tandem
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Quality Management
3 3 (50.00%) B2B
3 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (33.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Data Mapping
4 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Coaching
5 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C++
1 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) JCL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) TOWER Software