The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Nottingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 81 100 87
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -13
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 10 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottingham 0.99% 0.093% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.72% 0.15% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 2
Average salary - £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+23.45% -4.70%
COBOL
Nottinghamshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Nottingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
581 667 512
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottingham 57.24% 62.05% 60.66%
Number of salaries quoted 485 548 456
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

COBOL
Salary Trend in Nottingham

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Nottingham

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Nottingham 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 12 (80.00%) DB2
1 12 (80.00%) ITIL
1 12 (80.00%) JCL
2 11 (73.33%) ETL
3 9 (60.00%) Mainframe
3 9 (60.00%) DataStage
3 9 (60.00%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (60.00%) VSAM
3 9 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (46.67%) zOS
4 7 (46.67%) SLA
5 6 (40.00%) PL/1
6 4 (26.67%) CICS
6 4 (26.67%) Windows
6 4 (26.67%) Linux
6 4 (26.67%) Java
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (20.00%) ISPF
7 3 (20.00%) Marketing
7 3 (20.00%) Credit Risk
7 3 (20.00%) Pentaho
7 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (13.33%) .NET
8 2 (13.33%) Web Services
8 2 (13.33%) Assembly Language
8 2 (13.33%) IBM
8 2 (13.33%) REXX
8 2 (13.33%) Line Management
8 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Nottingham 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 4 (26.67%) CICS
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) SMS
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (80.00%) DB2
2 9 (60.00%) DataStage
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (20.00%) Pentaho
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (6.67%) Couchbase
General
1 3 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
3 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Operations Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Development Team Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Java Team Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Software Development Team Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) ISPF
2 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) XML
3 1 (6.67%) MSMQ
3 1 (6.67%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (6.67%) Lucene
3 1 (6.67%) JSON
3 1 (6.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Mainframe
1 9 (60.00%) VSAM
1 9 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Credit Risk
3 2 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) zOS
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) ITIL
2 11 (73.33%) ETL
3 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Line Management
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) Quality Management
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
5 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.67%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) JCL
2 6 (40.00%) PL/1
3 4 (26.67%) Java
4 2 (13.33%) Assembly Language
4 2 (13.33%) REXX
5 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) RACF
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) McAfee
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) EMC
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) NetApp
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Computacenter
2 1 (6.67%) Splunk