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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 83 - 85
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottingham 0.30% - 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.49% - 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Average salary £50,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +2.59%
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
611 564 492
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottingham 61.10% 57.14% 44.69%
Number of salaries quoted 493 495 396
Average salary £35,000 £33,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% -10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

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 2 September 2014, 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 5 (83.33%) IBM
2 4 (66.67%) Mainframe
3 3 (50.00%) zOS
3 3 (50.00%) JCL
3 3 (50.00%) DB2
4 2 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) CICS
4 2 (33.33%) ISO 9001
4 2 (33.33%) UNIX
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (33.33%) Micro Focus
4 2 (33.33%) TickIT
4 2 (33.33%) iSeries
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (33.33%) Line Management
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (16.67%) VSAM
5 1 (16.67%) Marketing
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (16.67%) Credit Risk
5 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) DataStage
5 1 (16.67%) ETL
5 1 (16.67%) Windows

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 2 (33.33%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) DB2
2 2 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (16.67%) DataStage
3 1 (16.67%) IBM InfoSphere
General
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Mainframe Developer
2 2 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Development Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Software Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
3 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Development Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Java Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) iSeries
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) VSAM
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) zOS
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 2 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) JCL
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO 9001
1 2 (33.33%) TickIT
2 1 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Micro Focus
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle