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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 87 - 87
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 6 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottingham 0.56% - 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.04% - 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 3
Average salary - - £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -11.11%
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
576 662 507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottingham 54.08% 64.59% 57.16%
Number of salaries quoted 491 529 452
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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 27 February 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 15 (88.24%) DB2
1 15 (88.24%) JCL
2 13 (76.47%) ITIL
3 12 (70.59%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (64.71%) ETL
4 11 (64.71%) Mainframe
5 10 (58.82%) DataStage
5 10 (58.82%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (58.82%) VSAM
6 8 (47.06%) SLA
7 7 (41.18%) zOS
8 6 (35.29%) CICS
8 6 (35.29%) PL/1
9 4 (23.53%) Credit Risk
9 4 (23.53%) Marketing
10 3 (17.65%) ISPF
10 3 (17.65%) Windows
10 3 (17.65%) Linux
10 3 (17.65%) Java
10 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
10 3 (17.65%) Pentaho
10 3 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (11.76%) Line Management
11 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (11.76%) REXX
11 2 (11.76%) Assembly Language
11 2 (11.76%) IBM
11 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (11.76%) IBM Mainframe

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 6 (35.29%) CICS
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Solr
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SMS
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (88.24%) DB2
2 10 (58.82%) DataStage
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 3 (17.65%) Pentaho
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (5.88%) Couchbase
General
1 4 (23.53%) Marketing
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Applications Support
2 2 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Operations Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Support
3 1 (5.88%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) ISPF
2 1 (5.88%) JSON
2 1 (5.88%) RESTful
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) MSMQ
2 1 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (5.88%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 12 (70.59%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (64.71%) Mainframe
3 10 (58.82%) VSAM
4 4 (23.53%) Credit Risk
5 2 (11.76%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) zOS
2 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) ITIL
2 11 (64.71%) ETL
3 3 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (11.76%) Line Management
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) Quality Management
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.88%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) JCL
2 6 (35.29%) PL/1
3 3 (17.65%) Java
4 2 (11.76%) Assembly Language
4 2 (11.76%) REXX
5 1 (5.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) RACF
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
1 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) EMC
2 1 (5.88%) NetApp
2 1 (5.88%) McAfee
2 1 (5.88%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) Computacenter
2 1 (5.88%) Splunk
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco