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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 85 87 87
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 5 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottingham 0.50% 0.098% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.79% 0.17% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+16.88% +10.00%
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
633 584 530
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottingham 62.67% 57.37% 47.58%
Number of salaries quoted 517 513 433
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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 19 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 6 (85.71%) Mainframe
2 4 (57.14%) JCL
2 4 (57.14%) IBM
2 4 (57.14%) zOS
3 3 (42.86%) CICS
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) DB2
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) SLA
4 2 (28.57%) Line Management
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 1 (14.29%) Credit Risk
5 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (14.29%) iSeries
5 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (14.29%) VSAM
5 1 (14.29%) Computacenter
5 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 1 (14.29%) ISPF
5 1 (14.29%) Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) McAfee
5 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 3 (42.86%) CICS
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SMS
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (14.29%) DataStage
2 1 (14.29%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (14.29%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Development Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Software Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Development Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Java Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Mainframe
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) Credit Risk
3 1 (14.29%) iSeries
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) zOS
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) JCL
2 3 (42.86%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
2 1 (14.29%) TickIT
2 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) RACF
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) EMC
2 1 (14.29%) NetApp
2 1 (14.29%) McAfee
2 1 (14.29%) Micro Focus
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Computacenter
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco