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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 83 99 88
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -11
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 10 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottingham 0.92% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.61% 0.29% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 1
Average salary - £33,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
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
620 694 559
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottingham 57.30% 59.62% 60.76%
Number of salaries quoted 527 580 501
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
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 19 December 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 12 (80.00%) DB2
1 12 (80.00%) JCL
2 11 (73.33%) ITIL
3 10 (66.67%) ETL
3 10 (66.67%) Mainframe
4 8 (53.33%) VSAM
4 8 (53.33%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (53.33%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (53.33%) DataStage
4 8 (53.33%) zOS
5 6 (40.00%) SLA
6 5 (33.33%) CICS
6 5 (33.33%) PL/1
7 4 (26.67%) Java
7 4 (26.67%) Windows
7 4 (26.67%) Linux
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (20.00%) Pentaho
8 3 (20.00%) IBM
9 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (13.33%) Line Management
9 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (13.33%) Marketing
9 2 (13.33%) Credit Risk
9 2 (13.33%) ISPF
9 2 (13.33%) .NET
9 2 (13.33%) Web Services
10 1 (6.67%) XML

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (33.33%) CICS
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Solr
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
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 8 (53.33%) 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 2 (13.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Mainframe Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
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%) Technical 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
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
1 2 (13.33%) ISPF
2 1 (6.67%) JSON
2 1 (6.67%) RESTful
2 1 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) MSMQ
2 1 (6.67%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (6.67%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 8 (53.33%) VSAM
2 8 (53.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (13.33%) Credit Risk
4 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) zOS
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) ITIL
2 10 (66.67%) ETL
3 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (13.33%) Line Management
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) Quality Management
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.67%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) JCL
2 5 (33.33%) PL/1
3 4 (26.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) Assembly Language
4 1 (6.67%) REXX
4 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) RACF
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) EMC
2 1 (6.67%) NetApp
2 1 (6.67%) McAfee
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Computacenter
2 1 (6.67%) Splunk
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco