The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Nottinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 93 100 97
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 5 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 0.44% 0.082% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.69% 0.15% 0.31%
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 £42,500 £38,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +6.20%
COBOL
East Midlands

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

Programming Languages Category
Nottinghamshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
722 689 637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 63.28% 56.57% 49.49%
Number of salaries quoted 587 569 537
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Nottinghamshire

COBOL
Salary Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Nottinghamshire

COBOL
Job Locations in Nottinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Nottinghamshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottingham +2 5 £50,000 +42.85%
COBOL
East Midlands

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Nottinghamshire 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 Nottinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Nottinghamshire 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%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) DataStage
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Development 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%) ISPF
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
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%) VSAM
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
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%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
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%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) JCL
2 3 (42.86%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
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%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) RACF
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Computacenter
2 1 (14.29%) McAfee
2 1 (14.29%) Micro Focus
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) EMC
2 1 (14.29%) NetApp
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle