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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 85 92 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 6 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 0.57% 0.62% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.98% 1.12% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +23.45%
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
615 627 736
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 58.63% 55.63% 63.78%
Number of salaries quoted 489 530 580
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £24,969 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

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 5 February 2016. 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 0 4 - -
COBOL
East Midlands

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 43 (100.00%) DB2
2 42 (97.67%) VSAM
3 39 (90.70%) Mainframe
4 35 (81.40%) CICS
4 35 (81.40%) DataStage
5 27 (62.79%) JCL
6 21 (48.84%) SDLC
7 20 (46.51%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (46.51%) IBM Mainframe
7 20 (46.51%) IBM
8 18 (41.86%) ITIL Certification
8 18 (41.86%) ITIL
9 14 (32.56%) SQL
9 14 (32.56%) Configuration Management
9 14 (32.56%) ChangeMan
10 13 (30.23%) Pentaho
11 9 (20.93%) Unit Testing
11 9 (20.93%) zOS
11 9 (20.93%) Web Services
11 9 (20.93%) QA
12 8 (18.60%) WCF
12 8 (18.60%) .NET Framework
12 8 (18.60%) .NET
12 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
12 8 (18.60%) C#
12 8 (18.60%) ETL
12 8 (18.60%) HTML
12 8 (18.60%) Entity Framework
13 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (16.28%) Waterfall

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 35 (81.40%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (100.00%) DB2
2 35 (81.40%) DataStage
3 13 (30.23%) Pentaho
4 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
5 3 (6.98%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 14 (32.56%) ChangeMan
2 3 (6.98%) ERwin
2 3 (6.98%) XPEDITER
3 2 (4.65%) Subversion
3 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Analyst
2 9 (20.93%) Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Mainframe Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Technical Leader
5 3 (6.98%) Architect
5 3 (6.98%) DB2 DBA
5 3 (6.98%) DBA
5 3 (6.98%) Development DBA
5 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (4.65%) Mainframe Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
6 2 (4.65%) Mainframe Programmer
6 2 (4.65%) Programmer
7 1 (2.33%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (2.33%) DataStage Developer
7 1 (2.33%) DataStage ETL Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) ETL Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Mainframe Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) Web Services
2 8 (18.60%) .NET
2 8 (18.60%) .NET Framework
2 8 (18.60%) Entity Framework
2 8 (18.60%) HTML
2 8 (18.60%) WCF
3 1 (2.33%) Middleware
3 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (97.67%) VSAM
2 39 (90.70%) Mainframe
3 20 (46.51%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (46.51%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.65%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.93%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) SDLC
2 18 (41.86%) ITIL
3 14 (32.56%) Configuration Management
4 9 (20.93%) Unit Testing
5 8 (18.60%) ETL
6 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (16.28%) Waterfall
7 6 (13.95%) Data Modelling
7 6 (13.95%) Migration
8 3 (6.98%) Change Management
8 3 (6.98%) Data Management
8 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (6.98%) Logical Data Model
8 3 (6.98%) Open Source
8 3 (6.98%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (6.98%) Physical Data Model
8 3 (6.98%) Release Management
8 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.98%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (6.98%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 27 (62.79%) JCL
2 14 (32.56%) SQL
3 8 (18.60%) C#
4 6 (13.95%) PL/1
5 1 (2.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (41.86%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.93%) QA
2 4 (9.30%) SLA
Vendors
1 20 (46.51%) IBM
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.33%) Syncsort