The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 49 62 80
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +18
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 8 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.70% 0.89% 0.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.38% 1.79% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 6
Median salary £27,500 £30,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -25.00%
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+22.09% -4.44%
COBOL
South Yorkshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
237 279 442
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 50.43% 49.73% 56.59%
Number of salaries quoted 226 246 408
Median salary £35,000 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

The demand trend of job ads across the Sheffield region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

COBOL
Salary Trend in Sheffield

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Sheffield

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Sheffield region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 11 (100.00%) HTML
1 11 (100.00%) Java
1 11 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 11 (100.00%) Perl
1 11 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle
1 11 (100.00%) Ant
1 11 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 11 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 11 (100.00%) CSS
1 11 (100.00%) XML
1 11 (100.00%) Unix
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Linux
1 11 (100.00%) JBoss
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 11 (100.00%) Python
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 11 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 11 (100.00%) C
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
1 11 (100.00%) Maven
1 11 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 11 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 11 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 11 (100.00%) BeanShell

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (100.00%) JBoss
1 11 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 11 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 11 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (100.00%) Ant
1 11 (100.00%) Maven
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (9.09%) ClearCase
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Junior
2 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Junior DevOps
2 3 (27.27%) Software Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Server Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Development Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Java Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Junior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Junior Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 11 (100.00%) CSS
1 11 (100.00%) HTML
1 11 (100.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Linux
1 11 (100.00%) Unix
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) DevOps
2 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) BeanShell
1 11 (100.00%) C
1 11 (100.00%) Java
1 11 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 11 (100.00%) Perl
1 11 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 11 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 11 (100.00%) Python
1 11 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 10 (90.91%) C#
System Software
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (90.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) IBM