The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 78 58 69
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +11
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 6 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.78% 0.87% 0.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.38% 1.79% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 1
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.78% +4.37%
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
436 279 393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 56.92% 48.44% 59.64%
Number of salaries quoted 397 234 368
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 26 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
1 6 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 6 (100.00%) Solaris
1 6 (100.00%) JBoss
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 6 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 6 (100.00%) Middleware
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 6 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 6 (100.00%) Data Guard
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 6 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (16.67%) Finance

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 6 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 6 (100.00%) JBoss
1 6 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Technical Consultant
1 6 (100.00%) Consultant
2 5 (83.33%) DBA
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle DBA
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle Consultant
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) Middleware
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Fusion
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Solaris
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 6 (100.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft