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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 53 68 -
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 5 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.91% 0.61% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.92% 1.12% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 0
Median salary £27,500 £30,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
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
261 356 413
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 47.37% 54.35% 56.50%
Number of salaries quoted 219 329 347
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 26 September 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%) PL/SQL
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 10 (90.91%) Java
2 10 (90.91%) C
3 8 (72.73%) C#
4 6 (54.55%) Finance
4 6 (54.55%) PowerBuilder
4 6 (54.55%) Uniface
4 6 (54.55%) OpenROAD
4 6 (54.55%) xBase
4 6 (54.55%) Clipper
4 6 (54.55%) DataFlex
4 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
4 6 (54.55%) LINC
4 6 (54.55%) PROIV
4 6 (54.55%) SDLC
5 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
5 5 (45.45%) BeanShell
5 5 (45.45%) Oracle Database
5 5 (45.45%) DevOps
5 5 (45.45%) WebSphere
5 5 (45.45%) .NET Framework
5 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
5 5 (45.45%) Maven
5 5 (45.45%) Shell Script
5 5 (45.45%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (45.45%) Python

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 6 (54.55%) OpenROAD
2 5 (45.45%) JBoss
2 5 (45.45%) WebLogic
2 5 (45.45%) WebSphere
2 5 (45.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Informix
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle Database
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (54.55%) PowerBuilder
2 6 (54.55%) PROIV
3 5 (45.45%) Ant
3 5 (45.45%) Maven
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
1 8 (72.73%) Software Developer
2 6 (54.55%) Uniface Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Junior
3 2 (18.18%) Junior DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
1 5 (45.45%) .NET Framework
1 5 (45.45%) CSS
1 5 (45.45%) HTML
1 5 (45.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
1 5 (45.45%) Unix
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) SDLC
1 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
2 5 (45.45%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 10 (90.91%) C
2 10 (90.91%) Java
3 8 (72.73%) C#
4 6 (54.55%) Clipper
4 6 (54.55%) DataFlex
4 6 (54.55%) LINC
4 6 (54.55%) Uniface
4 6 (54.55%) xBase
5 5 (45.45%) BeanShell
5 5 (45.45%) C++
5 5 (45.45%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
5 5 (45.45%) Perl
5 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
5 5 (45.45%) Python
5 5 (45.45%) RPG
5 5 (45.45%) Shell Script
5 5 (45.45%) VB
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
1 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) VMware