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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 75 58 57
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 2 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.28% 1.18% 0.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.47% 2.53% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 4
Average salary £36,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.75% -11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -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
424 316 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 58.97% 46.47% 54.18%
Number of salaries quoted 367 270 227
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,650 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (85.71%) JBoss
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle9i Database
2 6 (85.71%) WebLogic
2 6 (85.71%) Solaris
2 6 (85.71%) Shell Script
2 6 (85.71%) Middleware
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (85.71%) WebSphere
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (85.71%) Data Guard
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle Database 12c
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle Database
2 6 (85.71%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (71.43%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) VCP4
5 1 (14.29%) Tieto
5 1 (14.29%) RUP
5 1 (14.29%) SLA
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (14.29%) UML
5 1 (14.29%) UNIX

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (85.71%) WebLogic
1 6 (85.71%) JBoss
1 6 (85.71%) WebSphere
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle Reports
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle9i Database
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle Database 12c
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Consultant
1 6 (85.71%) Technical Consultant
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle DBA
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle Consultant
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle Technical Consultant
2 5 (71.43%) DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) Middleware
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle Fusion
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Solaris
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) UML
2 1 (14.29%) RUP
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Tieto
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft