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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 72 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 2 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.28% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.49% - -
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £27,750 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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
411 340 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 57.48% 48.50% 43.59%
Number of salaries quoted 385 300 235
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £44,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 13 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 13 (100.00%) SQL
1 13 (100.00%) Oracle
1 13 (100.00%) RUP
1 13 (100.00%) UML
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (100.00%) Banking
2 9 (69.23%) TDD
2 9 (69.23%) Retail
2 9 (69.23%) Retail Banking
3 8 (61.54%) Finance
3 8 (61.54%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (38.46%) Degree
5 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
5 4 (30.77%) Tieto
5 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
5 4 (30.77%) SDLC
5 4 (30.77%) Ubuntu
5 4 (30.77%) UNIX
5 4 (30.77%) Windows
5 4 (30.77%) Python
5 4 (30.77%) RDBMS
5 4 (30.77%) SLA
5 4 (30.77%) Tcl
5 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 4 (30.77%) C
5 4 (30.77%) C++
5 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (30.77%) Perl

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
1 4 (30.77%) RDBMS
1 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (100.00%) Banking
2 9 (69.23%) Retail
2 9 (69.23%) Retail Banking
3 8 (61.54%) Finance
4 4 (30.77%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Analyst
2 9 (69.23%) Business Analyst
3 5 (38.46%) Junior
3 5 (38.46%) Junior Business Analyst
3 5 (38.46%) Banking Business Analyst
3 5 (38.46%) Junior Analyst
3 5 (38.46%) Graduate Business Analyst
3 5 (38.46%) Graduate
4 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
1 4 (30.77%) SUSE
1 4 (30.77%) Debian
1 4 (30.77%) Ubuntu
1 4 (30.77%) UNIX
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) UML
1 13 (100.00%) RUP
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) TDD
3 4 (30.77%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 13 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) Python
2 4 (30.77%) Tcl
2 4 (30.77%) AWK
2 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
2 4 (30.77%) C
2 4 (30.77%) C++
2 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) SLA
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
2 4 (30.77%) Tieto