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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 69 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 11 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.44% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.52% - -
Number of salaries quoted 11 0 0
Average salary £22,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
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
437 304 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 57.05% 45.65% 57.03%
Number of salaries quoted 377 261 237
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
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 6 May 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 15 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 15 (100.00%) SQL
1 15 (100.00%) Oracle
2 11 (73.33%) UML
2 11 (73.33%) RUP
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) Banking
3 10 (66.67%) Oracle Forms
4 9 (60.00%) TDD
5 7 (46.67%) Retail
5 7 (46.67%) Retail Banking
6 6 (40.00%) Finance
6 6 (40.00%) Windows
7 5 (33.33%) Degree
8 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (26.67%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (26.67%) Data Guard
8 4 (26.67%) Tieto
8 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database
8 4 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
8 4 (26.67%) WebLogic
8 4 (26.67%) Financial Institution
8 4 (26.67%) VMware
8 4 (26.67%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (26.67%) Oracle9i Database
8 4 (26.67%) SLA
8 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
8 4 (26.67%) Middleware

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 4 (26.67%) WebLogic
1 4 (26.67%) JBoss
1 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database 12c
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (73.33%) Banking
2 7 (46.67%) Retail
2 7 (46.67%) Retail Banking
3 6 (40.00%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Analyst
2 9 (60.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Junior
3 5 (33.33%) Junior Business Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Banking Business Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Junior Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Graduate Business Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Graduate
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle Consultant
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle Technical Consultant
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle DBA
4 4 (26.67%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (26.67%) Consultant
4 4 (26.67%) DBA
5 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Middleware
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle Fusion
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Solaris
3 2 (13.33%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) SUSE
3 2 (13.33%) Debian
3 2 (13.33%) Ubuntu
3 2 (13.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) UML
1 11 (73.33%) RUP
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) TDD
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 15 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
3 2 (13.33%) AWK
3 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (13.33%) Python
3 2 (13.33%) Tcl
3 2 (13.33%) C
3 2 (13.33%) C++
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (26.67%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
2 4 (26.67%) Tieto
3 2 (13.33%) Red Hat