The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Sheffield region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 71 57 56
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -1
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 1 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.13% 0.20% 2.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.29% 0.36% 4.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 10
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -5.26%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Programming Languages Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
345 281 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 46.56% 55.86% 53.21%
Number of salaries quoted 296 226 312
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
COBOL
South Yorkshire

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 17 April 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 9 (100.00%) Finance
1 9 (100.00%) Banking
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle Database
2 7 (77.78%) Hibernate
2 7 (77.78%) TDD
2 7 (77.78%) PowerBuilder
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle Application Server
2 7 (77.78%) WebSphere
2 7 (77.78%) Web Development
2 7 (77.78%) DHTML
2 7 (77.78%) HTML
2 7 (77.78%) Java
2 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 7 (77.78%) PL/SQL
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) J2EE
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle
2 7 (77.78%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (77.78%) EJB
2 7 (77.78%) Web Services
2 7 (77.78%) XML
2 7 (77.78%) XSL
2 7 (77.78%) Solaris
2 7 (77.78%) JBoss
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle9i Database
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (22.22%) DB2
3 2 (22.22%) CICS
4 1 (11.11%) Retail

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (77.78%) WebSphere Application Server
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle Application Server
1 7 (77.78%) WebSphere
2 2 (22.22%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Exstream
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle9i Database
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle Database 10g
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle Database
2 2 (22.22%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle Forms
1 7 (77.78%) PowerBuilder
General
1 9 (100.00%) Banking
1 9 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Private Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Development Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) DHTML
1 7 (77.78%) HTML
1 7 (77.78%) J2EE
1 7 (77.78%) EJB
1 7 (77.78%) Web Services
1 7 (77.78%) XML
1 7 (77.78%) XSL
1 7 (77.78%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) TDD
1 7 (77.78%) Web Development
2 1 (11.11%) Wealth Management
2 1 (11.11%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Java
1 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
1 7 (77.78%) PL/SQL
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle
1 7 (77.78%) JBoss
2 1 (11.11%) HP