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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - 80 60
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield - 0.56% 1.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.95% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 8
Average salary - £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +23.45%
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
327 420 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 53.87% 58.33% 46.71%
Number of salaries quoted 299 369 271
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

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 15 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
1 6 (100.00%) PowerBuilder
1 6 (100.00%) Uniface
1 6 (100.00%) OpenROAD
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
1 6 (100.00%) xBase
1 6 (100.00%) Clipper
1 6 (100.00%) DataFlex
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (100.00%) LINC
1 6 (100.00%) PROIV
1 6 (100.00%) SDLC

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (100.00%) OpenROAD
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
1 6 (100.00%) PowerBuilder
1 6 (100.00%) PROIV
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
1 6 (100.00%) Software Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) SDLC
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Clipper
1 6 (100.00%) DataFlex
1 6 (100.00%) LINC
1 6 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) Uniface
1 6 (100.00%) xBase
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle