The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - 79 76
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire - 0.58% 0.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 1.02% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 8
Average salary - £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +23.45%
COBOL
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 South Yorkshire region.

Programming Languages Category
South Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
400 491 414
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 54.27% 57.36% 45.70%
Number of salaries quoted 360 430 362
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 £30,000 £27,500 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the South Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

COBOL
Salary Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the South Yorkshire region.

COBOL Salary Trend in South Yorkshire

COBOL
Top 15 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the South Yorkshire 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