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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 79 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 6 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.66% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.13% - -
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 0
Average salary £22,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £34,000 £40,375
% change year-on-year
+32.35% -15.78%
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
531 413 387
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 58.35% 45.74% 51.26%
Number of salaries quoted 480 361 358
Average salary £36,000 £32,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.76% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £26,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield - 6 £22,500 -
COBOL
Yorkshire

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 13 (92.86%) PL/SQL
1 13 (92.86%) SQL
1 13 (92.86%) Oracle
1 13 (92.86%) RUP
1 13 (92.86%) UML
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (92.86%) Banking
2 10 (71.43%) Retail
3 9 (64.29%) TDD
3 9 (64.29%) Retail Banking
4 8 (57.14%) Finance
4 8 (57.14%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (35.71%) Degree
6 4 (28.57%) Financial Institution
6 4 (28.57%) Linux
6 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
6 4 (28.57%) Tieto
6 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
6 4 (28.57%) Ubuntu
6 4 (28.57%) SDLC
6 4 (28.57%) UNIX
6 4 (28.57%) Windows
6 4 (28.57%) Python
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 4 (28.57%) C
6 4 (28.57%) C++
6 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 4 (28.57%) Perl
6 4 (28.57%) SUSE
6 4 (28.57%) Debian

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 1 (7.14%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 4 (28.57%) RDBMS
1 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.14%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (92.86%) Banking
2 10 (71.43%) Retail
3 9 (64.29%) Retail Banking
4 8 (57.14%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Analyst
2 9 (64.29%) Business Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Junior
3 5 (35.71%) Junior Business Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Banking Business Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Junior Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Graduate Business Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Graduate
4 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Mainframe Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) UNIX
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
1 4 (28.57%) SUSE
1 4 (28.57%) Debian
1 4 (28.57%) Ubuntu
2 1 (7.14%) zOS
2 1 (7.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) UML
1 13 (92.86%) RUP
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) SDLC
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) PL/SQL
1 13 (92.86%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) Python
2 4 (28.57%) Tcl
2 4 (28.57%) C
2 4 (28.57%) C++
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 4 (28.57%) Perl
2 4 (28.57%) AWK
2 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.14%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) SLA
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 4 (28.57%) Tieto
3 1 (7.14%) IBM