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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank - - -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire - - -
As % of the Programming Languages category - - -
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +7.59%
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
454 503 312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 54.44% 51.07% 42.22%
Number of salaries quoted 420 415 296
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (92.31%) PL/SQL
1 12 (92.31%) SQL
1 12 (92.31%) Oracle
1 12 (92.31%) RUP
1 12 (92.31%) UML
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (92.31%) Banking
2 10 (76.92%) Retail
3 9 (69.23%) Retail Banking
4 8 (61.54%) TDD
5 7 (53.85%) Finance
5 7 (53.85%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (38.46%) Degree
7 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
7 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
7 4 (30.77%) Linux
7 4 (30.77%) Ubuntu
7 4 (30.77%) UNIX
7 4 (30.77%) Windows
7 4 (30.77%) Python
7 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
7 4 (30.77%) C
7 4 (30.77%) C++
7 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
7 4 (30.77%) Perl
7 4 (30.77%) SUSE
7 4 (30.77%) Debian
7 4 (30.77%) AWK
7 4 (30.77%) RDBMS
7 4 (30.77%) Tcl

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (7.69%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
1 4 (30.77%) RDBMS
1 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.69%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (92.31%) Banking
2 10 (76.92%) Retail
3 9 (69.23%) Retail Banking
4 7 (53.85%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Analyst
2 8 (61.54%) Business Analyst
3 5 (38.46%) Junior
3 5 (38.46%) Junior Business Analyst
3 5 (38.46%) Banking Business Analyst
3 5 (38.46%) Junior Analyst
3 5 (38.46%) Graduate Business Analyst
3 5 (38.46%) Graduate
4 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Mainframe Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) UNIX
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
1 4 (30.77%) SUSE
1 4 (30.77%) Debian
1 4 (30.77%) Ubuntu
2 1 (7.69%) zOS
2 1 (7.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) UML
1 12 (92.31%) RUP
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) TDD
3 3 (23.08%) SDLC
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) PL/SQL
1 12 (92.31%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) Python
2 4 (30.77%) Tcl
2 4 (30.77%) C
2 4 (30.77%) C++
2 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) Perl
2 4 (30.77%) AWK
2 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.69%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
3 3 (23.08%) Tieto
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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