The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 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 South Yorkshire region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - - 75
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire - - 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £39,250
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +3.89%
Programming Languages Category
South Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
422 368 407
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 46.94% 48.94% 45.73%
Number of salaries quoted 374 342 353
Average salary £33,250 £32,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.30% -2.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,733 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
COBOL
Yorkshire

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 11 July 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (66.67%) Hibernate
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) PowerBuilder
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (66.67%) DHTML
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) J2EE
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (66.67%) EJB
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) XSL
2 2 (66.67%) Solaris
2 2 (66.67%) JBoss
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (33.33%) CICS
3 1 (33.33%) DB2
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Application Server
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle9i Database
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (66.67%) PowerBuilder
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Development Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) DHTML
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) J2EE
1 2 (66.67%) EJB
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) XSL
1 2 (66.67%) Hibernate
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) JBoss