The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wakefield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank - - 30
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield - - 0.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £28,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+24.22% -5.29%
COBOL
West 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 Wakefield region.

Programming Languages Category
Wakefield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
97 37 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 43.50% 39.36% 61.60%
Number of salaries quoted 79 34 72
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,300 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

COBOL
Salary Trend in Wakefield

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Wakefield

COBOL
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Wakefield 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%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) DB2
1 3 (100.00%) IBM
1 3 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) CA Endevor
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 2 (66.67%) VSAM
2 2 (66.67%) CICS
2 2 (66.67%) NATURAL
2 2 (66.67%) JCL
2 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) Adabas
3 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE
3 1 (33.33%) Spring
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Wakefield 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 3 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (66.67%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) DB2
2 2 (66.67%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
2 2 (66.67%) CICS Programmer
2 2 (66.67%) DB2 Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Programmer
2 2 (66.67%) COBOL Programmer
3 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
1 2 (66.67%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) NATURAL
2 2 (66.67%) JCL
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) IBM