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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 38 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 1.24% - 0.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.24% - 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 1
Average salary £33,000 - £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -5.06%
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
134 49 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 55.37% 48.04% 61.68%
Number of salaries quoted 111 44 59
Average salary £30,000 £31,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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 20 October 2014, 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 20 October 2014, 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