The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 214 171 180
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +9
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 5 16 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.097% 0.40% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.21% 0.79% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 3
Average salary £33,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.50% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
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 West Yorkshire region.

Programming Languages Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2378 2036 2174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 45.91% 51.25% 59.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1855 1737 1892
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

COBOL
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

COBOL Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

COBOL
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
Pontefract - 3 £33,000 -
Wakefield - 3 £33,000 -
Halifax -3 2 - - 1
COBOL
Yorkshire

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the West 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 11 (68.75%) Mainframe
2 9 (56.25%) CICS
3 8 (50.00%) UNIX
4 7 (43.75%) Linux
4 7 (43.75%) WebSphere
5 6 (37.50%) Adabas
5 6 (37.50%) Java
5 6 (37.50%) VSAM
5 6 (37.50%) NATURAL
6 5 (31.25%) zOS
6 5 (31.25%) XML
6 5 (31.25%) DB2
6 5 (31.25%) IBM
6 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
7 4 (25.00%) Spring
7 4 (25.00%) CA Endevor
7 4 (25.00%) REXX
7 4 (25.00%) JCL
7 4 (25.00%) Finance
7 4 (25.00%) Hibernate
8 3 (18.75%) Solaris
8 3 (18.75%) W3C
8 3 (18.75%) JAXB
8 3 (18.75%) WSDL
8 3 (18.75%) XML Schema
8 3 (18.75%) Apache
8 3 (18.75%) Python
8 3 (18.75%) JUnit
8 3 (18.75%) Web Services
8 3 (18.75%) JavaScript

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the West 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 9 (56.25%) CICS
2 7 (43.75%) WebSphere
3 3 (18.75%) GlassFish
3 3 (18.75%) Apache
4 2 (12.50%) Tuxedo
4 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Adabas
2 5 (31.25%) DB2
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) JUnit
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Mainframe Developer
2 4 (25.00%) COBOL Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Programmer
4 2 (12.50%) CICS Programmer
4 2 (12.50%) DB2 Developer
4 2 (12.50%) COBOL Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) Adabas Natural Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Natural/Adabas Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) XML
2 4 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 4 (25.00%) Spring
3 3 (18.75%) Java EE
3 3 (18.75%) Grails
3 3 (18.75%) Web Services
3 3 (18.75%) WSDL
3 3 (18.75%) XML Schema
3 3 (18.75%) JAXB
3 3 (18.75%) HTML
4 2 (12.50%) .NET
4 2 (12.50%) EntireX
4 2 (12.50%) Middleware
5 1 (6.25%) J2EE
5 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) Mainframe
2 6 (37.50%) VSAM
3 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 3 (18.75%) W3C
4 2 (12.50%) HP StorageWorks
4 2 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) UNIX
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) zOS
4 3 (18.75%) Solaris
5 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (12.50%) Windows
5 2 (12.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
2 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Capacity Management
2 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) SOA
2 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 2 (12.50%) Service Management
2 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (12.50%) Workflow
2 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) TDD
3 1 (6.25%) MVC
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
3 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
1 6 (37.50%) NATURAL
2 4 (25.00%) JCL
2 4 (25.00%) REXX
3 3 (18.75%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 3 (18.75%) Perl
3 3 (18.75%) Python
3 3 (18.75%) Ruby
3 3 (18.75%) Groovy
3 3 (18.75%) Scala
4 2 (12.50%) C
4 2 (12.50%) Assembly Language
4 2 (12.50%) C++
4 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 1 (6.25%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) RACF
1 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (12.50%) ACF2
1 2 (12.50%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) CA Endevor
2 2 (12.50%) HP SIM
2 2 (12.50%) OpenView
2 2 (12.50%) Tivoli
2 2 (12.50%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) IBM
2 2 (12.50%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 2 (12.50%) Micro Focus
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
2 2 (12.50%) Brocade
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco
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