The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 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 West Yorkshire region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 186 179 163
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -16
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 18 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.36% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.75% 0.24% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 17 5 6
Average salary £32,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £45,000 £44,250
10% offered a salary of more than £47,200 £48,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Programming Languages Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2400 2082 1886
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 47.54% 53.67% 52.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1985 1709 1710
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
COBOL
Yorkshire

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
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

COBOL Salary Histogram 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Halifax - 7 £32,500 - 1
Leeds - 7 £32,500 - 1
Pudsey - 2 £47,000 - 1
Bradford -4 1 - -
COBOL
Yorkshire

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 18 (62.07%) Java
1 18 (62.07%) Linux
2 12 (41.38%) XML
3 11 (37.93%) CICS
4 10 (34.48%) C#
4 10 (34.48%) C++
4 10 (34.48%) Software Engineering
5 9 (31.03%) Degree
5 9 (31.03%) HTML
5 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
5 9 (31.03%) UNIX
5 9 (31.03%) Oracle
6 8 (27.59%) SQL
6 8 (27.59%) Shell Script
6 8 (27.59%) Micro Focus
6 8 (27.59%) WebSphere
7 7 (24.14%) Java EE
7 7 (24.14%) Computer Science
7 7 (24.14%) Ruby
7 7 (24.14%) Grails
7 7 (24.14%) GlassFish
7 7 (24.14%) Groovy
7 7 (24.14%) Scala
7 7 (24.14%) Spring
7 7 (24.14%) Service Delivery
7 7 (24.14%) Hibernate
7 7 (24.14%) Mainframe
7 7 (24.14%) W3C
7 7 (24.14%) zOS
7 7 (24.14%) WSDL

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 11 (37.93%) CICS
2 8 (27.59%) WebSphere
3 7 (24.14%) GlassFish
3 7 (24.14%) Apache
4 5 (17.24%) Tuxedo
5 3 (10.34%) WebLogic
6 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) DB2
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) JUnit
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (6.90%) JDeveloper
4 2 (6.90%) Eclipse
4 2 (6.90%) Toad
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle APEX
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Financial Institution
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Developer
2 8 (27.59%) Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Java Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Systems Support
5 4 (13.79%) Support Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Systems Support Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Applications Support
6 3 (10.34%) COBOL Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Software Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Graduate
7 2 (6.90%) Development Manager
7 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Applications Manager
7 2 (6.90%) Applications Support Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (3.45%) Technical Administrator
8 1 (3.45%) COBOL Programmer
8 1 (3.45%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (41.38%) XML
2 9 (31.03%) HTML
3 7 (24.14%) Java EE
3 7 (24.14%) Grails
3 7 (24.14%) Spring
3 7 (24.14%) Hibernate
3 7 (24.14%) WSDL
3 7 (24.14%) XML Schema
3 7 (24.14%) JAXB
3 7 (24.14%) Web Services
4 6 (20.69%) .NET
5 3 (10.34%) Middleware
6 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
6 2 (6.90%) CGI
6 2 (6.90%) WCF
6 2 (6.90%) WPF
7 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Computer Science
1 7 (24.14%) Mainframe
1 7 (24.14%) W3C
2 3 (10.34%) Replication
2 3 (10.34%) HP StorageWorks
3 1 (3.45%) EPoS
3 1 (3.45%) EFTPOS
Operating Systems
1 18 (62.07%) Linux
2 9 (31.03%) UNIX
3 7 (24.14%) zOS
3 7 (24.14%) Solaris
4 6 (20.69%) Windows
5 5 (17.24%) AIX
6 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (10.34%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Software Engineering
2 7 (24.14%) Service Delivery
3 5 (17.24%) ITIL
3 5 (17.24%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (10.34%) Service Management
4 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.34%) Business Continuity
4 3 (10.34%) Capacity Management
4 3 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (10.34%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (10.34%) Unit Testing
4 3 (10.34%) SOA
5 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Management
5 2 (6.90%) Change Control
5 2 (6.90%) Change Management
5 2 (6.90%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) Java
2 10 (34.48%) C#
2 10 (34.48%) C++
3 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
4 8 (27.59%) SQL
4 8 (27.59%) Shell Script
5 7 (24.14%) Ruby
5 7 (24.14%) Groovy
5 7 (24.14%) Scala
5 7 (24.14%) Perl
5 7 (24.14%) Python
6 3 (10.34%) JCL
6 3 (10.34%) C
7 2 (6.90%) VB
7 2 (6.90%) VB.NET
7 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
7 2 (6.90%) VB6
8 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) VMware ESX
1 3 (10.34%) RHEV
1 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) HP NNM
1 3 (10.34%) HP SIM
1 3 (10.34%) OpenView
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle
2 8 (27.59%) Micro Focus
3 5 (17.24%) IBM
4 3 (10.34%) VMware
4 3 (10.34%) Brocade
4 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco
4 3 (10.34%) HP
5 2 (6.90%) Infragistics
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Pudsey, West Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £36000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £32000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago