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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 196 200 199
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 8 18 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.19% 0.38% 0.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.37% 0.79% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 0 16 18
Median salary - £34,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.61%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
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
2145 2280 2393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 50.76% 48.49% 47.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1812 1923 1983
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,750 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of job ads across the West Yorkshire region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Pontefract -3 6 - -
Leeds -2 1 - -
COBOL
Yorkshire

COBOL
Top 29 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 6 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (75.00%) Java
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
1 6 (75.00%) DB2
1 6 (75.00%) IBM
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (75.00%) CICS
1 6 (75.00%) JCL
1 6 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (62.50%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) OS/390
3 2 (25.00%) zOS
4 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (12.50%) Unix
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
4 1 (12.50%) CGI
4 1 (12.50%) VB
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Perl
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) VB6
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Silverlight
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) SDLC

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (75.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 6 (75.00%) DB2 Developer
3 4 (50.00%) COBOL Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Lead Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (12.50%) COBOL Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Senior COBOL Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) CGI
1 1 (12.50%) Silverlight
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) OS/390
1 2 (25.00%) zOS
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) SDLC
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Java
1 6 (75.00%) JCL
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) VB6
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) IBM
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle