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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 213 169 180
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +11
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 14 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.059% 0.38% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.13% 0.75% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 4
Average salary £37,500 £43,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +45.83%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+16.88% +10.00%
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
2228 1862 2256
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 43.65% 50.28% 59.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1739 1562 1970
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £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 19 September 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
Leeds -32 3 £37,500 -9.09% 1
COBOL
Yorkshire

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (78.26%) Linux
2 17 (73.91%) UNIX
3 10 (43.48%) XML
4 8 (34.78%) CICS
4 8 (34.78%) Shell Script
4 8 (34.78%) Software Engineering
5 7 (30.43%) Mainframe
5 7 (30.43%) Windows
6 6 (26.09%) Oracle
6 6 (26.09%) C++
6 6 (26.09%) Java
6 6 (26.09%) Micro Focus
6 6 (26.09%) Finance
7 5 (21.74%) Middleware
7 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
7 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (21.74%) Replication
7 5 (21.74%) VMware
7 5 (21.74%) VMware ESX
7 5 (21.74%) Business Continuity
7 5 (21.74%) C
7 5 (21.74%) DB2
7 5 (21.74%) WebLogic
7 5 (21.74%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (21.74%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (21.74%) Tuxedo
7 5 (21.74%) SOA
7 5 (21.74%) HPUX
7 5 (21.74%) Cisco
7 5 (21.74%) .NET

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (34.78%) CICS
2 5 (21.74%) WebLogic
2 5 (21.74%) Tuxedo
3 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
4 3 (13.04%) GlassFish
4 3 (13.04%) Apache
Business Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) DB2
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
2 4 (17.39%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (13.04%) JUnit
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Software Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) COBOL Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Mainframe Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Applications Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) COBOL Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) Natural/Adabas Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Adabas Natural Developer
6 1 (4.35%) UNIX Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) XML
2 5 (21.74%) .NET
2 5 (21.74%) Middleware
3 3 (13.04%) Hibernate
3 3 (13.04%) Spring
3 3 (13.04%) Java EE
3 3 (13.04%) Grails
3 3 (13.04%) HTML
3 3 (13.04%) Web Services
3 3 (13.04%) JAXB
3 3 (13.04%) WSDL
3 3 (13.04%) XML Schema
4 2 (8.70%) CGI
4 2 (8.70%) EntireX
5 1 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Mainframe
2 5 (21.74%) Replication
2 5 (21.74%) HP StorageWorks
3 3 (13.04%) W3C
3 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
4 2 (8.70%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Linux
2 17 (73.91%) UNIX
3 7 (30.43%) Windows
4 5 (21.74%) HPUX
4 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (13.04%) zOS
5 3 (13.04%) Solaris
5 3 (13.04%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Software Engineering
2 5 (21.74%) SOA
2 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (21.74%) Business Continuity
2 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
2 5 (21.74%) Capacity Management
2 5 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (21.74%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (13.04%) ITIL
3 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
3 3 (13.04%) Performance Management
4 2 (8.70%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.35%) Service Management
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.35%) TDD
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.35%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) Shell Script
2 6 (26.09%) C++
2 6 (26.09%) Java
3 5 (21.74%) C
4 4 (17.39%) NATURAL
5 3 (13.04%) JCL
5 3 (13.04%) Ruby
5 3 (13.04%) Groovy
5 3 (13.04%) Scala
5 3 (13.04%) C#
5 3 (13.04%) Python
5 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 3 (13.04%) Perl
6 2 (8.70%) REXX
7 1 (4.35%) SQL
7 1 (4.35%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) VMware ESX
1 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (21.74%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) OpenView
1 5 (21.74%) HP NNM
1 5 (21.74%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle
1 6 (26.09%) Micro Focus
2 5 (21.74%) VMware
2 5 (21.74%) Brocade
2 5 (21.74%) Cisco
2 5 (21.74%) HP
2 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.35%) IBM