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 July 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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 198 154 178
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +24
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 11 13 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.23% 0.37% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.49% 0.71% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 3
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -18.18%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
Programming Languages Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2238 1824 1947
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 45.91% 51.80% 55.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1825 1466 1677
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
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 July 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 -26 7 £40,000 -
Halifax -11 2 £32,500 -22.61%
Bradford -2 1 £34,000 -
COBOL
Yorkshire

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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%) Linux
2 17 (58.62%) UNIX
3 11 (37.93%) Oracle
3 11 (37.93%) CICS
4 10 (34.48%) Shell Script
4 10 (34.48%) Micro Focus
4 10 (34.48%) C++
4 10 (34.48%) Java
4 10 (34.48%) XML
5 9 (31.03%) DB2
6 8 (27.59%) .NET
6 8 (27.59%) Windows
6 8 (27.59%) Software Engineering
7 7 (24.14%) Finance
7 7 (24.14%) Mainframe
7 7 (24.14%) Tuxedo
7 7 (24.14%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (24.14%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (20.69%) SQL
8 6 (20.69%) C#
9 5 (17.24%) C
9 5 (17.24%) HTML
9 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
9 5 (17.24%) AIX
9 5 (17.24%) HPUX
9 5 (17.24%) ITIL
9 5 (17.24%) WebLogic
9 5 (17.24%) SOA
9 5 (17.24%) OpenView
9 5 (17.24%) HP

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 7 (24.14%) Tuxedo
3 5 (17.24%) WebLogic
3 5 (17.24%) WebSphere
4 3 (10.34%) Apache
4 3 (10.34%) GlassFish
5 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) DB2
2 7 (24.14%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
4 4 (13.79%) Adabas
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
2 3 (10.34%) JUnit
3 2 (6.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (6.90%) JDeveloper
3 2 (6.90%) Toad
3 2 (6.90%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle APEX
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Developer
2 8 (27.59%) Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Software Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) COBOL Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Applications Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Mainframe Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Systems Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Development Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Systems Support
6 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Applications Support
7 1 (3.45%) Service Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) Programmer
7 1 (3.45%) Technical Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) XML
2 8 (27.59%) .NET
3 5 (17.24%) HTML
3 5 (17.24%) Middleware
4 3 (10.34%) WSDL
4 3 (10.34%) XML Schema
4 3 (10.34%) JAXB
4 3 (10.34%) Web Services
4 3 (10.34%) Spring
4 3 (10.34%) Java EE
4 3 (10.34%) Grails
4 3 (10.34%) Hibernate
5 2 (6.90%) WCF
5 2 (6.90%) WPF
5 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
5 2 (6.90%) EntireX
5 2 (6.90%) CGI
6 1 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Mainframe
2 5 (17.24%) Replication
2 5 (17.24%) HP StorageWorks
3 3 (10.34%) W3C
3 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.90%) VSAM
5 1 (3.45%) EPoS
5 1 (3.45%) EFTPOS
Operating Systems
1 18 (62.07%) Linux
2 17 (58.62%) UNIX
3 8 (27.59%) Windows
4 5 (17.24%) AIX
4 5 (17.24%) HPUX
4 5 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (10.34%) zOS
5 3 (10.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Software Engineering
2 5 (17.24%) ITIL
2 5 (17.24%) SOA
2 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
2 5 (17.24%) Business Continuity
2 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
2 5 (17.24%) Capacity Management
2 5 (17.24%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (17.24%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (10.34%) Service Management
3 3 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (10.34%) Performance Management
4 2 (6.90%) Change Control
4 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.90%) Change Management
4 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) Shell Script
1 10 (34.48%) C++
1 10 (34.48%) Java
2 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) C#
3 5 (17.24%) C
3 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
3 5 (17.24%) JCL
4 4 (13.79%) NATURAL
5 3 (10.34%) Python
5 3 (10.34%) Perl
5 3 (10.34%) Ruby
5 3 (10.34%) Scala
5 3 (10.34%) Groovy
6 2 (6.90%) VB6
6 2 (6.90%) VB
6 2 (6.90%) VB.NET
6 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
6 2 (6.90%) REXX
7 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) VMware ESX
1 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (17.24%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) OpenView
1 5 (17.24%) HP NNM
1 5 (17.24%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Oracle
2 10 (34.48%) Micro Focus
3 5 (17.24%) HP
3 5 (17.24%) Cisco
3 5 (17.24%) IBM
3 5 (17.24%) Red Hat
3 5 (17.24%) VMware
3 5 (17.24%) Brocade
4 2 (6.90%) Infragistics