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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 190 198 164
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -34
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 20 16 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.43% 0.32% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.82% 0.68% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 20 16 8
Average salary £45,000 £33,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.33% -26.11%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £32,500 £40,250
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -19.25%
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
2453 2340 1863
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 52.48% 47.49% 53.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2055 1927 1492
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
Bradford -20 6 £45,000 +32.35%
Leeds +5 4 £63,250 +58.12%
Pontefract - 3 £34,000 -
Wakefield - 3 £34,000 -
COBOL
Yorkshire

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 19 (52.78%) JCL
2 13 (36.11%) NATURAL
2 13 (36.11%) Adabas
2 13 (36.11%) Java
3 12 (33.33%) IBM
3 12 (33.33%) zOS
3 12 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 12 (33.33%) SDLC
4 11 (30.56%) Mainframe
4 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (27.78%) JavaScript
5 10 (27.78%) Perl
5 10 (27.78%) DB2
6 8 (22.22%) Unit Testing
7 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
8 6 (16.67%) MQSeries
8 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (13.89%) Linux
9 5 (13.89%) Micro Focus
9 5 (13.89%) CICS
9 5 (13.89%) Spring
9 5 (13.89%) Java EE
10 4 (11.11%) Fujitsu
10 4 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (11.11%) Big Data
10 4 (11.11%) ICL
10 4 (11.11%) Change Management
10 4 (11.11%) Finance
10 4 (11.11%) Migration

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 6 (16.67%) MQSeries
2 5 (13.89%) CICS
3 2 (5.56%) Apache
4 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.78%) GlassFish
4 1 (2.78%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (36.11%) Adabas
2 10 (27.78%) DB2
3 4 (11.11%) Big Data
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) JUnit
1 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (55.56%) Programmer
2 14 (38.89%) Developer
2 14 (38.89%) Analyst
2 14 (38.89%) Analyst Programmer
3 10 (27.78%) COBOL Programmer
3 10 (27.78%) COBOL Developer
4 8 (22.22%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
4 8 (22.22%) COBOL Analyst
5 7 (19.44%) Software Engineer
6 6 (16.67%) Architect
7 4 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (11.11%) Lead Architect
7 4 (11.11%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 4 (11.11%) AWS Developer
8 3 (8.33%) Analyst Developer
9 2 (5.56%) Technical Architect
10 1 (2.78%) Senior Developer
10 1 (2.78%) Natural/Adabas Programmer
10 1 (2.78%) Senior COBOL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) Spring
1 5 (13.89%) Java EE
2 4 (11.11%) Middleware
2 4 (11.11%) HTML
2 4 (11.11%) .NET
3 2 (5.56%) Web Services
3 2 (5.56%) XML
3 2 (5.56%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.78%) WSDL
4 1 (2.78%) XML Schema
4 1 (2.78%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Mainframe
2 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.78%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) zOS
2 5 (13.89%) Linux
3 4 (11.11%) VME
3 4 (11.11%) UNIX
4 2 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Test Planning
1 12 (33.33%) SDLC
2 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (22.22%) Unit Testing
5 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
6 4 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (11.11%) Change Management
6 4 (11.11%) Migration
7 3 (8.33%) Project Management
8 2 (5.56%) SOA
8 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (5.56%) DevOps
9 1 (2.78%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) JCL
2 13 (36.11%) NATURAL
2 13 (36.11%) Java
3 10 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 10 (27.78%) Perl
4 4 (11.11%) SQL
4 4 (11.11%) Python
5 2 (5.56%) Assembly Language
5 2 (5.56%) C#
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) IBM
2 5 (13.89%) Micro Focus
3 4 (11.11%) ICL
3 4 (11.11%) Fujitsu
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.56%) BEA