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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 180 199 -
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 16 17 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.36% 0.34% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.73% 0.71% -
Number of salaries quoted 14 16 0
Average salary £34,000 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
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
2194 2381 2015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 49.12% 48.12% 54.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1853 1995 1641
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Pontefract - 7 £34,000 -
Wakefield - 7 £34,000 -
Leeds +14 5 £77,500 +138.46% 1
Bradford -19 2 £77,500 +127.94%
COBOL
Yorkshire

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (41.94%) IBM
2 12 (38.71%) NATURAL
2 12 (38.71%) Adabas
2 12 (38.71%) Test Planning
3 11 (35.48%) DB2
4 10 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (29.03%) JCL
5 9 (29.03%) Finance
6 8 (25.81%) zOS
6 8 (25.81%) Unit Testing
7 7 (22.58%) Java
7 7 (22.58%) .NET
7 7 (22.58%) Oracle
7 7 (22.58%) Mainframe
8 6 (19.35%) SOA
8 6 (19.35%) Micro Focus
8 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
8 6 (19.35%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (19.35%) MQSeries
8 6 (19.35%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (12.90%) VME
9 4 (12.90%) Big Data
9 4 (12.90%) BEA
9 4 (12.90%) UNIX
9 4 (12.90%) ICL
9 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (12.90%) Fujitsu
9 4 (12.90%) Middleware
9 4 (12.90%) Migration
10 3 (9.68%) BASE24

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (19.35%) MQSeries
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.23%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) SAN
1 2 (6.45%) ATM
2 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) Adabas
2 11 (35.48%) DB2
3 6 (19.35%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (12.90%) Big Data
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (6.45%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Programmer
2 12 (38.71%) Analyst
2 12 (38.71%) Analyst Programmer
3 9 (29.03%) COBOL Programmer
4 8 (25.81%) Developer
4 8 (25.81%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
4 8 (25.81%) COBOL Analyst
5 6 (19.35%) Architect
5 6 (19.35%) COBOL Developer
6 4 (12.90%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 4 (12.90%) Lead Architect
6 4 (12.90%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (9.68%) Technical Leader
7 3 (9.68%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (6.45%) Technical Architect
9 1 (3.23%) Natural/Adabas Programmer
9 1 (3.23%) Systems Developer
9 1 (3.23%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) Middleware
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (3.23%) J2EE
4 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (22.58%) Mainframe
3 2 (6.45%) EMV
3 2 (6.45%) Tandem
3 2 (6.45%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) zOS
2 4 (12.90%) VME
2 4 (12.90%) UNIX
3 2 (6.45%) Windows
3 2 (6.45%) Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Test Planning
2 8 (25.81%) Unit Testing
3 6 (19.35%) SOA
4 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (12.90%) Migration
5 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.45%) DevOps
5 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.23%) Kanban
6 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.23%) Change Management
6 1 (3.23%) UML
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) NATURAL
2 9 (29.03%) JCL
3 7 (22.58%) Java
4 2 (6.45%) Assembly Language
4 2 (6.45%) SQL
4 2 (6.45%) C#
5 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.23%) C++
5 1 (3.23%) PL/1
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) ISO 8583
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) IBM
2 7 (22.58%) Oracle
3 6 (19.35%) Micro Focus
3 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.90%) BEA
4 4 (12.90%) ICL
4 4 (12.90%) Fujitsu
5 3 (9.68%) HP
6 2 (6.45%) Business Objects
7 1 (3.23%) VocaLink
7 1 (3.23%) NCR