The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 247 247 235
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 9 17 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.14% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.27% 0.49% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2 12 17
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-11.00% +23.45%
COBOL
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3347 3505 3314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 53.11% 48.88% 49.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2798 2972 2605
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 £30,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

COBOL
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Yorkshire region.

COBOL Salary Trend in Yorkshire

COBOL
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(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
West Yorkshire -15 3 - - 2
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the 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 (79.17%) SQL
2 18 (75.00%) Java
3 15 (62.50%) CICS
3 15 (62.50%) Mainframe
3 15 (62.50%) JCL
4 11 (45.83%) Finance
5 10 (41.67%) Oracle
6 9 (37.50%) Spring
7 8 (33.33%) Software Engineering
7 8 (33.33%) HTML
7 8 (33.33%) zOS
7 8 (33.33%) SDLC
8 7 (29.17%) XML
9 6 (25.00%) Python
9 6 (25.00%) DB2
9 6 (25.00%) Perl
9 6 (25.00%) PL/SQL
9 6 (25.00%) PowerBuilder
9 6 (25.00%) Uniface
9 6 (25.00%) OpenROAD
9 6 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (25.00%) IBM
9 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 6 (25.00%) DataFlex
9 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (25.00%) xBase
9 6 (25.00%) Clipper
9 6 (25.00%) Java EE
9 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (25.00%) PROIV

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the 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 15 (62.50%) CICS
2 6 (25.00%) OpenROAD
3 4 (16.67%) Apache
4 3 (12.50%) Confluence
4 3 (12.50%) WebSphere
5 1 (4.17%) GlassFish
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) DB2
2 3 (12.50%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
1 6 (25.00%) PowerBuilder
1 6 (25.00%) PROIV
1 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (16.67%) JUnit
3 3 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 11 (45.83%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (83.33%) Developer
2 11 (45.83%) COBOL Developer
3 7 (29.17%) Software Developer
4 6 (25.00%) DB2 Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Business Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Lead Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Mainframe Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior COBOL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) Spring
2 8 (33.33%) HTML
3 7 (29.17%) XML
4 6 (25.00%) Java EE
5 4 (16.67%) Hibernate
5 4 (16.67%) Web Services
6 3 (12.50%) SOAP
7 1 (4.17%) JAXB
7 1 (4.17%) WSDL
7 1 (4.17%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 15 (62.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.17%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) zOS
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Unix
3 2 (8.33%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) SDLC
1 8 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) Change Management
4 3 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
4 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Requirements Management
5 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) SQL
2 18 (75.00%) Java
3 15 (62.50%) JCL
4 6 (25.00%) Clipper
4 6 (25.00%) DataFlex
4 6 (25.00%) LINC
4 6 (25.00%) Perl
4 6 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 6 (25.00%) Python
4 6 (25.00%) Uniface
4 6 (25.00%) xBase
5 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
6 3 (12.50%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Oracle
2 6 (25.00%) IBM
2 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
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