The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 235 225 249
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +24
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 16 33 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.27% 0.49% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.52% 0.95% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 8 31 16
Median salary £30,000 £34,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +4.61%
UK excluding London median salary £46,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +28.57%
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
3068 3465 3480
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 51.94% 51.70% 48.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2600 2953 2843
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Yorkshire region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Yorkshire +14 7 £30,000 +33.33%
West Yorkshire -6 5 - -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 24 (92.31%) SQL
2 20 (76.92%) Java
3 14 (53.85%) Mainframe
4 12 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (46.15%) DB2
4 12 (46.15%) IBM
4 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 12 (46.15%) CICS
4 12 (46.15%) JCL
5 9 (34.62%) Systems Analysis
6 8 (30.77%) Software Engineering
6 8 (30.77%) SDLC
6 8 (30.77%) Oracle Forms
6 8 (30.77%) Oracle
7 7 (26.92%) PL/SQL
7 7 (26.92%) PowerBuilder
7 7 (26.92%) Uniface
7 7 (26.92%) OpenROAD
7 7 (26.92%) PROIV
7 7 (26.92%) LINC
7 7 (26.92%) Finance
7 7 (26.92%) xBase
7 7 (26.92%) Clipper
7 7 (26.92%) DataFlex
8 6 (23.08%) VB
9 5 (19.23%) Informix
9 5 (19.23%) RPG
9 5 (19.23%) C
9 5 (19.23%) C++
9 5 (19.23%) FoxPro (VFP)

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (46.15%) CICS
2 7 (26.92%) OpenROAD
3 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) DB2
2 5 (19.23%) Informix
Development Applications
1 12 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (30.77%) Oracle Forms
3 7 (26.92%) PowerBuilder
3 7 (26.92%) PROIV
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (84.62%) Developer
2 12 (46.15%) COBOL Developer
2 12 (46.15%) DB2 Developer
3 7 (26.92%) Software Developer
3 7 (26.92%) Uniface Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Lead Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Business Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Senior COBOL Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (3.85%) COBOL Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) XML
2 3 (11.54%) HTML
2 3 (11.54%) SOAP
3 1 (3.85%) CGI
3 1 (3.85%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 14 (53.85%) Mainframe
2 3 (11.54%) Tandem
3 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) OS/390
1 4 (15.38%) Unix
1 4 (15.38%) zOS
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Systems Analysis
2 8 (30.77%) SDLC
2 8 (30.77%) Software Engineering
3 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
3 3 (11.54%) Strategic Planning
3 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 24 (92.31%) SQL
2 20 (76.92%) Java
3 12 (46.15%) JCL
4 7 (26.92%) Clipper
4 7 (26.92%) DataFlex
4 7 (26.92%) LINC
4 7 (26.92%) PL/SQL
4 7 (26.92%) Uniface
4 7 (26.92%) xBase
5 6 (23.08%) VB
6 5 (19.23%) C
6 5 (19.23%) C++
6 5 (19.23%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 5 (19.23%) RPG
7 3 (11.54%) C#
7 3 (11.54%) Tcl
8 1 (3.85%) Perl
8 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) IBM
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 8 (30.77%) Oracle