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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 235 234 197
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -37
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 15 18 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.21% 0.26% 0.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.42% 0.54% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 10 16 28
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,200 £32,500 £44,250
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £48,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -11.11%
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
3587 3349 3013
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 49.03% 48.63% 52.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3028 2631 2555
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

COBOL Salary Histogram 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 27 February 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
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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 +2 12 £35,000 -12.50%
South Yorkshire -7 3 £36,500 -8.75%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 17 (51.52%) Oracle
2 16 (48.48%) Finance
3 15 (45.45%) Mainframe
4 14 (42.42%) SQL
5 13 (39.39%) Java
6 12 (36.36%) Windows
6 12 (36.36%) IBM
7 11 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
8 10 (30.30%) DB2
8 10 (30.30%) JCL
8 10 (30.30%) Middleware
9 9 (27.27%) WebSphere
9 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (24.24%) BASE24
10 8 (24.24%) HP
10 8 (24.24%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (21.21%) Linux
11 7 (21.21%) ATM
11 7 (21.21%) J2EE
11 7 (21.21%) PL/SQL
11 7 (21.21%) C#
11 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
11 7 (21.21%) EMV
11 7 (21.21%) Tandem
11 7 (21.21%) Banking
11 7 (21.21%) Retail
11 7 (21.21%) Cryptography
12 6 (18.18%) ISO 8583
12 6 (18.18%) Oracle RMAN
12 6 (18.18%) VMware

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 9 (27.27%) WebSphere
2 6 (18.18%) WebLogic
2 6 (18.18%) JBoss
3 3 (9.09%) CICS
4 2 (6.06%) SAS
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (24.24%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) ATM
2 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) DB2
2 8 (24.24%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
4 6 (18.18%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (18.18%) Oracle Database
4 6 (18.18%) Oracle9i Database
4 6 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (12.12%) Big Data
5 4 (12.12%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (9.09%) Adabas
7 2 (6.06%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (6.06%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 11 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (48.48%) Finance
2 7 (21.21%) Banking
2 7 (21.21%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Developer
2 6 (18.18%) Consultant
2 6 (18.18%) Technical Consultant
2 6 (18.18%) Technical Specialist
2 6 (18.18%) COBOL Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Oracle Consultant
3 5 (15.15%) Oracle Technical Consultant
3 5 (15.15%) Oracle DBA
3 5 (15.15%) DBA
4 4 (12.12%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Lead Architect
4 4 (12.12%) COBOL Programmer
4 4 (12.12%) Programmer
4 4 (12.12%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Technical Leader
5 3 (9.09%) Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Mainframe Developer
6 2 (6.06%) CICS Programmer
6 2 (6.06%) DB2 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) Middleware
2 7 (21.21%) J2EE
3 6 (18.18%) XML
3 6 (18.18%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (15.15%) .NET
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (45.45%) Mainframe
2 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (21.21%) EMV
3 7 (21.21%) Tandem
3 7 (21.21%) Cryptography
4 4 (12.12%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) Windows
2 7 (21.21%) Linux
3 6 (18.18%) Windows XP
3 6 (18.18%) Solaris
3 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.12%) VME
5 3 (9.09%) UNIX
5 3 (9.09%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Change Management
1 6 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
1 6 (18.18%) Mentoring
2 4 (12.12%) Coaching
2 4 (12.12%) SOA
2 4 (12.12%) Migration
2 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (9.09%) UML
4 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.06%) Service Management
4 2 (6.06%) ITIL
4 2 (6.06%) Workflow
4 2 (6.06%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (6.06%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.03%) TDD
5 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.03%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.03%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.03%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) SQL
2 13 (39.39%) Java
3 10 (30.30%) JCL
4 7 (21.21%) PL/SQL
4 7 (21.21%) C#
5 6 (18.18%) C++
5 6 (18.18%) PL/1
5 6 (18.18%) Shell Script
5 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
6 3 (9.09%) NATURAL
7 2 (6.06%) Assembly Language
7 2 (6.06%) REXX
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) ISO 8583
1 6 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (6.06%) ACF2
2 2 (6.06%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) Data Guard
2 4 (12.12%) CA Endevor
3 2 (6.06%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) Oracle
2 12 (36.36%) IBM
3 8 (24.24%) HP
4 6 (18.18%) NCR
4 6 (18.18%) VMware
4 6 (18.18%) VocaLink
5 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
6 4 (12.12%) ICL
6 4 (12.12%) Fujitsu
7 3 (9.09%) Micro Focus
8 2 (6.06%) BEA
8 2 (6.06%) Business Objects
9 1 (3.03%) Tieto