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 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 223 249 263
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +14
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 9 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.16% 0.18% 0.097%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.32% 0.34% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 7
Median salary £22,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-51.11% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,800 £45,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £23,600 £49,900 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
2824 3579 3352
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 49.44% 52.96% 46.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2391 3020 2634
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 August 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
North Yorkshire - 8 £22,000 -
West Yorkshire +7 1 £30,000 -33.33%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 22 (88.00%) SQL
2 19 (76.00%) Java
3 15 (60.00%) Finance
4 14 (56.00%) VB
5 13 (52.00%) C++
6 9 (36.00%) XML
6 9 (36.00%) Unix
6 9 (36.00%) SDLC
7 8 (32.00%) NonStop SQL
7 8 (32.00%) Spring
7 8 (32.00%) Software Engineering
7 8 (32.00%) BASE24
7 8 (32.00%) Web Services
7 8 (32.00%) Oracle
7 8 (32.00%) Oracle Forms
7 8 (32.00%) Tomcat
7 8 (32.00%) TCP/IP
7 8 (32.00%) HP
8 7 (28.00%) PowerBuilder
8 7 (28.00%) Uniface
8 7 (28.00%) OpenROAD
8 7 (28.00%) ATM
8 7 (28.00%) PL/SQL
8 7 (28.00%) ISO 8583
8 7 (28.00%) Mainframe
8 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
8 7 (28.00%) LINC
8 7 (28.00%) xBase
8 7 (28.00%) Clipper
8 7 (28.00%) DataFlex

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 8 (32.00%) Tomcat
2 7 (28.00%) OpenROAD
3 6 (24.00%) CICS
4 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 8 (32.00%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (28.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) NonStop SQL
2 6 (24.00%) DB2
3 5 (20.00%) Informix
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (28.00%) PowerBuilder
2 7 (28.00%) PROIV
3 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (96.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) COBOL Developer
3 7 (28.00%) Software Developer
3 7 (28.00%) Trainee
3 7 (28.00%) Trainee Developer
3 7 (28.00%) Uniface Developer
4 6 (24.00%) DB2 Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Applications Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Lead Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior COBOL Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (4.00%) COBOL Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) XML
2 8 (32.00%) Spring
2 8 (32.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) CGI
3 1 (4.00%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (12.00%) Tandem
3 1 (4.00%) AS400
3 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Unix
2 2 (8.00%) OS/390
2 2 (8.00%) zOS
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) SDLC
2 8 (32.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (88.00%) SQL
2 19 (76.00%) Java
3 14 (56.00%) VB
4 13 (52.00%) C++
5 7 (28.00%) Clipper
5 7 (28.00%) DataFlex
5 7 (28.00%) LINC
5 7 (28.00%) PL/SQL
5 7 (28.00%) Uniface
5 7 (28.00%) xBase
6 6 (24.00%) JCL
7 5 (20.00%) C
7 5 (20.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 5 (20.00%) RPG
8 3 (12.00%) C#
8 3 (12.00%) Tcl
9 1 (4.00%) Perl
9 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
9 1 (4.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) HP
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (24.00%) IBM