The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Yorkshire region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 239 206 201
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -5
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 10 16 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.14% 0.30% 0.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% 0.60% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 15
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,850 £41,000 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Programming Languages Category
Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3315 2662 3038
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 46.94% 50.02% 54.76%
Number of salaries quoted 2636 2152 2598
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
COBOL
England

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 30 July 2014. 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 -44 10 £37,500 -16.66% 1
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 18 (60.00%) Linux
2 17 (56.67%) UNIX
3 12 (40.00%) CICS
4 11 (36.67%) Oracle
5 10 (33.33%) DB2
5 10 (33.33%) C++
5 10 (33.33%) Java
5 10 (33.33%) XML
5 10 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 10 (33.33%) Micro Focus
6 8 (26.67%) Mainframe
6 8 (26.67%) .NET
6 8 (26.67%) Windows
6 8 (26.67%) Finance
6 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
7 7 (23.33%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (23.33%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (23.33%) Tuxedo
8 6 (20.00%) IBM
8 6 (20.00%) C#
8 6 (20.00%) SQL
8 6 (20.00%) WebSphere
9 5 (16.67%) HP NNM
9 5 (16.67%) Brocade
9 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (16.67%) Replication
9 5 (16.67%) VMware

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 12 (40.00%) CICS
2 7 (23.33%) Tuxedo
3 6 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 5 (16.67%) WebLogic
5 3 (10.00%) Apache
5 3 (10.00%) GlassFish
6 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) DB2
2 7 (23.33%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 4 (13.33%) Adabas
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (10.00%) JUnit
3 2 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (6.67%) Toad
3 2 (6.67%) Eclipse
3 2 (6.67%) JDeveloper
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle APEX
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Financial Institution
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Advertising
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Developer
2 8 (26.67%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) COBOL Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Applications Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Mainframe Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Development Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Support
5 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.33%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Programmer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) XML
2 8 (26.67%) .NET
3 5 (16.67%) HTML
3 5 (16.67%) Middleware
4 3 (10.00%) WSDL
4 3 (10.00%) XML Schema
4 3 (10.00%) JAXB
4 3 (10.00%) Web Services
4 3 (10.00%) Grails
4 3 (10.00%) Spring
4 3 (10.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (10.00%) Java EE
5 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 2 (6.67%) WCF
5 2 (6.67%) WPF
5 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
5 2 (6.67%) EntireX
5 2 (6.67%) CGI
6 1 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Mainframe
2 5 (16.67%) Replication
2 5 (16.67%) HP StorageWorks
3 3 (10.00%) W3C
3 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.67%) VSAM
5 1 (3.33%) EPoS
5 1 (3.33%) EFTPOS
5 1 (3.33%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 18 (60.00%) Linux
2 17 (56.67%) UNIX
3 8 (26.67%) Windows
4 5 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (16.67%) AIX
4 5 (16.67%) HPUX
5 3 (10.00%) zOS
5 3 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
2 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 5 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (16.67%) Business Continuity
2 5 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 5 (16.67%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) SOA
2 5 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 5 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (10.00%) Service Management
3 3 (10.00%) Performance Management
3 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.67%) Change Control
4 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.67%) Change Management
4 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) C++
1 10 (33.33%) Java
1 10 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 6 (20.00%) C#
2 6 (20.00%) SQL
3 5 (16.67%) C
3 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (16.67%) JCL
4 4 (13.33%) NATURAL
5 3 (10.00%) Python
5 3 (10.00%) Perl
5 3 (10.00%) Scala
5 3 (10.00%) Groovy
5 3 (10.00%) Ruby
6 2 (6.67%) VB6
6 2 (6.67%) VB
6 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
6 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
6 2 (6.67%) REXX
7 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (16.67%) VMware ESX
1 5 (16.67%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) HP NNM
1 5 (16.67%) OpenView
1 5 (16.67%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Oracle
2 10 (33.33%) Micro Focus
3 6 (20.00%) IBM
4 5 (16.67%) Brocade
4 5 (16.67%) VMware
4 5 (16.67%) Cisco
4 5 (16.67%) HP
4 5 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.67%) Infragistics
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