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 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 217 233 255
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +22
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 12 14 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.22% 0.23% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.43% 0.42% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 11 14 13
Median salary £27,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-38.88% +12.50%
UK excluding London median salary £51,500 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+19.76% -4.44%
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
2777 3350 3800
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 51.67% 53.90% 50.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2489 2811 3154
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 5 December 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 +7 11 £27,500 -8.33%
West Yorkshire +29 1 - -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 20 (86.96%) Java
1 20 (86.96%) SQL
1 20 (86.96%) XML
1 20 (86.96%) Unix
2 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
3 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
3 11 (47.83%) HTML
3 11 (47.83%) Linux
3 11 (47.83%) JBoss
3 11 (47.83%) Oracle Forms
3 11 (47.83%) Oracle Reports
3 11 (47.83%) .NET
3 11 (47.83%) Oracle
3 11 (47.83%) Python
3 11 (47.83%) Windows
3 11 (47.83%) Ant
3 11 (47.83%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (47.83%) WebLogic
3 11 (47.83%) CSS
3 11 (47.83%) C
3 11 (47.83%) JavaScript
3 11 (47.83%) Perl
3 11 (47.83%) PL/SQL
3 11 (47.83%) VMware
3 11 (47.83%) Shell Script
3 11 (47.83%) Maven
3 11 (47.83%) WebSphere
3 11 (47.83%) .NET Framework
3 11 (47.83%) PowerShell
3 11 (47.83%) BeanShell

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 11 (47.83%) JBoss
1 11 (47.83%) WebLogic
1 11 (47.83%) WebSphere
1 11 (47.83%) WebSphere Application Server
2 9 (39.13%) Tomcat
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 9 (39.13%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) TCP/IP
2 8 (34.78%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (47.83%) Oracle Database
1 11 (47.83%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (39.13%) NonStop SQL
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.35%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) Ant
1 11 (47.83%) Maven
1 11 (47.83%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (4.35%) ClearCase
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Trainee
2 8 (34.78%) Trainee Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Junior
4 3 (13.04%) Applications Developer
4 3 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Junior DevOps
4 3 (13.04%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.70%) COBOL Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Development Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Java Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Junior Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Junior Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 1 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (86.96%) XML
2 11 (47.83%) .NET
2 11 (47.83%) .NET Framework
2 11 (47.83%) CSS
2 11 (47.83%) HTML
3 9 (39.13%) Spring
3 9 (39.13%) Web Services
4 1 (4.35%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) AS400
1 2 (8.70%) iSeries
2 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 20 (86.96%) Unix
2 11 (47.83%) Linux
2 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) DevOps
2 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.35%) Migration
3 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
3 1 (4.35%) SDLC
3 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
3 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (86.96%) Java
1 20 (86.96%) SQL
2 11 (47.83%) BeanShell
2 11 (47.83%) C
2 11 (47.83%) JavaScript
2 11 (47.83%) Perl
2 11 (47.83%) PL/SQL
2 11 (47.83%) PowerShell
2 11 (47.83%) Python
2 11 (47.83%) Shell Script
3 10 (43.48%) C#
4 9 (39.13%) C++
4 9 (39.13%) VB
5 1 (4.35%) Assembly Language
5 1 (4.35%) Fortran
5 1 (4.35%) JCL
5 1 (4.35%) REXX
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
2 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) CA Endevor
1 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 11 (47.83%) Oracle
2 11 (47.83%) VMware
3 9 (39.13%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) IBM