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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 242 217 218
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +1
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 18 26 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.25% 0.42% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.51% 0.83% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 13 17 10
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £23,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,438 £48,500 £43,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.78% +4.37%
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
3555 3129 3368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 50.35% 50.46% 54.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2964 2498 2965
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 24 December 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
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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 -7 11 £38,000 -5.00%
South Yorkshire -16 7 £40,000 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 14 (56.00%) Oracle
1 14 (56.00%) Mainframe
2 12 (48.00%) SQL
2 12 (48.00%) Finance
3 11 (44.00%) Java
3 11 (44.00%) DB2
3 11 (44.00%) Windows
3 11 (44.00%) IBM
4 10 (40.00%) JCL
4 10 (40.00%) WebSphere
5 8 (32.00%) Oracle Forms
5 8 (32.00%) BASE24
6 7 (28.00%) J2EE
6 7 (28.00%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (28.00%) ATM
6 7 (28.00%) HP
6 7 (28.00%) EMV
6 7 (28.00%) Tandem
6 7 (28.00%) Retail
6 7 (28.00%) Cryptography
6 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (24.00%) C#
7 6 (24.00%) C++
7 6 (24.00%) PL/SQL
7 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
7 6 (24.00%) WebLogic
7 6 (24.00%) XML
7 6 (24.00%) Solaris
7 6 (24.00%) Linux
7 6 (24.00%) JBoss

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 10 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (24.00%) WebLogic
2 6 (24.00%) JBoss
2 6 (24.00%) CICS
3 2 (8.00%) SAS
4 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (32.00%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) ATM
2 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (44.00%) DB2
2 7 (28.00%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (24.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
4 5 (20.00%) Adabas
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 7 (28.00%) Retail
3 6 (24.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Developer
2 6 (24.00%) Consultant
2 6 (24.00%) Technical Consultant
2 6 (24.00%) Technical Specialist
3 5 (20.00%) Oracle Consultant
3 5 (20.00%) Oracle Technical Consultant
3 5 (20.00%) Oracle DBA
3 5 (20.00%) DBA
4 3 (12.00%) Mainframe Developer
4 3 (12.00%) COBOL Developer
5 2 (8.00%) CICS Programmer
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Leader
5 2 (8.00%) COBOL Programmer
5 2 (8.00%) Programmer
5 2 (8.00%) DB2 Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Adabas Natural Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) J2EE
2 6 (24.00%) XML
2 6 (24.00%) Middleware
2 6 (24.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (8.00%) .NET
4 1 (4.00%) Hibernate
4 1 (4.00%) Spring
4 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (4.00%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (56.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (28.00%) Tandem
2 7 (28.00%) Cryptography
2 7 (28.00%) EMV
2 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (20.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Solaris
2 6 (24.00%) Linux
2 6 (24.00%) Windows XP
2 6 (24.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.00%) UNIX
4 2 (8.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Change Management
1 6 (24.00%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (16.00%) Coaching
4 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 2 (8.00%) UML
4 2 (8.00%) SOA
4 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.00%) Service Management
4 2 (8.00%) Workflow
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.00%) TDD
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Kanban
5 1 (4.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) SQL
2 11 (44.00%) Java
3 10 (40.00%) JCL
4 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (24.00%) PL/SQL
4 6 (24.00%) C#
4 6 (24.00%) C++
4 6 (24.00%) PL/1
4 6 (24.00%) Shell Script
5 5 (20.00%) NATURAL
6 3 (12.00%) REXX
7 2 (8.00%) Assembly Language
8 1 (4.00%) SELCOPY
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) ISO 8583
1 6 (24.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (8.00%) ACF2
2 2 (8.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) Data Guard
2 4 (16.00%) CA Endevor
3 2 (8.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Oracle
2 11 (44.00%) IBM
3 7 (28.00%) HP
4 6 (24.00%) NCR
4 6 (24.00%) VMware
4 6 (24.00%) VocaLink
5 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.00%) Business Objects
6 1 (4.00%) Micro Focus
6 1 (4.00%) BEA