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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 232 244 219
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -25
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 30 19 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.42% 0.25% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.83% 0.52% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 28 18 13
Average salary £34,000 £32,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% -31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £31,050 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £47,150 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
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
3607 3644 3112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 50.28% 48.55% 53.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3060 2926 2516
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £49,100
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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(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 +14 19 £34,000 +4.61%
South Yorkshire - 11 £22,500 - 1
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 24 (48.98%) Oracle
2 19 (38.78%) SQL
3 18 (36.73%) Oracle Forms
3 18 (36.73%) Finance
4 16 (32.65%) PL/SQL
4 16 (32.65%) IBM
5 13 (26.53%) NATURAL
5 13 (26.53%) DB2
5 13 (26.53%) Adabas
5 13 (26.53%) Test Planning
6 12 (24.49%) UML
6 12 (24.49%) Banking
7 11 (22.45%) JCL
7 11 (22.45%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (20.41%) Middleware
8 10 (20.41%) zOS
8 10 (20.41%) Windows
8 10 (20.41%) RUP
8 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (18.37%) Unit Testing
9 9 (18.37%) Mainframe
10 8 (16.33%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (16.33%) Java
10 8 (16.33%) TDD
10 8 (16.33%) Retail
11 7 (14.29%) .NET
11 7 (14.29%) MQSeries
11 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 6 (12.24%) Shell Script
12 6 (12.24%) Micro Focus

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (14.29%) MQSeries
2 6 (12.24%) WebLogic
2 6 (12.24%) JBoss
2 6 (12.24%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (4.08%) SAS
4 1 (2.04%) CICS
4 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) ATM
2 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.53%) DB2
1 13 (26.53%) Adabas
2 8 (16.33%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (12.24%) Oracle9i Database
3 6 (12.24%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (12.24%) Oracle ODI
3 6 (12.24%) Oracle Database 12c
3 6 (12.24%) Oracle Database
4 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
5 4 (8.16%) Big Data
6 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.08%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (4.08%) RDBMS
6 2 (4.08%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 18 (36.73%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (36.73%) Finance
2 12 (24.49%) Banking
3 8 (16.33%) Retail
4 6 (12.24%) Retail Banking
5 4 (8.16%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 22 (44.90%) Analyst
2 13 (26.53%) Programmer
3 12 (24.49%) Analyst Programmer
4 10 (20.41%) Developer
5 9 (18.37%) COBOL Programmer
6 8 (16.33%) COBOL Analyst
6 8 (16.33%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
6 8 (16.33%) Business Analyst
7 6 (12.24%) Consultant
7 6 (12.24%) Technical Consultant
7 6 (12.24%) COBOL Developer
8 5 (10.20%) Oracle DBA
8 5 (10.20%) DBA
8 5 (10.20%) Oracle Consultant
8 5 (10.20%) Oracle Technical Consultant
9 4 (8.16%) Junior Business Analyst
9 4 (8.16%) Graduate Business Analyst
9 4 (8.16%) Lead Solutions Architect
9 4 (8.16%) Banking Business Analyst
9 4 (8.16%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) Middleware
2 7 (14.29%) .NET
3 6 (12.24%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 2 (4.08%) J2EE
4 2 (4.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (18.37%) Mainframe
3 3 (6.12%) Tandem
3 3 (6.12%) Cryptography
3 3 (6.12%) EMV
4 1 (2.04%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.41%) Windows
1 10 (20.41%) zOS
2 6 (12.24%) Solaris
3 5 (10.20%) Linux
3 5 (10.20%) UNIX
4 4 (8.16%) VME
5 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.08%) SUSE
5 2 (4.08%) Debian
5 2 (4.08%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) Test Planning
2 12 (24.49%) UML
3 10 (20.41%) RUP
3 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (18.37%) Unit Testing
5 8 (16.33%) TDD
6 6 (12.24%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (12.24%) SOA
7 4 (8.16%) Migration
7 4 (8.16%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.08%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (4.08%) Change Management
9 1 (2.04%) Workflow
9 1 (2.04%) ITIL
9 1 (2.04%) Configuration Management
9 1 (2.04%) Service Management
9 1 (2.04%) Test Scripting
9 1 (2.04%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.78%) SQL
2 16 (32.65%) PL/SQL
3 13 (26.53%) NATURAL
4 11 (22.45%) JCL
5 8 (16.33%) Java
6 6 (12.24%) Shell Script
7 4 (8.16%) C++
8 3 (6.12%) C#
9 2 (4.08%) C
9 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
9 2 (4.08%) Perl
9 2 (4.08%) Python
9 2 (4.08%) Tcl
9 2 (4.08%) PL/1
9 2 (4.08%) AWK
9 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
9 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.04%) Assembly Language
10 1 (2.04%) REXX
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) SLA
2 2 (4.08%) ISO 8583
2 2 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) RACF
1 1 (2.04%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) Oracle RMAN
1 6 (12.24%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.04%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.04%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 24 (48.98%) Oracle
2 16 (32.65%) IBM
3 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 6 (12.24%) Micro Focus
4 6 (12.24%) VMware
5 4 (8.16%) ICL
5 4 (8.16%) Fujitsu
5 4 (8.16%) Tieto
5 4 (8.16%) HP
5 4 (8.16%) BEA
6 2 (4.08%) NCR
6 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.08%) VocaLink
6 2 (4.08%) Business Objects
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago