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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 210 238 217
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -21
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 31 17 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.47% 0.24% 0.090%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.91% 0.49% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 30 16 5
Average salary £34,000 £32,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% -22.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £32,000 £40,100
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £43,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
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
3422 3436 2930
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 52.23% 48.27% 53.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2949 2785 2380
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 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 29 May 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 +15 18 £34,000 +4.61% 1
South Yorkshire - 13 £22,500 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 19 (41.30%) Oracle
2 15 (32.61%) SQL
2 15 (32.61%) Finance
2 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (30.43%) Oracle Forms
4 13 (28.26%) RUP
4 13 (28.26%) UML
4 13 (28.26%) Adabas
4 13 (28.26%) PL/SQL
4 13 (28.26%) IBM
4 13 (28.26%) NATURAL
4 13 (28.26%) Banking
4 13 (28.26%) Test Planning
5 11 (23.91%) JCL
5 11 (23.91%) DB2
5 11 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (23.91%) Retail
6 10 (21.74%) zOS
7 9 (19.57%) Mainframe
7 9 (19.57%) TDD
7 9 (19.57%) Retail Banking
7 9 (19.57%) Unit Testing
8 8 (17.39%) SDLC
8 8 (17.39%) .NET
8 8 (17.39%) Java
8 8 (17.39%) UNIX
9 7 (15.22%) MQSeries
9 7 (15.22%) Micro Focus
10 6 (13.04%) Oracle ODI
10 6 (13.04%) SOA

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (15.22%) MQSeries
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (4.35%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.26%) Adabas
2 11 (23.91%) DB2
3 6 (13.04%) Oracle ODI
3 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
4 4 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 4 (8.70%) Big Data
4 4 (8.70%) RDBMS
5 3 (6.52%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (30.43%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (32.61%) Finance
2 13 (28.26%) Banking
3 11 (23.91%) Retail
4 9 (19.57%) Retail Banking
5 4 (8.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (50.00%) Analyst
2 15 (32.61%) Programmer
3 12 (26.09%) Analyst Programmer
4 10 (21.74%) COBOL Programmer
5 9 (19.57%) Business Analyst
5 9 (19.57%) Developer
6 8 (17.39%) COBOL Analyst
6 8 (17.39%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
7 7 (15.22%) COBOL Developer
8 6 (13.04%) Architect
9 5 (10.87%) Graduate
9 5 (10.87%) Junior
9 5 (10.87%) Junior Business Analyst
9 5 (10.87%) Graduate Business Analyst
9 5 (10.87%) Junior Analyst
9 5 (10.87%) Banking Business Analyst
10 4 (8.70%) Lead Architect
10 4 (8.70%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 4 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) .NET
2 4 (8.70%) Middleware
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (2.17%) HTML
4 1 (2.17%) Java EE
4 1 (2.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (19.57%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) zOS
2 8 (17.39%) UNIX
3 6 (13.04%) Windows
3 6 (13.04%) Linux
4 4 (8.70%) Ubuntu
4 4 (8.70%) VME
4 4 (8.70%) SUSE
4 4 (8.70%) Debian
5 1 (2.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.26%) RUP
2 13 (28.26%) UML
2 13 (28.26%) Test Planning
3 9 (19.57%) TDD
3 9 (19.57%) Unit Testing
4 8 (17.39%) SDLC
5 6 (13.04%) SOA
6 4 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (8.70%) Migration
7 3 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.35%) DevOps
8 2 (4.35%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (4.35%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.17%) Project Management
9 1 (2.17%) Change Management
9 1 (2.17%) Software Engineering
9 1 (2.17%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 15 (32.61%) SQL
2 13 (28.26%) PL/SQL
2 13 (28.26%) NATURAL
3 11 (23.91%) JCL
4 8 (17.39%) Java
5 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 6 (13.04%) Perl
6 5 (10.87%) Python
7 4 (8.70%) Bash Shell
7 4 (8.70%) AWK
7 4 (8.70%) Tcl
7 4 (8.70%) C
7 4 (8.70%) C++
8 2 (4.35%) Assembly Language
8 2 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
Vendors
1 19 (41.30%) Oracle
2 13 (28.26%) IBM
3 7 (15.22%) Micro Focus
4 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
5 4 (8.70%) ICL
5 4 (8.70%) Fujitsu
5 4 (8.70%) Tieto
5 4 (8.70%) Red Hat
5 4 (8.70%) BEA
6 2 (4.35%) HP
6 2 (4.35%) Business Objects
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