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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 234 244 198
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -46
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 16 10 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.23% 0.14% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.43% 0.30% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 16 10 11
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
3691 3310 2645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 53.49% 46.84% 50.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3130 2630 2145
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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 14 £45,000 +20.00%
South Yorkshire - 2 £27,750 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (40.43%) JCL
3 17 (36.17%) SQL
3 17 (36.17%) Oracle
4 16 (34.04%) SDLC
5 14 (29.79%) JavaScript
5 14 (29.79%) Perl
5 14 (29.79%) Adabas
5 14 (29.79%) NATURAL
6 13 (27.66%) zOS
6 13 (27.66%) IBM
6 13 (27.66%) UML
6 13 (27.66%) RUP
6 13 (27.66%) PL/SQL
6 13 (27.66%) Java
6 13 (27.66%) Test Planning
6 13 (27.66%) Banking
7 11 (23.40%) Mainframe
7 11 (23.40%) Finance
8 10 (21.28%) DB2
8 10 (21.28%) Oracle Forms
8 10 (21.28%) Retail
8 10 (21.28%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (19.15%) TDD
9 9 (19.15%) Retail Banking
9 9 (19.15%) Unit Testing
10 8 (17.02%) Python
10 8 (17.02%) Linux
11 7 (14.89%) Software Engineering
11 7 (14.89%) MQSeries

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (14.89%) MQSeries
2 5 (10.64%) CICS
3 2 (4.26%) Apache
4 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.13%) GlassFish
4 1 (2.13%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.79%) Adabas
2 10 (21.28%) DB2
3 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
4 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
4 4 (8.51%) RDBMS
5 3 (6.38%) Big Data
6 2 (4.26%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (4.26%) JUnit
2 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 13 (27.66%) Banking
2 11 (23.40%) Finance
3 10 (21.28%) Retail
4 9 (19.15%) Retail Banking
5 4 (8.51%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 24 (51.06%) Analyst
2 20 (42.55%) Programmer
3 14 (29.79%) Analyst Programmer
4 13 (27.66%) Developer
5 10 (21.28%) COBOL Programmer
6 9 (19.15%) Business Analyst
7 8 (17.02%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
7 8 (17.02%) COBOL Analyst
7 8 (17.02%) COBOL Developer
8 7 (14.89%) Software Engineer
9 5 (10.64%) Junior
9 5 (10.64%) Graduate
9 5 (10.64%) Architect
9 5 (10.64%) Graduate Business Analyst
9 5 (10.64%) Banking Business Analyst
9 5 (10.64%) Junior Analyst
9 5 (10.64%) Junior Business Analyst
10 4 (8.51%) AWS Developer
11 3 (6.38%) Lead Solutions Architect
11 3 (6.38%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) Spring
1 5 (10.64%) Java EE
2 4 (8.51%) HTML
2 4 (8.51%) .NET
3 3 (6.38%) Middleware
4 2 (4.26%) Hibernate
4 2 (4.26%) Web Services
4 2 (4.26%) XML
5 1 (2.13%) WSDL
5 1 (2.13%) XML Schema
5 1 (2.13%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Mainframe
2 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.13%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.66%) zOS
2 8 (17.02%) Linux
3 6 (12.77%) UNIX
3 6 (12.77%) Windows
4 4 (8.51%) SUSE
4 4 (8.51%) Debian
4 4 (8.51%) Ubuntu
5 3 (6.38%) VME
6 1 (2.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.04%) SDLC
3 13 (27.66%) Test Planning
3 13 (27.66%) UML
3 13 (27.66%) RUP
4 10 (21.28%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (19.15%) Unit Testing
5 9 (19.15%) TDD
6 7 (14.89%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.51%) Change Management
8 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (6.38%) Project Management
8 3 (6.38%) Migration
9 2 (4.26%) DevOps
9 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (4.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 19 (40.43%) JCL
2 17 (36.17%) SQL
3 14 (29.79%) JavaScript
3 14 (29.79%) Perl
3 14 (29.79%) NATURAL
4 13 (27.66%) PL/SQL
4 13 (27.66%) Java
5 8 (17.02%) Python
6 4 (8.51%) C++
6 4 (8.51%) C
6 4 (8.51%) Tcl
6 4 (8.51%) AWK
6 4 (8.51%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.26%) C#
7 2 (4.26%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
Vendors
1 17 (36.17%) Oracle
2 13 (27.66%) IBM
3 5 (10.64%) Micro Focus
4 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
4 4 (8.51%) Tieto
5 3 (6.38%) ICL
5 3 (6.38%) Fujitsu
6 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.26%) BEA