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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 234 232 256
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +24
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 20 31 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.32% 0.43% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.61% 0.85% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 6 29 18
Average salary £30,000 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +4.61%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +25.33%
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
3258 3632 3608
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 51.80% 50.44% 48.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2745 3084 2890
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,150 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,700 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +1.26%

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 28 April 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
(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 -5 8 - -
South Yorkshire +7 4 £30,000 +33.33% 1
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 21 (91.30%) SQL
2 17 (73.91%) Java
3 14 (60.87%) Mainframe
4 12 (52.17%) JCL
4 12 (52.17%) IBM
4 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
4 12 (52.17%) CICS
4 12 (52.17%) DB2
4 12 (52.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (39.13%) Systems Analysis
6 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
6 5 (21.74%) Degree
6 5 (21.74%) SDLC
6 5 (21.74%) Oracle
6 5 (21.74%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (17.39%) XML
7 4 (17.39%) Unix
7 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
7 4 (17.39%) OS/390
7 4 (17.39%) zOS
7 4 (17.39%) PowerBuilder
7 4 (17.39%) Uniface
7 4 (17.39%) OpenROAD
7 4 (17.39%) PROIV
7 4 (17.39%) LINC
7 4 (17.39%) xBase
7 4 (17.39%) Clipper
7 4 (17.39%) DataFlex
7 4 (17.39%) Finance
8 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 12 (52.17%) CICS
2 4 (17.39%) OpenROAD
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (52.17%) DB2
2 2 (8.70%) Informix
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (17.39%) PowerBuilder
3 4 (17.39%) PROIV
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) Developer
2 12 (52.17%) COBOL Developer
2 12 (52.17%) DB2 Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Lead Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Software Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Uniface Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Senior COBOL Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (4.35%) COBOL Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) XML
2 3 (13.04%) HTML
2 3 (13.04%) SOAP
3 1 (4.35%) CGI
3 1 (4.35%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 14 (60.87%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) OS/390
1 4 (17.39%) Unix
1 4 (17.39%) zOS
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Systems Analysis
2 5 (21.74%) SDLC
2 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
3 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
3 3 (13.04%) Strategic Planning
3 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 21 (91.30%) SQL
2 17 (73.91%) Java
3 12 (52.17%) JCL
4 4 (17.39%) Clipper
4 4 (17.39%) DataFlex
4 4 (17.39%) LINC
4 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
4 4 (17.39%) Uniface
4 4 (17.39%) xBase
5 3 (13.04%) VB
6 2 (8.70%) C
6 2 (8.70%) C++
6 2 (8.70%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 2 (8.70%) RPG
7 1 (4.35%) Perl
7 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
7 1 (4.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) IBM
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
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