The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Yorkshire region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 234 204 200
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -4
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 19 18 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.25% 0.31% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.51% 0.59% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 18 18 14
Average salary £33,750 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.94% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,050 £44,250 £36,800
10% offered a salary of more than £47,150 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Programming Languages Category
Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3709 3070 3116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 48.71% 53.30% 54.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2969 2489 2758
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
COBOL
England

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -24 17 £32,500 -27.77% 5
South Yorkshire -14 1 £40,000 -11.11%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 33 (71.74%) Java
2 21 (45.65%) XML
3 20 (43.48%) Oracle
3 20 (43.48%) Linux
4 19 (41.30%) JavaScript
4 19 (41.30%) HTML
4 19 (41.30%) WebSphere
5 18 (39.13%) Finance
6 17 (36.96%) Hibernate
6 17 (36.96%) Web Services
6 17 (36.96%) Solaris
6 17 (36.96%) CICS
7 16 (34.78%) SQL
8 13 (28.26%) C#
8 13 (28.26%) Oracle Forms
8 13 (28.26%) Degree
9 12 (26.09%) Mainframe
9 12 (26.09%) Banking
9 12 (26.09%) Software Engineering
10 11 (23.91%) Micro Focus
10 11 (23.91%) C++
11 10 (21.74%) Perl
11 10 (21.74%) DB2
11 10 (21.74%) JUnit
11 10 (21.74%) Apache
11 10 (21.74%) Python
11 10 (21.74%) WSDL
11 10 (21.74%) zOS
11 10 (21.74%) JAXB
11 10 (21.74%) XML Schema

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 19 (41.30%) WebSphere
2 17 (36.96%) CICS
3 10 (21.74%) GlassFish
3 10 (21.74%) Apache
4 7 (15.22%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (15.22%) Oracle Application Server
5 5 (10.87%) Tuxedo
6 3 (6.52%) WebLogic
7 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
8 1 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.17%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) DB2
1 10 (21.74%) Oracle Database
2 7 (15.22%) Oracle9i Database
2 7 (15.22%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (10.87%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (28.26%) Oracle Forms
2 10 (21.74%) JUnit
3 7 (15.22%) PowerBuilder
4 3 (6.52%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (4.35%) Eclipse
5 2 (4.35%) Toad
5 2 (4.35%) JDeveloper
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle APEX
General
1 18 (39.13%) Finance
2 12 (26.09%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.35%) Retail
5 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Private Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Marketing
5 1 (2.17%) Legal
5 1 (2.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (56.52%) Developer
2 10 (21.74%) Java Developer
3 8 (17.39%) Analyst
4 7 (15.22%) Oracle Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Software Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Systems Support
6 4 (8.70%) Support Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Applications Support
6 4 (8.70%) Systems Support Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) COBOL Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Applications Support Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Graduate
8 2 (4.35%) Development Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Development Specialist
8 2 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Technical Leader
8 2 (4.35%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (45.65%) XML
2 19 (41.30%) HTML
3 17 (36.96%) Hibernate
3 17 (36.96%) Web Services
4 10 (21.74%) Grails
4 10 (21.74%) Spring
4 10 (21.74%) Java EE
4 10 (21.74%) WSDL
4 10 (21.74%) XML Schema
4 10 (21.74%) JAXB
5 8 (17.39%) .NET
6 7 (15.22%) J2EE
6 7 (15.22%) XSL
6 7 (15.22%) DHTML
6 7 (15.22%) EJB
7 3 (6.52%) Middleware
8 2 (4.35%) CGI
8 2 (4.35%) WCF
8 2 (4.35%) WPF
8 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.09%) Mainframe
2 10 (21.74%) Computer Science
2 10 (21.74%) W3C
3 3 (6.52%) HP StorageWorks
3 3 (6.52%) Replication
4 1 (2.17%) EPoS
4 1 (2.17%) EFTPOS
4 1 (2.17%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 20 (43.48%) Linux
2 17 (36.96%) Solaris
3 10 (21.74%) zOS
4 8 (17.39%) UNIX
5 6 (13.04%) Windows
6 5 (10.87%) AIX
7 3 (6.52%) HPUX
7 3 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) Software Engineering
2 7 (15.22%) TDD
2 7 (15.22%) Web Development
2 7 (15.22%) SOA
2 7 (15.22%) Service Delivery
3 5 (10.87%) ITIL
3 5 (10.87%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (8.70%) Service Management
5 3 (6.52%) Logistics
5 3 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.52%) Business Continuity
5 3 (6.52%) Capacity Management
5 3 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (6.52%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.35%) Change Control
6 2 (4.35%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.35%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.35%) Change Management
6 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 33 (71.74%) Java
2 19 (41.30%) JavaScript
3 16 (34.78%) SQL
4 13 (28.26%) C#
5 11 (23.91%) C++
6 10 (21.74%) Perl
6 10 (21.74%) Python
6 10 (21.74%) Ruby
6 10 (21.74%) Groovy
6 10 (21.74%) Scala
7 9 (19.57%) PL/SQL
8 8 (17.39%) Shell Script
9 3 (6.52%) JCL
9 3 (6.52%) VB
9 3 (6.52%) C
10 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
10 2 (4.35%) VB6
11 1 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) VMware ESX
1 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) OpenView
1 3 (6.52%) HP NNM
1 3 (6.52%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 20 (43.48%) Oracle
2 11 (23.91%) Micro Focus
3 7 (15.22%) JBoss
4 6 (13.04%) IBM
5 5 (10.87%) HP
6 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.52%) BEA
7 3 (6.52%) Red Hat
7 3 (6.52%) Cisco
7 3 (6.52%) VMware
7 3 (6.52%) Brocade
8 2 (4.35%) Infragistics
8 2 (4.35%) Business Objects
Pudsey, West Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £36000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £32000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago