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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 239 218 207
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -11
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 18 22 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.26% 0.34% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.52% 0.68% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 13 19 21
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,600 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,700 £48,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+23.45% -4.70%
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
3432 3235 3239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 48.93% 49.78% 54.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2896 2556 2843
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 27 January 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 27 January 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
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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 -3 11 £40,000 - 1
South Yorkshire -7 7 £40,000 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 16 (59.26%) Oracle
2 15 (55.56%) Finance
3 13 (48.15%) Java
4 12 (44.44%) SQL
4 12 (44.44%) Mainframe
5 11 (40.74%) Windows
5 11 (40.74%) IBM
6 10 (37.04%) Oracle Forms
6 10 (37.04%) DB2
7 9 (33.33%) JCL
7 9 (33.33%) WebSphere
7 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (29.63%) HP
8 8 (29.63%) BASE24
8 8 (29.63%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (25.93%) Linux
9 7 (25.93%) ATM
9 7 (25.93%) J2EE
9 7 (25.93%) Middleware
9 7 (25.93%) EMV
9 7 (25.93%) Tandem
9 7 (25.93%) Retail
9 7 (25.93%) Cryptography
10 6 (22.22%) VMware
10 6 (22.22%) Banking
10 6 (22.22%) QA
10 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
10 6 (22.22%) Oracle Fusion
10 6 (22.22%) Data Guard

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 9 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 6 (22.22%) WebLogic
2 6 (22.22%) JBoss
3 3 (11.11%) CICS
4 2 (7.41%) SAS
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (29.63%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) ATM
2 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) DB2
2 8 (29.63%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (22.22%) Oracle9i Database
3 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database 12c
3 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database
4 4 (14.81%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (7.41%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (7.41%) Adabas
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (3.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
General
1 15 (55.56%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Retail
3 6 (22.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Consultant
2 6 (22.22%) Technical Consultant
2 6 (22.22%) Technical Specialist
3 5 (18.52%) Oracle Consultant
3 5 (18.52%) Oracle Technical Consultant
3 5 (18.52%) Oracle DBA
3 5 (18.52%) COBOL Developer
3 5 (18.52%) DBA
4 3 (11.11%) Technical Leader
5 2 (7.41%) CICS Programmer
5 2 (7.41%) DB2 Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Programmer
5 2 (7.41%) COBOL Programmer
5 2 (7.41%) Mainframe Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Systems Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) J2EE
1 7 (25.93%) Middleware
2 6 (22.22%) XML
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (14.81%) .NET
4 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) Mainframe
2 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (25.93%) EMV
3 7 (25.93%) Tandem
3 7 (25.93%) Cryptography
4 4 (14.81%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Linux
3 6 (22.22%) Windows XP
3 6 (22.22%) Solaris
3 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.11%) UNIX
5 2 (7.41%) zOS
6 1 (3.70%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Change Management
1 6 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
1 6 (22.22%) Mentoring
2 4 (14.81%) Coaching
2 4 (14.81%) SOA
3 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
3 2 (7.41%) Service Management
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL
3 2 (7.41%) UML
3 2 (7.41%) Workflow
3 2 (7.41%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.70%) Kanban
4 1 (3.70%) Migration
4 1 (3.70%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) Java
2 12 (44.44%) SQL
3 9 (33.33%) JCL
4 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 6 (22.22%) PL/1
4 6 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 6 (22.22%) PL/SQL
4 6 (22.22%) C#
4 6 (22.22%) C++
5 2 (7.41%) NATURAL
5 2 (7.41%) Assembly Language
5 2 (7.41%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) ISO 8583
1 6 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (7.41%) ACF2
2 2 (7.41%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) Data Guard
2 4 (14.81%) CA Endevor
3 2 (7.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) Oracle
2 11 (40.74%) IBM
3 8 (29.63%) HP
4 6 (22.22%) NCR
4 6 (22.22%) VMware
4 6 (22.22%) VocaLink
5 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
6 2 (7.41%) Business Objects
6 2 (7.41%) Micro Focus
6 2 (7.41%) BEA
7 1 (3.70%) ICL
7 1 (3.70%) Fujitsu
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £36491 - £45077 per annum + car,benefits
Posted: 8 days ago