The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for COBOL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
England / East Midlands
Rank 144 123 166
Rank change year-on-year -21 +43  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 16 41 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.56% 1.30% 0.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.96% 2.43% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2 25 1
Median salary £51,900 £37,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.27% -2.63%  
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +16.66% -10.00%  

COBOL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
East Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1674 1684 1670
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 58.21% 53.38% 51.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1402 1416 1462
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing COBOL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in the East Midlands

COBOL
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL in the East Midlands.

Salary trend for COBOL in the East Midlands

COBOL
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire - 12 - -
Northamptonshire +10 2 £51,900 +48.28%
Leicestershire -22 2 - - 2
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 17 (70.83%) Mainframe
1 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (70.83%) DB2
1 17 (70.83%) Degree
2 15 (62.50%) SQL
3 14 (58.33%) Java
4 13 (54.17%) Waterfall
5 12 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 12 (50.00%) Web Services
6 11 (45.83%) Workflow
6 11 (45.83%) XSD
6 11 (45.83%) XSLT
6 11 (45.83%) Windows
6 11 (45.83%) Linux
6 11 (45.83%) .NET
6 11 (45.83%) ETL
6 11 (45.83%) R
6 11 (45.83%) Translating Business Requirements
6 11 (45.83%) Customer Requirements
7 7 (29.17%) JCL
7 7 (29.17%) CSS
7 7 (29.17%) HTML
8 6 (25.00%) IBM
9 5 (20.83%) Eclipse
9 5 (20.83%) HP
9 5 (20.83%) CICS
9 5 (20.83%) C++
9 5 (20.83%) XML
9 5 (20.83%) Tandem
9 5 (20.83%) BASE24

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (20.83%) CICS
2 1 (4.17%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 5 (20.83%) BASE24
2 4 (16.67%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) ATM
2 1 (4.17%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (70.83%) DB2
2 5 (20.83%) NonStop SQL
3 2 (8.33%) Adabas
4 1 (4.17%) DataStage
4 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Eclipse
2 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.17%) ChangeMan
General
1 3 (12.50%) Banking
1 3 (12.50%) Corporate Banking
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
1 3 (12.50%) Financial Institution
1 3 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (91.67%) Developer
2 12 (50.00%) Lead Developer
3 7 (29.17%) .NET Developer
3 7 (29.17%) .NET Software Developer
3 7 (29.17%) Lead .NET Developer
3 7 (29.17%) Lead Software Developer
3 7 (29.17%) Software Developer
4 5 (20.83%) BASE24 Developer
5 4 (16.67%) COBOL Developer
5 4 (16.67%) TIBCO Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Adabas Natural Developer
6 2 (8.33%) DB2 Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Mainframe Developer
7 1 (4.17%) AS400 Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Designer
7 1 (4.17%) Mainframe Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Mainframe Designer
7 1 (4.17%) Mainframe Support
7 1 (4.17%) RPG Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior COBOL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) Web Services
2 11 (45.83%) .NET
2 11 (45.83%) XSD
2 11 (45.83%) XSLT
3 7 (29.17%) CSS
3 7 (29.17%) HTML
4 5 (20.83%) XML
5 4 (16.67%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (4.17%) JMS
6 1 (4.17%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 17 (70.83%) Mainframe
2 5 (20.83%) APACS
2 5 (20.83%) Tandem
3 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.33%) VSAM
5 1 (4.17%) AS400
5 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk
5 1 (4.17%) iSeries
5 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Linux
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) zOS
3 1 (4.17%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Waterfall
3 11 (45.83%) Customer Requirements
3 11 (45.83%) ETL
3 11 (45.83%) Translating Business Requirements
3 11 (45.83%) Workflow
4 5 (20.83%) Quality Management
5 3 (12.50%) B2B
5 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 3 (12.50%) SDLC
6 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Data Mapping
6 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.33%) Software Delivery
7 1 (4.17%) ITIL
7 1 (4.17%) Migration
7 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
7 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) SQL
2 14 (58.33%) Java
3 12 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (45.83%) R
5 7 (29.17%) JCL
6 5 (20.83%) C++
7 2 (8.33%) NATURAL
8 1 (4.17%) RPG
Qualifications
1 17 (70.83%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) IBM
2 5 (20.83%) HP
3 4 (16.67%) TIBCO
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.50%) TOWER Software
5 1 (4.17%) JD Edwards
5 1 (4.17%) Syncsort
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