Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
England > East Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 250 204
Rank change year-on-year +21 -46 +39
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 4 18 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.077% 0.27% 0.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.13% 0.52% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 26
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.23% -4.71% +9.25%
10th Percentile £34,500 £37,050 £32,500
90th Percentile £45,500 £44,750 £46,625
England median annual salary £46,750 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.50% +11.11% -

COBOL is in the Programming Languages category. The following 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
East Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2963 3446 3820
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 56.95% 52.41% 51.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2558 2892 3280
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing COBOL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire +14 2 - -
Leicestershire +17 1 £40,000 -5.88%
COBOL
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 4 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Retail
3 2 (50.00%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) MVC
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) Middleware
3 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (50.00%) J2EE
3 2 (50.00%) MySQL
3 2 (50.00%) DB2
3 2 (50.00%) JUnit
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) Spring
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) JSON
3 2 (50.00%) Spring MVC
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (50.00%) HTML5
3 2 (50.00%) hybris
3 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement

COBOL
Co-occurring 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 1 (25.00%) CICS
1 1 (25.00%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) BusinessWorks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
1 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Artifactory
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Gradle
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) JUnit
1 2 (50.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (75.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Software Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) DB2 Developer
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (25.00%) TIBCO BusinessWorks Developer
2 1 (25.00%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) J2EE
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) Middleware
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) Spring
2 2 (50.00%) Spring MVC
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (25.00%) XSD
3 1 (25.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Collaborative Working
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) JCL
3 1 (25.00%) R
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) hybris
2 1 (25.00%) TIBCO