The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 73 70
Rank change year-on-year +13 -3  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 1 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 0.20% 0.14% 1.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.36% 0.28% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 11
Median salary - £41,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.89%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.25% +4.44%  

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 Leicestershire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Leicestershire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 280 356 351
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 54.79% 51.45% 48.02%
Number of salaries quoted 254 328 310
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

COBOL
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

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

Salary trend for COBOL in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) DB2
1 3 (100.00%) IBM
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) CICS
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
1 3 (100.00%) Retail
1 3 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (100.00%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) NATURAL
2 1 (33.33%) Adabas

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 3 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) COBOL Developer
2 2 (66.67%) DB2 Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Senior COBOL Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Adabas Natural Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) NATURAL
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) IBM
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft