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 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
East Midlands / Leicestershire
Rank 73 51 73
Rank change year-on-year -22 +22  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 2 19 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 0.28% 2.81% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.48% 5.44% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 0 10 0
Median salary - £44,250 -
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 Leicestershire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Leicestershire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 415 349 384
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 57.72% 51.70% 55.01%
Number of salaries quoted 350 314 330
Median salary £36,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,300 £21,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £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 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

COBOL
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 5 (100.00%) IBM
2 4 (80.00%) CICS
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) JCL
3 3 (60.00%) Mainframe
3 3 (60.00%) Retail
3 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (60.00%) DB2
3 3 (60.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Adabas
4 2 (40.00%) zOS
4 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (40.00%) SDLC
4 2 (40.00%) NATURAL
5 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (20.00%) iSeries
5 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (20.00%) JD Edwards
5 1 (20.00%) OS/390
5 1 (20.00%) AS400
5 1 (20.00%) FTP
5 1 (20.00%) RPG
5 1 (20.00%) MQSeries

COBOL
Top Related 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 4 (80.00%) CICS
2 1 (20.00%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) DB2
2 2 (40.00%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) COBOL Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Adabas Natural Developer
3 2 (40.00%) DB2 Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (20.00%) AS400 Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Lead Developer
4 1 (20.00%) RPG Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Senior COBOL Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) AS400
3 1 (20.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) zOS
2 1 (20.00%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) JCL
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) NATURAL
4 1 (20.00%) RPG
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) JD Edwards
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