Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the 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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 373 387 312
Rank change year-on-year +14 -75 +54
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 7 22 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.047% 0.13% 0.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.088% 0.27% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 43
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £47,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.89% +17.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £35,700 £35,675 £32,750
90th Percentile £52,700 £55,770 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -10.00%

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 Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 7,990 8,143 8,508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 53.85% 49.20% 48.45%
Number of salaries quoted 6,792 6,866 7,361
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £25,775 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in the Midlands

COBOL
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for COBOL in the Midlands

COBOL
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing COBOL in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for COBOL in the Midlands

COBOL
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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
East Midlands +13 5 £40,000 -22.93% 2
West Midlands +5 2 £47,500 +26.67% 3
COBOL
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) Unix
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) DB2
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) ETL
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) Micro Focus
4 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Retail
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) iSeries
5 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 1 (14.29%) AMQP
5 1 (14.29%) HTML5
5 1 (14.29%) hybris
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) MongoDB

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 (14.29%) CICS
1 1 (14.29%) MQSeries
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) AMQP
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) Adabas
2 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Artifactory
1 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Gradle
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (14.29%) JUnit
1 1 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) COBOL Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) DB2 Developer
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Support
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Support Manager
3 1 (14.29%) TIBCO BusinessWorks Developer
3 1 (14.29%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
2 1 (14.29%) JMS
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) JSON
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) Spring
2 1 (14.29%) Spring MVC
2 1 (14.29%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (14.29%) XSD
2 1 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) iSeries
1 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Unix
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (28.57%) ETL
1 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Business Process Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) Client Onboarding
2 1 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) IT Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) Logistics
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) JCL
4 1 (14.29%) R
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
1 1 (14.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
1 1 (14.29%) QA
1 1 (14.29%) TickIT
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) HP
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
1 2 (28.57%) Micro Focus
2 1 (14.29%) hybris
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) TIBCO