Period
to 20 July 2017

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 20 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 368 374 312
Rank change year-on-year +6 -62 +70
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 27 60 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.17% 0.31% 0.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.33% 0.68% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 8 36 68
Midlands median annual salary £53,500 £38,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.96% -9.41% +8.97%
10th Percentile £50,100 £33,375 £31,600
90th Percentile £57,500 £50,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £53,000 £45,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +17.78% -9.09% +23.75%

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 Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 8264 8846 9173
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 52.83% 46.39% 49.20%
Number of salaries quoted 7155 7493 8094
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,375 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.59% +3.62% +1.33%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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
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 20 July 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
East Midlands -8 16 - -
West Midlands +20 11 £53,500 +42.67%
COBOL
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Midlands region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 22 (81.48%) Java
2 18 (66.67%) SQL
2 18 (66.67%) Windows
3 15 (55.56%) DB2
4 14 (51.85%) Degree
5 13 (48.15%) Mainframe
5 13 (48.15%) Web Services
6 12 (44.44%) .NET
6 12 (44.44%) Linux
6 12 (44.44%) XSLT
6 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (44.44%) Waterfall
7 11 (40.74%) R
7 11 (40.74%) Translating Business Requirements
7 11 (40.74%) Customer Requirements
7 11 (40.74%) Unix
7 11 (40.74%) Workflow
7 11 (40.74%) ETL
7 11 (40.74%) XSD
8 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
9 8 (29.63%) CSS
9 8 (29.63%) HTML
9 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
10 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Office
10 7 (25.93%) PMP
10 7 (25.93%) PMI Certification
10 7 (25.93%) LAN
10 7 (25.93%) WAN
10 7 (25.93%) Project Management
10 7 (25.93%) PRINCE2

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 4 (14.81%) CICS
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) LAN
1 7 (25.93%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (55.56%) DB2
2 1 (3.70%) Adabas
2 1 (3.70%) DataStage
2 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) Artifactory
2 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Gradle
2 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.70%) JUnit
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (14.81%) Retail
2 3 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Developer
2 11 (40.74%) Lead Developer
3 7 (25.93%) .NET Developer
3 7 (25.93%) .NET Software Developer
3 7 (25.93%) Lead .NET Developer
3 7 (25.93%) Lead Software Developer
3 7 (25.93%) Software Developer
3 7 (25.93%) Support Manager
3 7 (25.93%) Systems Manager
3 7 (25.93%) Systems Support
3 7 (25.93%) Systems Support Manager
4 6 (22.22%) Logistics Manager
5 4 (14.81%) TIBCO Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) COBOL Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Software Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Architect
7 2 (7.41%) DB2 Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Senior COBOL Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) Web Services
2 12 (44.44%) .NET
2 12 (44.44%) XSLT
3 11 (40.74%) XSD
4 8 (29.63%) CSS
4 8 (29.63%) HTML
5 4 (14.81%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (3.70%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (3.70%) HTML5
6 1 (3.70%) J2EE
6 1 (3.70%) JMS
6 1 (3.70%) JSON
6 1 (3.70%) Middleware
6 1 (3.70%) REST
6 1 (3.70%) Spring
6 1 (3.70%) Spring MVC
6 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (48.15%) Mainframe
2 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.11%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.70%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 18 (66.67%) Windows
2 12 (44.44%) Linux
3 11 (40.74%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (44.44%) Waterfall
2 11 (40.74%) Customer Requirements
2 11 (40.74%) ETL
2 11 (40.74%) Translating Business Requirements
2 11 (40.74%) Workflow
3 7 (25.93%) Business Process Modelling
3 7 (25.93%) Logistics
3 7 (25.93%) PRINCE2
3 7 (25.93%) Project Management
3 7 (25.93%) Release Management
4 6 (22.22%) Business Analysis
5 4 (14.81%) SDLC
6 3 (11.11%) Mathematics
7 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Content Management
7 1 (3.70%) Migration
7 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Product Management
7 1 (3.70%) Scrum
7 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (81.48%) Java
2 18 (66.67%) SQL
3 11 (40.74%) R
4 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
5 4 (14.81%) JCL
6 1 (3.70%) NATURAL
6 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (51.85%) Degree
2 7 (25.93%) PMI Certification
2 7 (25.93%) PMP
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle
3 4 (14.81%) IBM
3 4 (14.81%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.70%) hybris
4 1 (3.70%) Syncsort