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

COBOL
Northamptonshire / Northampton
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 52 67
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 14 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northampton - 2.65% 0.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 5.19% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 6
Median salary - £35,000 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -13.04%  
UK excluding London median salary £53,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +18.88% -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 Northampton with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Northampton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 202 270 289
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 54.01% 51.04% 45.44%
Number of salaries quoted 179 217 262
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,750 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.82% +2.50%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton 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 Northampton

COBOL
Salary Trend in Northampton

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

Salary trend for COBOL in Northampton

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Northampton region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Quality Management
1 4 (100.00%) BASE24
1 4 (100.00%) APACS
1 4 (100.00%) Tandem
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 4 (100.00%) NonStop SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Data Mapping
2 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (25.00%) ATM
2 1 (25.00%) B2B
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) TOWER Software
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northampton 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:

Business Applications
1 4 (100.00%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Corporate Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) BASE24 Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) APACS
1 4 (100.00%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (25.00%) B2B
2 1 (25.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Data Mapping
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) TOWER Software