The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 57 70 -
Rank change year-on-year +13 -  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 2 13 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.37% 1.78% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.71% 3.32% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 0
Median salary £51,900 £35,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +48.28% -  
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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Northamptonshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 282 391 356
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 51.55% 53.42% 49.31%
Number of salaries quoted 249 295 321
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £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 Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

COBOL
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Salary trend for COBOL in Northamptonshire

COBOL
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +5 2 £51,900 +48.28%
COBOL
East Midlands

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) BASE24
2 5 (83.33%) APACS
2 5 (83.33%) Tandem
2 5 (83.33%) NonStop SQL
2 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 5 (83.33%) C++
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) Eclipse
2 5 (83.33%) Quality Management
2 5 (83.33%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) Corporate Banking
3 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Financial Institution
3 3 (50.00%) B2B
3 3 (50.00%) TOWER Software
3 3 (50.00%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Data Mapping
4 2 (33.33%) ATM
4 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) DB2
5 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
5 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) JCL

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 5 (83.33%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (16.67%) DB2
2 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
1 3 (50.00%) Corporate Banking
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) BASE24 Developer
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) APACS
1 5 (83.33%) Tandem
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Quality Management
3 3 (50.00%) B2B
3 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (33.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Data Mapping
4 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Coaching
5 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C++
1 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) JCL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) TOWER Software