Period
to 20 May 2019

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 6 months to 20 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 81 104 103
Rank change year-on-year +23 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.30% 0.30% 0.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.61% 0.51% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 3
Northamptonshire median annual salary - £65,000 £51,900
Median salary % change year-on-year - +25.24% +48.29%
East Midlands median annual salary £47,250 £41,800 £51,900
% change year-on-year +13.04% -19.46% +34.81%

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Northamptonshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 490 792 639
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 49.49% 59.24% 52.33%
Number of salaries quoted 353 646 562
Northamptonshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,625
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.10% +8.12%
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,500 £22,550
90th Percentile £72,500 £62,500 £57,500
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

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 6 months to 20 May 2019. 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
Northampton +13 2 - -
COBOL
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 3 (100.00%) DB2
1 3 (100.00%) CICS
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) TSYS
1 3 (100.00%) IT Strategy
1 3 (100.00%) Innovative Thinking

COBOL
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst Programmer
1 3 (100.00%) CICS Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) CICS Programmer
1 3 (100.00%) COBOL Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
1 3 (100.00%) COBOL Programmer
1 3 (100.00%) DB2 Programmer
1 3 (100.00%) Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Innovative Thinking
1 3 (100.00%) IT Strategy
1 3 (100.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) TSYS