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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 61
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire - - 2.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 5.87%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 20
Median salary - - £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.25% +4.44%  

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 326 350 443
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 55.82% 49.02% 47.28%
Number of salaries quoted 291 266 398
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Quality Management
1 2 (100.00%) BASE24
1 2 (100.00%) APACS
1 2 (100.00%) Tandem
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) NonStop SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Degree

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) BASE24
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) BASE24 Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) APACS
1 2 (100.00%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) HP