Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 77 98
Rank change year-on-year +12 +21 +16
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 15 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 1.85% 0.98% 0.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.49% 1.94% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 14 10 6
Sheffield median annual salary £29,000 £27,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.45% -8.33% -25.00%
10th Percentile £26,400 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £38,750 £30,000 £32,500
South Yorkshire median annual salary £29,000 £27,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +5.45% -8.33% -25.00%

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 Sheffield with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Sheffield
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 430 515 680
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 53.02% 50.44% 52.43%
Number of salaries quoted 382 458 623
Sheffield median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,625 £57,500 £53,750
South Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

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

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in Sheffield

COBOL
Salary Trend in Sheffield

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

Salary trend for COBOL in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 15 (100.00%) Java
1 15 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 15 (100.00%) Oracle
1 15 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
1 15 (100.00%) SQL
2 10 (66.67%) Middleware
2 10 (66.67%) Micro Focus
2 10 (66.67%) Unix
2 10 (66.67%) Oracle Fusion
3 9 (60.00%) Relational Database
3 9 (60.00%) Solaris
3 9 (60.00%) Linux
3 9 (60.00%) TDD
4 6 (40.00%) Finance
5 5 (33.33%) VB
5 5 (33.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 5 (33.33%) Tcl
5 5 (33.33%) PowerBuilder
5 5 (33.33%) Uniface
5 5 (33.33%) OpenROAD
5 5 (33.33%) RAD
5 5 (33.33%) Informix
5 5 (33.33%) RPG
5 5 (33.33%) C
5 5 (33.33%) C#
5 5 (33.33%) C++
5 5 (33.33%) Tandem
5 5 (33.33%) DataFlex
5 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 5 (33.33%) CA Gen

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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 5 (33.33%) OpenROAD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (33.33%) Informix
Development Applications
1 15 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (33.33%) CA Gen
2 5 (33.33%) PowerBuilder
2 5 (33.33%) PROIV
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (66.67%) Oracle Developer
3 7 (46.67%) Oracle Forms Developer
3 7 (46.67%) PL/SQL Developer
3 7 (46.67%) SQL Developer
3 7 (46.67%) Unix Developer
4 6 (40.00%) Software Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Senior Software Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Uniface Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Lead Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Lead Software Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Software Team Leader
6 2 (13.33%) Team Leader
7 1 (6.67%) Development Team Leader
7 1 (6.67%) Software Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) Middleware
1 10 (66.67%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Unix
2 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 9 (60.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) TDD
2 5 (33.33%) RAD
2 5 (33.33%) SDLC
2 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) Java
1 15 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 15 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) C
2 5 (33.33%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) C++
2 5 (33.33%) Clipper
2 5 (33.33%) DataFlex
2 5 (33.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 5 (33.33%) LINC
2 5 (33.33%) RPG
2 5 (33.33%) Tcl
2 5 (33.33%) Uniface
2 5 (33.33%) VB
2 5 (33.33%) xBase
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Oracle
2 10 (66.67%) Micro Focus