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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 49 65
Rank change year-on-year -8 +16  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 4 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 0.84% 1.21% 1.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.39% 2.24% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 9
Median salary £37,500 £30,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  

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 Sheffield with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Sheffield
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 287 268 422
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 60.29% 53.92% 58.37%
Number of salaries quoted 257 239 382
Median salary £49,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield 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 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 27 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 4 (100.00%) C
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (100.00%) RPG
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) VB
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) RAD
1 4 (100.00%) Informix
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (100.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
1 4 (100.00%) Tcl
1 4 (100.00%) PowerBuilder
1 4 (100.00%) Uniface
1 4 (100.00%) OpenROAD
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Tandem
1 4 (100.00%) xBase
1 4 (100.00%) Clipper
1 4 (100.00%) DataFlex
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (100.00%) LINC
1 4 (100.00%) PROIV
1 4 (100.00%) CA Gen
1 4 (100.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Banking

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 4 (100.00%) OpenROAD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) Informix
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) CA Gen
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (100.00%) PowerBuilder
1 4 (100.00%) PROIV
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Software Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Senior Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Senior Software Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Uniface Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Development Team Leader
3 1 (25.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Lead Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Development Team Leader
3 1 (25.00%) Software Team Leader
3 1 (25.00%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) RAD
1 4 (100.00%) SDLC
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) Clipper
1 4 (100.00%) DataFlex
1 4 (100.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) LINC
1 4 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (100.00%) RPG
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Tcl
1 4 (100.00%) Uniface
1 4 (100.00%) VB
1 4 (100.00%) xBase
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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