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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
Rank - 73 78
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Sheffield - 0.16% 0.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.30% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 4
Median salary - £30,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -9.09%  
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 Sheffield with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Sheffield
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 279 338 427
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 60.00% 53.74% 56.33%
Number of salaries quoted 232 310 368
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  

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

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 24 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 8 (100.00%) HTML
1 8 (100.00%) Java
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (100.00%) Perl
1 8 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle
1 8 (100.00%) Ant
1 8 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 8 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 8 (100.00%) CSS
1 8 (100.00%) XML
1 8 (100.00%) Unix
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
1 8 (100.00%) JBoss
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 8 (100.00%) Python
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 8 (100.00%) C
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
1 8 (100.00%) Maven
1 8 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 8 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 8 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 8 (100.00%) BeanShell

COBOL
Top Related 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 8 (100.00%) JBoss
1 8 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 8 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 8 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Ant
1 8 (100.00%) Maven
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (12.50%) ClearCase
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Junior
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Junior DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Development Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 8 (100.00%) CSS
1 8 (100.00%) HTML
1 8 (100.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
1 8 (100.00%) Unix
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) BeanShell
1 8 (100.00%) C
1 8 (100.00%) Java
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (100.00%) Perl
1 8 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 8 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 8 (100.00%) Python
1 8 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) C#
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) IBM