The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 83 86
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire - 0.13% 0.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.23% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 5
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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
South Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 430 428 545
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 63.42% 54.38% 54.94%
Number of salaries quoted 376 382 464
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.21% +2.50%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 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 South Yorkshire

COBOL
Salary Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for COBOL in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) Perl
1 6 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
1 6 (100.00%) Ant
1 6 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 6 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
1 6 (100.00%) XML
1 6 (100.00%) Unix
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) JBoss
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 6 (100.00%) Python
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 6 (100.00%) C
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) Maven
1 6 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 6 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 6 (100.00%) BeanShell

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 6 (100.00%) JBoss
1 6 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 6 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 6 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Ant
1 6 (100.00%) Maven
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (16.67%) ClearCase
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Junior
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Development Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Junior DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
1 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Unix
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) BeanShell
1 6 (100.00%) C
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) Perl
1 6 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 6 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (100.00%) Python
1 6 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) C#
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) IBM