Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 102 110
Rank change year-on-year +24 +8 +19
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 15 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 1.35% 0.72% 0.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.57% 1.40% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 14 10 6
South Yorkshire 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
Yorkshire median annual salary £32,500 £27,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +18.18% -38.89% +18.42%

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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 583 713 841
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 52.57% 51.04% 52.66%
Number of salaries quoted 496 612 763
South Yorkshire 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 £58,750 £56,125 £53,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +9.59%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

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

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

COBOL
Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the South Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +13 15 £29,000 +5.45%
COBOL
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 South Yorkshire 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 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 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