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

COBOL
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 65 79
Rank change year-on-year -7 +14  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 4 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 0.57% 0.92% 0.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.95% 1.74% 1.66%
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 £45,000 £45,000

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 420 345 543
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 59.66% 53.08% 57.77%
Number of salaries quoted 367 298 479
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £22,950
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 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

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -4 4 £37,500 +25.00% 1
COBOL
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 South Yorkshire 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 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 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
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago