The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West 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 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 - 194
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 4 0 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.11% - 0.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.22% - 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 28
West Yorkshire median annual salary £21,500 - £45,000
10th Percentile £20,250 - £32,850
90th Percentile £29,225 - £78,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £32,000 £30,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
West Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1857 1964 2430
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 53.00% 50.59% 52.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3487 3772 4517
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,400
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £57,250
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.26%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in West Yorkshire

COBOL
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for COBOL in West Yorkshire

COBOL
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
Leeds - 3 £21,500 -
Dewsbury - 1 £32,000 -
COBOL
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) Progress
1 3 (50.00%) Financial Institution
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Data Management
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) CICS
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) AS400
3 1 (16.67%) Legal
3 1 (16.67%) iSeries
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Multichannel Retail

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 2 (33.33%) CICS
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) IT Assistant
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) AS400
1 1 (16.67%) iSeries
1 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Data Management
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Multichannel Retail
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Progress
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft