Period
to 20 January 2019

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 6 months to 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 211 242 267
Rank change year-on-year +31 +25 +30
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 14 11 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.29% 0.17% 0.027%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.59% 0.33% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 1
West Yorkshire median annual salary £37,000 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.71% +16.67% -33.33%
10th Percentile £33,000 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £47,600 £38,750 £31,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £37,000 £34,750 £27,500
% change year-on-year +6.47% +26.36% -38.89%

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,393 3,292 3,702
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 50.32% 49.63% 50.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2,020 2,913 3,270
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £29,975 £27,534 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,661 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.57% +5.00% -

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
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing COBOL in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 20 January 2019. 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
Pontefract - 9 £37,000 -
Wakefield - 5 £37,000 - 1
Halifax - 1 £55,000 -
COBOL
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 14 (100.00%) DB2
2 13 (92.86%) JCL
2 13 (92.86%) IBM
2 13 (92.86%) Business Analysis
3 8 (57.14%) Mainframe
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 8 (57.14%) Java
3 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 8 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (42.86%) CICS
5 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (35.71%) SDLC
6 1 (7.14%) Selenium
6 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
6 1 (7.14%) DevOps
6 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
6 1 (7.14%) Eclipse

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 6 (42.86%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
2 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (64.29%) Lead Developer
3 8 (57.14%) Mainframe Developer
3 8 (57.14%) Senior Developer
3 8 (57.14%) Senior Mainframe Developer
4 6 (42.86%) COBOL Developer
5 5 (35.71%) CICS Programmer
5 5 (35.71%) COBOL Programmer
5 5 (35.71%) DB2 Developer
5 5 (35.71%) DB2 Programmer
5 5 (35.71%) Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Business Analysis
2 5 (35.71%) SDLC
3 1 (7.14%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) JCL
2 8 (57.14%) Java
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) IBM
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft