Period
to 21 July 2018

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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 250 269 277
Rank change year-on-year +19 +8 +7
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 5 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.077% 0.084% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 1
West Yorkshire median annual salary £53,500 £26,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +101.89% -11.67% -33.33%
10th Percentile £39,175 £20,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £76,900 £36,750 £31,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £53,500 £30,250 £30,000
% change year-on-year +76.86% +0.83% -16.08%

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 3,446 3,797 4,165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 52.80% 53.21% 50.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3,010 3,332 3,553
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £57,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%

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 21 July 2018.

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 21 July 2018. 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
Halifax - 2 £53,500 -
Leeds +16 1 - -
Bradford +15 1 £37,500 +8.70%
COBOL
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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 4 (80.00%) CICS
2 3 (60.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (60.00%) DB2
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) VB
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) zOS
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (20.00%) JCL
4 1 (20.00%) Middleware
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) XML Schema
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g

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 4 (80.00%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Eclipse
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (20.00%) SonarQube
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) COBOL Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (20.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps
1 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) JCL
1 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) VB
1 1 (20.00%) VB6
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Perforce