Period
to 15 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 15 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 254 303 305
Rank change year-on-year +49 +2 +40
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 18 14 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.25% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.48% 0.27% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 11 13 17
Yorkshire median annual salary £37,000 £35,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.71% +27.27% -38.89%
10th Percentile £33,000 £29,450 £22,000
90th Percentile £41,000 £38,750 £34,150
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £51,900
% change year-on-year - -13.29% +15.33%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 3,789 5,210 5,576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 51.94% 52.36% 51.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3,177 4,604 4,896
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,925 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +3.26%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in Yorkshire

COBOL
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for COBOL in Yorkshire

COBOL
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 15 February 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
West Yorkshire +49 14 £37,000 +5.71% 4
South Yorkshire +1 4 £37,000 +27.59% 1
COBOL
England

For the 6 months to 15 February 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 18 (100.00%) DB2
1 18 (100.00%) JCL
2 14 (77.78%) IBM
2 14 (77.78%) Business Analysis
3 12 (66.67%) Mainframe
3 12 (66.67%) Java
4 10 (55.56%) CICS
5 8 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (44.44%) SQL
5 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
6 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (33.33%) SDLC
7 4 (22.22%) Time Sharing Option
7 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 10 (55.56%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (100.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Developer
2 12 (66.67%) Mainframe Developer
3 10 (55.56%) COBOL Developer
3 10 (55.56%) DB2 Developer
4 8 (44.44%) Lead Developer
4 8 (44.44%) Senior Developer
4 8 (44.44%) Senior Mainframe Developer
5 6 (33.33%) CICS Programmer
5 6 (33.33%) COBOL Programmer
5 6 (33.33%) DB2 Programmer
5 6 (33.33%) Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Business Analysis
2 6 (33.33%) SDLC
3 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) JCL
2 12 (66.67%) Java
3 8 (44.44%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) IBM
2 8 (44.44%) Microsoft