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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 226 232 236
Rank change year-on-year +6 +4  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 8 7 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.15% 0.12% 0.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.26% 0.24% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 31
Median salary £26,750 £30,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.83% -11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,050 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £61,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.25% +4.44%  

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 3035 2944 3652
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 56.73% 51.86% 53.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2621 2524 3145
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing COBOL in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram 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 3 months to 24 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
West Yorkshire +18 4 £21,500 -
South Yorkshire -10 3 £37,500 +25.00% 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £20,000 -
COBOL
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) Finance
3 6 (54.55%) SDLC
4 5 (45.45%) Java
5 4 (36.36%) VB
5 4 (36.36%) C++
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) CICS
6 3 (27.27%) Tcl
6 3 (27.27%) PowerBuilder
6 3 (27.27%) Uniface
6 3 (27.27%) OpenROAD
6 3 (27.27%) Oracle
6 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
6 3 (27.27%) RPG
6 3 (27.27%) C
6 3 (27.27%) C#
6 3 (27.27%) RAD
6 3 (27.27%) Informix
6 3 (27.27%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (27.27%) Progress
6 3 (27.27%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 3 (27.27%) Financial Institution
6 3 (27.27%) Tandem
6 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
6 3 (27.27%) Data Management
6 3 (27.27%) xBase
6 3 (27.27%) Clipper
6 3 (27.27%) DataFlex
6 3 (27.27%) LINC

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 3 (27.27%) CICS
1 3 (27.27%) OpenROAD
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Informix
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) DB2
3 1 (9.09%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) CA Gen
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (27.27%) PowerBuilder
1 3 (27.27%) PROIV
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Financial Institution
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Legal
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Developer
3 3 (27.27%) IT Assistant
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Software Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Software Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Uniface Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (18.18%) COBOL Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Programmer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Programmer
5 1 (9.09%) Applications Developer
5 1 (9.09%) DB2 Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior COBOL Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Trainee
5 1 (9.09%) Trainee Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Spring
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Tandem
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) AS400
2 1 (9.09%) iSeries
2 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) SDLC
2 3 (27.27%) Data Management
2 3 (27.27%) RAD
2 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) Multichannel Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) Java
3 4 (36.36%) C++
3 4 (36.36%) VB
4 3 (27.27%) C
4 3 (27.27%) C#
4 3 (27.27%) Clipper
4 3 (27.27%) DataFlex
4 3 (27.27%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 3 (27.27%) LINC
4 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
4 3 (27.27%) RPG
4 3 (27.27%) Tcl
4 3 (27.27%) Uniface
4 3 (27.27%) xBase
5 1 (9.09%) JCL
5 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
1 3 (27.27%) Progress
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) IBM
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