Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 289 317 335
Rank change year-on-year +28 +18 +30
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 25 22 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.26% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.50% 0.39% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 24 21 28
Yorkshire median annual salary £32,500 £27,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -38.89% +18.42%
10th Percentile £26,400 £22,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £38,750 £30,000 £50,000
England median annual salary £46,750 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.50% +11.11% -1.52%

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 5045 5589 7020
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 52.00% 50.41% 53.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4352 4870 5893
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £58,350
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing COBOL in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
South Yorkshire +26 15 £29,000 +5.45%
West Yorkshire +25 8 £34,750 +15.83% 2
North Yorkshire +5 1 £20,000 -9.09%
COBOL
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 25 (100.00%) SQL
2 18 (72.00%) Oracle Forms
2 18 (72.00%) PL/SQL
2 18 (72.00%) Oracle
3 16 (64.00%) Java
4 12 (48.00%) Finance
5 11 (44.00%) Unix
6 10 (40.00%) Middleware
6 10 (40.00%) Micro Focus
6 10 (40.00%) Oracle Fusion
7 9 (36.00%) Relational Database
7 9 (36.00%) SDLC
7 9 (36.00%) Solaris
7 9 (36.00%) Linux
7 9 (36.00%) TDD
8 6 (24.00%) Degree
8 6 (24.00%) C++
8 6 (24.00%) VB
8 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
9 5 (20.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 5 (20.00%) Mainframe
9 5 (20.00%) Tcl
9 5 (20.00%) PowerBuilder
9 5 (20.00%) Uniface
9 5 (20.00%) OpenROAD
9 5 (20.00%) RPG
9 5 (20.00%) C
9 5 (20.00%) C#
9 5 (20.00%) RAD
9 5 (20.00%) Informix

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 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (20.00%) OpenROAD
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (20.00%) Informix
3 1 (4.00%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (72.00%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (20.00%) CA Gen
2 5 (20.00%) PowerBuilder
2 5 (20.00%) PROIV
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (92.00%) Developer
2 11 (44.00%) Oracle Developer
3 9 (36.00%) Software Developer
4 7 (28.00%) Oracle Forms Developer
4 7 (28.00%) PL/SQL Developer
4 7 (28.00%) SQL Developer
4 7 (28.00%) Unix Developer
5 5 (20.00%) COBOL Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Uniface Developer
7 2 (8.00%) COBOL Programmer
7 2 (8.00%) Lead Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Lead Software Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Programmer
7 2 (8.00%) Software Team Leader
7 2 (8.00%) Team Leader
8 1 (4.00%) Software Development Team Leader
8 1 (4.00%) Trainee
8 1 (4.00%) Trainee Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) Middleware
1 10 (40.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (4.00%) Spring
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 5 (20.00%) Tandem
2 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) AS400
2 3 (12.00%) iSeries
3 2 (8.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Unix
2 9 (36.00%) Linux
2 9 (36.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) SDLC
1 9 (36.00%) TDD
2 5 (20.00%) RAD
2 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Process Improvement
5 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (100.00%) SQL
2 18 (72.00%) PL/SQL
3 16 (64.00%) Java
4 6 (24.00%) C++
4 6 (24.00%) VB
5 5 (20.00%) C
5 5 (20.00%) C#
5 5 (20.00%) Clipper
5 5 (20.00%) DataFlex
5 5 (20.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 5 (20.00%) LINC
5 5 (20.00%) RPG
5 5 (20.00%) Tcl
5 5 (20.00%) Uniface
5 5 (20.00%) xBase
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) Oracle
2 10 (40.00%) Micro Focus
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.00%) IBM
5 1 (4.00%) HP