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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
England / Yorkshire
Rank 234 231 247
Rank change year-on-year -3 +16  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 20 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.057% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.10% 0.59% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 17
Median salary £34,500 £32,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.81% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £30,800 £31,800
10% offered a salary of more than £36,900 £50,000 £61,215
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +16.66% -10.00%  

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 2900 3400 3642
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 54.80% 52.27% 49.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2563 2847 3077
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  

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
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 26 March 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 +19 2 £34,500 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) Java
4 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (60.00%) Perl
4 6 (60.00%) PL/SQL
4 6 (60.00%) C
4 6 (60.00%) Ant
4 6 (60.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (60.00%) WebLogic
4 6 (60.00%) CSS
4 6 (60.00%) XML
4 6 (60.00%) Unix
4 6 (60.00%) Windows
4 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (60.00%) HTML
4 6 (60.00%) Shell Script
4 6 (60.00%) .NET
4 6 (60.00%) Oracle
4 6 (60.00%) Linux
4 6 (60.00%) JBoss
4 6 (60.00%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (60.00%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (60.00%) Python
4 6 (60.00%) VMware
4 6 (60.00%) Maven
4 6 (60.00%) WebSphere
4 6 (60.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (60.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (60.00%) BeanShell

COBOL
Top Related 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 (60.00%) JBoss
1 6 (60.00%) WebLogic
1 6 (60.00%) WebSphere
1 6 (60.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (30.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle Database
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) DB2
3 1 (10.00%) Easytrieve
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Ant
1 6 (60.00%) Maven
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (10.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Junior
2 2 (20.00%) Programmer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst Programmer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Programme Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) DB2 Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Development Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Java Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior COBOL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
1 6 (60.00%) .NET Framework
1 6 (60.00%) CSS
1 6 (60.00%) HTML
1 6 (60.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
1 6 (60.00%) Unix
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Multichannel Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) Java
3 6 (60.00%) BeanShell
3 6 (60.00%) C
3 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (60.00%) Perl
3 6 (60.00%) PL/SQL
3 6 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (60.00%) Python
3 6 (60.00%) Shell Script
4 5 (50.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) JCL
6 1 (10.00%) Assembly Language
6 1 (10.00%) Fortran
6 1 (10.00%) REXX
6 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) CA Endevor
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) IBM