The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 85 - 100
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 4 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.35% - 0.088%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.86% - 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £20,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
COBOL
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
465 631 464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 41.26% 48.73% 40.67%
Number of salaries quoted 370 591 409
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

COBOL
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

COBOL
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 4 - - 1
COBOL
East of England

COBOL
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing COBOL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited COBOL.

1 4 (100.00%) RPG
1 4 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 4 (100.00%) AS400
1 4 (100.00%) Logistics
1 4 (100.00%) French Language

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing COBOL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited COBOL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 4 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 4 (100.00%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
1 3 (75.00%) RPG Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) RPG
Bedford, Bedfordshire
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