The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 73 91 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 4 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.49% 0.47% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.02% 1.07% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Median salary £40,000 - -
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £45,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.38%
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
392 468 514
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 47.98% 43.66% 44.81%
Number of salaries quoted 350 428 474
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Bedfordshire region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Luton - 1 £40,000 -
COBOL
East of England

COBOL
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 4 (100.00%) Retail
2 3 (75.00%) Micro Focus
2 3 (75.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) AIX
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Toad
3 1 (25.00%) ProC
3 1 (25.00%) Remedy
3 1 (25.00%) AWK
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VBA
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) Korn
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Big Data
3 1 (25.00%) sed
3 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) ProC
1 1 (25.00%) Toad
General
1 4 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 3 (75.00%) COBOL Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
2 3 (75.00%) COBOL Programmer
2 3 (75.00%) Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) AWK
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) Korn
1 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) sed
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VBA
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Micro Focus
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy