The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
South East / Berkshire
Rank 173 214 227
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +13
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 8 12 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.23% 0.23% 0.018%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.48% 0.55% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 8 11 1
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London median salary £51,900 £44,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+16.62% -15.23%

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

Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1650 2187 2027
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 47.65% 42.31% 37.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1407 1945 1702
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Berkshire region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

COBOL
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Berkshire

COBOL
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 30 (96.77%) DB2
1 30 (96.77%) JCL
1 30 (96.77%) Mainframe
2 27 (87.10%) IBM
3 24 (77.42%) Data Analysis
3 24 (77.42%) Migration
3 24 (77.42%) CICS
3 24 (77.42%) SQL
4 18 (58.06%) UML
5 17 (54.84%) Tivoli
6 7 (22.58%) Retail
6 7 (22.58%) Business Analysis
6 7 (22.58%) Java
6 7 (22.58%) Unix
7 6 (19.35%) MVS
7 6 (19.35%) Oracle
7 6 (19.35%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (9.68%) JIRA
10 1 (3.23%) C#
10 1 (3.23%) C++
10 1 (3.23%) Windows
10 1 (3.23%) SDLC
10 1 (3.23%) Data Architecture

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 24 (77.42%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (96.77%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) JIRA
General
1 7 (22.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (80.65%) Analyst
1 25 (80.65%) COBOL Analyst
2 18 (58.06%) Analyst Programmer
2 18 (58.06%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
2 18 (58.06%) COBOL Programmer
2 18 (58.06%) DB2 Programmer
2 18 (58.06%) Programmer
3 16 (51.61%) CICS Analyst
4 15 (48.39%) CICS Programmer
5 7 (22.58%) Systems Analyst
6 6 (19.35%) Mainframe Analyst
6 6 (19.35%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
6 6 (19.35%) Mainframe Programmer
6 6 (19.35%) MVS Programmer
6 6 (19.35%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (16.13%) Designer
8 4 (12.90%) Supply Chain Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) C# Software Developer
9 1 (3.23%) C++/C# Developer
9 1 (3.23%) C++/Java Developer
Miscellaneous
1 30 (96.77%) Mainframe
2 6 (19.35%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Unix
2 6 (19.35%) MVS
3 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Data Analysis
1 24 (77.42%) Migration
2 18 (58.06%) UML
3 7 (22.58%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.23%) Data Architecture
4 1 (3.23%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 30 (96.77%) JCL
2 24 (77.42%) SQL
3 7 (22.58%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) C++
Systems Management
1 17 (54.84%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 27 (87.10%) IBM
2 6 (19.35%) Oracle
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Life, Health and 25 days
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Sage UK Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago