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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 172 240 -
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 23 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.56% 0.033% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.36% 0.079% -
Number of salaries quoted 23 2 0
Median salary £52,500 £55,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% -
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+22.09% -4.44%
COBOL
South East

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
1690 2542 1974
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 41.49% 42.34% 33.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1439 2270 1565
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 28 (71.79%) Mainframe
2 26 (66.67%) JCL
2 26 (66.67%) DB2
3 25 (64.10%) IBM
4 21 (53.85%) Migration
5 20 (51.28%) Data Analysis
5 20 (51.28%) CICS
5 20 (51.28%) SQL
6 16 (41.03%) Java
7 15 (38.46%) Unix
8 14 (35.90%) UML
9 13 (33.33%) Tivoli
10 10 (25.64%) Windows
10 10 (25.64%) C++
11 9 (23.08%) C#
12 8 (20.51%) Oracle
13 7 (17.95%) Retail
13 7 (17.95%) Business Analysis
13 7 (17.95%) Data Architecture
13 7 (17.95%) SDLC
14 6 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
14 6 (15.38%) MVS
15 4 (10.26%) Enterprise Software
16 3 (7.69%) JIRA
16 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
16 3 (7.69%) C
17 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
17 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
17 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
17 2 (5.13%) OpenVMS

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 20 (51.28%) CICS
2 2 (5.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (66.67%) DB2
2 2 (5.13%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 7 (17.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (53.85%) Analyst
1 21 (53.85%) COBOL Analyst
2 14 (35.90%) Analyst Programmer
2 14 (35.90%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
2 14 (35.90%) COBOL Programmer
2 14 (35.90%) DB2 Programmer
2 14 (35.90%) Programmer
3 12 (30.77%) CICS Analyst
4 11 (28.21%) CICS Programmer
5 9 (23.08%) Developer
6 8 (20.51%) Software Developer
7 7 (17.95%) C# Developer
7 7 (17.95%) C# Software Developer
7 7 (17.95%) C++ Developer
7 7 (17.95%) C++ Software Developer
7 7 (17.95%) C++/C# Developer
7 7 (17.95%) C++/Java Developer
7 7 (17.95%) Java Developer
7 7 (17.95%) Java Software Developer
7 7 (17.95%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) WinForms
1 1 (2.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (71.79%) Mainframe
2 6 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (10.26%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (38.46%) Unix
2 10 (25.64%) Windows
3 6 (15.38%) MVS
4 2 (5.13%) OpenVMS
4 2 (5.13%) VME
5 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (53.85%) Migration
2 20 (51.28%) Data Analysis
3 14 (35.90%) UML
4 7 (17.95%) Business Analysis
4 7 (17.95%) Data Architecture
4 7 (17.95%) SDLC
5 2 (5.13%) CMMI
5 2 (5.13%) Presales
6 1 (2.56%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.56%) OO
6 1 (2.56%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 26 (66.67%) JCL
2 20 (51.28%) SQL
3 16 (41.03%) Java
4 10 (25.64%) C++
5 9 (23.08%) C#
6 3 (7.69%) C
7 2 (5.13%) Assembly Language
7 2 (5.13%) Fortran
7 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.56%) Pascal
8 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Systems Management
1 13 (33.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 25 (64.10%) IBM
2 8 (20.51%) Oracle
Berkshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Sage UK Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago