The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - 213 220
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire - 0.091% 0.054%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.22% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 1
Average salary - £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +19.40%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +6.20%
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
2162 2279 2724
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 36.47% 41.50% 49.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1683 1982 2410
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 12 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 3 (100.00%) Adabas
1 3 (100.00%) IBM
1 3 (100.00%) CICS
1 3 (100.00%) zOS
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) System Testing
2 2 (66.67%) NATURAL
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Adabas
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Programmer
2 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
2 2 (66.67%) NATURAL
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) IBM