The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 216 204 227
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +23
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.018% 0.18% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.046% 0.46% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 3
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +19.40%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2162 2176 2906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 38.52% 39.24% 48.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1758 1942 2552
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
COBOL
South East

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
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
Reading - 1 £39,000 -
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 7 (100.00%) IBM
2 6 (85.71%) Mainframe
2 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 6 (85.71%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (57.14%) zOS
4 3 (42.86%) JCL
4 3 (42.86%) CICS
4 3 (42.86%) Adabas
4 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
5 2 (28.57%) System Testing
5 2 (28.57%) NATURAL
6 1 (14.29%) Middleware
6 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
6 1 (14.29%) C
6 1 (14.29%) C#
6 1 (14.29%) C++
6 1 (14.29%) Java
6 1 (14.29%) .NET
6 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
6 1 (14.29%) EJB
6 1 (14.29%) Web Services
6 1 (14.29%) UNIX
6 1 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) Linux
6 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (42.86%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Senior Tester
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
1 3 (42.86%) Programmer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) EJB
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Mainframe
1 6 (85.71%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) zOS
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
1 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) System Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) JCL
2 2 (28.57%) NATURAL
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Java
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) IBM