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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - 227 219
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire - 0.051% 0.055%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.12% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
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
1996 2571 2558
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 34.34% 43.59% 46.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1599 2048 2253
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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