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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank - - 216
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire - - 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 6
Average salary - - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +10.38%
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
2024 2158 2248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 40.29% 36.37% 40.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1710 1726 1987
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 21 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) Benchmarking
2 1 (50.00%) Micro Focus
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) C

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) COBOL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Benchmarking
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Micro Focus