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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
South East / Berkshire
Rank 158 232 -
Rank change year-on-year
+74 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 26 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.71% 0.056% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.59% 0.13% -
Number of salaries quoted 26 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%

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
1637 2293 1928
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 44.84% 43.01% 35.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1421 2052 1571
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 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 20 January 2017, 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 31 (81.58%) Mainframe
2 30 (78.95%) JCL
2 30 (78.95%) DB2
3 28 (73.68%) IBM
4 25 (65.79%) Migration
5 24 (63.16%) Data Analysis
5 24 (63.16%) CICS
5 24 (63.16%) SQL
6 18 (47.37%) UML
7 17 (44.74%) Tivoli
8 12 (31.58%) Unix
8 12 (31.58%) Java
9 7 (18.42%) C++
9 7 (18.42%) Oracle
9 7 (18.42%) Retail
9 7 (18.42%) Business Analysis
10 6 (15.79%) IBM Mainframe
10 6 (15.79%) MVS
10 6 (15.79%) Windows
11 5 (13.16%) C#
11 5 (13.16%) Data Architecture
11 5 (13.16%) SDLC
12 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (7.89%) JIRA
14 2 (5.26%) VME
14 2 (5.26%) OpenVMS
14 2 (5.26%) Fortran
14 2 (5.26%) C
15 1 (2.63%) Linux
15 1 (2.63%) MS Excel

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 24 (63.16%) CICS
2 1 (2.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (78.95%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) JIRA
General
1 7 (18.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (65.79%) Analyst
1 25 (65.79%) COBOL Analyst
2 18 (47.37%) Analyst Programmer
2 18 (47.37%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
2 18 (47.37%) COBOL Programmer
2 18 (47.37%) DB2 Programmer
2 18 (47.37%) Programmer
3 16 (42.11%) CICS Analyst
4 15 (39.47%) CICS Programmer
5 7 (18.42%) Systems Analyst
6 6 (15.79%) Mainframe Analyst
6 6 (15.79%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
6 6 (15.79%) Mainframe Programmer
6 6 (15.79%) MVS Programmer
6 6 (15.79%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (13.16%) C# Software Developer
7 5 (13.16%) C++ Software Developer
7 5 (13.16%) C++/Java Developer
7 5 (13.16%) Designer
7 5 (13.16%) Java Software Developer
Miscellaneous
1 31 (81.58%) Mainframe
2 6 (15.79%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (31.58%) Unix
2 6 (15.79%) MVS
2 6 (15.79%) Windows
3 2 (5.26%) OpenVMS
3 2 (5.26%) VME
4 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (65.79%) Migration
2 24 (63.16%) Data Analysis
3 18 (47.37%) UML
4 7 (18.42%) Business Analysis
5 5 (13.16%) Data Architecture
5 5 (13.16%) SDLC
6 1 (2.63%) CMMI
6 1 (2.63%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.63%) Presales
6 1 (2.63%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 30 (78.95%) JCL
2 24 (63.16%) SQL
3 12 (31.58%) Java
4 7 (18.42%) C++
5 5 (13.16%) C#
6 2 (5.26%) C
6 2 (5.26%) Fortran
7 1 (2.63%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.63%) Pascal
7 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Systems Management
1 17 (44.74%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 28 (73.68%) IBM
2 7 (18.42%) Oracle