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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 228 222 228
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.054% 0.087% 0.055%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% 0.22% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 2
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
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
2016 2250 2361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 36.56% 39.06% 43.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1682 1903 2029
Average salary £47,500 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.46% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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
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 24 April 2015. 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
Newbury - 2 £35,000 -
Reading -8 1 £37,500 -
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) Middleware
2 2 (66.67%) Benchmarking
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) Micro Focus

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Benchmarking
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Micro Focus