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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 189 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 15 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.35% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.81% - -
Number of salaries quoted 12 0 0
Median salary £55,000 - -
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
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
1847 2176 2124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 43.49% 41.47% 35.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1619 1865 1670
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £63,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury - 8 £55,000 -
Slough - 3 - -
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 21 (75.00%) Java
2 16 (57.14%) Mainframe
3 14 (50.00%) DB2
4 11 (39.29%) Windows
4 11 (39.29%) C++
4 11 (39.29%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (35.71%) Unix
6 9 (32.14%) C#
7 8 (28.57%) Retail
8 7 (25.00%) Data Architecture
8 7 (25.00%) SDLC
9 5 (17.86%) Migration
9 5 (17.86%) IBM
10 4 (14.29%) C
11 3 (10.71%) SQL
11 3 (10.71%) OpenVMS
11 3 (10.71%) JCL
11 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (10.71%) VME
11 3 (10.71%) JIRA
11 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
11 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
12 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
12 2 (7.14%) User Experience
12 2 (7.14%) Presales
12 2 (7.14%) CMMI
12 2 (7.14%) Data Migration
12 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
12 2 (7.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (7.14%) Shell Script

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 2 (7.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (50.00%) DB2
2 2 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) JIRA
General
1 8 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (71.43%) Developer
2 18 (64.29%) Java Developer
3 8 (28.57%) Software Developer
4 7 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 7 (25.00%) C# Software Developer
4 7 (25.00%) C++ Developer
4 7 (25.00%) C++ Software Developer
4 7 (25.00%) C++/C# Developer
4 7 (25.00%) C++/Java Developer
4 7 (25.00%) Java Software Developer
5 6 (21.43%) COBOL Developer
5 6 (21.43%) DB2 Developer
6 3 (10.71%) Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Architect
6 3 (10.71%) COBOL Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (10.71%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Data Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) WinForms
1 1 (3.57%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 11 (39.29%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Unix
3 3 (10.71%) OpenVMS
3 3 (10.71%) VME
4 2 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Data Architecture
1 7 (25.00%) SDLC
2 5 (17.86%) Migration
3 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
3 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) CMMI
4 2 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Presales
5 1 (3.57%) OO
5 1 (3.57%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (75.00%) Java
2 11 (39.29%) C++
3 9 (32.14%) C#
4 4 (14.29%) C
5 3 (10.71%) JCL
5 3 (10.71%) SQL
6 2 (7.14%) Assembly Language
6 2 (7.14%) Fortran
6 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.57%) Pascal
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) IBM
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle