The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 219 220 200
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -20
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 7 3 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% 0.056% 0.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% 0.13% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 20
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2335 2345 3004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 39.69% 44.05% 48.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1972 2005 2684
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
COBOL
South East

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +4 5 £37,500 - 1
Slough - 1 £42,500 -
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 16 (88.89%) Mainframe
2 15 (83.33%) Test Scripting
3 11 (61.11%) Fault Management
3 11 (61.11%) V-Model
3 11 (61.11%) Test Strategy
4 10 (55.56%) IBM
5 9 (50.00%) Configuration Management
5 9 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 8 (44.44%) Functional Testing
6 8 (44.44%) Finance
7 6 (33.33%) VSAM
8 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
8 5 (27.78%) Performance Management
8 5 (27.78%) CA Endevor
8 5 (27.78%) Project Management
9 4 (22.22%) Test Management
9 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
9 4 (22.22%) BT
9 4 (22.22%) Change Management
10 2 (11.11%) UNIX
10 2 (11.11%) Windows
10 2 (11.11%) Linux
10 2 (11.11%) Java
10 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
10 2 (11.11%) C
10 2 (11.11%) C#
10 2 (11.11%) C++
10 2 (11.11%) .NET
10 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
11 1 (5.56%) VSS/SourceSafe

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
1 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (5.56%) Ant
2 1 (5.56%) Xcode
2 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Analyst
1 12 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Senior Test Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Tester
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) COBOL Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) C++/C# Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) EJB
2 1 (5.56%) CSS
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) XSLT
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (88.89%) Mainframe
2 9 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (33.33%) VSAM
4 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) UNIX
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) OpenVMS
2 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
2 1 (5.56%) zOS
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 11 (61.11%) Fault Management
2 11 (61.11%) V-Model
2 11 (61.11%) Test Strategy
3 9 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 8 (44.44%) Functional Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Performance Management
5 5 (27.78%) Project Management
6 4 (22.22%) Test Management
6 4 (22.22%) Change Management
7 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
7 1 (5.56%) Web Development
7 1 (5.56%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Java
1 2 (11.11%) C
1 2 (11.11%) C#
1 2 (11.11%) C++
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) IBM
2 4 (22.22%) BT
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) JBoss
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
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