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 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 198 218 221
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +3
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 13 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.29% 0.040% 0.055%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.70% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 13 2 2
Median salary £52,500 £36,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+44.82% -9.37%
UK excluding London median salary £46,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +28.57%
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
1856 1879 2152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 41.09% 37.36% 39.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1668 1556 1808
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

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
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

COBOL Salary Histogram 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 27 May 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 +1 1 £52,500 +50.00%
Slough - 1 £65,000 - 1
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 22 (84.62%) Mainframe
1 22 (84.62%) Java
1 22 (84.62%) DB2
2 21 (80.77%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (50.00%) Retail
4 4 (15.38%) Windows
5 3 (11.54%) Linux
5 3 (11.54%) C#
6 2 (7.69%) C++
6 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
6 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
6 2 (7.69%) C
6 2 (7.69%) Unix
6 2 (7.69%) OO
6 2 (7.69%) RDBMS
6 2 (7.69%) WPF
6 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (7.69%) WinForms
6 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
7 1 (3.85%) VME
7 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
7 1 (3.85%) Migration
7 1 (3.85%) Replication
7 1 (3.85%) Assembly Language
7 1 (3.85%) REXX
7 1 (3.85%) PL/1
7 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
7 1 (3.85%) OpenVMS

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (84.62%) DB2
2 2 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (92.31%) Developer
2 20 (76.92%) Java Developer
3 8 (30.77%) COBOL Developer
3 8 (30.77%) DB2 Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Architect
5 1 (3.85%) C++ Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Data Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Data Migration Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Migration Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Unix Support
5 1 (3.85%) Unix Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) WinForms
1 2 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (84.62%) Mainframe
2 21 (80.77%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Unix
4 1 (3.85%) OpenVMS
4 1 (3.85%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (7.69%) OO
2 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
2 1 (3.85%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (84.62%) Java
2 3 (11.54%) C#
3 2 (7.69%) C
3 2 (7.69%) C++
3 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.85%) Assembly Language
4 1 (3.85%) PL/1
4 1 (3.85%) REXX
4 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
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