The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 119 112 112
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 7 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.40% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.89% 0.28% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 2
Average salary £52,500 £39,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.91% +17.03%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
COBOL
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
786 725 767
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 44.41% 39.79% 45.38%
Number of salaries quoted 693 641 667
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

COBOL
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Birmingham region.

COBOL Salary Trend in Birmingham

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) Perl
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle
1 7 (100.00%) DB2
1 7 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 7 (100.00%) Business Objects
1 7 (100.00%) Web Services
1 7 (100.00%) UNIX
1 7 (100.00%) AIX
1 7 (100.00%) Solaris
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 7 (100.00%) SOA
1 7 (100.00%) IBM
1 7 (100.00%) CICS
1 7 (100.00%) MVS
1 7 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 7 (100.00%) Tivoli
1 7 (100.00%) JCL
1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 7 (100.00%) ISPF
1 7 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (14.29%) Wealth Management
2 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Private Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) OS/390
2 1 (14.29%) zOS

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 7 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 7 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 7 (100.00%) CICS
1 7 (100.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Private Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Consultant
1 7 (100.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) Web Services
1 7 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 7 (100.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) UNIX
1 7 (100.00%) AIX
1 7 (100.00%) Solaris
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) MVS
2 1 (14.29%) OS/390
2 1 (14.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) SOA
2 1 (14.29%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) Perl
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) JCL
Systems Management
1 7 (100.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle
1 7 (100.00%) Business Objects
1 7 (100.00%) IBM
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
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