The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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 Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 116 120 85
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -35
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 2 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.11% 0.057% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.26% 0.13% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 5
Average salary £39,500 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.66% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,100 £30,000 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,900 £30,000 £40,600
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £45,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +11.11%
Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
761 741 597
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 41.68% 42.01% 41.03%
Number of salaries quoted 672 625 559
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
COBOL
West Midlands

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 15 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) DB2
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) CICS
2 2 (66.67%) JCL
2 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) CA Endevor
2 2 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (33.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (33.33%) VSAM
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Financial Institution
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst Programmer
1 2 (66.67%) Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
1 2 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) JCL
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle