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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 121 126 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 6 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.27% 0.046% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.67% 0.10% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 0
Average salary £46,250 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.62% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +2.59%
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
898 999 787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 40.76% 45.87% 45.94%
Number of salaries quoted 770 925 707
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

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
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

COBOL Salary Histogram in Birmingham

COBOL
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 9 (100.00%) DB2
1 9 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (88.89%) Finance
3 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 6 (66.67%) IBM
3 6 (66.67%) CICS
3 6 (66.67%) JCL
3 6 (66.67%) CA Endevor
3 6 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (55.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (11.11%) VSAM

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 6 (66.67%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst Programmer
1 6 (66.67%) Programmer
2 5 (55.56%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
2 5 (55.56%) COBOL Programmer
2 5 (55.56%) COBOL Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Consultant
3 3 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (11.11%) VSAM
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
1 6 (66.67%) JCL
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) IBM
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago