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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank - 115 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.062% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.13% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £37,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+24.22% -5.29%
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
781 749 749
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 42.68% 46.58% 45.81%
Number of salaries quoted 735 676 640
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 21 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (57.14%) Retail
1 4 (57.14%) Logistics
1 4 (57.14%) Back Office
1 4 (57.14%) UNIX
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows XP
1 4 (57.14%) FTP
1 4 (57.14%) C++
1 4 (57.14%) Borland
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) DB2
2 3 (42.86%) Mainframe
3 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
3 1 (14.29%) CA Endevor
3 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (14.29%) JCL
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) CICS

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1 (14.29%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) DB2
General
1 4 (57.14%) Retail
1 4 (57.14%) Back Office
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Programmer
2 3 (42.86%) C++ Programmer
3 2 (28.57%) Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) COBOL Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) COBOL Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (42.86%) Mainframe
3 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
1 4 (57.14%) UNIX
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) JCL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Borland
2 1 (14.29%) IBM