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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 27 26 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 7 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 4.32% 3.03% 0.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.73% 5.26% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 0
Average salary - £55,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £32,500 £40,250
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -19.25%
COBOL
Essex

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

Programming Languages Category
Brentwood
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
51 57 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 31.48% 57.58% 52.88%
Number of salaries quoted 21 37 35
Average salary £47,500 £52,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.52% +20.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Brentwood

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Brentwood

COBOL
Salary Trend in Brentwood

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Brentwood

COBOL
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the Brentwood 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 18 (100.00%) SQL
2 17 (94.44%) Client/Server
3 16 (88.89%) AS400
3 16 (88.89%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (66.67%) Incident Management
5 12 (66.67%) Waterfall
5 12 (66.67%) Change Control
5 12 (66.67%) SLA
6 6 (33.33%) Finance
7 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
7 3 (16.67%) DB2
7 3 (16.67%) C++
7 3 (16.67%) SDLC
7 3 (16.67%) iSeries
7 3 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
8 2 (11.11%) Java
8 2 (11.11%) RPG
9 1 (5.56%) C
9 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
9 1 (5.56%) Project Management
9 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (5.56%) Coaching
9 1 (5.56%) TDD
9 1 (5.56%) Banking
9 1 (5.56%) Degree
9 1 (5.56%) System Testing

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the Brentwood 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) DB2
2 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Senior Manager
1 12 (66.67%) Support Manager
1 12 (66.67%) Production Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Production Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 17 (94.44%) Client/Server
2 16 (88.89%) AS400
2 16 (88.89%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (16.67%) iSeries
4 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 12 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 12 (66.67%) Change Control
3 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 3 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) TDD
4 1 (5.56%) Coaching
4 1 (5.56%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) C++
3 2 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) RPG
4 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (66.67%) SLA