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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 33 38 21
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -17
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 7 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 3.18% 1.63% 1.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.00% 4.21% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 1
Average salary £70,000 - £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +23.45%
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
70 95 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 31.82% 38.78% 41.67%
Number of salaries quoted 39 51 23
Average salary £60,000 £47,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.31% -9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

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
Salary Histogram in Brentwood

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the Brentwood region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

COBOL Salary Histogram in Brentwood

COBOL
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 17 (80.95%) SQL
1 17 (80.95%) Client/Server
1 17 (80.95%) AS400
2 14 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (42.86%) Incident Management
3 9 (42.86%) High Availability
3 9 (42.86%) Change Control
4 8 (38.10%) Finance
5 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
5 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (19.05%) SLA
6 2 (9.52%) BCP
6 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.76%) RPG

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Analyst
1 11 (52.38%) Support Analyst
2 9 (42.86%) Production Manager
2 9 (42.86%) Senior IT Support
2 9 (42.86%) Senior Manager
2 9 (42.86%) Support Manager
3 7 (33.33%) COBOL Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Production Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) AS400 Support
5 1 (4.76%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 17 (80.95%) AS400
1 17 (80.95%) Client/Server
2 14 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Change Control
1 9 (42.86%) High Availability
1 9 (42.86%) Incident Management
2 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
3 2 (9.52%) BCP
3 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) RPG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) SLA