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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - 21 16
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood - 4.40% 2.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 12.12% 7.14%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +10.00%
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
41 33 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 39.42% 36.26% 28.00%
Number of salaries quoted 21 21 13
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% -12.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (66.67%) iSeries
1 2 (66.67%) Change Control
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Management
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Support Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Applications Support Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Applications Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Applications Support
2 1 (33.33%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) iSeries
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) Change Control
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Management
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle