The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Brentwood region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 30 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 2 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 1.26% 3.38% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.13% 9.30% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Median salary £45,000 £55,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% -
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
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
64 86 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 40.25% 36.29% 61.90%
Number of salaries quoted 39 49 60
Median salary £40,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-27.27% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £43,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Brentwood

The demand trend of job ads across the Brentwood region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 14 Related IT Skills in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Brentwood region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 7 (87.50%) SQL
1 7 (87.50%) Client/Server
1 7 (87.50%) AS400
2 5 (62.50%) Incident Management
2 5 (62.50%) High Availability
2 5 (62.50%) Change Control
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) SLA
4 2 (25.00%) BCP
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) RPG

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Production Manager
1 5 (62.50%) Senior Manager
1 5 (62.50%) Senior Support Manager
1 5 (62.50%) Support Manager
2 2 (25.00%) AS400 Support
2 2 (25.00%) Support Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) COBOL Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) AS400
1 7 (87.50%) Client/Server
2 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Change Control
1 5 (62.50%) High Availability
1 5 (62.50%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) BCP
2 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) RPG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA