The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 124 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 13 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.70% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.06% - -
Number of salaries quoted 13 0 0
Average salary £45,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.50%
COBOL
South West

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

Programming Languages Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1223 914 1006
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 66.29% 50.44% 62.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1088 765 926
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

COBOL
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Bristol

COBOL
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 22 (100.00%) Back Office
2 17 (77.27%) PL/SQL
2 17 (77.27%) SQL
2 17 (77.27%) Oracle
2 17 (77.27%) Oracle APEX
3 13 (59.09%) Finance
4 7 (31.82%) Migration

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol 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.

Development Applications
1 17 (77.27%) Oracle APEX
General
1 22 (100.00%) Back Office
2 13 (59.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) Developer
2 13 (59.09%) Analyst
2 13 (59.09%) COBOL Developer
3 11 (50.00%) COBOL Analyst
3 11 (50.00%) Analyst Developer
4 7 (31.82%) SQL Developer
4 7 (31.82%) PL/SQL Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Applications Support
5 2 (9.09%) Applications Support Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) PL/SQL
1 17 (77.27%) SQL
Vendors
1 17 (77.27%) Oracle