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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - - 105
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol - - 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 4
Average salary - - £25,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+16.88% +10.00%
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
956 969 837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 51.98% 61.56% 52.25%
Number of salaries quoted 829 893 760
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,300 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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 5 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Degree

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

General
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst Developer
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Analyst
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle