The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 116 129 127
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -2
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 17 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.82% 0.092% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.98% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 16 2 2
Average salary £57,500 £62,500 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% +212.50%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
COBOL
South East

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

Programming Languages Category
Buckinghamshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
859 1001 1099
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 41.66% 45.92% 57.51%
Number of salaries quoted 704 828 1027
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,350 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,450 £51,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

COBOL
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

COBOL
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

COBOL Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

COBOL
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +2 6 £37,500 -40.00%
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 12 (63.16%) Oracle
1 12 (63.16%) UNIX
1 12 (63.16%) Retail
2 11 (57.89%) Logistics
2 11 (57.89%) IBM
2 11 (57.89%) JDA
3 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (36.84%) TDD
4 7 (36.84%) PL/1
4 7 (36.84%) E-Commerce
4 7 (36.84%) Java
4 7 (36.84%) RPG
4 7 (36.84%) UniData
5 1 (5.26%) Banking
5 1 (5.26%) Finance
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (5.26%) Marketing
5 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
5 1 (5.26%) Line Management
5 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.26%) People Management
5 1 (5.26%) DB2
5 1 (5.26%) Business Objects
5 1 (5.26%) SAS
5 1 (5.26%) CRM
5 1 (5.26%) Customer Intelligence

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) SAS
1 1 (5.26%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) UniData
2 1 (5.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) DB2
2 1 (5.26%) PowerCenter
General
1 12 (63.16%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Architect
1 11 (57.89%) Analyst
1 11 (57.89%) Technical Architect
1 11 (57.89%) Technical Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Pick Developer
2 7 (36.84%) Developer
3 5 (26.32%) AWS Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Developer
5 1 (5.26%) CRM Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Builder
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Logistics
2 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (36.84%) TDD
3 7 (36.84%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.26%) Customer Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.26%) Line Management
4 1 (5.26%) People Management
4 1 (5.26%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Java
1 7 (36.84%) RPG
1 7 (36.84%) PL/1
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Oracle
2 11 (57.89%) IBM
2 11 (57.89%) JDA
3 1 (5.26%) Business Objects