The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Buckinghamshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 133 133 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.043% 0.051% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.097% 0.091% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Average salary £50,000 £20,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+150.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Programming Languages Category
Buckinghamshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1036 1099 970
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 44.75% 56.27% 49.16%
Number of salaries quoted 869 1022 888
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
COBOL
South East

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
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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +4 1 £50,000 +150.00%
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) DB2
1 3 (100.00%) CICS
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
2 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Spanish Language
2 2 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (33.33%) Use Case
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Automotive
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) CMMI
3 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Rational Rose
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) VPN

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) CICS
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Rational Rose
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Corporate Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Spanish Language
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
1 2 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) CMMI
2 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM