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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - - 131
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire - - 0.052%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
Programming Languages Category
Buckinghamshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
979 1012 939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 46.69% 50.52% 48.83%
Number of salaries quoted 893 909 848
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Rational Rose
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) CMMI
1 1 (100.00%) GAP Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) Automotive
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Rational Rose
General
1 1 (100.00%) Automotive
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) CMMI
1 1 (100.00%) GAP Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) JCL