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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 125 105 123
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +18
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.056% 0.57% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.10% 1.47% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 2
Average salary £40,000 £57,500 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.43% -23.33%
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +23.45%
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
968 681 909
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 54.32% 38.80% 48.69%
Number of salaries quoted 859 560 751
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £54,300
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

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 5 February 2016. 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 -13 1 £40,000 +6.66% 1
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (54.55%) DB2
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 4 (36.36%) JCL
3 3 (27.27%) CICS
3 3 (27.27%) Informatica
3 3 (27.27%) PowerCenter
3 3 (27.27%) Unix
3 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 3 (27.27%) Big Data
3 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) SDLC
4 2 (18.18%) Retail
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) RPG
4 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 1 (9.09%) Python
5 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
5 1 (9.09%) FTP
5 1 (9.09%) IBM
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) Pascal
5 1 (9.09%) PL/1
5 1 (9.09%) JD Edwards
5 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
5 1 (9.09%) JavaScript

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (27.27%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) DB2
2 3 (27.27%) Big Data
2 3 (27.27%) PowerCenter
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (9.09%) UniData
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Business Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Business Development Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Business Requirements Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Development Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Requirements Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Software Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Software Development Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Software Development Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Informatica Developer
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Delphi Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) PHP Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Web Applications Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) AS400
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
2 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
3 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) SDLC
4 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
4 1 (9.09%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) JCL
2 3 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) RPG
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) Delphi
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) Pascal
4 1 (9.09%) Perl
4 1 (9.09%) PHP
4 1 (9.09%) PL/1
4 1 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) Informatica
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) JD Edwards
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft