The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 77 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 0.13% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% - -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Average salary £37,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +24.22%
COBOL
West Midlands

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

Programming Languages Category
Coventry
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
334 311 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 43.49% 48.37% 43.91%
Number of salaries quoted 291 269 210
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

COBOL
Salary Trend in Coventry

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Coventry

COBOL
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Coventry 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%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (100.00%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (100.00%) Micro Focus
1 1 (100.00%) SUSE
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Coventry 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Developer
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Micro Focus
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle