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 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 69 65 67
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 2 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 0.27% 0.33% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.58% 0.70% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 0
Average salary £47,500 £52,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.52% -
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+24.28% -12.50%
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
342 284 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 46.22% 47.33% 44.26%
Number of salaries quoted 311 252 247
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £46,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 6 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Micro Focus
1 2 (100.00%) Billing
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Database

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (100.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) Micro Focus
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
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