The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Devon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - 35 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Devon - 1.11% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 1.69% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 0
Average salary - £32,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -3.84%
COBOL
South West

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

Programming Languages Category
Devon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
296 177 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Devon 58.96% 65.31% 65.12%
Number of salaries quoted 258 162 182
Average salary £34,500 £32,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.15% +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,500 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

COBOL
Salary Trend in Devon

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Devon

COBOL
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Devon 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%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) Data Mapping
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (100.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (50.00%) SQL

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Devon 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%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft