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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank - 48 40
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Devon - 0.54% 1.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.83% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 4
Average salary - £29,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.81%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.50%
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
235 240 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Devon 56.76% 64.52% 61.97%
Number of salaries quoted 191 210 163
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £39,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 6 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) RPG
1 7 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 7 (100.00%) UniData
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) TDD

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) UniData
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
1 7 (100.00%) Systems Developer
1 7 (100.00%) Pick Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) RPG