The first table below looks at the demand for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Dorset region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 84 - 54
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.11% - 0.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% - 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 2
Average salary £40,000 - £38,750
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
Programming Languages Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
603 437 303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 66.41% 57.50% 63.66%
Number of salaries quoted 503 380 262
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
COBOL
South West

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

COBOL
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Dorset

COBOL
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 3 (100.00%) Adabas
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) SWIFT
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (66.67%) NATURAL
3 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) QA Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Natural/Adabas Developer
2 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) SWIFT
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) NATURAL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP