The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 83 62 -
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.14% 0.35% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.21% 0.53% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 0
Average salary - £55,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.76%
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 Dorset region.

Programming Languages Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
481 379 287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 66.25% 65.46% 54.77%
Number of salaries quoted 420 323 264
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth -21 1 - -
COBOL
South West

COBOL
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) NATURAL
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Investment Banking
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) Adabas
2 1 (50.00%) Cognizant
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) Adabas
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Natural/Adabas Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Adabas Natural Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) NATURAL
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cognizant