The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 64 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.21% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.34% - -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Median salary £37,500 - -
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+22.09% -4.44%
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
291 479 434
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 61.52% 61.41% 62.63%
Number of salaries quoted 271 337 370
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £51,600 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of job ads across the Dorset region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 11 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth - 1 £37,500 -
COBOL
South West

COBOL
Top 2 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Web Development

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Web Development