The first table below looks at the demand for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 29 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 Hampshire region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 189 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 4 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.10% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.21% - -
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 0
Average salary £85,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
Programming Languages Category
Hampshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1910 2005 1858
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 48.33% 50.79% 47.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1624 1845 1708
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

COBOL
Salary Trend in Hampshire

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Hampshire

COBOL
Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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
Southampton - 4 £85,000 -
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Hampshire 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 9 (90.00%) SQL
1 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (90.00%) UNIX
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Python
2 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (50.00%) DB2
2 5 (50.00%) MySQL
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) CICS
2 5 (50.00%) Back Office
2 5 (50.00%) VSAM
2 5 (50.00%) PDA
3 4 (40.00%) ISPF
3 4 (40.00%) Degree
3 4 (40.00%) JIRA
3 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (40.00%) Data Conversion
3 4 (40.00%) Tableau
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
3 4 (40.00%) Migration
3 4 (40.00%) ChangeMan
3 4 (40.00%) SPSS
3 4 (40.00%) Control-M
3 4 (40.00%) JCL
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle
3 4 (40.00%) SAS

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Hampshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (50.00%) CICS
2 4 (40.00%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (40.00%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) DB2
2 5 (50.00%) MySQL
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) ChangeMan
1 4 (40.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (50.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
1 5 (50.00%) DBA
1 5 (50.00%) Administrator
2 4 (40.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) VSAM
1 5 (50.00%) PDA
2 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (40.00%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) UNIX
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) Python
3 4 (40.00%) JCL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Tableau
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle