The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 190 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 4 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.100% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.21% - -
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 0
Average salary £85,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +2.59%
COBOL
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Hampshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1937 2070 1889
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 48.34% 51.33% 45.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1615 1876 1693
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,400 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 22 August 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 28 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) UNIX
2 4 (57.14%) DB2
2 4 (57.14%) CICS
2 4 (57.14%) SPSS
2 4 (57.14%) Control-M
2 4 (57.14%) JCL
2 4 (57.14%) ISPF
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 4 (57.14%) JIRA
2 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
2 4 (57.14%) Data Conversion
2 4 (57.14%) Tableau
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database
2 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 4 (57.14%) ChangeMan
2 4 (57.14%) VSAM
2 4 (57.14%) SAS
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) PDA
3 3 (42.86%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (42.86%) Back Office
3 3 (42.86%) MySQL
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) Python
3 3 (42.86%) MS Excel

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 4 (57.14%) CICS
1 4 (57.14%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) SPSS
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) DB2
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database
3 3 (42.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) JIRA
1 4 (57.14%) ChangeMan
General
1 3 (42.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) DBA
2 3 (42.86%) Administrator
2 3 (42.86%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
1 4 (57.14%) Data Conversion
1 4 (57.14%) VSAM
2 3 (42.86%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) UNIX
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) JCL
3 3 (42.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Tableau
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft