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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - - 187
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire - - 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 6
Average salary - - £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +25.33%
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
1889 1948 1909
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 56.05% 51.92% 47.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1737 1744 1730
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,750
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +0.62%

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
Top 4 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Translating Business Requirements

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Lead Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Translating Business Requirements