The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 133 116 163
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +47
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 17 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.13% 0.82% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.27% 1.46% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2 11 3
Average salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+13.92% +2.59%
COBOL
East of England

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

Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1100 1168 1564
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 46.26% 56.34% 54.01%
Number of salaries quoted 920 969 1280
Average salary £42,500 £39,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

COBOL
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

COBOL
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 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
Hemel Hempstead -13 3 £37,500 +10.29%
COBOL
East of England

COBOL
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 4 (66.67%) VSAM
1 4 (66.67%) CICS
1 4 (66.67%) JCL
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Micro Focus
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) SOA
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
4 1 (16.67%) CA
4 1 (16.67%) REXX
4 1 (16.67%) zOS
4 1 (16.67%) MVS
4 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (66.67%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) VSAM
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) zOS
2 1 (16.67%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
1 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) JCL
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (16.67%) REXX
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Micro Focus
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) CA