The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 Hertfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 137 151 143
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 7 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.28% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.51% 0.36% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 6
Average salary £46,500 £37,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.00% -31.81%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £45,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +11.11%
Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1372 1403 1392
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 54.64% 52.04% 53.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1117 1214 1147
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
COBOL
East of England

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Potters Bar - 2 £46,500 -
COBOL
East of England

COBOL
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 9 (100.00%) Finance
2 7 (77.78%) CICS
3 6 (66.67%) JCL
3 6 (66.67%) Project Management
3 6 (66.67%) VSAM
3 6 (66.67%) Change Management
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
4 2 (22.22%) Assembly Language
4 2 (22.22%) DB2
4 2 (22.22%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 7 (77.78%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) DB2
General
1 9 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Mainframe Developer
2 2 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior COBOL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) VSAM
2 2 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Project Management
1 6 (66.67%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) JCL
2 2 (22.22%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) IBM