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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 129 130 155
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +25
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 14 1 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.68% 0.052% 0.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.37% 0.096% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 12
Average salary - £46,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.25%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+24.22% -5.29%
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
1021 1041 1512
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 49.32% 54.45% 53.98%
Number of salaries quoted 767 838 1292
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 23 January 2015. 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
Hitchin - 14 - -
COBOL
East of England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 24 (92.31%) .NET
1 24 (92.31%) ASP.NET
1 24 (92.31%) Microsoft
1 24 (92.31%) SOA
1 24 (92.31%) Micro Focus
2 21 (80.77%) MVC
2 21 (80.77%) Finance
2 21 (80.77%) Hibernate
2 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (80.77%) VB6
2 21 (80.77%) BPEL
2 21 (80.77%) Spring
2 21 (80.77%) JSF
2 21 (80.77%) SQL Server 2005
2 21 (80.77%) AquaLogic
2 21 (80.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 21 (80.77%) Oracle Database 11g
2 21 (80.77%) JPA
2 21 (80.77%) SQL Server 2008
2 21 (80.77%) Oracle Fusion
2 21 (80.77%) Middleware
2 21 (80.77%) Oracle Service Bus
2 21 (80.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 21 (80.77%) Oracle Database
2 21 (80.77%) Mentoring
2 21 (80.77%) N-Tier
2 21 (80.77%) BEA
2 21 (80.77%) CSS
2 21 (80.77%) Struts
2 21 (80.77%) Web Services

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 21 (80.77%) AquaLogic
1 21 (80.77%) Oracle Service Bus
1 21 (80.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 21 (80.77%) JBoss
1 21 (80.77%) Tuxedo
2 2 (7.69%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (80.77%) SQL Server 2005
1 21 (80.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 21 (80.77%) Oracle Database 11g
1 21 (80.77%) SQL Server 2008
1 21 (80.77%) Oracle Database
1 21 (80.77%) Oracle Reports
1 21 (80.77%) SQL Server
1 21 (80.77%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (80.77%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (80.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (92.31%) Developer
2 21 (80.77%) Senior Analyst
2 21 (80.77%) Analyst Developer
2 21 (80.77%) Senior Analyst Developer
2 21 (80.77%) Analyst
2 21 (80.77%) Senior Developer
3 3 (11.54%) COBOL Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Programmer
4 2 (7.69%) Mainframe Programmer
4 2 (7.69%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (92.31%) .NET
1 24 (92.31%) ASP.NET
2 21 (80.77%) Hibernate
2 21 (80.77%) Spring
2 21 (80.77%) JSF
2 21 (80.77%) JPA
2 21 (80.77%) Oracle Fusion
2 21 (80.77%) Middleware
2 21 (80.77%) CSS
2 21 (80.77%) Struts
2 21 (80.77%) Web Services
2 21 (80.77%) XML
2 21 (80.77%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (80.77%) N-Tier
2 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.69%) Mainframe
3 2 (7.69%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) zOS
2 2 (7.69%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (92.31%) SOA
2 21 (80.77%) MVC
2 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (80.77%) BPEL
2 21 (80.77%) Mentoring
2 21 (80.77%) UML
3 3 (11.54%) Software Architecture
3 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
3 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (80.77%) VB6
1 21 (80.77%) Delphi
1 21 (80.77%) Java
1 21 (80.77%) JavaScript
1 21 (80.77%) VB
2 5 (19.23%) VB.NET
3 3 (11.54%) C#
4 2 (7.69%) REXX
4 2 (7.69%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
Vendors
1 24 (92.31%) Microsoft
1 24 (92.31%) Micro Focus
2 21 (80.77%) BEA
2 21 (80.77%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) IBM
3 2 (7.69%) CA
4 1 (3.85%) Twitter