The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 131 147 149
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +2
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.048% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.12% 0.28% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 3
Median salary - £37,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -19.35%
UK excluding London median salary £46,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +28.57%
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
844 1084 1342
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 40.54% 48.20% 53.00%
Number of salaries quoted 709 886 1100
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Hertfordshire region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford - 1 - -
COBOL
East of England

COBOL
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Spanish Language

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL