The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hitchin region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 22 5 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 14 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hitchin 4.41% 33.33% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.14% 48.28% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 9 0
Average salary - £39,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+16.88% +10.00%
COBOL
Hertfordshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Hitchin
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
42 29 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hitchin 61.76% 69.05% 80.00%
Number of salaries quoted 21 23 4
Average salary £50,000 £39,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.58% +27.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £39,500 £28,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £31,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Hitchin

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Hitchin

COBOL
Salary Trend in Hitchin

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Hitchin

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hitchin

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Hitchin 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 3 (100.00%) Delphi
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) VB
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) J2EE
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Struts
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) UML
1 3 (100.00%) JBoss
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (100.00%) Tuxedo
1 3 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) BEA
1 3 (100.00%) Middleware
1 3 (100.00%) Micro Focus
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) VB6

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Hitchin by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Hitchin 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 3 (100.00%) Tuxedo
1 3 (100.00%) AquaLogic
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Senior Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Senior Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) J2EE
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Struts
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) Middleware
1 3 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 3 (100.00%) Spring
1 3 (100.00%) JSF
1 3 (100.00%) JPA
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) UML
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) BPEL
1 3 (100.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Delphi
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) VB
1 3 (100.00%) VB6
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) JBoss
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) BEA
1 3 (100.00%) Micro Focus