The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank - - -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex - - -
As % of the Programming Languages category - - -
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
COBOL
South East

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

Programming Languages Category
Middlesex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
107 150 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 31.10% 43.86% 44.39%
Number of salaries quoted 93 101 120
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,750 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

COBOL
Salary Trend in Middlesex

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Middlesex

COBOL
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Access
1 1 (100.00%) Toad
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 1 (100.00%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Toad
General
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Database Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe