The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 18 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.04% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.00% - -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Average salary £38,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.76%
COBOL
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 Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
25 75 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 26.04% 38.27% 17.59%
Number of salaries quoted 21 66 18
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +21.42%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

COBOL
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

COBOL Salary Trend in the Midlands

COBOL
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Midlands 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%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
1 1 (100.00%) Adabas
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (100.00%) NATURAL
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) VB6
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) CA Endevor

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Midlands 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%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) Adabas
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (100.00%) NATURAL
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) VB6
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM