The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - 35 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands - 0.47% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 1.19% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Median salary - £32,500 -
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
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
32 84 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 27.35% 39.81% 32.62%
Number of salaries quoted 31 71 28
Median salary £42,500 £55,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-22.72% +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,450 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the Midlands region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 6 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 Midlands region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 2 (100.00%) RPG
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) FTP
1 2 (100.00%) JD Edwards
1 2 (100.00%) AS400
1 2 (100.00%) iSeries

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) FTP
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst Programmer
1 2 (100.00%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
1 2 (100.00%) AS400 Programmer
1 2 (100.00%) JDE Analyst Programmer
1 2 (100.00%) Programmer
1 2 (100.00%) RPG Analyst Programmer
1 2 (100.00%) RPG Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) AS400
1 2 (100.00%) iSeries
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) RPG
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) JD Edwards