The first table below looks at the demand for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Milton Keynes region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 97 101 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.075% 0.081% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.16% 0.14% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Average salary £50,000 £20,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+150.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Programming Languages Category
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
635 699 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 47.89% 56.78% 46.30%
Number of salaries quoted 554 649 452
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £51,500 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
COBOL
Buckinghamshire

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

COBOL
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes 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%) DB2
1 3 (100.00%) CICS
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
2 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Spanish Language
2 2 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (33.33%) Use Case
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Automotive
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) CMMI
3 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Rational Rose
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) VPN

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes 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%) CICS
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Rational Rose
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Corporate Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Spanish Language
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
1 2 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) CMMI
2 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM