The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 90 92 100
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 2 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.18% 0.096% 0.084%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.39% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
Average salary £37,500 £75,000 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.00% +275.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
COBOL
Buckinghamshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
507 543 652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 45.59% 52.06% 55.02%
Number of salaries quoted 423 468 614
Average salary £37,789 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.52% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 11 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) RPG
1 2 (66.67%) PL/1
1 2 (66.67%) UniData
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) JCL
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) UniData
2 1 (33.33%) DB2
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Pick Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Builder
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) RPG
1 2 (66.67%) PL/1
2 1 (33.33%) JCL