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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 95 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 15 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.03% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.18% - -
Number of salaries quoted 14 0 0
Average salary £37,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
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
689 575 722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 47.39% 47.68% 55.54%
Number of salaries quoted 614 514 645
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (85.00%) TDD
2 17 (85.00%) Java
2 17 (85.00%) RPG
2 17 (85.00%) E-Commerce
2 17 (85.00%) PL/1
2 17 (85.00%) UniData
3 10 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (15.00%) DB2
5 2 (10.00%) IBM
5 2 (10.00%) JCL
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) Banking
6 1 (5.00%) Retail
6 1 (5.00%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (5.00%) Marketing
6 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
6 1 (5.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
6 1 (5.00%) Line Management
6 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (5.00%) People Management
6 1 (5.00%) CICS
6 1 (5.00%) PowerCenter
6 1 (5.00%) Customer Intelligence
6 1 (5.00%) Finance
6 1 (5.00%) Migration
6 1 (5.00%) Business Objects
6 1 (5.00%) UNIX

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 1 (5.00%) CICS
1 1 (5.00%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (85.00%) UniData
2 3 (15.00%) DB2
3 1 (5.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) PowerCenter
General
1 1 (5.00%) Banking
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
1 1 (5.00%) Corporate Banking
1 1 (5.00%) Marketing
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Pick Developer
2 7 (35.00%) Developer
3 5 (25.00%) AWS Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Systems Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) CRM Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Builder
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (85.00%) TDD
2 17 (85.00%) E-Commerce
3 10 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.00%) Line Management
4 1 (5.00%) People Management
4 1 (5.00%) Customer Intelligence
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) Java
1 17 (85.00%) RPG
1 17 (85.00%) PL/1
2 2 (10.00%) JCL
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (5.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle