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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 100 91 89
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.094% 0.28% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.16% 0.70% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 2
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +23.45%
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
635 426 536
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 59.85% 40.26% 50.14%
Number of salaries quoted 576 362 458
Average salary £41,500 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.79% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

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 8 February 2016, 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 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) DB2
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) Unix
2 3 (37.50%) Data Modelling
2 3 (37.50%) Informatica
2 3 (37.50%) PowerCenter
2 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Big Data
3 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (25.00%) RPG
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
4 1 (12.50%) FTP
4 1 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Pascal
4 1 (12.50%) PL/1
4 1 (12.50%) JD Edwards
4 1 (12.50%) JCL
4 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) Perl
4 1 (12.50%) PHP

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Big Data
1 3 (37.50%) DB2
1 3 (37.50%) PowerCenter
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) UniData
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Informatica Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) AS400 Developer
3 1 (12.50%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Delphi Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) PHP Developer
3 1 (12.50%) PHP Web Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) PHP Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Web Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) AS400
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Data Modelling
2 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) RPG
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Delphi
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) JCL
3 1 (12.50%) Pascal
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
3 1 (12.50%) PL/1
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Informatica
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) JD Edwards
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft