The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Newbury region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 46 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 2 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newbury 0.66% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.26% - -
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £35,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
COBOL
Berkshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Newbury
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
159 213 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newbury 52.13% 44.01% 71.52%
Number of salaries quoted 133 192 218
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,950 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £57,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

COBOL
Salary Trend in Newbury

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Newbury

COBOL
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Newbury 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 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
1 2 (100.00%) Benchmarking
1 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Newbury 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Benchmarking
1 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree