The first table below looks at the demand for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading 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 Reading region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 134 138 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 5 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.20% 0.047% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.51% 0.12% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 0
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Programming Languages Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
976 842 1190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 39.10% 39.44% 50.19%
Number of salaries quoted 849 721 1072
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
COBOL
Berkshire

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

COBOL
Salary Trend in Reading

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Reading

COBOL
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 15 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 15 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 11 (73.33%) V-Model
2 11 (73.33%) Test Strategy
2 11 (73.33%) Fault Management
3 8 (53.33%) Finance
3 8 (53.33%) IBM
3 8 (53.33%) Configuration Management
3 8 (53.33%) Functional Testing
3 8 (53.33%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (33.33%) VSAM
5 4 (26.67%) Test Management
5 4 (26.67%) Project Management
5 4 (26.67%) Change Management
5 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
5 4 (26.67%) BT
5 4 (26.67%) Performance Management
5 4 (26.67%) CA Endevor

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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.

General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Analyst
1 11 (73.33%) Test Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Test Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Tester
3 1 (6.67%) COBOL Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 15 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (53.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (33.33%) VSAM
4 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 11 (73.33%) V-Model
2 11 (73.33%) Test Strategy
2 11 (73.33%) Fault Management
3 8 (53.33%) Configuration Management
3 8 (53.33%) Functional Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Test Management
4 4 (26.67%) Project Management
4 4 (26.67%) Change Management
4 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Performance Management
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) IBM
2 4 (26.67%) BT
Reading
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum
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