The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 149 141 137
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.042% 0.17% 0.047%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.12% 0.43% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 1
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
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 Reading region.

Programming Languages Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
811 936 826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 33.95% 38.71% 38.72%
Number of salaries quoted 690 828 716
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 7 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Micro Focus

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Micro Focus