The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - - -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull - - -
As % of the Programming Languages category - - -
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +23.45%
COBOL
West Midlands

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

Programming Languages Category
Solihull
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
96 133 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 39.02% 40.06% 45.88%
Number of salaries quoted 90 110 82
Average salary £39,250 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £20,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

COBOL
Salary Trend in Solihull

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Solihull

COBOL
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Solihull 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%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SAP
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (100.00%) Micro Focus
2 1 (50.00%) VAX
2 1 (50.00%) Hudson
2 1 (50.00%) C#

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Solihull 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Hudson
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) C#
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Micro Focus
1 2 (100.00%) SAP