The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 236 - 219
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 4 0 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.063% - 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% - 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 9
Average salary £28,750 - £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,174 - £37,200
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 - £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
COBOL
England

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

Programming Languages Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3501 3432 3308
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 55.33% 57.93% 58.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3063 3053 2978
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

COBOL
Salary Trend in the South West

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

COBOL Salary Trend in the South West

COBOL
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the South West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire - 4 £28,750 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 9 (90.00%) Finance
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (50.00%) AS400
3 5 (50.00%) iSeries
3 5 (50.00%) LPAR
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 5 (50.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) .NET
3 5 (50.00%) IBM
4 4 (40.00%) ProductWriter
4 4 (40.00%) RPG
4 4 (40.00%) Pascal
5 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (10.00%) Migration
6 1 (10.00%) Linux
6 1 (10.00%) VB
6 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) ProductWriter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (90.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) AS400 Support
3 4 (40.00%) Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 5 (50.00%) AS400
1 5 (50.00%) iSeries
1 5 (50.00%) LPAR
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 4 (40.00%) Pascal
3 4 (40.00%) RPG
4 1 (10.00%) VB
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) IBM