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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
England / South West
Rank 222 - 242
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.061% - 0.033%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% - 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 2
Median salary £47,500 - £28,750
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+22.09% -4.44%

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
2823 3200 3397
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 57.82% 57.40% 56.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2365 2792 3008
Median salary £42,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the South West region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol - 3 £47,500 - 2
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (50.00%) EJB
2 2 (50.00%) Struts
2 2 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (50.00%) Electronics
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) Back Office
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) Degree

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Electronics
2 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) COBOL Developer
2 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL Developer
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) EJB
1 2 (50.00%) Struts
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
1 2 (50.00%) OO
1 2 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
1 2 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) SAP
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