The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 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 South West region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 220 206 207
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 4 4 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.065% 0.077% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.13% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 9
Average salary £28,267 £32,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.66% -8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,035 £32,000 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £36,850 £32,000 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Programming Languages Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3519 3037 3157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 57.22% 58.21% 56.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3026 2712 2869
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
COBOL
England

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
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

COBOL Salary Histogram 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 30 July 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 - 2 £27,035 -
Devon -15 1 £29,500 -7.81%
Dorset - 1 £40,000 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) .NET
4 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
5 4 (30.77%) Oracle
5 4 (30.77%) C#
6 3 (23.08%) Sybase
6 3 (23.08%) DB2
6 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
6 3 (23.08%) Ingres
6 3 (23.08%) Adabas
6 3 (23.08%) Mainframe
6 3 (23.08%) CICS
6 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
6 3 (23.08%) QA
6 3 (23.08%) Data Extraction
7 2 (15.38%) Data Mapping
7 2 (15.38%) ProductWriter
7 2 (15.38%) SWIFT
7 2 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (15.38%) Pascal
7 2 (15.38%) NATURAL
7 2 (15.38%) Micro Focus
7 2 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 2 (15.38%) HP
7 2 (15.38%) ERP
7 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) CICS
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) ProductWriter
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
3 3 (23.08%) DB2
3 3 (23.08%) Ingres
3 3 (23.08%) Adabas
4 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Programmer
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (15.38%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) QA Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) COBOL Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Database Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Mainframe Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Natural/Adabas Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.69%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Mainframe
1 3 (23.08%) Data Extraction
2 2 (15.38%) SWIFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Data Mapping
1 2 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
1 2 (15.38%) ERP
2 1 (7.69%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
4 2 (15.38%) Pascal
4 2 (15.38%) NATURAL
4 2 (15.38%) RPG
5 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Sybase
3 2 (15.38%) Micro Focus
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) HP