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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - 246 236
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West - 0.017% 0.037%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.031% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 1
Average salary - £52,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +23.52%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +24.22%
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
3251 3278 3175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 57.20% 55.94% 58.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2807 2925 2841
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%

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
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Cognos
1 2 (66.67%) SAS
1 2 (66.67%) B2B
1 2 (66.67%) Billing
1 2 (66.67%) QlikView
1 2 (66.67%) Time Management
1 2 (66.67%) Reference Data
1 2 (66.67%) Data Governance
1 2 (66.67%) Data Quality
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) People Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) .NET

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (66.67%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) QlikView
2 1 (33.33%) DB2
General
1 2 (66.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) B2B
1 2 (66.67%) Data Governance
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) People Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cognos
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle