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 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 234 228 232
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 6 20 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.11% 0.34% 0.098%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.20% 0.59% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 5 20 6
Median salary £35,000 £45,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +57.89%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
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
3075 3370 3505
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 56.61% 57.71% 57.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2651 2907 3017
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £26,500 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,400
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Gloucestershire -3 4 £35,000 -
Dorset +11 1 £30,000 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 5 (83.33%) Mainframe
2 4 (66.67%) Time Management
2 4 (66.67%) Unix
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) REXX
2 4 (66.67%) JCL
2 4 (66.67%) StreamWeaver
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) ICL
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) Fujitsu
3 1 (16.67%) Unisys
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server

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 4 (66.67%) StreamWeaver
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) COBOL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) JCL
1 4 (66.67%) REXX
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Fujitsu
1 1 (16.67%) ICL
1 1 (16.67%) Unisys
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, South West, United Kingdom
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago