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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 218 215 214
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 7 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.12% 0.093% 0.035%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.22% 0.16% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 0
Average salary £41,250 £31,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.92% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Programming Languages Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3255 3200 3290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 56.11% 59.47% 58.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2842 2866 2904
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £47,500 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +13 3 £27,500 -3.50%
Wiltshire - 2 £40,000 -
Dorset - 2 £55,000 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) DB2
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) CICS
2 3 (42.86%) Mainframe
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) Micro Focus
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) NATURAL
3 2 (28.57%) ERP
3 2 (28.57%) Ingres
3 2 (28.57%) Adabas
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Sybase
3 2 (28.57%) Data Extraction
3 2 (28.57%) SWIFT
3 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) VB
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 1 (14.29%) HTTP
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) RACF
4 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (14.29%) zOS
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (42.86%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) DB2
3 2 (28.57%) Ingres
3 2 (28.57%) Adabas
3 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Database Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Natural/Adabas Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 1 (14.29%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Mainframe
2 2 (28.57%) Data Extraction
2 2 (28.57%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) NATURAL
3 1 (14.29%) VB
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) RACF
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Micro Focus
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) Sybase
2 1 (14.29%) HP