The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank - 73 65
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 0.42% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.59% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +7.59%
COBOL
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
395 512 397
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 61.34% 72.52% 59.97%
Number of salaries quoted 346 398 340
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

COBOL
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Staffordshire region.

COBOL Salary Trend in Staffordshire

COBOL
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

General
1 3 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Software Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Software Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree