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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 67 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 5 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.75% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.08% - -
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £27,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+9.87% +1.25%
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
462 369 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 69.16% 56.77% 66.35%
Number of salaries quoted 400 309 290
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

COBOL Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

COBOL
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 26 November 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
Stafford - 3 - -
Uttoxeter - 1 £20,000 -
COBOL
West Midlands

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) Business Analysis
2 6 (75.00%) Mathematics
2 6 (75.00%) UNIX
2 6 (75.00%) Degree
2 6 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) Sass
3 2 (25.00%) Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) PHP
3 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) JDBC
3 2 (25.00%) JSP
3 2 (25.00%) Servlets
3 2 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) Google Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) jQuery
3 2 (25.00%) Google
3 2 (25.00%) Content Management
3 2 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (25.00%) Objective-C

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Google Analytics
General
1 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
2 6 (75.00%) Software Developer
2 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 6 (75.00%) Analyst Developer
2 6 (75.00%) Software Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Graduate
4 1 (12.50%) Junior
4 1 (12.50%) Graduate Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Junior Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) GUI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) JDBC
1 2 (25.00%) JSP
1 2 (25.00%) Servlets
1 2 (25.00%) XML
1 2 (25.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (25.00%) jQuery
1 2 (25.00%) Sass
1 2 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Mathematics
1 6 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (25.00%) Objective-C
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) Google