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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 71 67 63
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 2 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.31% 0.67% 0.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.49% 0.91% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 3
Average salary £19,000 - £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
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
412 441 295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 64.58% 73.75% 50.51%
Number of salaries quoted 375 345 262
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +7.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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
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 24 April 2015. 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
Uttoxeter - 2 £19,000 -
COBOL
West Midlands

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) CSS
2 4 (66.67%) JDBC
2 4 (66.67%) JSP
2 4 (66.67%) Servlets
2 4 (66.67%) XML
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) C++
2 4 (66.67%) HTML
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) PHP
2 4 (66.67%) Hibernate
2 4 (66.67%) Objective-C
2 4 (66.67%) Content Management
2 4 (66.67%) Google
2 4 (66.67%) Sass
2 4 (66.67%) Analytics
2 4 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 4 (66.67%) Google Analytics
2 4 (66.67%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Google Analytics
General
1 2 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Programmer
2 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Graduate
2 3 (50.00%) Junior
2 3 (50.00%) Junior Programmer
2 3 (50.00%) GUI Programmer
3 2 (33.33%) Software Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Programmer
4 1 (16.67%) Graduate Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) CSS
1 4 (66.67%) JDBC
1 4 (66.67%) JSP
1 4 (66.67%) Servlets
1 4 (66.67%) XML
1 4 (66.67%) Hibernate
1 4 (66.67%) jQuery
1 4 (66.67%) Sass
1 4 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Content Management
1 4 (66.67%) Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 4 (66.67%) Objective-C
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) C++
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) PHP
3 2 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
1 4 (66.67%) Google