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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 28 - 17
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Telford 0.84% - 2.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.63% - 6.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Average salary £35,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -11.11%
COBOL
Shropshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Telford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
38 32 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Telford 31.93% 32.65% 47.76%
Number of salaries quoted 22 25 18
Average salary £31,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.42% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £44,366
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Telford

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Telford

COBOL
Salary Trend in Telford

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Telford

COBOL
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Telford

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Telford 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Build Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Telford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Telford 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle