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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 26 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Telford 0.56% - 4.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.56% - 9.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Average salary £35,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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
39 25 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Telford 21.79% 28.74% 45.71%
Number of salaries quoted 33 14 10
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £17,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £49,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 19 Related IT Skills in Telford

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Telford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 2 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Build Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (50.00%) Build Automation
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle