The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Uxbridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 29 23 39
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +16
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Uxbridge 0.65% 2.68% 1.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.67% 8.00% 2.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 3
Average salary £40,000 £38,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.57% -15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.78% +4.37%
COBOL
London

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

Programming Languages Category
Uxbridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
60 50 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Uxbridge 39.22% 33.56% 48.33%
Number of salaries quoted 55 47 98
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £36,550 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,300 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Uxbridge

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Uxbridge

COBOL
Salary Trend in Uxbridge

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Uxbridge

COBOL
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Uxbridge

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Uxbridge 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%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Finance

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Uxbridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Uxbridge 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 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Support
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle