The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 230 206 213
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +7
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 7 17 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.11% 0.30% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.26% 0.62% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3 13 6
Median salary £37,000 £52,500 £45,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-29.52% +14.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,200 £47,500 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,400 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +38.46%
COBOL
England

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

Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2648 2757 2711
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 42.85% 47.86% 49.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2193 2476 2361
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

COBOL
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

COBOL Salary Trend in the West Midlands

COBOL
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -11 6 £37,000 +5.71%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 9 (81.82%) SQL
1 9 (81.82%) Oracle
1 9 (81.82%) Oracle Database
2 8 (72.73%) .NET
3 7 (63.64%) C#
3 7 (63.64%) PL/SQL
4 6 (54.55%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (54.55%) Integration Testing
5 5 (45.45%) Finance
6 4 (36.36%) Kanban
6 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
7 3 (27.27%) System Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Java
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
7 3 (27.27%) OCA
7 3 (27.27%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
8 2 (18.18%) XML
8 2 (18.18%) Micro Focus
8 2 (18.18%) VB
8 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
8 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
9 1 (9.09%) Unix
9 1 (9.09%) Linux
9 1 (9.09%) UML
9 1 (9.09%) RAD
9 1 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (9.09%) RUP
9 1 (9.09%) DSDM
9 1 (9.09%) SOA

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) Oracle Database
2 6 (54.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) PL/SQL Developer
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Developer
4 3 (27.27%) COBOL Developer
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Delphi Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Head of Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) Head of Strategy
5 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (9.09%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 2 (18.18%) XML
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) SUSE
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Integration Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Kanban
2 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
3 3 (27.27%) System Testing
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) DSDM
5 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Content Management
5 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) RAD
5 1 (9.09%) RUP
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) SOA
5 1 (9.09%) UML
5 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) C#
2 7 (63.64%) PL/SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) VB
4 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
5 1 (9.09%) Delphi
5 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) OCA
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) Micro Focus