The first table below looks at the demand for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 191 191 179
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 6 11 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.22% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.25% 0.45% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 13
Average salary £40,000 £43,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.97% +13.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,200 £31,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £40,800
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2404 2424 2437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.61% 48.39% 52.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2062 2107 2211
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

COBOL Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

COBOL
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire -2 3 - - 1
Birmingham +4 2 £39,500 +31.66%
Coventry +11 1 £52,500 +45.83%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) CICS
2 4 (36.36%) DB2
2 4 (36.36%) UNIX
2 4 (36.36%) JCL
2 4 (36.36%) Mainframe
3 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
3 3 (27.27%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (27.27%) .NET
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Banking
4 2 (18.18%) MS Office
4 2 (18.18%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
4 2 (18.18%) IBM
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 2 (18.18%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (18.18%) Time Management
4 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 2 (18.18%) CA Endevor
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
5 1 (9.09%) Java
5 1 (9.09%) ABAP
5 1 (9.09%) SAP
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (36.36%) CICS
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) DB2
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SAP BW
General
1 3 (27.27%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Software Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Software Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Architect
4 2 (18.18%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (18.18%) Programmer
4 2 (18.18%) Architect
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst Programmer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Architect
5 1 (9.09%) COBOL Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Principal Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
5 1 (9.09%) Mainframe Programmer
5 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
5 1 (9.09%) Applications Manager
5 1 (9.09%) COBOL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Mainframe
2 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
3 2 (18.18%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (9.09%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Test Management
2 2 (18.18%) Time Management
2 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) JCL
3 2 (18.18%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
Stafford, West Midlands
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