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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 202 197 185
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 11 9 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.18% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.42% 0.36% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 10
Average salary £52,500 £46,250 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.51% +19.35%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
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
2607 2526 2482
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.42% 49.22% 49.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2348 2189 2164
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £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 £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%

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
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 22 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -7 7 £52,500 +32.91% 1
Staffordshire +5 3 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 14 (82.35%) SQL
2 12 (70.59%) Java
3 11 (64.71%) Oracle
4 10 (58.82%) UNIX
5 7 (41.18%) JCL
5 7 (41.18%) Mainframe
5 7 (41.18%) ISPF
5 7 (41.18%) DB2
5 7 (41.18%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (41.18%) Business Objects
5 7 (41.18%) Perl
5 7 (41.18%) Web Services
5 7 (41.18%) AIX
5 7 (41.18%) Solaris
5 7 (41.18%) Linux
5 7 (41.18%) MQSeries
5 7 (41.18%) SOA
5 7 (41.18%) IBM
5 7 (41.18%) CICS
5 7 (41.18%) MVS
5 7 (41.18%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (41.18%) Tivoli
5 7 (41.18%) WebSphere
6 6 (35.29%) C#
6 6 (35.29%) .NET
7 3 (17.65%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
7 3 (17.65%) Finance
7 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (17.65%) XML

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 7 (41.18%) WebSphere Application Server
1 7 (41.18%) MQSeries
1 7 (41.18%) CICS
1 7 (41.18%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) DB2
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 3 (17.65%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Private Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Consultant
1 7 (41.18%) Technical Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Software Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Software Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Build Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) GUI Programmer
4 2 (11.76%) Graduate
4 2 (11.76%) Junior Programmer
4 2 (11.76%) Junior
4 2 (11.76%) Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) Development Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Development Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Development Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Software Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Software Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) ISPF
1 7 (41.18%) Web Services
1 7 (41.18%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (35.29%) .NET
3 3 (17.65%) XML
4 2 (11.76%) jQuery
4 2 (11.76%) Sass
4 2 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (11.76%) HTML
4 2 (11.76%) CSS
4 2 (11.76%) JDBC
4 2 (11.76%) JSP
4 2 (11.76%) Servlets
4 2 (11.76%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Mainframe
2 3 (17.65%) Mathematics
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) UNIX
2 7 (41.18%) AIX
2 7 (41.18%) Solaris
2 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) MVS
3 2 (11.76%) Windows
4 1 (5.88%) OS/390
4 1 (5.88%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) SOA
2 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
2 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
3 2 (11.76%) Build Automation
3 2 (11.76%) Analytics
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
3 2 (11.76%) Content Management
3 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.88%) Document Management
4 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.88%) Wealth Management
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) SQL
2 12 (70.59%) Java
3 7 (41.18%) JCL
3 7 (41.18%) Perl
4 6 (35.29%) C#
5 2 (11.76%) Python
5 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
5 2 (11.76%) C++
5 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 2 (11.76%) PHP
5 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
5 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
5 2 (11.76%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Oracle
2 7 (41.18%) Business Objects
2 7 (41.18%) IBM
3 2 (11.76%) Google
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per day, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago