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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
England / West Midlands
Rank 214 216 211
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 2 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.042% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.091% 0.25% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 4
Median salary £37,250 £43,750 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,050 £40,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,450 £45,000 £63,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £43,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+22.09% -14.00%

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
2196 2362 2416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 46.07% 44.39% 48.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1878 2016 2186
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 22 January 2017. 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 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
Worcestershire - 2 £37,250 - 1
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Delphi
2 2 (66.67%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) NHS
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Content Management
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (33.33%) Content Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
3 1 (33.33%) Micro Focus
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) XSLT
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) RAD
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (33.33%) RUP
3 1 (33.33%) DSDM
3 1 (33.33%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) COBOL Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Delphi Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) VB Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Content Management
1 1 (33.33%) DSDM
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Content Management
1 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
1 1 (33.33%) RAD
1 1 (33.33%) RUP
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) SOA
1 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
1 1 (33.33%) UML
1 1 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Delphi
2 2 (66.67%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Micro Focus
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
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