The first table below looks at the demand for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Sussex region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - 94 105
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex - 0.081% 0.072%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.15% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 1
Average salary - £35,000 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +62.79%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Programming Languages Category
West Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
684 659 556
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 52.74% 53.40% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 625 566 496
Average salary £42,500 £37,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.58% +0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

COBOL
Salary Trend in West Sussex

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

COBOL Salary Trend in West Sussex

COBOL
Top 15 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Sussex 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%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (100.00%) REXX
1 1 (100.00%) PL/1
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) ISPF
1 1 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (100.00%) JSON

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Sussex 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 1 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) ISPF
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (100.00%) REXX
1 1 (100.00%) PL/1
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM