The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - - 101
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wiltshire - - 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-11.00% +23.45%
COBOL
South West

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

Programming Languages Category
Wiltshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
504 470 510
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wiltshire 46.54% 42.30% 51.20%
Number of salaries quoted 465 417 463
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

COBOL
Salary Trend in Wiltshire

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Wiltshire

COBOL
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Wiltshire 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 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Cognos
1 2 (66.67%) SAS
1 2 (66.67%) B2B
1 2 (66.67%) Billing
1 2 (66.67%) QlikView
1 2 (66.67%) Time Management
1 2 (66.67%) Reference Data
1 2 (66.67%) Data Governance
1 2 (66.67%) Data Quality
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) People Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) .NET

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Wiltshire 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 2 (66.67%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) QlikView
2 1 (33.33%) DB2
General
1 2 (66.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) B2B
1 2 (66.67%) Data Governance
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) People Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cognos
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle