Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for COBOL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited COBOL over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 251 274 335
Rank change year-on-year +23 +61 +3
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 5 37 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.080% 0.43% 0.018%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.16% 1.00% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 5 34 2
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% +41.03%
10th Percentile £44,000 £51,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £56,750 £62,250 £57,500
South East median annual salary £67,500 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +28.57% +23.53% -15.00%

COBOL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 3120 3700 4551
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 50.04% 42.74% 41.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2714 3224 3897
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £27,650
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing COBOL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in Berkshire

COBOL
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for COBOL in Berkshire

COBOL
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough +5 3 £47,500 -26.92%
Reading - 1 £50,000 -
COBOL
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 4 (80.00%) C
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) DB2
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (20.00%) FTP
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (20.00%) JCL
4 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (20.00%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (20.00%) Retail

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) Migration Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Data Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) COBOL Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) UML
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C
2 3 (60.00%) C++
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) JCL
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft