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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 206 227
Rank change year-on-year +29 +21  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 15 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.089% 0.30% 0.055%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 0.74% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 3 15 3
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +50.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +16.66% -10.00%  

COBOL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1624 2036 2030
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 48.16% 40.57% 37.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1340 1787 1714
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £68,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +2.50%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing COBOL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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
Bracknell - 2 £52,500 -
COBOL
South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 29 (100.00%) DB2
1 29 (100.00%) JCL
1 29 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 26 (89.66%) IBM
3 24 (82.76%) CICS
4 23 (79.31%) Data Analysis
4 23 (79.31%) Migration
4 23 (79.31%) SQL
5 18 (62.07%) UML
6 17 (58.62%) Tivoli
7 6 (20.69%) IBM Mainframe
7 6 (20.69%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (20.69%) Retail
7 6 (20.69%) Business Analysis
7 6 (20.69%) Java
7 6 (20.69%) MVS
7 6 (20.69%) Oracle
7 6 (20.69%) Unix

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 24 (82.76%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 6 (20.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (82.76%) Analyst
1 24 (82.76%) COBOL Analyst
2 18 (62.07%) Analyst Programmer
2 18 (62.07%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
2 18 (62.07%) COBOL Programmer
2 18 (62.07%) DB2 Programmer
2 18 (62.07%) Programmer
3 16 (55.17%) CICS Analyst
4 15 (51.72%) CICS Programmer
5 6 (20.69%) Mainframe Analyst
5 6 (20.69%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
5 6 (20.69%) Mainframe Programmer
5 6 (20.69%) MVS Programmer
5 6 (20.69%) Supply Chain Analyst
5 6 (20.69%) Systems Analyst
5 6 (20.69%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (17.24%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 29 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (20.69%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (20.69%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) MVS
1 6 (20.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Data Analysis
1 23 (79.31%) Migration
2 18 (62.07%) UML
3 6 (20.69%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (100.00%) JCL
2 23 (79.31%) SQL
3 6 (20.69%) Java
Systems Management
1 17 (58.62%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (89.66%) IBM
2 6 (20.69%) Oracle