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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 196 227
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 13 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire - 0.29% 0.019%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.69% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 0 13 1
Median salary - £52,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +40.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  

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 1576 1890 1980
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 47.51% 42.25% 38.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1342 1707 1615
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) DB2
1 3 (100.00%) IBM
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) CICS
3 1 (33.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (33.33%) UML

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 (33.33%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) COBOL Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Supply Chain Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (33.33%) CICS Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) CICS Programmer
3 1 (33.33%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
3 1 (33.33%) COBOL Programmer
3 1 (33.33%) DB2 Programmer
3 1 (33.33%) Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) IBM