Period
to 17 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 140 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +187
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 4 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.18% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.34% - -
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median annual salary - - -
South East median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +19.32%

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Buckinghamshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,165 1,593 1,518
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 53.66% 55.08% 51.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,005 1,351 1,338
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £60,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in Buckinghamshire

COBOL
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Salary trend for COBOL in Buckinghamshire

COBOL
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 17 February 2019. 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
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
COBOL
South East

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 4 (100.00%) CTC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (75.00%) Front End Development
2 3 (75.00%) C

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 4 (100.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Messaging Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C Developer
3 1 (25.00%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Support
3 1 (25.00%) Messaging Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CTC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) IBM