Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 169 -
Rank change year-on-year +25 - +181
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 9 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.36% 0.25% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.67% 0.44% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 0
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,750 £62,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.80% - -
South East median annual salary £45,750 £65,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -29.62% +30.00% +5.26%

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 1,342 1,589 1,618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 52.94% 55.83% 52.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,185 1,375 1,409
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing COBOL in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Salary histogram 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 23 September 2018. 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 +19 8 £46,500 +1.09%
COBOL
South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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 8 (88.89%) IBM
2 7 (77.78%) Mainframe
3 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
4 4 (44.44%) CTC Cleared
4 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
4 4 (44.44%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (44.44%) JCL
4 4 (44.44%) C
5 3 (33.33%) DB2
5 3 (33.33%) Remedy
5 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 3 (33.33%) Front End Development
6 2 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Banking
6 2 (22.22%) Control-M
6 2 (22.22%) Easytrieve
7 1 (11.11%) CAD
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 1 (11.11%) Assembly Language
7 1 (11.11%) CTI
7 1 (11.11%) Internet
7 1 (11.11%) Change Management
7 1 (11.11%) Electronics
7 1 (11.11%) Finance
7 1 (11.11%) Scrum
7 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
7 1 (11.11%) Web Services
7 1 (11.11%) ITIL

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 (44.44%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) ATM
1 1 (11.11%) CTI
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) DB2
1 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (22.22%) Easytrieve
3 1 (11.11%) Big Data
3 1 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) C Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Mainframe Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) COBOL Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) COBOL Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) COBOL Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) IT Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Support
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Mainframe
2 2 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) AIX
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 1 (11.11%) CAD
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
3 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C
1 4 (44.44%) JCL
2 1 (11.11%) Assembly Language
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) IBM
2 3 (33.33%) Remedy
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Unisys