Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
England > South West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 347 331 342
Rank change year-on-year -16 +11 -1
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 7 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.010% 0.064% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.016% 0.11% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1 11 16
South West median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -20.00% +32.58%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £50,000
England median annual salary £46,750 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.50% +11.11% -

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 the South West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 6174 6125 6727
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 60.16% 56.01% 56.58%
Number of salaries quoted 5242 5241 5807
South West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.90% +4.05%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing COBOL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in the South West

COBOL
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for COBOL in the South West

COBOL
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the South West region over the 6 months to 18 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
Gloucestershire +24 1 £40,000 +14.29%
COBOL
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 South West region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) COM+
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) ODBC
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (100.00%) AS400
1 1 (100.00%) VB6
1 1 (100.00%) Capita
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) COM+
1 1 (100.00%) ODBC
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Capita