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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
England / South West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 232 220
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 4 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.077% 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.14% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 25
Median salary - £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -22.22%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.25% +4.44%  

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 the South West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 3318 2947 3413
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 62.52% 56.97% 56.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2828 2536 2939
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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

For the 6 months to 26 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 South West region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 1 (100.00%) DHTML
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
1 1 (100.00%) MFC
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (100.00%) ADO
1 1 (100.00%) COM+
1 1 (100.00%) DCOM
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
1 1 (100.00%) ODBC
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (100.00%) XMLSpy
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Financial Institution
1 1 (100.00%) AS400
1 1 (100.00%) Finance

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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (100.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (100.00%) XMLSpy
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Development Team Leader
1 1 (100.00%) Java Development Team Leader
1 1 (100.00%) Java Team Leader
1 1 (100.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) ADO
1 1 (100.00%) COM+
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) DCOM
1 1 (100.00%) DHTML
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) MFC
1 1 (100.00%) ODBC
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) AS400
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (100.00%) iSeries
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (100.00%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Application Development
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Stress Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
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