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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
England / South West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 - 232
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 0 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.020% - 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.033% - 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 10
Median salary - - £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +16.66% -10.00%  

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 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 3014 3243 3345
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 59.60% 55.28% 55.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2554 2767 2910
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,650 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.21% +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

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
COBOL
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (50.00%) Struts
3 2 (50.00%) EJB
3 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (50.00%) SAP
3 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (50.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (50.00%) Electronics
3 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (50.00%) Marketing
3 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) Coaching
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (25.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Electronics
2 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Back Office
3 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL Developer
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (25.00%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Development Team Leader
3 1 (25.00%) Java Development Team Leader
3 1 (25.00%) Java Team Leader
3 1 (25.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) EJB
1 2 (50.00%) Struts
2 1 (25.00%) ADO
2 1 (25.00%) COM+
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) DCOM
2 1 (25.00%) DHTML
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) MFC
2 1 (25.00%) ODBC
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) AS400
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (25.00%) iSeries
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (50.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
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Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
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