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

COBOL
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 66
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire - - 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Median salary - - -
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 310 442 368
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 59.05% 63.60% 59.35%
Number of salaries quoted 258 409 327
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £70,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

COBOL
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for COBOL in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (100.00%) Driving Licence

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

General
1 3 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Software Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (100.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree